Top tips for the perfect Christmas Turkey

With everything that’s happened this year, chances are you won’t be indulging in the Christmas that you’re used to but however you are celebrating this year, whether you’re cooking dinner for the first time or changing up your menu, we’re here with some top tips for getting the perfect turkey for your Christmas dinner. Ok, […]

Christmas wine suggestions from Morrish and Banham

If you’re starting to gather together your food and drink for Christmas Day and are wondering what on earth to serve with dinner, Caroline from Morrish and Banham has you covered with these tasty tipples, perfect for Christmas! On Christmas morning,  what better way of an aperitif than a glass of Dorset Fizz or indeed […]

Jam Roly poly

This classic dessert is a must-have in the colder months and this version is super easy! This version is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it uses vegetable suet which can be found in most stores. If you prefer you can use traditional beef suet – the measurements are the same! You could also amend […]

Potato and onion soup

This is the season for warming soups, so why not whip up a batch for lunches or to proceed a lovely, hearty meal. Grab your locally grown veg from farm shops around the county. You can even adapt this to make it vegan if you like by using a milk alternative and vegetable stock. You […]

Dorset Hot Nduja & Barber’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar toasties with pear and honey

Who doesn’t love a cheese toastie? Make it even better with this recipe from Capreolus Fine Food’s Dorset Hot Nduja salami. Ingredients Capreolus Dorset Hot Nduja Salami (approx one inch of spreadable nduja (adjust according to your liking for heat) Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar Cheese Ripe pear peeled and sliced Some honey Sourdough bread Butter […]

Capreolus’ Duck Confit Cottage Pie

Capreolus’ Duck Confit recently won 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2020, so why not give it a try in this cottage pie recipe from the team who created it? This cottage pie is a winter warmer and goes amazingly with some Dorset produced cheese! What you will need: 2 packs of Capreolus duck […]

Dorset Food and Drink team up with Food from England

A powerful new group has been formed to give England’s food and drink industry a strong collective voice in the wake of Covid-19 and Brexit, with Dorset Food and Drink being one of the organisations involved. Food from England has been created from more than 30 regional groups which represent over 43,000 businesses. It will […]

Stir Up Sunday – 22nd November 2020

If you’re someone who is well versed in the making of Christmas Pudding, you’ll already be aware of Stir Up Sunday, but if not, here is a brief run down of why this day is so important. Traditionally, Stir Up Sunday is the day when families get together to prepare the Christmas Pudding something that […]

Enjoy the sculptures and stock up on chili sauce!

Weymouth 51, creator of artisan chilli sauces has announced that Sculpture By the Lakes’ shop is now stocking their products giving you even more chances to pick up their delicious sauces. Weymouth 51 grow all their own chilis using quality seeds to create their incredible range of sauces and with more than 50 different variety […]

Two Samosas for the price of one!

Diwali falls on 14th November this year and is the perfect excuse to celebrate the incredible flavours of Indian food. Whether you’re celebrating the day itself or just want something a bit different to add to your weekly meals, we’ve put together a series of incredible Indian recipes. Samosas make a great side dish to […]