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Valentina 404-406 Chiswick High Road W4 5TF Telephone 020 8987 9100 www.valentinafinefoods.com

Food Review: Valentina in Chiswick has good food and wine and a good back story too!

Adrian Seal samples the food and discovers the back story at the Valentina Italian restaurant in Chiswick High Road W4.

Cook Italian: How to create Italian creamy hot chocolate

Hot chocolate Italy style
This week Italian cooking instructor Silvana Lanzetta shows you how to create a scrumptious  hot chocolate - perfect for those winter evenings!

Food Review: Day or night a warm buzz awaits at VQ in Chelsea

Brunch is served
Adrian Seal eats at VQ Chelsea, 325 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9QL 020 7376 7224, www.vq24hours.com

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Valentina 404-406 Chiswick High Road W4 5TF Telephone 020 8987 9100 www.valentinafinefoods.com

Food Review: Valentina in Chiswick has good food and wine and a good back story too!

Adrian Seal samples the food and discovers the back story at the Valentina Italian restaurant in Chiswick High Road W4.

Hot chocolate Italy style

Cook Italian: How to create Italian creamy hot chocolate

This week Italian cooking instructor Silvana Lanzetta shows you how to create a scrumptious  hot chocolate - perfect for those winter evenings!

Brunch is served

Food Review: Day or night a warm buzz awaits at VQ in Chelsea

Adrian Seal eats at VQ Chelsea, 325 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9QL 020 7376 7224, www.vq24hours.com

Food Review: Positive vibes at the new Caribbean in town

DANYA BAZARAA eats at Turtle Bay, Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, W5 5JY. Call 0203 0670 007.

Mexican restaurant Chiquito to open in Uxbridge next month, creating up to 60 jobs

The Mexican eatery is on track to open in the intu Uxbridge shopping centre in mid-December.

A tasty dish served up a Fire and Feathers

Food Review: Fire and Feathers serves up authentic Portugal Piri Piri in the heart of Chelsea

Adrian Seal eats at Fire and Feathers, 343 Fulham Road, Chelsea SW10 9TW. Telephone 020 3011 0081 www.fireandfeathers.co.uk

The Rifleman in Twickenham named best pub in Hounslow and Richmond

The Twickenham boozer beats the Mason Arms in Teddington to CAMRA's top prize, with honourable mentions for pubs in Isleworth and Brentford

Heritage tomato and mozzarella salad

Food Review: A promising start for Butcher's Hook new venture

Adrian Seal eats at The Butcher's Hook, 115 Dalling Road, Hammersmith W6 0ET. Telephone 0208 741 6282 www.thebutchershook.co.uk

Ready made or make it yourself? It's your choice

Simply Healthy: Eat want you want, as long as you make it yourself

Home cooked meals may require more time and effort, but the health benefits can be considerable, writes weight management expert Aaron Grewal

Classroom boat floats off into a brighter future

Elsdale II celebrates re-fit with a trip up the canal for schoolchildren

Food Review: Limeyard could be Ealing's new hotspot

DANYA BAZARAA eats at Limeyard, 8 Ealing High Street, Ealing, W5 5DB. Contact 0208 567 9056.

CANVAS is at 1 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea SW1X 9AE

Food Review: Passion is the extra ingredient at CANVAS in Chelsea

Adrian Seal eats at CANVAS by Michael Riemenschneider, 1 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea SW1X 9AE. Telephone 0207 823 4463 www.canvaschelsea.com

'Proper pub food' at the Draper's Arms

Food Review: The Draper's Arms in Ealing is a cut above regular pub food

Steve Bax eats at The Draper’s Arms, 24-25 High Street, Ealing, W5 5DB. Tel: 0208 579 4107

The Shed restaurant in London W8

Food Review: The Shed is home to a great dining experience

Adrian Seal eats at The Shed, 122 Palace Gardens Terrace W8 4RT. Telephone 0207 229 4024 www.theshed-restaurant.com

'London restaurants now better than Paris as customers get more choosy'

A Bayswater restaurant critic has said London restaurants are the best in Europe thanks to Brits demanding more of their experience.

Rosemary Focaccia

Cooking Italian: Perfect Rosemary focaccia only takes a little time and patience

Silvana Lanzetta presents another Italian family recipe that you can try at home: this week it's Rosemary focaccia.

Interview: Executive chef Edson Lopes Junior inspired free school meals

Free school meals for four to seven-year-olds begins this week and Salina Patel spoke to the Feltham academy chef who was involved in the government's scheme.

Apprentice learns while he earns at the university of coffee

Starbucks gives young student a chance to learn skills on the job

Food Review: Warm, hearty goodness at Côte Brasserie

DANYA BAZARAA eats at Côte Brasserie, The Green, High Street, Ealing. 020 8579 3115. www.cote-restaurants.co.uk

Trofie with pesto and potatoes

Cook Italian: Homemade trofie with pesto and potatoes

Silvana Lanzetta shows you how to create homemade pasta with no need for a machine. Do try this at home!

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