food and drink

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    The Delicate Diner’s Picks: What’s hot for June – the latest food and drink releases

    1st June 2021The Delicate Diner

    Summer has finally arrived in all her glory, so what better time to share some of the latest foodie releases from around the region and beyond?

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  • The Norfolk Foodie Series – Norfolk Gin

    10th July 2020The Delicate Diner

    The Norfolk Foodie Series: Norfolk Gin The height of June saw Norfolk’s original gin, and my own personal favourite, celebrate its fifth birthday. With the first bottle sold in 2015, Norfolk Gin has gone on to sell almost 1,000,000 tots of their herbaceous and aromatic spirit. Founded by Alison and Jonathan Redding, Norfolk Gin is a firm favourite on the food and drink scene – with their delicious spirit found in everything from chocolates and chutneys to candles! I speak with this vibrant couple about their passion for Norfolk, why they chose gin, and the milestones that have meant so…

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  • The Norfolk Foodie Series – Flint Vineyard

    3rd July 2020The Delicate Diner

    Flint Vineyard has created a huge stir in the world of wine since they launched in 2016. Run by Hannah and Ben Witchell, this husband and wife team have truly taken the wine scene by storm, winning international awards, becoming regulars in both wine and weekend press, and also stocked by the prestigious wine merchants, Berry Bros & Rudd in London. Flint Vineyard has literally risen from the ground to being a world-class vineyard, and they are a true celebration of the positivity that is the food and drink scene here in Norfolk. I talk with Hannah to get the…

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  • The Norfolk Foodie – Anna & Hugo Stevenson

    12th June 2020The Delicate Diner

    The Norfolk foodie scene is not just about chefs and producers – it is also about those people who work hard to showcase the best of what the county can do, and the people in my third interview for The Norfolk Foodie series personify this. Anna and Hugo Stevenson have been at the heart of the food and drink scene in the region for 15 years, and it was a pleasure to talk to them not just about their love for all things foodie in Norfolk, but also their clear passion for those who live here. “The Norfolk food and drink…

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  • Norfolk producer reviving old English fruit awarded National Collection status

    10th March 2020The Delicate Diner

    A Norfolk business is bringing an ancient English fruit back to our tables. Jane Steward of Eastgate Larder grows medlars on her six-acre plot near Aylsham. Her orchard of 120 trees, has just been awarded National Collection status by Plant Heritage, the world’s leading plant conservation and research charity. It is Norfolk’s first arboreal collection. She hand makes fine jelly, fruit cheese and spicy medlar chutney exclusively from Norfolk-grown fruit. In addition to sales of her preserves, Jane is raising the profile of the medlar by her talks to garden clubs across the county and to visiting groups. Her aim…

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  • Columnist for Norfolk Online

    22nd January 2020The Delicate Diner

    Norfolk Online is a new website celebrating all things Norfolk, and I am delighted to be their food and drink columnist. The site went live last year, and you can read my columns here. The are also features focusing on business and career, fashion and style, healthy and beauty, home and leisure, and out and about. Bookmark the site today and enjoy this one-stop portal for Norfolk.

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  • Fabulous Food & Perfect Pinots in Oceania

    6th May 2019The Delicate Diner

    The Delicate Diner spent a month in Oceania at the start of the year. Here, she shares some of her food and drink highlights, including her search for her perfect Pinot Noir.

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  • The Pascall tin…

    14th November 2018The Delicate Diner

    Wednesday. November. Before all the chaos begins. Next week sees me head off to Paris with The Arabian Magazine for the Paris World Championships, the pinnacle of the halter showing year. The latest magazine come back this Friday. So now is the time to breathe and pause, and spend treasured time with family before incredibly busy times return. So with this in mind, I needed to follow a desire that has been nagging me for a few weeks now. Lunch at Benedicts Restaurant. And it didn’t disappoint. The moment you walk past the curtain, it is as though you are…

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