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Brunch with FoodOfTheOx

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2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Brunch at Green's Cafe, Oxford

Pizzas all round help memories of tripe to fade

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1:58pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A family favourite never fails to impress and keeps the post-holiday blues at bay for Katherine MacAlister

Opening a bar has its problems and perks

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1:54pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Starting Up with Robin Bayley @ Joseph Perks & Co.

How to make mushroom, spinach and poached duck egg wellington

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1:52pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Steve Bush of The Mole & Chicken in Easington provides this week's recipe

Teen Taste at Chariots and Cherry Pie

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2:12pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Angus Henderson tries the food at an American style diner

Queuing up for feeding time with the wildlife

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2:01pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Tim Hughes has a close encounter as he tries out the canteen menu at one of the county’s top attractions

Rising from the waters with shiny new look

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1:58pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Starting Up with Shaun Dickens @ The Boathouse, Henley

How to make braised free-range chicken with apples, bacon, cider and mash

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1:55pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Carl Isham of Turl Street Kitchen provides this week's recipe

Poor service on our night out

Oxford Mail:

1:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Katherine MacAlister and her family experience a disappointing visit to the newest eatery in Witney

Cornish squid stew may be next 'classic'

Oxford Mail:

1:34pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Starting Up with Lucie Greenwood @ The Milk Shed

How to make Crab & chilli linguine

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1:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Black Boy in Headington provide the recipe for this week's Chef Special

Station bacon butty search hits the buffers

Oxford Mail:

2:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tim Hughes is unimpressed by breakfast on the run at Oxford Station

When hunger strikes, don't mezze about

Oxford Mail:

2:42pm Thursday 21st August 2014

After an evening in the company of the Bard, only a Lebanese banquet will do for Katherine MacAlister

Taking up Arms is a family affair for us

Oxford Mail:

2:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Starting Up with Samantha Vaughn @ The Abingdon Arms

Chef's Special - Macher Dopiaza (Fish with Double Onions)

Oxford Mail:

2:28pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Shayek Ahmed of Aziz on Cowley Road provides this week's recipe

Brunch with FoodOfTheOx

Oxford Mail:

2:12pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Brunch at FoodOfTheOx in Jacobs & Field, Headington

Getting our just desserts with a gluten-free meal

Oxford Mail:

2:05pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Nick Edwards puts his dietary concerns to the test and enjoys a suberb meal with a gluten-loving friend

Going balmy for summer on the roof

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2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Starting Up with Yvonne Oppon @ The Roof at TVC

How to make a Banana Tarte Tatin

Oxford Mail:

1:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

John Footman at The Oxford Kitchen provides this week's special recipe

Journey is a lot easier with help from a friend....

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

We take for granted going on a day's outing, but when you are disabled a little help from your friends goes a long way...

Tea Time at Randolph Hotel

Oxford Mail:

1:47pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Mel Fewster tries the tea at Oxford's Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Where feeding the herd won't break the bank

Oxford Mail:

1:44pm Thursday 7th August 2014

With teens in tow, Katherine MacAlister gives very big thanks to the new-look Pret A Manger

From pie in the sky to real big ideas

Oxford Mail:

1:41pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Starting Up with Claire Hilsdon @ Chariots and Cherry Pie

Chef's Special - Lobster Fish Finger Sandwich

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1:39pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Luke Thomas at Luke's Broadway in The Cotswolds provides this week's recipe

Moo-Moo's @ Covered Market

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2:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Teen Taste with Angus Henderson

Floating to pudding heaven at Old Parsonage

Oxford Mail:

2:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Katherine MacAlister finds luscious interiors and gorgeous desserts made by the hands of a kitchen god

Modern touches to classical cuisine

Oxford Mail:

1:58pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Simon Bradley, new Executive Head Chef at The Macdonald Randolph, talks about taking over and his plans for the restaurant in the future.

How to make awesome BBQ ribs

Oxford Mail:

1:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The Atomic Chef provides his special recipe for BBQ ribs

Takeaway at Mamma Mia in Summertown

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12:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Tim Hughes takes out a fabulous pizza from Mamma Mia

Preconceptions slain by this delicious food

Oxford Mail:

12:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Katherine MacAlister embraces spontaneity after a family emergency, and comes up trumps for taste

A little bit of love is our special ingredient

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12:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Starting Up with Jo Woodcock @ The Wandering Kitchen

How to make a delicious cured salmon

Oxford Mail:

12:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Burcot Chequers chef and owner Steven Sanderson provides the recipe in this week's Chef's Special

Brunch at Giraffe in Oxford

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12:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Annette Cunningham tries out a popular eaterie on George Street

Traffic jam puts lunch on the run

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12:13pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Despite rushing off with her main course in a doggy bag, Katherine MacAlister finds foodie heaven in Henley

The big challenges of opening a small pub

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12:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Starting Up with Alasdair Burn @ The Harcourt Arms

Chef's Special with Nathan Bowles at The Killingworth Castle

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12:07pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Nathan Bowles presents his recipe for salad of asparagus, wild rice and charred halloumi with cherry vine tomato and nettle pesto

Tea Time at Eynsham Hall

Oxford Mail:

12:45pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Mel Fewster tries the tea at the historical and beautiful Eynsham Hall

Spicing up the Sunday Roast at The Tree Hotel

Oxford Mail:

12:39pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Sunday dinner gets an international twist and curries favour with Tim Hughes and his famously fussy sons

Join us in our field of delicious dreams

Oxford Mail:

12:35pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Starting Up with Rupert Whitaker @ The Field Kitchen

Chef's Special with Emily Watkins at The Kingham Plough

Oxford Mail:

11:58am Thursday 10th July 2014

Emily Watkins provides her recipe for Cornish mackerel with oyster mayonnaise

Teen Taste at Mamma Mia, Summertown

Oxford Mail:

11:42am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Angus Henderson enjoys a Saturday night at a Summertown Italian restaurant

Menu that leaves no need to fish for compliments

Oxford Mail:

11:38am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Flavour-packed trout and a rich fish curry are a delight for lovers of all things piscine as Tim Hughes discovers

A fond farwell as we hand over our baby

Oxford Mail:

11:32am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Starting Up with Chloe Horner @ Oxfork

Chef's Special with Carl Isham at The Turl Street Kitchen

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Carl Isham provides his recipe for Crayfish bisque

Takeaway at Haymans Fish Market

Oxford Mail: Takeaway at Haymans Fish Market

1:32pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Tim Hughes tries out fish and chips day at a nearby fishmarket in Osney Mead

A carnival for carnivores at popular pub

Oxford Mail: A carnival for carnivores at popular pub

1:21pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A meaty treat keeps Mr Greedy happy as Katherine MacAlister checks out the menu at The Star Inn

Sausage HQ bows out with a bang

Oxford Mail: Max Mason, pictured on Oxford Beach outside the Big Bang, is off to pastures new

1:17pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Pigs across Oxfordshire are sighing in relief at news that Max Mason is quitting his Sausage HQ in Oxford, aka The Big Bang. Oxford will be a far less colourful place without him and his hair-brained, and enormously popular, schemes and bountiful enthusiasm. He will be sorely missed. Here he outlines his Big Bang journey

Chef's Special with Larry Jayasekara, Executive Head Chef at The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green

Oxford Mail: Larry Jayasekara

1:12pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Larry Jayasekara shares his recipe for Tomato Salad

Brunch at the Quod Brasserie

Oxford Mail: Brunch at the Quod Brasserie

11:58am Thursday 19th June 2014

Jeremy Smith tries out an Oxford restaurant's breakfast offerings on the way to work

Make a break for it to taste the freedom

Oxford Mail: The Punter

11:54am Thursday 19th June 2014

Katherine MacAlister escapes from the office for a reviving riverside lunch that doesn't break the bank






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