Kyoto Sushi and Grill, Ramsgate

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As with most of the seaside towns along the Kent coast, Ramsgate has been heralded as ‘up and coming’, the next big deal, the place where it’s all happening. On a drizzly, dark October night, I can’t say this is the impression I got. However, once we sat down at our table at Kyoto Sushi and Grill and started reading through the extensive menu, I began to think that maybe there was something about this town that was slightly ahead of the Kentish curve.

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Folkestone’s Harbour Arm Embraces Summer


Yesterday was the opening, or technically reopening, of Folkestone’s Harbour Arm.  As part of the harbour regeneration, the harbour arm has been brought back to life after more than a decade of disuse. The arm itself has been lovingly restored to reflect the important role it played during World War I.

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Chopped Challenge: Ground Turkey, Blue Cheese, Rhubarb and Corn Flakes

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While I was in California, I was watching “Chopped” on Food Network − I’m watching it now too, so I guess the whole California part is irrelevant − which is a cooking competition where each contestant gets a basket with four secret ingredients and they have to make a dish using all the ingredients and ingredients from the communal pantry and fridge. Before you starting thinking, “Gosh, that sounds really easy”, it’s not. The ingredients are not things you would normally put together. Maybe in the beginning the producers weren’t quite pushing the boat out − one episode in the first season had duck breast, green onions, ginger, and honey as main course ingredients. Sorry, but who couldn’t make that work? − but here we are in season 16 and things are a bit more difficult. What would you do with freeze dried roast beef, torshi, rainbow chard, and mint yogurt soda (see more previous lists of ingredient here)?

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