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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Maxine and Sam Hayes, owners of The lighthouse, Aldeburgh, which won Bookatable's Suffolk Restaurant of the Year award. Picture:  LUCY TAYLOR

The owner of a Suffolk restaurant has spoken of his pride after winning an award for best in county based on consumer reviews.

Food review: The Long Melford Swan

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Review: The Long Melford Swan. Our reviewer loved the tender duck and its cherry sauce at The Long Melford Swan and gave it 10/10.

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys dinner at The Long Melford Swan, one of Suffolk’s best-loved pubs

Valentine's Day diners are being urged to check food hygiene ratings (stock image)

Valentine’s Day diners in east Suffolk are being advised to “look before you book” and check a business’s food hygiene rating before deciding where to take their date.

Stephany Hardingham, centre,  from Alder Tree, with Louise Petterson, left, and Sarah Nunn.

An ice cream maker, a beekeeper and a baker are celebrating after they were crowned county champions in a competition to find East Anglia’s top regional producer as shoppers cast their votes in record numbers.

James White Drinks  founder and managing director Lawrence Mallinson.

A free networking breakfast for food and drink companies thinking about selling overseas is due to take place near Ipswich on February 21.

12 top international restaurants in Suffolk. The Great House, Lavenham

We round up some of the best places to eat in East Anglia on Valentine’s Day

The NFU has written to processors and packers after potato growers reported payment shortfalls.

Frustrated potato farmers reporting “severe” payment deductions from processors and packers must be given more transparency on why they are being penalised, farmers’ leaders say.

Free range hens have been brought indoors under the current restrictions.

New bird flu restrictions to be imposed in ‘higher risk areas’, including a large swathe taking in most of the East Anglian coast and estuary areas and an inland section of north Suffolk and south Norfolk, could pose a threat to “a significant number” of free-range poultry producers, farmers’ leaders have warned.

Juliette Bryant's raw chocolate brownie.

Nutritionist and superfood chef Juliette Bryant shares her knowledge and recipes each week, helping us to eat and feel much healthier...

Free range Suffolk hens housed indoors following a blanket order from the government's chief vet to bring birds indoors or away from wild birds to prevent the spread of avian flu.

Farmers’ leaders have called on British retailers to back free range poultry farmers hit by an order to house their birds indoors to prevent the spread of bird flu.

Abi Johnson, NIAB EMR, East Malling.

A new variety of strawberry which saves labour and creates less wastage is the subject of the next Agri-Tech East event.

Benedict Orchard,  environmental sustainability manager for Adnams.

Southwold brewer Adnams is toasting two silver awards for the way it runs its business.

A chef prepares a meal (stock images)

Are you thinking of eating out at a restaurant in west Suffolk this weekend?

Chef Pascal Canevet, of award-winning Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds.

A top Suffolk chef is going back to school to educate students about food and nutrition.

Barry and Henry Chevallier Guild of Aspall Cyder.

A family business which has been producing cider in Suffolk for three centuries is seeking to grow its operations and boost its public profile.

Vegan cafe, Cradle, opens in Sudbury

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Holly Sutton and Christophe Vigie at the Cradle Bakery and Cafe in Sudbury.
 Picture: Richard Marsham

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis meets Holly and Christophe - the couple behind new Sudbury vegan bakery and cafe Cradle.

Alaistaire Brice, owns Havensfield Happy Hens.

An East Anglian free range egg producer fears his business would face “devastation” if it loses its status due to a bird flu ban.

Free range egg-laying hens have been brought inside following a DEFRA order imposed after an outbreak of bird flu in the wild bird population.

Farmers’ leaders are urging European Union decision-makers to extend the free-range status of poultry which had to be brought indoors following an outbreak of bird flu, warning some might otherwise go out of business.

Food hygiene inspectors (stock image) Credit: SIMON FINLAY.

Are you thinking of eating out at a restaurant in Babergh or Mid Suffolk this weekend? Or maybe you’re ordering a takeaway?

Instagram dessert trends: Rainbow Bagels (Photo by Britney Buonpane) and Cake Shakes at The White Horse Pub (Photo by Antony Kelly).

Gone are the days when a bowl filled with jelly and ice cream would suffice for pudding, the world we live in today demands a dessert that is bigger, better and sicklier than anything that’s come before – i.e. A monster dessert.

Greg Taylor of Retrocorn at Witham.

A fledgling food firm started by a budding Essex entrepreneur in his grandma’s kitchen is celebrating after bagging support from Tesco.

Each bag of Rosanna pink onions, grown by Stourgarden Ltd at Great Horkesley, Colchester, and sold in Tesco stores, have been raising funds Cancer Research UK Race for Life Campaign.

Essex onion growers have so far raised more than £50,000 for a cancer charity from sales of one of its more unusual varieties in Tesco stores.

A traditional Burns Night meal of haggis, neeps and tatties

Burns Night – a celebration of the life and poetry of Scottish bard Robert Burns – takes place on his birthday, January 25.

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane, Ipswich

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Juliette Bryant with a healthy chocolate smoothie

Forget most of what you thought you knew about dieting and healthy eating, says nutritionist Juliette Bryant.

Sharon Newton (left) and Sandra (right) with the mayor and mayoress of Stowmarket Mr and Mrs Humphries at the opening of A Lot A Choc.

New chocolate shop on Bury Street in Stowmarket is selling ethically-made treats produced with real cacao.

Justine Paul is setting up her fourth farmer's market at the Traverse in Bury St Edmunds on December 11.

Nearly 30 traders at new market in Bury St Edmunds on December 11

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