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A selection of articles about local food producers, retailers, chefs and those supporting the local food and farming industry.

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Dorset Seafood Festival

Basking in blue skies and sunshine, Weymouth had a particularly fishy feel to it at the weekend during the Dorset Seafood Festival. The two-day event...

Around the Vale

Filmmaker Lawrence Moore has made a new film celebrating the history, landscape and the people of the Marshwood Vale. He talked to Fergus Byrne. A...

People in Food – Marie Childs

Fancy a pint by a tuneful stream on a stretch of grass opposite a thatched pub, oozing rural charm? This might be just the...

People in Food and Drink – Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith spent his weekends with his grandparents in Chideock. He always found the village a great place to be. Little did he know,...

The Changing Face of Hospitality

Like many small market towns, Bridport has seen changes to many aspects of local life over the last decade. Fergus Byrne has been looking...

People in Food – Rich Wright

Stumbling out of bed at 3.30 am every morning isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but as Rich Wright from The Wobbly Cottage points out,...

People in Food and drink – Geraldine Baker

Twelve years ago Geraldine and John Baker went to one of their local pubs on a Sunday for a drink. Whilst supping over their...

Fergus Byrne Autumn 11 People & Food

In the hills above Borgo San Lorenzo, in the Mugello area of Tuscany, chef Carlo sharpens the biggest carving knife I have ever seen....

Can Dorset become Britain’s first Sustainable Palm Oil county

An initiative to convince Dorset organisations to support the use of sustainable palm oil is gaining traction. Fergus Byrne has been talking to members...

People in Food – Jonathan Hoskyns

From the end of June to the middle of November if you need to find Jonathan Hoskyns he will most likely be out in...

Blue Sky Thinking

The most popular New Year’s wish is that 2021 is nothing like 2020. Fergus Byrne has been hearing from some local businesses about how...

People in Food – John Worswick

The best way to catch John Worswick is as he is emerging from the deck of his yellow boat, pulling himself up the ladder...