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Food and Drink Features

Forget uninspiring sandwiches from the supermarket, we think Hertfordshire could be home to some of the tastiest sarnies in the east of England. In no particular order, we pick 7 of the best cafés and delis to grab a delicious gourmet sandwich

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Glass of Herts: Hertfordshire gets in on the ‘freakshake’ trend

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March 2017

Afternoon tea is a hallmark of British culture that these days comes in many varieties. With its green landscape, attractive towns and beautiful venues, Hertfordshire is a great location for this delight. Here are 36 of the best places in the county to indulge

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Use leftover chicken to create this creamy pot pie with a rosemary twist. Recipe by Tina Richardson, Stanstead Abbotts author of a Cook’s Guide to Herbs

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March 2017

Sweet taste of Brazil

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Hatfield brigadeiro maker puts Sharon in a passion

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When you feel peckish, what could be better than a juicy burger? We pick some of the best burger restaurants in Hertfordshire

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Here are the 12 categories and criteria to nominate your favourite Herts food and drink businesses (or nominate your own business or staff) for an award. Go to hertfordshirefada.co.uk

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Humble Herb’s latest recipe is for fluffy oat pancakes with sour cream and chives

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February 2017

Hitchin’s new craft beer experience

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A new Hitchin store for St Albans’ Beer Shop has a range of exciting new ideas for ale lovers, Laura Vickers discovers

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January 2017

Sharon takes a fun cake-making class in Bushey, plus win a day’s cake decorating worth £95

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January 2017

SG4 Brasserie at Needham House Hotel shares their recipe for this delicious almond panna cotta with roasted pineapple

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January 2017

Check out this delicious recipe for mince pies with sweet basil cream. Perfect for the festive party season

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December 2016

The head chef at the 16th-century coaching inn in Fowlmere, near Royston, on salt, surprising combinations and ‘illusion’ food

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December 2016

Recipe: smoked salmon & crab cheesecake

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Looking for something different for guests over the festive period? The Braughing restaurant shares a delicious savoury cheesecake

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December 2016

Retreating to a lovely tea room or stately home for a spot of afternoon tea during the Christmas season is surely one of the best yuletide treats. We have picked 10 places offering afternoon tea with a festive twist in Hertfordshire

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From high street to online butchers, we have gathered 10 of the best places to buy your Christmas turkey in Hertfordshire

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Old Vodka’s new fruit flavours

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Glass of Herts: Laura Vickers’ pick of the county’s drinks

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Recipe: winter herb hotpot

Monday, November 21, 2016

A simple slow-cook supper made with Herts ingredients – perfect for bonfire night

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The winners of the inaugural Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at Sopwell House in St Albans

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We caught up with Matt Hill, Executive Head Chef, The Grill Room, Downhall Country House Hotel, Hatfield Heath for a Q&A session

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