• The Great British Picnic

    As I write the sun is out, temperatures are soaring, happy people are scrambling into the skimpiest tops and shorts, and food shopping habits have veered towards picnic-items as they head for the nearest park. Despite our unpredictable weather,...

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  • Make Time for Tea

    With the proliferation of High Street coffee shops, it’s easy to assume we Brits have become a coffee-nation. UK Tea Council figures, though, show us drinking some 165 million cups of tea per day, more than double the 70 million coffees...

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  • Buying Wine

    When buying wine, a little risk can reap big rewards. There is no doubt that we have become wine drinking nation over the past 20 years, and it’s a fair claim that, lacking a strong domestic production, we have one of the most varied selections...

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  • Eat the seasons, to enjoy the best of the cheeses

    Like any self-respecting foodie, I have been gorging on magnificent new-season English asparagus, and reading about this jewel of the spring in every food magazine, glossy and Sunday supplement.

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  • Recession not all bad for Speciality Food sector

    After opening Delilah in 2005, quickly discovering it was too small, but persevering whilst deciding on a game plan, I found, surprisingly, that I could acquire a fantastic building, four to five times the size, in the heart of Nottingham. After...

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