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  • Review: New Al Fresco Menu at Paris House

    Head over to the historic Paris House Terrace, sample the excellent new Al Fresco menu from top chef Phil Fanning. Make sure to take in the grandeur of the deer park while you're at it.

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • 20 Zero Waste Shops across Herts & Beds

    The eco shopping scene is thriving and there are lots of plastic free options. Re-style the weekly shop with guilt-free groceries, cleaning products, gifts and more.

  • Where to: Eat Out in Herts & Beds

    HERTFORDSHIRE Lussmann’s Lussmann’s is a Hertfordshire fine dining institution, dishing up sustainable and totally delicious dishes daily. Giles Coren and Marina O’Loughlin named it as one our their top eating spots in the UK in The Sunday Times Magazine. So it’s got a good rep. And quite rightly. Now, with the Eat Out to Help […]

  • Recipe: George St Canteen’s Mediterranean Breakfast

    Mediterranean Breakfast Serves 2, 30 minutes Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges Drizzle of rapeseed oil Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste 2 good quality chorizo sausages (each about 70g) 1 bunch of cherry tomatoes on the vine Splash of white wine vinegar 4 medium eggs 1 avocado ½ lemon Tabasco sauce, […]

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Recipe: gourmet spaghetti bolognese

    There's Spaghetti Bolognese and then there's Tristan Welch, from The University Arms's Spaghetti Bolognese. We share the recipe to take this classic dish up a notch...

  • Lockdown recipe: Andrei Lussmann’s coq au vin

    Grey skies getting you down? We've got just the thing. Recreate gastro-hero Andrei Lussmann's gorgeous coq au vin at home with this foolproof recipe. Just make sure you have a nice tipple to hand while you chop - chef's perks, you know.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Delivery? Online Yoga? Here’s what’s open for business

    At this time of uncertainty, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in Herts & Beds (because, let’s be honest, nobody really has a clue). We also want to do everything we possibly can to support all the amazing local businesses that may be struggling. This page will be regularly updated with all […]

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • 5 best coffee shops (off the beaten track)

    Fancy an adventure? Check out our five fav coffee shops (off the beaten track) in Herts & Beds.

  • 8 best Sunday Roasts

    It's one of life's greatest pleasures (in our humble opinion) - a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Here's our pick of the pubs serving the best in Herts and Beds.

  • Flipping fabulous! Where to eat this Pancake Day

    Can't be bothered with the faff of making your own? Ditch the spatula and order off the menu instead. Here are our top pancake picks in Herts & Beds.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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