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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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Goatober

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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Foraged bitter tastes sweet for hat trick hero

31 Oct 2016 by Tom Tanner

The Gallery in Barry has been open barely three years. But in that short time it’s attracted more than its fair share of rave reviews and awards. Owner Barney Hibbert seriously downplays things in his description of the restaurant: a neighbourhood eatery serving seasonal and local produce. It’s so much more than this. But when […]

TAGS: Awards, Beer, Food Made Good Awards, foraging, local, Sourcing

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Goat meat: Don’t bleat – eat

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

Ever felt persecuted as a carnivore? You could be forgiven for feeling that way. So, here’s some refreshingly meat-positive news to get your teeth into – no kidding. Yes, goat is the on-trend meat right now and it’s very reassuringly sustainable. Food Made Good restaurant Jar Kitchen is just one of a number to have […]

TAGS: healthy eating, Meat, restaurants, seasonal, Sourcing, Sustainability, vegetarian

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Relae – so much more than dinner

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

In the summer we celebrated Relæ’s success in winning the Sustainable Restaurant Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants by running a competition with delicious magazine. One lucky reader and a friend got to travel to Copenhagen, stay in the Babette Guldsmeden Hotel and most importantly dine at Relæ. Here’s Michael O’Sullivan’s report of his […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Local Food, restaurants, seasonal, Sourcing, Sustainability, World's 50 Best Restaurants

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Seared hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops, creamed celeriac, apple and curry

26 Jul 2016 by Tom Tanner

TAGS: Recipes, seasonal, Sourcing, sustainable fish

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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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Poco – the best things come in small packages

24 Mar 2016 by Tom Tanner

Poco, was the big winner at the Food Made Good Awards. Opened just six months ago, by Tom Hunt, Jen Best and Ben Pryor, the East London tapas restaurant gobbled up three awards, including the top prize – Food Made Good Restaurant of the Year. The second restaurant from self-proclaimed eco-chef Tom Hunt, Poco Broadway […]

TAGS: Awards, Food Made Good Awards, local, Sourcing, Sustainability

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