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Wandsworth Bake Off wants the borough's best chefs

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Pie-makers of Putney, sifters of Southfields, egg washers of Earlsfield and bakers of Battersea get your mixing bowls ready for the Wandsworth Bake Off.

BBC Good Food Festival hits Hampton Court Palace this weekend

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

This weekend, the first BBC Good Food Festival graces the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Plan a voyage to The Ship for bank holiday indoor market

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

It’s always difficult to decide how to spend your precious August bank holiday weekend, writes Ella Griffiths.

Foodies Festival returns to Battersea Park

Croydon Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 7th August 2014

A huge celebration of food and drink is returning to Battersea Park.

Fab Friday: Fringe event gives a taster of things to come at festival

Croydon Guardian:

7:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

Foodies and music lovers can get a taste of what is to come at a charity fringe event before a major food and drink festival.

Double portion of pop up delights at Nine Elms

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Monday 14th July 2014

An inner city twilight zone, undergoing a huge transformation, will host two pop-up food events this summer.

Crystal Palace gets 'Cheese Crawl' this weekend

Croydon Guardian: WIN a luxury hamper worth £50 with legendary Lithuanian cheese

9:14am Friday 11th July 2014

Crystal Palace’s foodies are set to unite on Saturday (July 12) at a pub crawl with a funky twist.

Fab Friday: Blues man getting his rock on ahead of Fab festival

Croydon Guardian:

10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

A veteran blues performer who is no stranger to the Richmond music scene hopes to wow crowds with his new rock style this summer.

Fab Friday: Band with a soft spot for real ale rather happy to play Fab festival

Croydon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

10:30am Friday 4th July 2014

For a real ale-loving band, the Richmond Food and Beer (Fab) Festival will provide the perfect platform to sample some top tipples as they provide a spectacle for the audience.

Treat your taste buds at Cuddington Beer Festival

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Treat your taste buds to 30 different types of real ales and ciders at the Cuddington Beer Festival.

Slow Food and Fab Festival make for happy bedfellows

Croydon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:00am Friday 27th June 2014

The beginning of June saw restaurants up and down the country celebrate Slow Food week.

Help needed to find Richmond's best banger on Sunday

Croydon Guardian: Just a bit pleased: Editor David Rankin's name gets read out

2:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Sausage connoisseurs will munch their way through Richmond's very best bangers on Sunday.

Fab Friday: Sunshine, a lovely lemon posset and a chance to win a prize

Croydon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:10am Friday 20th June 2014

When life hands you lemons, make this super duper summer lemon posset - a simple dessert that packs a very big punch.

Wimbledon's Piazza launches new market stalls

Croydon Guardian: Market at Wimbledon's Piazza in The Broadway

5:20pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A family-friendly market place on Wimbledon’s Piazza is to have a new range of food, household and children's stalls.

Wimbledon Village Fair announces exciting line-up

Croydon Guardian: Strawberries anyone? Irene Demadtia and Simon Hibbins at last year's fair

5:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Horse shows, dog show, two live music venues, the Wimbledon Village Fair is set to engulf The Common in a wave of carnival colour.

Don't wash raw chicken, cooks urged

Croydon Guardian: Four out of every five cases of food poisoning are caused by contaminated chicken, the FSA said

3:34am Monday 16th June 2014

Health experts have urged people to stop washing chicken before they cook it to avoid food poisoning.

Fantastic French food leaving Richmond tables for Fab Festival

Croydon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

3:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Tucked away in a sleepy Richmond street, La Buvette is the town’s premiere independent French eatery.

Sumptuous series of dinners marks Bingham's 30 years

Croydon Guardian: Beautiful: The Bingham

2:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

The Bingham continues its celebration of 30 years in the business with a series of exclusive dinners.

Merits restaurant serves up food for its 25th year

Croydon Guardian: Tasty: Merits held a series of anniversary lunches and dinners

2:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

Richmond College’s Merits restaurant celebrated 25 years of service with a series of lunches and dinners.

Riotous Brothers ready to tear it up at Richmond Food and Beer Festival

Croydon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Fab Friday: When good food, great beer and top music all come together, the result is bound to be memorable.

Wacky Clapham food makers prepare to unveil hot and cold ice cream

Croydon Guardian: WANDS LEISURE Wacky food makers prepare to unveil hot and cold ice cream

3:28pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

An ice cream claiming to give tasters both the sweats and the chills will be unveiled at a festival of food.

Surrey Street market to become 'street food mecca'

Croydon Guardian:

9:49am Wednesday 4th June 2014

If your toasted macaroni cheese sandwiches are the world’s best or your paella is to die for, then your street food truck luck could be in.

Lock up your hunger at Walton farmers' market

Croydon Guardian: Gourmet: The farmers' market returns

2:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Foodies will be able to enjoy the best of British produce as a farmers’ market returns to Walton once again.

Elephant creation triumphs at Walton Food Festival cake competition

Croydon Guardian: Cake: Everybody loves cake

2:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

As part of the Walton Food Festival on Saturday, May 31, bakers went head-to-head to create their finest treats, which were judge on presentation, skill, creativity and taste.

Nando's set for New Malden?

Croydon Guardian: New Nando's restaurant to open soon

3:10pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Portuguese-style peri-peri purveyors Nando’s could be coming to New Malden if councillors approve a planning application later this month.

Crawdaddy cool adding spice to food festival

Croydon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:30pm Friday 23rd May 2014

The Crawdaddy Club was a household name in the 60s, best known for the first residency of the Rolling Stones.

Foodies Festival arriving at Marble Hill House this weekend

Croydon Guardian: Cooking up a storm: Anjula Devi

4:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

An authentic Indian cook will conduct free taster lessons at the Foodies Festival this weekend.

Food fit for an eco-friendly king at new restaurant

Croydon Guardian: Hungry Henry? Head to East Molesey

2:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

An independent, eco-friendly and sustainable restaurant has opened in East Molesey.

Anglo-French Balham couple hit it off in kitchen

Croydon Guardian: Sophie and Ben Le Brozec

4:00am Sunday 11th May 2014

Historically they have been at each other’s throats, but an alliance between British and French culture is proving a hit in the kitchen.

Big names of cookery coming out for Foodies Festival

Croydon Guardian: Top man: Adam Handling

2:20am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Marble Hill House will play host to Foodies Festival for the first time this year, with top chefs showing the public how it is done.

A colourful reminder: Yarn bombs herald first day of the Surbiton Food Festival 2014

Croydon Guardian: Basket case: volunteers were out and about at 6am decorating the town

7:16am Saturday 3rd May 2014

Volunteers hit the streets at 6am today to 'yarn bomb' the town, reminding snack lovers of what is on offer.

Wimbledon takeaway delighted at award win

Croydon Guardian: Restaurant owner David La

4:50am Saturday 3rd May 2014

Wimbledon takeaway delighted at award win

Is this the best takeaway in Croydon?

Croydon Guardian:

1:44pm Friday 2nd May 2014

A sizzling takeaway is celebrating being named the best in Croydon - and among the tastiest in the country.

Putney cakes are 'best in London'

Croydon Guardian: GREEN WANDS Coffee shop is cream of the crop

5:30am Wednesday 30th April 2014

An independent cafe is the cream of the capital’s coffee scene.

Crystal Palace FC sell wines for the Easter period

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Crystal Palace fans have the opportunity to take home some top wines this Easter.

Chocolatier recreates Noah's Ark in honour of Russell Crowe movie

Croydon Guardian: The chocolate ark

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

A chocolatier has recreated Noah’s Ark in honour of the biblical blockbuster.

Is this the new bestselling popcorn flavour?

Croydon Guardian: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

11:40am Friday 4th April 2014

Sutton woman Alexandra Blue has come up with a flavour that could soon be sold at cinemas nationwide.

Blumenthal's Duck to fly Down Under

Croydon Guardian: Heston Blumenthal is moving his restaurant to Australia for six months

10:01am Monday 31st March 2014

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is to move his landmark The Fat Duck restaurant more than 10,000 miles (16,000 km) across the world.

On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

Croydon Guardian: On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

10:04am Monday 24th March 2014

Wandsworth Beer Festival returns for the sixth year running with more breweries than ever before, writes Michael Greenfield.

Wimbledon takeaway restaurant celebrates award nod

Croydon Guardian: Restaurant owner David La

1:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

The owner of a Wimbledon restaurant is delighted to have been nominated for an award based on customer reviews.

Food Glorious Food festival runs until Sunday in Epsom

Croydon Guardian: Jayne Kidd and Janet Noble

4:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Foodies still have time to head down to the Food Glorious Food festival at a shopping mall.

Burger bar brings American taste and seven flavours of Coke to Kingston

Croydon Guardian: Indre Sadonyte, Rachael Pedro and Louise Campbell at the new Five Guys restaurant in Kingston

2:30pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

This is a burger joint flown right out of the US for hungry Kingstonians – four of whom we were told were waiting outside the restaurant for an hour before the 11am opening.

Chef gives students a taste of Brazil ahead of World Cup

Croydon Guardian: Hubert Visschedijk

9:43am Monday 10th March 2014

Students got a taste of Brazil this week as a chef served up some south American treats ahead of the World Cup.

14 fun facts about Pancake Day and why we go flippin' crazy for Shrove Tuesday

Croydon Guardian: Send us your Pancake Day photos

6:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Get your frying pans at the ready as one of our favorite days of the year is here - it’s Pancake Day!

Good news for pubs at last, as Mute Swan opens in Hampton

Croydon Guardian: Cheers: The Mute Swan is open for business

5:22pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A new pub opposite the gates of Hampton Court Palace opened its doors for the first time this week.

Two top names on the bill for first Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival

Croydon Guardian: Soul sister: Jo Harman

9:38am Monday 3rd March 2014

Kokomo and Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash are among the big names to be confirmed for the Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival (Fab) this summer.

VIDEO: International food market comes to Croydon town centre

Croydon Guardian: Olivier's Bakery - French Bread

1:12pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Shoppers in the town centre had the opportunity to try something a little different for their lunch at the weekend.

Farmers' market makes welcome return to the Heart

Croydon Guardian: Tasty: The farmers' market returns

4:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Foodies will be delighted to hear the farmers market will return to the Heart shopping centre once again.

Gordon Ramsay opens new restaurant in Battersea

Croydon Guardian: Bradwell: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to run triathlon

11:09am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened a restaurant in Battersea.

VIDEO: Married TV couple Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood sample cakes at Earlsfield Cake-Off

Croydon Guardian: Angellica Bell, Jacqui Kelly and Lesley Cox.

4:12pm Monday 10th February 2014

TV presenters Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood sampled cakes at a charity baking competition.








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