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The Antidote from Dorset Chilli Shop

Clifton Chilli Club review the “Antidote”

By Jon Gwynne / July 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

International Success

Back in May, Dorset Chilli Shop’s Antidote won a silver medal in the New York City Hot Sauce Expo. International recognition for an outstanding sauce created by a husband and wife team from Bournemouth. A huge and absolutely deserved reward for their efforts and creativity.

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Nativ Nigerian Restaurant

By Jon Gwynne / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

About 5 years ago, I visited Africa. The first part of the trip was to climb Kilimanjaro and that was followed by a safari in the Serengeti. Due to the type of trip this was, food was not really a priority for anything other than keeping me fuelled. Having geared myself up for the trek and imagined all the animals I’d hoped I would see, oddly for me, food didn’t factor into the equation quite as much as it usually would when I travel.

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The Butchers Dog Logo

The Butchers Dog in Wimborne

By Jon Gwynne / February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

All over Dorset, bars, micro-pubs and ale houses are providing new options for discovering great beers, ales, lagers and more. There’s something of a revolution taking place right now and one of the most exciting places for those who like to try a new pint is Wimborne.

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Cafe Area

More Than Just a Shop – Part Two

By Jon Gwynne / February 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Much More Than A Village Store When I started talking to Karen I didn’t envisage a blog post about a village store could evolve into a two-parter. The thing about this particular store is that there is so much more to it than you’d expect in modern society. This is to a large degree, driven…

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Fruit and Veg

More Than Just a Shop

By Jon Gwynne / January 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

More Than Just a Shop In the past, few services were more valuable to a rural community than a village store. In recent years many such establishments have been taken over by national chains such as Happy Shopper, One Stop and Londis and with that, we’ve witnessed the disintegration of the personal touch. These stores…

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Spice Of Life – Dorset Chilli Shop

By Jon Gwynne / January 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Over the last couple of years, Dorset Chilli Shop has established itself as one of the county’s finest producers and retailers. If you like to kick things up a notch in the kitchen, you won’t find a better choice of spicy sauces anywhere in the UK. They were recently recognised for their efforts when they won ‘Best…

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Local Produce Breakfast - fancy scrambled eggs on toast with freshly baked bread

Get Fresh, Eat Well, Shop Local

By Jon Gwynne / January 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

What a wonderful time to be a food lover in Dorset! We’ve come so far since food was just fuel, and there is plenty to cater to the tastes of our blossoming new hobby. Will we kick out football as the nation’s favourite game..? Be it ‘food porn’ succeeding the swathe of selfie obsessions, or terms like ‘food envy’, ‘hug food’, and ‘clean eating’ becoming common conversation, there’s more on the tip of our tongue than that savoured speck of nostalgic branded chocolate.

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Monty’s Burger Lounge in Bournemouth

By Jon Gwynne / August 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Right Place, Right Time It was by chance that we happened to stumble across Monty’s Burger Lounge on our way back to the car after a slightly less than fulfilling trip into Bournemouth. Sometimes things seem to conspire against you and just when you think the day has been a complete dud, you realise that…

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The Burger Revolution

By Jon Gwynne / July 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

“Call that a burger?” Several years ago, I gave up on Burgers. Not for health reasons, not because I’d over indulged and wanted a change, but honestly, they were crap. We just didn’t have a clue in this country. I’m not talking about any particular well-known fast food chains – “Here’s my £1, please give…

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Genève Eatery Westbourne

By Jon Gwynne / April 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

A Great Evening at Genève Eatery Last night I went out for a catch up with a few guys I worked with back in my pre DFN days. We wanted a burger and Genève has been on my radar for a long time. I’m so pleased that I finally got around to going. The Service…

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