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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

Stag Bakeries doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year.

Stag Bakeries, the Stornoway-based family-owned bakery, has announced they have doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year. Three years ago, Stag took to the decision to relaunch their ambient sweet and savoury biscuits. Significant investment was made. A new brand identity was adopted and new products were launched; based on time-honoured favourites that drew

Sweetdreams celebrates 30th anniversary and has ambitious plans for next 5 years

As the family-run Sweetdreams marks its 30th year, managing director Matthew Stephenson has outlined ambitions to grow turnover by 10 percent year-on-year by increasing its national footprint and introducing new product lines to its Choc Nibbles range. Since taking over the business in 2007 after buying out its former owners, Matthew has grown the business

Spanish Jerte Picota Cherries PDO available soon after much preparation

Naturally sweet, perfectly ripe and uniquely stalkless – Jerte Picota Cherries PDO are nearly here, after a whole year of preparation! They are only grown in the Jerte Valley of Spain, west of Madrid, under the strict quality controls of the PDO. Completely natural, they are never artificially cultivated or preserved – so the taste

New Survey reveals the modern British picnic is alive

Families are keeping the modern British picnic alive and kicking reveals a new survey, which shows two thirds of picnics are enjoyed with the family. However, millennials (18 – 24 year olds) are resisting the urge to follow tradition with only 29% picnicking annually compared to 41% of Brits aged over 25. Primula Cheese , who

National KP Day on June 22nd To Celebrate Kitchen Porters

“Helping caterers shine and customers dine!” Celebrate the role of kitchen porters and help raise £1,000 for the Springboard Charity On June 22 2015, the catering industry will be able to celebrate the people whose work makes kitchens tick across the UK: kitchen porters.   The day is also an opportunity to raise up to

Innovative Cooking Product Roccbox in Pitch to Rich 2015

Pitch to Rich 2015 is a nationwide competition run by Virgin Media Business to find the country’s most exciting and innovative businesses. The competition is the latest Virgin Media Business initiative to support small, growing UK businesses – the disproportionate drivers of the national economy. Virgin Media Business is offering an unprecedented £1m business accelerator

World-class Mirabeau Provencal Rosé by an Englishman in France

In 2009 Stephen Cronk quit the rat race and upped sticks with his wife and three children, leaving the suburbs of southwest London for the foothills of Provence in pursuit of a lifelong dream to make world-class wine. Stephen knew that If you’re going to be an Englishman making wine in France, it better be

Tips to Control Contamination for Food Processing Cleanrooms

People are the most difficult contamination source to control. We need the proper training before ever entering a cleanroom. There are many different procedures and protocols as well as tips to follow to control contamination in the cleanroom. And when dealing with cleanrooms in the food processing industry, keeping contamination out can be even more

New book on Madeira wines for wine lovers and holidaymakers alike

They say that a fine wine gets better with age and of no wine is this more true than it is for madeira. Not only does madeira require cask-ageing in order to acquire its unique ‘maderised’ taste but, unlike most other wines, it retains that taste for many years, even several centuries. For heat and

Three five-minute super-breakfasts you have to try

We all try to excuse ourselves from breakfast at some point, despite the noted health benefits of eating this underappreciated meal. It can be even harder to try and find something healthy to eat in that bleary fifteen minutes before work, and who hasn’t succumbed to a sausage roll from the bakery on the way

Join OXO’s Cold Brew Revolution With Their New Coffee Maker

First there was artisan chocolate, then craft beer and now the latest trend sweeping across the UK is cold brew coffee. Coffee connoisseurs and enthusiasts are all hailing cold brew as the next big thing in coffee and now you can be part of this latest trend with the launch of OXO’s new cold brew