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  • Waddesdon’s Fab Feast

    It's not just scoffing on offer Waddesdon Manor's Feast. Check out these performers and book in for this unique festival on Sat 16 - Sun 17 June.

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    Try these private chefs

    You'll want to know about this one! Muddy tests out La Belle Assiette, an awesome concept offering 600+ private chefs based on location, price, cuisine and reviews.

  • Cook *this* at the weekend!

    Here's a scrumptious Donna Hay weekend lunch recipe for you - and a chat with the super-chef herself. If we ask nicely, will she cook it too?

  • All that jazz

    The restaurant/bar at architectural salvage troopers LASSCO in mid-Oxfordshire now has regular live music nights and a fab new food offering. Tune in here.

  • Speedy Suppers

    For those of us too busy, tired or lazy to cook a fancy mid-week supper. This week, Thomasina MIers, Wahaca supremo, mother of three and all round food goddess, offers us her 20 minute fish tacos. We'll take it.

  • NEW SERIES! Muddy’s speedy suppers for frazzled cooks

    Having one of those days when 'make dinner' is just one of 8 million things on your to-do list? Totally run out of ideas? Yup, us too. So with frazzled, time-poor cooks in mind, here's the first recipe in our new series of speedy weekday suppers. In the coming weeks, we'll be asking our favourite cooks to inspire us with an nifty new dish. Because there's only so much pasta and pesto a girl can eat. First up wearing the Muddy (not literally, don't worry) apron? Emma Collen from the brilliant The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School in Oxford...

  • Holy crêpe! Bonjour to Pancake Day

    Bored of making stodgy old British pancakes, slathered in sugar, lemon or treacle (or if you’re my children, all three)? Try this cheeky little number for size then – an elegant crêpe with Juliette sauce, artfully created and demonstrated by the stupendously beautiful chef Camille of equally beautiful French restaurant The Swan at Tetsworth, Oxfordshire. […]

  • Muddy eats: The Angel at Burford

    Burford is one of those gorgeous Cotswold towns where you can spend hours gawping at the beauty of every shop and house you pass. Historically and aesthetically it’s stunning, but the flipside is that, certainly on the high street, many of the eating options cater to the tourist trade. So let’s take you off that […]

  • Recipe: Poached salmon in rice wine and soy sauce with sprout stir fry

    This the lovely Pamela, one of a growing band of dedicated foodies I meet who has turned her passion into a business and is found a rather tidy niche. ChenMoore Chopsticks is all about demystifying oriental food (Pamela is from Taiwan originally, but cooks across the Far Eastern regions) and showing that it’s not all […]

  • 9 brilliant local pop up supper clubs

    If you didn’t manage to get tickets for Native Feast’s pop up supper club return to LASSCO in December (*sob*) you’re not the only one. The tickets lasted a nano-second before selling out, indicative not only of chef Chris Godfrey’s Michelin-starre credentials but also our increasing collective appetite for trying something a bit different. I’ve done […]

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