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Eating Out or Eating In

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
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

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 running...it’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.

The London Vegetable Orchestra at Aylsham Food Festival 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Musical instruments made out of vegetables were a highlight of Aylsham Food Festival: Entertainment with a Difference on Saturday.

Acle Food and Drink Festival. Alisanne Webb, Wendy Green and Harriet Newman serving vintage teas.

From fiery chilies to creamy cheeses, vintage teas to pints of locally brewed beer, Acle’s first tasty food festival proved a taste bud tickling hit with visitors.

Gemma Seager who is organising the Norwich Cocktail Week. Picture: Simon Finlay

From the kill-or-cure hangover cure Bloody Mary to the sophisticated Cosmopolitan, the exotic Mai Tai to the shaken-but-not-stirred Martini, a cocktail is always a party in a glass.

Olly Sanders pictured at his handmade food stall at Aylsham Market.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

It heralds the annual outing of the most famous breakfast in Norfolk and this year welcomes an orchestra with a difference, which will feature butternut squash bugles and carrot clarinets. STACIA BRIGGS looks forward to the Aylsham Food Festival this weekend.

Gemma Seager who is organising the Norwich Cocktail Week.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From the kill-or-cure hangover cure Bloody Mary to the sophisticated Cosmopolitan, the exotic Mai Tai to the shaken-but-not-stirred Martini, a cocktail is always a party in a glass.

A thousand people attended the launch of this year's Moveable Feast at the Forum, and moved on to restaurants around the city, such as the Assembly House. Photo: Bill Smith

Celebrating its 15th birthday, Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast saw more than 1,000 intrepid diners take to the streets of Norwich for a fundraising food safari.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be the venue for a gourmet pop up restaurant raising funds for the oncology ward. The Lavender House and the Assembly House chef, Richard Hughes, left, and the NNUH head chef, Jon Batchelor, right, ready to serve up to John Church. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It’s not the first place you’d think of if you were looking for high-class hospitality and fine dining but the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is planning a very different kind of operation in its restaurant next month. STACIA BRIGGS finds out what’s popping up at the NNUH.

Feature on Cornerways Nursery, which produces many different types of tomatoes. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It’s one of the UK’s biggest tomato sources, hidden in a secret corner of the Fens under the shadow of British Sugar’s flagship beet factory. During Red Tractor Week, STACIA BRIGGS visits Cornerways, Britain’s biggest glasshouse.

The EDP Norfolk Food and Drink awards at the Norfolk Showground. Richard Woolliams, left, and Sarah De Chair, Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The waiting is over and the winners of the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2014 have been announced at a spectacular awards ceremony held at the Norfolk Showground. STACIA BRIGGS presents this year’s Norfolk food and drink superstars.

Walk the Pork farm walk at Scott's Field Pork at Fen Farm, Oxborough. Picture: Ian Burt

It was a perfectly porcine way to start proceedings at the Brecks Food and Drink Festival which begins today. STACIA BRIGGS joined this year’s Walk the Pork near Oxborough.

The Kiddy Cook Walkers at Walk with a Fork in Sennowe Park 2013.

There’s plenty to enjoy in the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 2014. Stacia Briggs previews the second half of the packed programme.

Norfolk Food and Drink Festival and Battle of the Bangers at the Forum -  Winner of The Peoples Choice category Icarus Hines (right) being presented his award by Richard Larner (left), and Paul Pearce (middle) from Brewin Dolphin  © Keiron Tovell Photography 2014 www.keirontovell.com

The skies above Norwich might have been grey and overcast but beneath there were sizzling temperatures and an explosion of scintillating home-grown tastes as six butchers battled it out for the coveted ‘best banger’ title.

Cafe Culture at the Norwich Food and Drink Festival - Barista competition. Competitor Chris Parry.

There are more than 60 independent coffee shops in the heart of Norwich and numerous chains serving the nation’s favourite hot beverages. A new event aims to recognise Norwich’s rich café environment and crown the best barista in the city. STACIA BRIGGS laps up the atmosphere.

Feast on the Street, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Food Festival 2014  outside the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

It’s been a year since Feast on the Street held its first street food festival in Norwich and in the following 12 months the city has embraced al fresco dining greedily.

Adam Jarvis, head chef at The Dining Rooms, Cinema City with his Norwich inspired dish.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 2014 is set to hit Norwich this weekend with plenty of delicious events to whet your appetite. STACIA BRIGGS finds out where you can feast on the street, take a Norfolk afternoon tea, visit a farm in the middle of the city and eat an Elvis Toastie Macaron this weekend.

The Elveden Estate is Britain's onion capital.

It’s a celebration of farming, food and countryside, a chance to showcase the bounty of a unique landscape that produces a deliciously diverse array of food and drink. STACIA BRIGGS looks at the line-up at this year’s Brecks Food and Drink Festival.

The Feast on the Street. Part of the EDP Norfolk Adnams Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Denise Bradley

It’s been a delicious year for Norfolk’s street food collective, Feast on the Street. Stacia Briggs finds out what’s cooking at Feast on the Street in Norwich city centre on Thursday and Friday.

Norfolk and Norwich Food Festival 2014 launch event at the Aseembly House, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

It’s time to celebrate a decade of fantastic food and delicious drink. The Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 2014 has been officially launched with six weeks of celebration to look forward to. STACIA BRIGGS joined almost 300 guests at The Assembly House in Norwich to kick-start the festival.

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