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Blandford Forum Frier

Forum Frier chip shop in Blandford handed prestigious award

A BLANDFORD fish and chip shop is celebrating after being awarded a prestigious quality mark. The Forum Frier has gained a place among the UK's...
PHOTO: Wolfgang Ehrecke/ Pixabay

Minimum wage hike puts pressure on bottom line

by Barbara Cossins. From food shortages on our supermarket shelves to reading the Farmers Weekly report on the NFU conference, there’s a lot going on....
The 2022 Somerset Food Trail saw 8,500 members of the public visit more than 190 sustainable food producers and retailers

30-mile Feast push for ‘greener’ food

AN event which sees thousands of food lovers enjoy the best of Somerset produce is returning for 2023. The 2022 Somerset Food Trail saw 8,500...
Apprentice Leigthon Foot has quickly learned how to tie sauasges by hand

Why apprenticeships are important

by Barbara Cossins. WE welcomed a new member to our team at Rawston Farm Butchery back in September, the young apprentice Leighton Foot. Young butcher’s apprentices...
The Tarrant Valley had 23 inches of rain between October 20 and the end of December,

Farmers’ eyes always to the skies

by Barbara Cossins. After that long dry spell in summer, even into November, when the River Tarrant was still not flowing a drop of water,...
Microwave cake ingredients

Comfort eating

Quick and easy, a mug cake will satisfy sweet cravings and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes from store-cupboard ingredients… There’s no...
Congratulations to Evie Brown who made it through to district final

Knives out!

Budding chefs demonstrated their skills in the kitchen at Shaftesbury School, hoping to progress in the Rotary Young Chef competition. Six competitors took part in...
Photo by Logan Weaver | @LGNWVR on Unsplash

Get the most out of your air fryer

These tiny convection ovens are the cost of living crisis’s hottest gadget, promising to save you cash while cooking up a storm. It seems like...
The packaging appeared to show these venison steaks were from Scotland when they were, in fact, from New Zealand.

Check the labels and buy British

By Barbara Cossins. It is so difficult to have any predictions for 2023 – it is hard to see what is going to happen tomorrow! Farmers,...
ICE COLD Adding cucumber or mint, or both, to any drink makes it instantly more refreshing

Healthy drinks to help you start the year refreshed

You might have over-indulged, whether on food or drink or just good times, so what better way to get yourself back in the groove...

Latest Food & Drink Stories

RECIPE: Easy cheesecake takes the biscuit

Recipe and photos by Lorraine Gibson THERE’S always a perfectly good excuse to have a biscuit, but since it’s National Biscuit Day today (May 29),...

FOOD COLUMN: ‘TB testing a stressful time for all’

by Barbara Cossins IT’S been a long week on the family farm as the dreaded TB testing has been taking place again. It’s so stressful,...

‘Bravest village in Britain’ forms company in bid to buy local...

RESIDENTS in a village once dubbed the 'bravest in Britain' have turned their attention to the mission of saving their local. Shillingstone earned the bravery...