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  • Welwyn’s secret supper club

    The supper club at Welwyn's White Hart is a secret I have to share. A fun atmosphere, good company, charming hosts and delicious food and wine.

  • Super flashy newsflash

    New foodie openings for Easter! River Cottage Kitchen & Deli at Hatfield House; The Potting Shed at Carpenter's Nursery & Farm Shop.

  • white background crunchy batch of rectangular bars that look like flapjacks oats and fruit on baking paper and marble work surface golden colour and textured

    Deliciously Ella’s Honey & Lemon Breakfast Bars

    With a crunch and a zing, it's off to work we go. Deliciously Ella's breakfast bars are also good to munch on mid afternoon when you're having idle KitKat thoughts.

  • The White Hart, Welwyn

    Steamed buns with crispy hake, I can't get you out of my mind!

  • Yomp, slurp and chomp through the glorious Chilterns

    At last! The Chilterns Food and Drink Festival! What took them so long? As with all the best ideas, you wonder why nobody had the idea before. It’s an area that has rich pickings, so much so that back in the day, the Chilterns were known as the larder of London. So, where to start? […]

  • book cover three people around a table sharing food young woman with long hair smiling lots of healthy and colourful food on the table one man and two women

    Deliciously Ella recipe: pistachio and orange truffle bites

    Pistachios, dates, orange zest, cacao powder and coconut oil. Perfect to share at the end of a meal. After Eights, your time is up.

  • Blade runner: the man on a mission in Hitchin

    What do your kitchen knives say about you? I have learned something valuable about myself, and it’s nothing to shout about. My kitchen knives were pronounced ‘Entirely average’ by Tim Hitchin Sharpening Keegan, when I rocked up at his workshop with a car load of embarrassingly blunt knives. Leaving your house carrying a knife is illegal […]

  • Eat here: Muddy Herts at Water Lane

    I'd been to Water Lane in Bishop's Stortford for lunch a while back -- and thoroughly enjoyed it -- but they've taken on new chef and a brand new general manager recently, so I popped back to check out any changes. Y'know, it would have been rude not to...

  • Cafe culture that’s actually *good* for you

    I've been a fan of the Bhaker House in Chiswell Green for a while now. And there's lots to be a fan of -- which is all the more surprising given how tiny it is. Tucked away in a little row of shops, the Bhaker House is easy to miss if you're whizzing past on your way into St Albans, but once you know it's there you'll never be able to drive by without stopping...

  • Muddy Eats: The Alford Arms rises from the ashes

    The fire that closed The Alford Arms in Frithsden earlier this year left good food and beer lovers across this end of the county howling and bereft. And understandably so. But it's back -- and it's just as lovely, as welcoming, as comfortable, and as popular as it ever was...

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