South London's Best Guide to Eating Out

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Pink Lady apple Persian jewelled rice with pan-seared pomegranate duck

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6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Deliciously aromatic, deceptively impressive-looking, and jam-packed with goodness, this sustaining rice dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Review: Wine tasting at Vinopolis

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4:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

For an evening of exquisite wine, education and excitement, head to the Victorian railway arches of Vinopolis.

Goldsmiths Arms in Penge set for first annual summer fete

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3:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A summer fete will mark the re-opening of a Penge pub by quirky collective Antic.

Tried and tested: Sidcup Place Brewers Fayre expands to takeaway service

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11:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Long gone are the days when the choice of takeaway was chicken tikka or beef in black bean sauce, restaurants are moving into the mix and you can even pick up a good old bangers and mash.

5 of the best places to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables in north Kent and south east London

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10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Making sure you get enough fruit and veg in your diet can be dull, but not when you can get out in the sun and Pick Your Own at a nearby farm.

Saturday Kitchen's Susy Atkins talks summer food and wine at Chapters, Blackheath

News Shopper: Wine expert Susy Atkins filmed at Waitrose on Wednesday

10:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Anyone who’s seen Come Dine With Me will understand – knowledgably pairing wine with food is a skills worth having, and some feel under considerable pressure to get it right.

PICTURED: Refurbished grand Greenwich pub The Mitre reopens

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11:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A grand Grade II listed pub in Greenwich has reopened after extensive refurbishment.

Pink Lady apple buttermilk oat blinis with spiced Pink Lady apple Agave syrup

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7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Incredibly light and fluffy and so very tasty, these blinis will put a spring in your step!

Freeze-distilled Ice Ale in south east London pubs

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9:29am Friday 18th July 2014

In the hot weather even hops could do with a chill out so Sharp’s Brewery has created a limited edition freeze-distilled beer.

Pink Lady apple and fennel salad with pine nuts, parmesan and shallot dressing

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6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

This very easy to make Italian salad is delicate, fresh-tasting and crunchy. The sweetness of the Pink Lady apple complements the aniseed flavour of the fennel.

Old Woolwich building society set to become quirky pub

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4:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A grand old building in Woolwich will look a million bucks when it reopens as a pub later this summer.

Tried and tested: Restaurant quality meat online from Meat Porter

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11:54am Thursday 17th July 2014

High quality meat makes the biggest difference to a meal, so the thought of not having to scour the area to find a good butcher or even having to get off the sofa is worth celebrating.

Great British Bake Off runner-up Kimberley Wilson talks about the show and shares a recipe

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10:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

Anyone who saw Kimberley Wilson’s stunning bakes on her way to the final of the last series of the Great British Bake Off could not have guessed that she entered not knowing if she was really any good.

Simple Sweet Eve Strawberry Cheesecake

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7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

This strawberry cheesecake is an absolute doddle to make and will freeze well for up to 3 months. For the best results, cut the cheesecake into wedges while it is still slightly frozen in the middle.

PICTURED: Cheese Crawl in Crystal Palace attracts 150 cheese fans

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4:20pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A pub crawl with a dairy twist took over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

How to freeze pureed strawberries by Justine Pattison

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9:00am Monday 14th July 2014

This method is ideal for sauces and smoothies or for making into mousses, soufflés, fools, fruity yogurt or fromage frais.

How to freeze strawberries ‘open frozen’ by Justine Pattison

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8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

This freezing method is best when you are going to be cooking the strawberries from frozen for jam, pies and crumbles or when the strawberries are fully thawed and then whizzed into a puree for making cheesecakes, mousses, fools and soufflés.This freezing method is best when you are going to be cooking the strawberries from frozen for jam, pies and crumbles or when the strawberries are fully thawed and then whizzed into a puree for making cheesecakes, mousses, fools and soufflés.

Crystal Palace gets 'Cheese Crawl' this weekend

News Shopper: WIN a luxury hamper worth £50 with legendary Lithuanian cheese

9:14am Friday 11th July 2014

Crystal Palace’s foodies are set to unite on Saturday (July 12) at a pub crawl with a funky twist.

Pain perdu with caramelised Pink Lady apple wedges, plums and walnuts

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6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A wonderfully decadent breakfast or brunch dish, pain perdu means ‘lost bread’ and can be made using any left over bread. Luxurious brioche is used in this easy to prepare French recipe.

Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

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8:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Even when the sun doesn’t always shine this tasty, zingy very easy to make Australian recipe will make it seem like it does.

VIDEO: Armstrong and Miller team with Kent brewer for modern slang guide

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11:18am Friday 4th July 2014

Kent brewer Shepherd Neame has again teamed up with comedy duo Armstrong and Miller as they bring back their famous street-talking RAF pilot characters.

Sweet Eve strawberry and mint ice cubes

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7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Perfect with Pimms, these colourful ice cubes not only look gorgeous but add colour and flavour to any Summer drink.

Chicken fricassee with Pink Lady apples in a wine and tarragon sauce

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7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

This lovely classic French dish is halfway between a sauté and a stew; Pink Lady apples and the wine, herbs and mushrooms of the Maine-et-Loire region create a warming supper for everyday eating or entertaining even on the other side of the channel.

Serve up this Wimbledon-inspired cocktail this tennis season

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11:25am Tuesday 1st July 2014

The summer of sport is in full swing, Andy Murray’s form is ace and Wimbledon fever is taking over the nation.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mint and pineapple iced yoghurts

News Shopper: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mint and pineapple iced yoghurts

8:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A refreshing alternative to strawberry ice cream.

Recipe: Healthier Homemade Victoria Sponge

News Shopper: Recipe: Healthier Homemade Victoria Sponge

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

always want to cut out the things you love. Here the British classic Victoria Sponge is given a healthy twist.

Sidcup secrets, noodles and Masterchef: Burmese food blogger MiMi Aye reveals all

News Shopper: Former Sidcup solicitor reveals secrets of noodles

11:58am Friday 27th June 2014

A former solicitor from Sidcup has published a noodle-cookery book after being so “wound up” by the MasterChef final she took to blogging.

Recipe: Shallot relish with spicy wedges

News Shopper: Recipe: Shallot relish with spicy wedges

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Spicy potato wedges with a tangy relish of shallots and ginger.

Erith bakers whisk their way into first place

News Shopper: Debbie McFaul shows off her awards

10:57am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A sweet-toothed Erith couple are celebrating after whipping up stash of awards at a top baking competition.

Meantime creates London's first hop farm in 100 years in Greenwich

News Shopper: Meantime creates London's first hop farm in 100 years in Greenwich

10:02am Wednesday 25th June 2014

London has its first permanent hop farm in more than a century, and it’s in Greenwich.

Recipe: Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot

News Shopper: Recipe: Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot

7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot, parsley, capers, pepperoni & mozzarella

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, Parma ham and Parmesan crostini

News Shopper: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, Parma ham and Parmesan crostini

4:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Sophie says: “This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to introduce Sweet Eve strawberries into a savoury snack. The parmesan works really well with the strawberries and balsamic with the savoury sourdough being the perfect base.”

Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

News Shopper: Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

7:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

These quick lamb koftes are served with a flavoursome Tenderstem dip. This easy-to-prepare, delicious and healthy recipe is great for family dinners and perfect for introducing Persian inspired flavours.

Fab Friday: Sunshine, a lovely lemon posset and a chance to win a prize

News Shopper: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:10am Friday 20th June 2014

When life hands you lemons, make this super duper summer lemon posset - a simple dessert that packs a very big punch.

PICTURED: England's World Cup stars made of bread

News Shopper: Glen Johnson

2:47pm Thursday 19th June 2014

England face a crunch encounter this evening and we’re all hoping they rise to the challenge. At least the squad is looking tasty - and let’s hope Luis Suarez is not hungry for goals.

Salt marsh lamb, berries and herbs: Rock star chef Martin McNair's summer cooking tips

News Shopper: Rock star chef Martin McNair's seasonal cooking tips

2:12pm Thursday 19th June 2014

GREENHITHE chef Martin McNair knows food. He has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and cooked on tour for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

PICTURED: The Deptford job centre that became a pub

News Shopper: PICTURED: The Deptford job centre that has become a pub

12:46pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Take a look at how an unloved job centre in Deptford High Street has been given a new lease of life as a bar.

Win prizes on soon-to-open Greenwich bar's 'vineyard'

News Shopper: Win prizes on soon-to-open Greenwich bar's 'vineyard'

12:25pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A restaurant bar, opening in Greenwich, has set up a ‘vineyard’ full of prizes.

Downham curry house launches food workshops and new wine menu

News Shopper: Downham curry house Madhuwan opens up kitchen for demonstration

12:07pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A curry house – rated one of the best in the area by Trip Advisor users – is giving people the chance to learn to cook their favourite dishes.

POLL: Do you have the same thing for lunch every day? And if you do, we've got some different recipes

News Shopper: POLL: Do you have the same thing for lunch every day? And if you do, we've got some different recipes

11:34am Thursday 19th June 2014

A third of us are stuck in such a rut that we have the same thing for lunch every day, according to research.

Recipe: Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

News Shopper: Recipe: Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

8:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Even when the sun doesn’t always shine this tasty, zingy very easy to make Australian recipe will make it seem like it does.

Reviewed: Chapter One's new brasserie - a Bromley Beatrix Potter novel with cocktails

News Shopper: Kent's finest chefs raise thousands after Chapter One charity feast

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

“It’s as if it’s been passed through a borrower’s sieve” described Laura, as she tucked into her spring pea veloute while sitting opposite me at Chapter One last month.

Recipe: British asparagus and goats’ cheese tempura with honey and black pepper

News Shopper: Recipe: British Asparagus and Goats’ Cheese Tempura with Honey and Black Pepper

3:28pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Take advantage of the summer weather with this light lunch featuring asparagus and goats' cheese.

13 of best restaurants in SE London and north Kent - according to TripAdvisor

News Shopper: Greenwich 'pub grub' restaurant Green Pea challenging Gordon Ramsay in Trip Advisor's London top 10

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Spotted groups of confused tourists wandering into your favourite local restaurant? It could be down to their high listing on Trip Advisor. CIARA MURPHY picks out the travel guide's culinary hotspots in south-east London and north Kent.

Greenwich 'pub grub' restaurant Green Pea challenging Gordon Ramsay in Trip Advisor's London top 10

News Shopper: Greenwich 'pub grub' restaurant Green Pea challenging Gordon Ramsay in Trip Advisor's London top 10

11:17am Monday 16th June 2014

A small Greenwich restaurant specialising in quality pub grub is giving Gordon Ramsay a run for his money after being named one of London's best eateries on the Trip Advisor website.

What’s your favourite fish and chip shop in south-east London and north Kent?

News Shopper: Quiz with Fish and Chip Supper

6:30am Friday 13th June 2014

No great preamble to this one, just the very simple question: What do you think is the best place to get fish and chips in this area?

Jean Christophe Novelli shows us how to enjoy Aldi's World Cup Wagyu steaks

News Shopper: Wagyu Beef

3:18pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

There are few dishes I’d rather eat when sitting down to watch England play football. Red meat and sport go hand-in-hand (sort of), and something’s needed to cushion the blow if (when) we get sent home – probably by Argentina if it’s in the knockout stages.

Pop-up brunch club launches in Deptford

News Shopper: Big Breakfast - Melksham Food Festival

2:56pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A new pop-up brunch club is landing in Deptford where top chefs will serve up their twist on the weekend classic.

Old Deptford Job Centre to open as quirky pub today

News Shopper: Old Deptford Job Centre to open as quirky pub today

1:23pm Friday 6th June 2014

An old Deptford job centre has been put to work – as a pub.

Lewisham Model Market street food venue 'will be like Brixton Village'

News Shopper: Dom Cools-Lartigue

1:41pm Friday 6th June 2014

Lewisham’s culinary scene is getting the east London treatment, as a disused market is transformed into a summer street food venue.






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