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Live More And Eat Very Happily
Statement & Credo. We sold everything we owned to travel the Med and beyond to find the recipes, techniques and traditions that launched Olives Et Al 25 years ago. Inspired by doing things differently we’re still creating, sourcing and supplying genuinely natural and authentic foods and ingredients that aim to tread gently on the planet so we can all live more and eat without guilt.
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The radio was on and I wasn’t really listening until a cover version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1960’s classic, The Sound of Silence, came on and, being completely different to the original, carved its way into my consciousness.
Language really is a many-splendoured thing – full of marvel and magnificence. Recently, I’ve been marvelling at the magnificence of the rules and regulations surrounding the use of certain words like “Fresh”, “Natural”, “Traditional”, “Original”, “Authentic”, “Real” and “Genuine” not to mention, “Home made”, “Farmhouse”, “Hand-made” and a number of others.
Late October 1992, early in the morning. Sun just up. We quietly rolled up to Bab al-Hawa, ‘Gate of The Winds’,. We were crossing from Turkey into Syria. There was a definite chill in the air as we were led past queues of waiting lorries by the brown leather jacketed “Tourist Police”.
A favourite one from our delis – we make this most weeks – it’s simple, tasty and very popular.
Socca is a gluten free, vegan friendly flatbread that’s dead simple to make and even wheat heads and carnivores like it.
Quick and simple side or main dish – perfect for BBQs or lazy Sunday lunch.
The Sturminster Newton Team
Open 6 days a week for breakfast, lunch, tea and takeaway suppers… Headed up by Ben and a crew of avid food lovers we make, bake and prepare a host of fresh dishes every day – from fresh bread and focaccia (handmade, proved and baked from a lovely old Sourdough Starter) to some seriously super salads, cakes, sandwiches, tarts and traybakes all with our particular Mediterranean twist. We stock lots of local favourites as well as a very fine cheese selection and a rack full of 100% Organic & Vegan Wines as well as stonking spirits.
Call in for fresh coffee, delightful service and interesting chats – we’re always happy to see you…
Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 5:30pm
1 North Dorset Business Park, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2GA Sturminster
Newton Deli phone number: 01258 474303
Other Things You Need To Know
- Feel free to come for an evening of Private Tasting & Shopping – bookings throughout the year
- Ask us for our tasting events
- Tell us what you want us to stock and we’ll get it…
The Potting Shed – Poundbury
Open 7 days a week this is our Café/Bistro/Deli right in the heart of Poundbury. Right next to Queen Mother’s Square and alongside the Poundbury Garden Centre. Breakfast, lunch, tea, cakes, coffee, snacks, takeaway suppers and late opening on Fridays and some Saturdays. Ever changing menu all delivered with our particular Mediterranean twist. Laid back style and a real easy going nature to reflect the ambience of the surroundings. Just like our HQ Deli in Stur’ you’ll find lots of local favourites, a very fine cheese selection and wide range of 100% Organic & Vegan Wines as well as stonking spirits.
Call in for great coffee, friendly service and interesting chats – we’re always happy to see you…
Sunday to Thursday 8.00am – 6.00pm Friday & Saturday 8.00am – 9pm
Poundbury Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3RT
Potting Shed phone number: 01305 216788
Other Things You Need To Know
- Tapas Nights Friday & Med Roast Night Saturday each week – booking sensible
- Staffed and run by lovely folk who get what good food really is
- Let us know what you’d like to see on the menu – we like feedback…