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Surrey Spice

Surrey Spice

The upside: Delicious authentic Indian curries hand made by chef and storyteller Mandira who grew up on a tea plantation in her native India The downside: No turning back after trying these dishes The flipside: Available from farm shops and independent food retailers in Surrey Mandira Sarkar is the creative force behind Surrey Spice. A … Continue reading

Carolyn’s Pies

Carolyn’s Pies

Delicious traditional meat pies made by hand for farm shops and direct to the public in true cottage industry style! The upside: Locally made using quality ingredients, these pies are the best for miles. The downside: Not available outside Milford currently, but that might change in the future. The flipside: You are supporting a new … Continue reading

Jam Packed Preserves

Jam Packed Preserves

Gorgeous thick fruit and vegetable packed jars of preserves from a true cottage industry in Surrey. The upside: A huge range of lovingly prepared jams, marmalades, jellies and chutneys made by hand the old fashioned way. The downside: Only on sale in a few outlets and charity events The flipside: With a new website and … Continue reading

Norbury Blue

Norbury Blue

Norbury Blue and Dirty Vicar Cheese. Surrey only has one artisan cheese-maker but their delicious cheese is revered throughout the county. Highly regarded by farm shops, delis and featured on local menus its a product to be proud of. Michaela Allam started making cheese from her dad’s milk in 2001. Travelling around farmers market to … Continue reading

Smoky Gravad Lax

Smoky Gravad Lax

My family have roots in Eastern Europe so I grew up with Gravad Lax, a cured salmon dish. It’s little lighter than smoked salmon and very easy to make. Because you are curing not cooking you must start off with very fresh fish. I usually fillet my own but get the fishmonger to do it … Continue reading

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

I felt like a judge on a reality show choosing my top 20 without leaving anyone out. There are so many fabulous producers I have met since doing this blog and you all deserve a space here but I had to set a limit. So, in no particular order! Local free-range turkey reared on Etherley … Continue reading

Wild at Heart Foods

Wild at Heart Foods

A small artisan producer of fine quality innovative preserves harnessing nature’s wild harvest with a hint of modernity You have to put your money where your mouth is and since launching ‘Eat Surrey’ I always give local food gifts. Since getting to know Wild at Heart my dinner party offerings often feature a pot of … Continue reading

Sally Iddles Fabulous Food

Sally Iddles Fabulous Food

A food consultant and caterer who teams creative prowess with exuberant energy The Main Event: Restaurant menu development and gorgeous food for events. Tips: Need a forkful of inspiration for your menu? Give Sally a call! Sally and I first met at Sainsbury’s when she was a development chef in the late 1990’s. After we … Continue reading

Butter and Cream Cakes

Butter and Cream Cakes

Butter and Cream Cakes, 22 Church Road, Milford, Godalming,
GU8 5JD  A bespoke bakery and cafe offering pretty wedding, birthday and everyday cup cakes. Go there for: Glitzy cup cakes with a sumptuous cream-cheese topping, rocky road and squidgy brownies. Avoid: Missing out: pick these up in North St Market, Guildford, or at the Milford shop. … Continue reading

One O’clock Box

One O’clock Box

One O’clock Box A quality artisan lunch company that will deliver for meetings and events. Order from here for: A lunch to keep you firing on all cylinders until dinner. Avoid:  Not checking he delivers in your area before reading the mouth-watering menu. Is it worth the calories?: Slowly fermented handmade sourdough bread and gourmet … Continue reading