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  • Fast and filling recipes for an easier January

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

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    Daylesford Vegetarian Chilli

    Did someone order a cockle-warming winter dish that's super healthy to boot? Try this delicious and quick Vegetarian Chilli supper saviour, direct from the Daylesford chefs.

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    Superflashy Newsflash

    Say whhattt?! ... All hail the first newsy newcast of 2021. Want to know what's hot on the block this month? Read on for what to put on your radar, from Brazilian Zoom fiestas to new takeaways and more.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two warming recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

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    Turkey & mushroom leftover pie

    Bored of the yearly turkey sandwiches? Transform your Christmas Day leftovers with this delicious, super simple pie to serve four.

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    Ace your Christmas lunch

    Fretting over the turkey? In a flap over your potatoes and parsnips? We have Christmas lunch covered with our top tips from Burleigh Court Hotel's head chef Shaun Jones.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • afternoon tea

    8 Fabulous festive afternoon teas

    Anyone fancy towering trays of festive fancies, sponge reindeer, seasonal savouries, dollops of clotted cream and maybe a glass or two of fizz (hic!). Oh, go on then ...

  • The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

    Want an authentic Cornish getaway with killer views and a home-from-home vibe? The Old Coastguard in Mousehole is a unique look-out to pin to your watch list.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

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    Best wines to buy for Christmas PLUS a VIP discount!

    Never know which wines are best to crack out at Christmas time? Or just looking for a change from your usual festive tipple? Luckily, wine doyenne Lynne Levin has picked out the perfect bottle for every special day across the holiday season – read on to find out what to buy when, and how to […]

  • The Bear of Rodborough

    Country pub charm at its best

    With 360-degree views across five valleys and a deliciously arcadian feel, it's no wonder the Bear of Rodborough is an iconic Glos landmark. But what's it like as a getaway? Muddy went along to find out.

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    Pear & Blackberry Tarte Tatin

    Feeling fruity? You will be with this sumptuous September dish. With foragable fruits on every corner we don't blame you for not being able to resist this sexy rustic French dish from Daylesford. Try it now.

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    Muddy Reviews: The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

    Are lashings of glamour a non-negotiable on your dine-out wishlist? Then step this way madam ... The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham is one of the swankiest rdestinations in town. Muddy popped in to see whether this grandee of grub lives up to it fame.

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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