Celebrate World Vegetarian Day with some proper Dorset grub!

World Vegetarian Day is an annual celebration of all things vegetarian and is the starting point for Vegetarian Awareness Month which aims to inform people about the various benefits of eating healthily and sustainably. Being vegetarian or incorporating more vegetarian meals into your diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out one amazingly tasty food […]

Tangle Foot Toad in the Hole with Ale Gravy

As we start heading into Autumn proper, we will all be looking for more comfort food, something warming and hearty so why not give this Toad in the Hole made with real Dorset ingredients? Ingredients: For the toad in the Hole 8 rashers of streaky bacon 8 Lincolnshire sausages 3 tbsp olive oil 3 medium […]

British Food Fortnight goes online!

As with many of the big events this year, British Food Fortnight has headed online for their annual celebration of British food. This year’s event features all the usual fun of a food festival with cookery demonstrations, celebrity chefs, talks from people in the industry, food stalls, nutritional advice and more with new activities added […]

Congratulations to this year’s Great Taste Awards winners!

The Great Taste Awards are one of the world’s largest food and drink awards and with over 12,700 products being judged this year is also one of the world’s most trusted when it comes to accolades. Products entered receive 1, 2 or 3 star accolades all of which are highly respected seals of approval. This […]

Finalists announced for Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

Sponsored by Dorset Food and Drink, the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards, hosted by Dorset Magazine, are entering their second round of judging with the winners to be announced in the December issue. Because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, to ensure the safety of everyone involved, this year’s event will be run […]

September’s seasonal grub

As we start heading into September, you’ll notice more autumnal flavours appearing on menus and in shops. Here are some of the foods you can expect to find in season throughout September. The big ones this season are: Apples Cauliflower Mushrooms Swede Figs Onions Shallots Savoy Cabbage In terms of fruit, there are a host […]

Langham Wine Estates launch Vineyard Picnics

Langham Wine Estates has definitely adapted in the face of adversity over the last few months! As lockdown restrictions began to ease, the team realised that they could make use of their outdoor space and launched, their latest venture: Vineyard Picnics. The Vineyard Picnics were initially launched in June, with the Langham Wine Estate’s café […]

Keyneston Mill extend Eat Out to Help Out

During the month of August, thousands of Dorset locals headed out to the region’s restaurants and cafes on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to take part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The discount scheme allowed diners to get up to 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating eateries from 1st […]

Morrish and Banham’s doors are now open!

Dorset-based wine producer Morrish and Banham are celebrating being able to open their doors once more now that further lockdown restrictions have been lifted. Speaking to Dorset Food and Drink, the team at Morrish and Banham said: “Wine sales across the UK peaked during the first few weeks of lockdown, lots of us panic buying […]

Dorset food producers needed for Well’s Virtual Food Festival

Wells Food Festival with Charlie Bigham’s is a unique food festival, giving artisan producers from the South of England the opportunity to reach a wider audience, via its virtual shopping experience. The festival is the country’s largest online food market and festival and they are on the look out for Dorset businesses to join them […]