Eating Out or Eating In

Marie Curie recipes: Cheese and pineapple

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Well, where to start! Hmm, the 1980s, I think! Birthday parties would not have been the same without the buffet table laid out with 80s treats such as orange Clubs, Twiglets and – if you were in my house – soft crisps that had been placed on the table ready for the party before breakfast.

Bungay Castle Food & Drink Fair part of the Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival.
Official opening of the 2014 event by Peter Aldous MP with Keith Parker festival chairman the Mayor of Bungay, Bungay Town Crier and the Town Reeve.

Picture: James Bass

There’ll be a welcome in the valley this weekend as the Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival returns to help put the area’s food on the culinary map. STACIA BRIGGS takes a cook’s tour of the festival.

Richard Bainbridge at Benedicts on St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge will be endeavouring to plate up perfection for harsh critics this week as he represents the region on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.

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This dessert (or afternoon treat) always reminds me of my childhood. Sitting in the middle of my living room floor after getting back from the big weekly shop and mum’s secret treat of a cup of tea and a tea cake which we had together in front of the telly before my sister would get back from school. So now, every time I make this, I just want to sit in the middle of my living room with a cuppa before everyone comes home!

EDP Norfolk Food Awards 2015 at the Norfolk Showground. Host s Darren Eadie and Angi Kennedy with some of the winners. Photo: Angela Sharpe

The waiting is over and the winners of the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 have been announced at a spectacular awards ceremony held at the Norfolk Showground. STACIA BRIGGS presents this year’s Norfolk food and drink superstars.

North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival at Holkham Hall. Eric Snaith giving a cooking demonstration. Picture: Ian Burt

A showcase of Norfolk’s best produce Norfolk was staged in the scenic grounds of a north country estate at the weekend.

GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

East Twenty Six bar and restaurant, Exchange Street, Norwich. 

Hundreds of diners, nearly two dozen of Norwich’s finest independent restaurants and thousands of pounds raised for a worthy cause: tickets for Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast may have sold out already, but you can still be part of the mystery tour for taste buds.

Food hygiene inspectors take readings at a local restaurant. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Nearly a fifth of the region’s takeaway restaurants inspected this year failed food hygiene tests – despite overall standards improving.

Rachel Hughes Green (right) and Sarah Hughes Wade at the Firepit Camp in Wendling, the location for a Forgotten Food Festival. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Historic ingredients and traditional recipes will be celebrated at one of the region’s top food festivals this weekend.

Launch of Norfolk Food and Drink in Norwich this evening at Open.

The county’s lavish larder will be celebrated all year round after the official launch of Norfolk Food and Drink.

Norwich City of Ale 2015 festival publicans, brewers and supporters raise a glass at the launch in the memeorial gardens, Norwich.Pictured front Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter Photo: Steve Adams

As the Norwich City of Ale prepares to celebrate its fifth year, a competition is being held to find a name for the new charity beer.

East Twenty Six bar and restaurant, Exchange Street, Norwich. Owner Jeremy

A long-vacated building has found its purpose, becoming the new home of the East Twenty Six restaurant.

The Fry Up Inspector, the anonymous blogger who has reviewed more than 300 fry-ups in Norwich and across the country, at Pandora's Kitchen which has the official Fry Up Inspector Breakfast on its menu.
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He’s a self-appointed taste tester on the hunt for the perfect belly-busting breakfast, a man who truly knows his eggs from his bacon. In the run up to National Breakfast Week which begins on January 25, STACIA BRIGGS finds out why grease is the word for the mystery Fry-Up Inspector.

Don't be like this.

Apparently, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2015 is for people keen to eat less meat.

Orford Plaice fish and chip shop that has been opened in the heart of the city by Alan Hunt.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Frying today! The first traditional fish and chip to be opened in the heart of the city in Norwich for some time is now up and’s in Orford Place and called – what else - Orford Plaice.

Make this Christmas one to remember with a Co-op Christmas hamper. Picture: Laurence Hudghton Photography

Have a merry local Christmas this year by filling your festive table with the best of Norfolk’s food and drink. The EDP has teamed up with the 
East of England Co-op to offer one lucky reader a Christmas dinner to remember with our annual competition to win a luxury lunch for December 25.

Irko Tchakut will be selling fresh olives from Greece at the European Food and Craft Fair

From Belgian chocolates to Transylvanian glass, the flavour and feel of the continent comes to four Norfolk market towns over the next few weeks as they are transformed into bustling European market places.

Project Manager for East Suffolk Foodbank Philip Riley in the Lowestoft store with all the food parcels ready for Christmas.

As part of the East of England Co-op Foodbank Appeal 2014, which the EDP and Norwich Evening News are backing, we are profiling foodbanks around the region. Today, we look at what is happening in Lowestoft.

Adnams' award-winning Longshore vodka being made at the Copper House Distillery in Southwold.
Jonathan Adnams with a bottle of the Longshore vodka.

Picture: James Bass

They beat the Baltics, despite being better known for brewing beer and now their vodka has been hailed as the best in the world. STACIA BRIGGS went to Southwold to visit Adnams’ award-winning distillery.

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