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Honey and Mustard Glazed Chicken, Chantenay Salad, with Pine Nuts and...

Ingredients • 200g Chantenay carrots, halved lengthways • 2 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips • 3 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil • 2 tbsp clear honey •...

Duck Breasts with Mandarin Marmalade Sauce

Duck Breasts with Mandarin Marmalade Sauce serves 2 Ingredients • 2 duck breasts, weighing about 175-225 g (6-8 oz) each, skin on and scored • 2 tbsp freshly...

Pheasant and Chestnut Sauce

Pheasant and Chestnut Soup serves 4 Ingredients • 1 Hen Pheasant • 150g Chestnuts (shelled) • 1½ litres Chicken Stock • 1 Bouquet Garni (thyme, bay leaf, parsley stalk &...

Venison Steaks with Blackcurrant Sauce

Venison Steaks with Blackcurrant Sauce serves 4 Ingredients • 4 venison steaks (or small medallions of fillet of beef), weighing about 125-150g (4-5 oz) each • Olive oil, for brushing •...

Poached Venison in a Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce

Poached Venison in a Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce, with Scented Red Cabbage and Parsnip Crisp serves 4 Ingredients • ¼ red cabbage • Zest & juice of...

Exclusive interview with Ed Byrne

Byrne After Forty By Veronica Lee Ed Byrne says he’s a miserable old git. He didn’t celebrate his 40th birthday last year and his new show,...
Mike (right) on a picnic in the late 1960s with Eric and show guests The Karlins.

Eric Morecambe’s chauffeur reveals life with Britain’s favourite funnyman

Morecambe and Wise were the best-loved comic act on television for years, but behind the scenes was another double act; Morecambe and Fountain. For 14...
Denise Greenwood

Bigging Up Littleborough – Denise Greenwood

It’s not the most famous of towns, but people as far apart as the United States and Russia are reading about Littleborough without realising...
Dave Swanton

Bygone times

By Dave Swanton A good friend of mine moved to New Zealand seven years ago and is heading back to the UK in July (I...
Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow has been a much-loved fixture in most living rooms for years. It was Sunday’s staple diet for our family, along with a...
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WIN a BBQ Set From Spanish Chorizo

WIN a BBQ set from Spanish Chorizo The Spanish Chorizo Consortium, producers of authentic Spanish chorizo, are giving away one BBQ set, with BBQ, knife,...