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Recipe: Tenderstem galette with lardons, mushrooms and brie

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8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A galette is a savoury buckwheat pancake and naturally gluten-free. In France they often stuff their pancakes with ham and cheese and maybe a fried egg, or perhaps some goats’ cheese and lardons.

Hazelnut meringue and strawberry layer cake

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5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Sophie Michell’s hazelnut meringue layer cake with Sweet Eve strawberries and raspberries

Carluccio's opens in Bromley

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4:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has landed in Bromley.

Burger chain Five Guys plans Greenwich O2 branch

News Shopper: Five Guys launches in Bluewater

10:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Fast-growing burger chain Five Guys is set to open its 15th UK branch since launching a little over a year ago.

REVIEW: Choco-heaven at Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Cafe, Borough Market

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8:56am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A meal at Rabot 1745 leaves you in a cacao-induced cacoon of contentment from which you only rouse yourself to plan the next visit.

Recipe: Tenderstem bouquets wrapped in Pancetta served with aromatic Italian cod

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7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

This recipe is flavoursome and Italian at heart. It combines the flaky texture of cod with the fresh bite of Tenderstem. The delicate flavour of these two main ingredients is enhanced by crisp pancetta and the fresh, aromatic herbs. Great for a family meal and quick-to-prepare for a dinner party.

Recipe: Tenderstem and chicken Vietnamese noodle soup

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8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Chicken & Bamboo is a classic Vietnamese noodle soup traditionally enjoyed at breakfast. This recipe demonstrates making your own chicken stock from scratch which can be frozen and used at a later date. This delicious soup is also warming and wholesome for when you are feeling a little under the weather.

COCKTAIL: Smirnoff Summer Punch

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5:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend with friends and this fruity, boozy punch by the guys at

VIDEO RECIPE: Eric Lanlard makes a Mango & Vanilla Green Peppercorn Chiboust Tart

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12:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Watch Celebrity chef Eric Lanlard in our video, where he makes a delicious dessert, a sure way to impress at a dinner party.

North Kent Lebanese restaurant launches belly dancing nights

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11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Lebanese restaurant in north Kent is set to launch regularly belly dancing evenings.

TASTE TEST: Which supermarket's scones are the best for a Devonshire cream tea?

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5:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

If you do not have a beach body by this point in the summer, I think it is fair to say you aren’t going to get one.

UPDATED: Sir Malcolm Campbell-inspired Pizza Express and 6 other restaurants that pay homage to famous faces

News Shopper: Donad Campbell pictured with his father Sir Malcolm Campbell

1:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

With the news that Chislehurst’s Pizza Express has been given a new look inspired by Bluebird racer Sir Malcolm Campbell, Vibe sought out other pubs and restaurants in south east London and north Kent which pay homage to famous faces.

Bromley celebrity chef to cook at shopping centre food festival

News Shopper: Rachel Khoo pictured in her Parisian kitchen

11:14am Monday 18th August 2014

Little Paris Kitchen chef Rachel Khoo will return to the town where she grew up to serve mini desserts to shoppers.

Recipe: Tenderstem and beef Lomo Saltado

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8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Lomo saltado is one of the darlings of Peruvian home cooking. It is family-friendly and easy to make for guests. If you have everything ready and make the rice in advance, you can have dinner in the table in less than 30 minutes.

TECH REVIEW: Making tea by wi-fi with the iKettle

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2:28pm Friday 15th August 2014

Even within the last week, the amount of times I had to play rock-paper-scissors with my girlfriend to determine who would put the kettle on probably reached double figures.

WIN! A family meal worth up to £100 at giraffe in Blackheath

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4:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

News Shopper has teamed up with family-friendly restaurant group, giraffe, to offer FIVE lucky families the chance to win a meal worth £100 to celebrate the reopening its Blackheath restaurant after an extensive refurb.

Greenhithe rock star chef's autumn cooking tips

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

3:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Chef Martin McNair, who runs his own catering firm A Question of Thyme from Greenhithe, has cooked in top restaurants and hotels and tour for megastar musicians.

Meantime lines up second Greenwich BrewFest of the year

News Shopper: Thirsty? Have a bear in the Meantime

2:05pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Those guys at Meantime Brewing in Greenwich love craft beer and, as if you wanted proof, they will be serving more than 150 different varieties of the world’s best at their BrewFest later this month.

Deptford gets weekend pop-up cocktail bar

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10:01am Thursday 14th August 2014

Prepare for cocktails by the river as Deptford welcomes a pop-up bar this weekend.

Pink Lady apple and blackberry brown sugar Pavlova

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7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

This wonderfully decadent dessert is perfect to serve at a large family gathering. New Zealand is home to the Pavlova and offers both Pink Lady apples and juicy blackberries, a perfect combination that will become a firm favourite whenever the occasion arises.

New-look Chislehurst Pizza Express inspired by famous resident Sir Malcolm Campbell

News Shopper: Donad Campbell pictured with his father Sir Malcolm Campbell

3:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Pizza Express is to launch a new-look restaurant in Chislehurst - inspired by famous resident Sir Malcolm Campbell, known for repeatedly breaking speed world records on land and water.

Petts Wood fish and chips shop could be named the country's best

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2:42pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Petts Wood fish and chips shop could be named the country’s best.

Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

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8:00am Sunday 10th August 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.

'Ketchup should be kept in cupboard' - do you agree with Boris?

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6:30am Friday 8th August 2014

The Mayor of London’s announcement that he will stand for Parliament next year overshadowed another massive Boris proclamation this week.

How kitchens have gone hi-tech: Which gadget could you not live without?

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10:14am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Kitchens are no longer just food preparations areas, they have become tech hubs – with gadgets every bit as important as cutlery and crockery.

Poached Pink Lady apples in wine with orange and pomegranate

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8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A favourite to make while entertaining, the wonderful combination of flavours and colours make this simple easy food at its very best.

Pink Lady apple, raspberry and almond energy bar

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5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Fabulously light, gluten free and with virtually no saturated fat, Pink Lady apple energy bars are packed with wholesome calories to supercharge your run.

What a sponger! Great British Bake Off washer upper uses 80 sponges a series

News Shopper: John Whaite with the The Great British Bake Off crew

12:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Have you ever watched a cooking show and thought ‘glad I’m not washing up after that’? Well spare a thought for Iva Vcelak.

Pink Lady apple, Sweet Eve strawberry, chicken and walnut salad, with quinoa and pink peppercorn dressing

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6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Light and easy to digest, this deliciously nutritious and flavoursome salad will set you up nicely for a summer afternoon run.

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.

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