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Where farm meets fork for real

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Foraged bitter tastes sweet for hat trick hero

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What the bleat is it all about?
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Braised beef and dumplings

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Yeo Valley: where farm meets fork for real

29 Nov 2016 by Tom Tanner

If it hadn’t been for the thick winter coat of cloud shrouding this corner of the Mendip Hills, lunch would have been eaten looking out over arguably one of the finest views any UK restaurant can boast. But the rich green fields rolling down to, and then up and away from, Blagdon Lake (from which […]

TAGS: Awards, Environment, local, Local Food, restaurants, Sourcing, Sustainability

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Le Manoir: A sustainable restaurant for all seasons

27 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

Since opening its doors more than 30 years ago, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been a hugely fertile training ground. Twenty eight Michelin starred chefs have emerged from Raymond Blanc’s kitchen. And all of them have been instilled with his Himalayan standards of sustainability. Among the best known and like-minded of the alumni, Bruno Loubet. […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Environment, food waste, Local Food, Sourcing, sustainable fish

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Sup sup and away, it’s English Wine Week

01 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

“It would be a crime not to showcase what our country has to offer.” Oh yes indeed it would. And as the introduction to the wine list at Paternoster Chop House continues, “after all, our kitchen sources only the best British beef, so we bring you the very best of English wines.” With English Wine Week […]

TAGS: English wine, Environment, Food Made Good, local, restaurants, Sourcing

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Scientists declare GM food safe, but do you want to eat it?

01 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

When two of the most respected scientific bodies on the planet come out and proclaim something safe you’d imagine that the vast majority of people would accept their advice. But what if that “something” just happens to be the toxic and polarising subject that is GM food? Two weeks ago the National Academies of Science, […]

TAGS: Environment, Ethical, GM, Sourcing

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A taste of homegrown – five country restaurants

29 Apr 2016 by Tom Tanner

As the green shoots of this year’s fruit and vegetables pop their heads up above the soil, we’re treating you to a guide to five Food Made Good restaurants all of which are lucky enough to boast enough land to grow plenty of their own and, crucially, give it the special treatment it deserves. The first […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Environment, Food Made Good Awards, foraging, seasonal, Sourcing, sustainable fish

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Yes! Jamie Oliver – Sustainability Hero

24 Mar 2016 by Tom Tanner

The Food Made Good Awards was something of a trip down memory lane for Jamie Oliver. Twenty five years after starting out as a student at Westminster Kingsway College he was back on its doorstep to receive this year’s Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero Award. And being served his lunch by current students from the college only served […]

TAGS: Awards, Environment, Food Made Good Awards, healthy eating, Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc, restaurants

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Azurmendi – sowing the seeds for the future

03 Mar 2016 by Tom Tanner

By Eneko Atxa, Chef, Azurmendi Why are we doing this? It can be summarized as follows: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”. This is our philosophy. We are committed to our land, we want to preserve it as well as our cultural heritage, but also develop it and generate value […]

TAGS: Environment, local, Local Food

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Award adds carbon free fuel to the fire

03 Mar 2016 by Tom Tanner

Relæ chef and founder Christian Puglisi explains why winning awards is inspiration not cause for complacency. Most of us enjoy recognition for our efforts. Especially when we feel we’ve gone those extra miles to ‘make a difference’ as the expression goes. 2015 was a big one for Relæ, and we certainly did get all the […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Environment, Ethical, restaurants, Sustainability

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Nominate your favourite restaurant to win stay in top hotel

26 Jan 2016 by Tom Tanner

One night in your choice of one of eight superb Red Carnation hotels, including dinner, is our generous offer. And all we’re asking for in exchange is up to 100 words telling us why your favourite restaurant should be named the People’s Favourite. In 2015, for the first time, we asked you, the Great British dining […]

TAGS: Awards, Competition, Environment, Ethical, Food Made Good, Food Made Good Awards, Local Food

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Santa’s Nice List

22 Dec 2015 by Tom Tanner

Santa’s going to have his work cut out to visit all those who’ve made it onto our #NiceList. But he certainly won’t go hungry, if they live up to their reputation and leave out a sample of their delicious produce for him and his reindeer. We’ve compiled this list of five fabulous food lovers from […]

TAGS: Environment, foraging, healthy eating, local, sustainable fish

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