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The Olive Branch

Sean Hope
The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch

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Main Street
Clipsham
Rutland
LE15 7SH
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Sean Hope

Don’t look for steak-and-kidney pies or fish and chips on the menu, though. Hope is a master of nostalgic rural food that would still fit in perfectly amongst other world-class preparations. He uses foraged ingredients like salsify, apples and Jerusalem artichokes; less common fruits like quince and crab apples; and proteins such as ox cheeks, partridge and snails (which Hope says he’s put in a sausage and topped with parsley and garlic velouté).

When asked what his favourite gadget is, Hope said he doesn’t like gadgets in general, but he’s been using the same Bamix blender for 14 years ‘and it hasn’t given up the ghost yet’.

Sean Hope