Gingernut’s Free From Goodies

From an early age Steph Lowe learnt how to bake from her Mother and after leaving school she enrolled on the Chef Scholarship course at Bournemouth & Poole University. But this was cut short due to Steph’s growing intolerance to dairy products. Then gradually over time she also grew intolerant to wheat & gluten, which […]

Dorset’s Answer To Herbs and Essences

I get to meet a lot of passionate people developing their food businesses across Dorset, no more than Yordan and Justin Frampton, who have created in March 2018 Dorset Herbs and Essences Ltd. I met them on one of the hottest days of the year, they were hot, dusty and covered in sticky marigold oil, […]

Raise a Glass with Morrish & Banham

In the autumn of 2015 Morrish & Banham wine merchant and tasting room opened its doors in Brewery Square Dorchester, it is owned by Mark and Caroline Banham (Caroline’s maiden name is Morrish, so hence the name). Mark started life in the wine trade in 1990 working in Luckins Wine Store, Great Dunmow. He also […]

Hello, Hari Hari

One of my favourite food quotes comes from Rick Stein in his TV series India. “When you are hungry deciding on what to eat and the thought of a curry comes into your head, that’s it, it just has to be a curry” So I apologise in advance, because you will be on the hunt […]

All Things Cherries

For friends Laurie and Hayley it was their move to Milborne St Andrew in the depths of rural Dorset that prompted them to launch a business, inspired by a shared love of their county, its surroundings, and of course its food. Wines from nearby vineyards, beers and ciders from Dorset brewers, delectable cheeses direct from […]

Delicious, Delicious Deli

St. Alban Street in Weymouth is a quintessential English seaside thoroughfare, but amongst the buckets & spades and objet d’art, there is an oasis of wonderful Dorset produce. Delicious is a delicatessen championing great Dorset food, sourced from local farms & producers. Delicious was created by Carl MacShilton and his brother-in-law Mark MacCormack both passionate [...]