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Riding Towards Freedom

By Imogen Forsyth, Age 12, from Gurnard | Illustration Jules Marriner My name is Edward. I was meant to be the king of England in 1483, but that all changed the moment I was put on a carriage heading for The Tower of London aged only 12.  I arrived in the...

Chicken Madras

CHICKEN MADRAS - for cosy nights in A hot, savoury, tangy, smooth, tomato-based curry that’s a firm favourite. This recipe recreates a typical Madras you would eat in a good Indian restaurant.  Despite having relatively few ingredients, when cooked correctly it will have amazing flavour layers.  Prepare the base sauce (aka base...

Chana masala 

CHANA MASALA - for chilly daytime dates Chickpeas are incredibly popular throughout South Asia and beyond. As with all pulses they are relatively cheap and packed with protein, so they form an important part of the diet, especially for vegetarians and vegans.  Chana masala (referred to as ‘chole’ in Punjabi cuisine)...

VIP Valentine Dining Club Event

At Smoking Lobster, Cowes SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY Exquisite Valentines tasting menu created by Chef/Owner GC Giancovich and the award-winning team at Smoking Lobster, GOLD WINNERS 2020-21 Red Funnel Best Restaurant Stunning live saxophone performance ...plus surprises to delight your senses £120pp (limited spaces, early booking essential) Smoking Lobster Tasting Menu Hibiscus Martini Welcome...

Style of Wight Children’s Writing Competition – winners announced!

Style of Wight is delighted to announce the winners of their 2021 Children's Writing Competition. We were blown away by the quality of entries by young Island authors aged 7-16 - the Isle of Wight has some serious literary talent! After careful consideration by our judging panel –...

Announcing the Style of Wight Diners’ Club

Indulge in delicious, local food, learn from high profile chefs, and take part in unforgettable dining experiences with a membership of the new and exclusive Style of Wight Diners’ Club.    We are building a cultural experience with food at its core, where people from different backgrounds come together and connect...

Sicilian Pasta di Mandorla

“Pasta di Mandorla are a Sicilian Christmas speciality. My grandmother, Nonna Maria, my aunties and my mum used to make huge trays of them in those busy baking days leading to Christmas. Pasta di Mandorla make a delicious festive gift and are naturally gluten free.  They are also a great...

Christmas Crunch

“Put on your favourite Christmas jumper, turn up the festive tunes, and make a big batch of Christmas Crunch Granola. Golden oaty clusters with warm Christmas spices and maple/medjool sweetness with red goji berries (swap for cranberries if you prefer!) filled in reusable Kilner Jars and tied up with...

Soul-lifting roasted squash salad

Not just for summer, this everyday beauty combines rustic roasted Living Larder squash, caramelized onion and indulgent blue cheese (our favourite is multiple award-winning ‘Isle of Wight Blue’) in a gloriously satisfying turn-of-season salad.  Prep and cook time: 15 min prep, 40-45 min cook  Total time: 1 hour  Difficulty: medium  Ingredients:  1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into...

Autumnal Isle of Wight venison roulade with grapes, beetroot and walnuts

Local full-flavoured yet melt-in-the-mouth venison from the Isle of Wight Deer Farm meets sweet and earthy Farmer Jacks’ Farm Shop beetroot and in-season walnuts for the ultimate Fall Feast.   (serves 4) Prep and cook time: 2 h 15 min Total time: 2 h 15 min Difficulty: medium Can be frozen Ingredients: 4 venison leg steaks, ~350...