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  Are you hungry? Unfortunately our tasty treats are just virtual, but if you’re interested in food and drink we can whet your appetite with this blog. While Food n Drink used to be a print publication, it has now moved with the times, and provides an online magazine and food and drink directory. This

Paul.a.young Fine Chocolates Named The Outstanding British Chocolatier 2015 In Paris

Last week, the International Chocolate Awards presented Paul.a.Young fine chocolates with the prestigious award for “Outstanding British Chocolatier 2015” at an exclusive awards ceremony held at the Salon du Chocolat exhibition in Paris. This follows Paul’s incredible three Gold awards at the 2013 International Chocolate Awards World Finals, making Paul A Young and his team the most

London based ice lolly company LICKALIX launches crowdfunding campaign

LICKALIX aims to disrupt the UK frozen treats market with its handmade, natural and healthy ice lollies London based LICKALIX has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube (http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/lickalix-16721) to help it raise £225,000 towards the national expansion of its gourmet ice lolly business. Set up in May 2014 by Karis and Dominic Gesua, LICKALIX spotted

New Premium Listing at Harvey Nichols For Alma De Cuba

Alma de Cuba, the ethically sourced Cuban mountain coffee, has secured its first prestigious UK listing for its gourmet roast coffee gift tin in the Food Markets of all six of Harvey Nichols’ luxury department stores – reinforcing its premium brand credentials and positioning within the luxury sector. Alma de Cuba director Phillip Oppenheim says:

Alma de Cuba Launches New Nespresso©- compatible capsules

Alma de Cuba, the soul and spirit of artisan Cuban coffee, launches its first premium Nespresso©-compatible capsules. Priced at £8 for 20 capsules, the product is available at almacuba.com And will soon be available from selected retailers Intense, bright but balanced, with wonderful silkiness and a lingering finish, this medium to high roast bean (which

RECIPE: Moules Frites with Västerbottensost

With mussel season in full swing, now’s the time to get cracking on this recipe for moules frites with a creamy sauce enriched with Västerbottensost®. The aioli and homemade cheesy chips complete this heavenly supper, perfect for mopping up any leftover broth. A surprisingly simple recipe which combines the best of both French and Swedish

John Ross Jr launches new Prawn Cocktail in time for Christmas

If there are two foods that never go out of fashion, it’s smoked salmon and prawn cocktail, which is why foodies will be delighted with John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) Ltd’s decision to launch a premium take on 1980s dinner party favourite, Prawn Cocktail, in time for the festive season. The latest addition from the artisan

Virgin Wines reports 50 per cent year on year increase

Following the recent news from Kantar Worldpanel with the announcement that sparkling wine is the fastest-growing alcohol in Great Britain, Virgin Wines, the leading UK wine retailer has announced that its sales of sparkling wines has seen a staggering 50 per cent year on year increase, with over 68,000 bottles sold to-date in 2014. Prosecco

RECIPE: Italian Baked Fish With Tomato Sauce

‘Al Cartoccio’ means ‘in paper’. This Cirio & Filippo Berio’s Classic Italian dish is incredibly quick and easy to prepare with all ingredients placed on a piece of parchment. This dish is traditionally served in Italy on Christmas Eve and you can use any firm white fish such as cod or haddock. PREP TIME: 15

RECIPE: Newby’s Masala Chai – A Taste of Winter

Translating as ‘spiced tea’ from Hindi, Masala Chai is a fantastically fragrant traditional Indian drink, full of the flavours of winter. Using the finest Assam black tea, Newby’s blend combines cardamom, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and ginger – making it the perfect everyday winter warmer. For added seasonal spice, brew in a large teapot with

Cuipo with conscientious brands around the world helping persevere rainforests

  With around 40 brands already available on UK shelves, and sales closing in on the £100m mark, it will take something special for a new entry product to make an impact on the coconut water market. Buko Organic Coconut Water believe however that, through a unique partnership, they have what it takes to make

RECIPE: Parma Ham, Gorgonzola, Sage and Pumpkin Halloween Risotto

Surprise your guests this Halloween with this scarily satisfying Parma Ham, gorgonzola, sage and pumpkin risotto. Sweat onion and garlic in olive oil until soft and add half of the chopped sage. Stir in risotto rice and pumpkin and fry. Add in white wine and vegetable stock until the liquid has been absorbed. Add in