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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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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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Choose the right plaice to tuck into National Fish and Chips Day

01 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

Incredibly, given the multitude of dedicated food days (including a whole 24 hours dedicated to Marmalade), until last year, there was no official date in the diary devoted to our great nation’s most popular dish. Happily, the world came to its senses in 2015 and now we are on the cusp of enjoying the second National […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Fish and Chips, Food Made Good, restaurants, Sustainability, 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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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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Oyster Leek and Leek emulsion

08 Dec 2015 by Tom Tanner

TAGS: Recipes, Sustainability, sustainable fish

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Going to war on restaurant food waste

10 Nov 2015 by

Watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste on the BBC last moth  it was difficult not to be left with a sense of dread. How is it possible that in a country where 13 million people are struggling to put food on the table, we waste a third of what’s produced? And with Christmas fast approaching, a […]

TAGS: Dining Out, food waste, restaurants, Sustainability

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Raymond Blanc OBE on why Food Made Good matters

06 Nov 2015 by

Raymond Blanc’s appetite for sustainability began at a young age and as a teenager he developed a love of foraging. In 2012 he became president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and is now a Food Made Good Champion. Here he explains why sustainability matters to him and how he hopes food lovers and diners will […]

TAGS: Ethical, foraging, Sourcing, Sustainability

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Discover Britain’s Brilliant Dark Skies at Battlesteads

04 Nov 2015 by Tom Tanner

Richard Slade, owner of Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, explains why opening an observatory was a natural step on their sustainable journey. This year has been a big one for Battlesteads – not only is 2015 the year my wife Dee and I celebrate our 10-year anniversary of owning the hotel and restaurant, […]

TAGS: Environment, Sustainability

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