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RICHARD ESLING: Keep away the January blues with a little apple brandy

Mid-January and the end of year celebrations already seem like a distant memory.

Opinion
Chinese barbecue ribs

TONY STAPLES: A seriously messy meal to celebrate Chinese New Year

With just over a week to go to Chinese New Year, Tony Staples, executive head chef of The Arora Hotel in Crawley, shares his favourite recipe...

Opinion
Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2016 at the Amex Stadium.

Huge support for the county’s premier food awards

Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2017 has attracted more than 13,000 public votes to recognise the county’s brightest and best food professionals.

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Sussex Food and Drinks Awards 2015 at the AMEX.

Meet the women behind the Sussex Food and Drink Awards

Ahead of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards banquet Charlotte Harding talks to the two women behind the event which has put local produce firmly on the map.

Lifestyle
Beer

Sussex’s first beer sommelier

Charlotte Harding gets an education from Sussex’s first beer sommelier.

Lifestyle
A steward in the P&O Club lounge

RICHARD ESLING: Hop across the channel for a little re-stocking

Assuming that your only acknowledgement to ‘Dry January’ is to avoid sweet wines, now is the perfect time for a hop across the channel to re-stock the ‘cellar’, which has been ransacked and pillaged over the last few weeks.

Opinion
Wines for the turkey curry

RICHARD ESLING: Would anyone like some turkey curry?

Turkey curry anyone? Perhaps not.

Opinion
French onion soup

DAVID WOODS: A fuss-free recipe for some welcome winter warming

It shouldn’t always be the case of ‘out with the old’ in the new year. David Woods, executive head chef at the Sofitel London Gatwick hotel, revives a classic recipe for some winter warming.

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These handy hints will help even the most experienced of Christmas dinner cooks (Photo: Shutterstock)

How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner

Whether it’s your first time hosting the Christmas family feast or you’re an experienced cook, these top tips from professional chefs will help you prepare for the big day.

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A selection of dessert wines

RICHARD ESLING: It’s time to choose your festive wines

Is it just me, or does the festive season get busier and busier every year?

Opinion
Blandys madeira with mince pies and cake

RICHARD ESLING: Madeira wine is excellent with mince pies and Christmas cake

Most the wines which we drink on a regular basis, we do so throughout the year, be they still or sparkling.

Opinion
Cod loins with Dauphin potatoes and pancetta twirls

TONY STAPLES: Make your ingredients work twice as hard this December

Hosting a dinner party in the days leading up to Christmas Day? Make your ingredients work twice as hard to give you a head start, says Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel in Crawley..

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The Circle of Wine Writers Christmas Party 2016

RICHARD ESLING: A festive party for the Circle of Wine Writers

The annual Christmas Party is a great opportunity for members of many organisations to get together informally and perhaps mull over the events of the past year.

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Celebrity chefs show you how to make exotic dishes at home

VIDEOS: Boring Brits? Think again! Celebrity chefs show you how to make exotic dishes at home

The majority of Brits jump at the opportunity to try new cuisine when they go on holiday, TV chef and author Phil Vickery and MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer both use their time on holiday to expand their culinary knowledge, drawing inspiration from local chefs cooking regional dishes.

Offbeat
Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Ashdown Park Hotel

REVIEW: Victorian magnificence and service at Ashdown Park worthy of Downton itself

In a recent interview, the world’s leading trainer of Rolls-Royce chauffeurs Andi McCann said you should never underestimate the importance of the first few seconds at the start of a journey nor the closing moments.

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James Villiers (Photograph: Masterchef) SUS-161128-145301001

Sussex chef fights for his future on TV cooking show

A Brighton chef has cooked his way through the quarterfinals of Masterchef and into the knockout round of the BBC show.

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Wines from the New Zealand Family of XII

RICHARD ESLING: Family of 12 adopted by wine society

Much as the members of Arundel Wine Society support many of the local charities, this event was nothing to do with social services, but about a family of wine companies.

Opinion
Top dining at the Tinwood Estate

REVIEW: Chichester vineyard brings a sparkle to pop-up restaurant

It’s hard to believe that one of the pre-eminent English vineyards located in the heart of Sussex was growing iceberg lettuces a couple of decades ago.

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Franck Putelat at work in his kitchens

RICHARD ESLING: Chef Franck Putelat favours wines from Languedoc

One of the most iconic fortified cities in South-west France is Carcassonne, located 60 miles south-west of Toulouse and about 50 miles inland from the Mediterranean.

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