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    8 of the best Christmas escapes

    Festive, fun and stress free. A Christmas mini break where you rock up to eat, drink, sleep and be merry could be just the antidote to a rubbish 2020.

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    The best cookbooks for 2020

    Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven meals? Just a sucker for pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • Pea & Co Christmas+Dinner+Delivered_1000x666

    The lazy cooks answer to Christmas lunch

    Can’t be bothered to get up at 5am to start bronzing your bird? We've found seven posh Christmas dinners in a box from Berkshire's gastronomic greats.

  • Christmas-wine-Unsplash

    Best wines to buys for Christmas

    From the perfect red to pair with mince pies to the best bubbles for your NYE celebrations, these are the bottles to pick up for the festive season.

  • Tip-top takeaways to see you through lockdown

    Restaurants, cafes and bars may be closed right now, but you can still support our brilliant local businesses by ordering a takeaway. Oh go on, if we must...

  • Hand-and-Flowers-Fish-and-Chips

    Best ever fish and chips from The Hand & Flowers

    Fancy whipping up a double Michelin-starred chippie tea? Let Tom Kerridge show you how, courtesy of the brand new The Hand & Flowers Cookbook.

  • Tart London fish-curry

    Speedy supper: smoked Haddock Curry

    Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We've got a 30-minute fab fish curry for you from Tart London – the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set.

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    Positive pants on! 6 lockdown silver-linings

    Covid fatigue kicking in? Ditch the bloody banana loaf, lock yourself in the bathroom and enjoy the simple pleasures, then plot your post lockdown escape from 3 Dec. Positive vibes guaranteed.

  • Arancini balls in a delicate white dish served as an amuse bouche at Caldesi in Campagna

    7 of the best posh takeaways

    It's a gastronomic groundhog day. But this time we know how to play the game. Support Berkshire's finest gastropubs and restaurants by ordering in some chefy posh nosh.

  • Brocolli and Tofu Bowl WHAT VEGAN'S EAT COOKBOOK

    Vegan curious? Cook this tasty Broccoli Bowl

    Eat your greens! It's World Vegan Month, so if you're full throttle plant-based, or fancy a meat-free moment, try this delicious and speedy recipe by chef Brett Cobley.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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