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Stathams shortlisted for two awards Stathams by Pembroke Kilkenny has launched its Autumn menu which is now available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Statham’s is proud to work with local producers and serve mouth-watering farm-to-fork meals, sweet treats, organic wines, delicious cocktails, and amazing Cloud Picker coffee. Newly appointed in June, Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Ken Harker, and his …

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Throughout Tuscany, wine bottles and many a restaurant feature a black rooster, the famed ‘Gallo nero’, a marketing logo for the region’s world famous Chianti Classico fine wines with a ‘history’ that stretches back to the Middle Ages. As the story goes… Once upon a time, a knight from Siena and a knight from Florence …

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Like most wines, all prosecco is not made equally. Prosecco, a type of sparkling wine, is made with grapes from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene region in Veneto, Italy. Grapes in this region grow at different altitudes; the higher the altitude, the better the prosecco quality, says wine expert Vince Anter, founder and host of the V …

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins Easy Serves 4 A lovely, light dish ideal for al fresco dining Ingredients 8 chicken thighs 2 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp olive oil 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped 400ml stock 500g bag baby new potatoes, halved 200g pack full fat soft cheese 200g broad beans, podded 200g sweetcorn …

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Prep: 30 mins plus 1 hr and overnight chilling Easy Serves: 12 – 14 Follow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions Ingredients 250g digestive biscuits 100g butter, melted 1 vanilla pod 600g full fat soft cheese 100g icing sugar 284ml pot of double cream For …

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THE typically balanced, elegant wines of Italy are famously food-friendly across the board, so you’re certain to find the perfect pairing for everything from pasta night to a seafood extravaganza to an antipasti picnic. Here are three the best Italian wines to seek out right now. Best Overall: Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2015 …

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Don’t feel intimidated by wine labels. The information on such can be broken down into four key segments: The brand or producer (who) The country or region (where) The grape variety (what) The vintage (when) When looking for who made the wine, famous brand names will of course stand and be easy to spot. But …

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Get the right balance of biscuit, caramel and chocolate to bake the perfect millionaire’s shortbread. Enjoy with your afternoon tea or coffee. Makes: 20-24 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hour Ingredients For the shortbread 250g plain flour 200g unsalted butter , chilled and chopped 100g golden caster sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract For the caramel layer …

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A SICILIAN inspired vegetarian sauce with capers and sultanas, this version is served with lean, griddled chicken. Serves: four Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins Ingredients 4 garlic cloves , thinly sliced few thyme sprigs, leaves picked 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions , finely sliced 3 celery sticks, thickly sliced on the diagonal …

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HERE are some wine and spaghetti pairings that will leave everyone happy enough to sing Puccini around the dinner table. Spaghetti Bolognese (Spaghetti and Meatballs) Wine pairing: Chianti Why it works: There is absolutely no reason to get too complicated when it comes to spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a quintessential Italian dish, so go with …

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