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2017 Food Trend Forecasts

What food trends are taking over UK consumers at the moment – and what can we expect for 2017? A survey undertaken by catering equipment specialists Nisbets questioned 1,323 catering companies, catering workwear suppliers and restaurants to find out what culinary delights the New Year will bring. Straight from professionals working in the industry, the

‘Make it easy on yourself’ this Christmas with Almondy cakes

In the words of those exemplary crooners the Walker Brothers, ‘Make it easy on yourself’ this Christmas by taking this exceptionally delicious shortcut in your festive feastings – Almondy Daim dressed simply with some whipped cream and edible flowers.     The Almondy retail range comprises two equally mouth-watering varieties with lip-smackingly good toppings: Toblerone

TrooGranola founder reveals 5 foodie start up learning points

Just a year ago Helenor & Mike Rogers came up with the idea of FRESH granola along with the name ‘TrooGranola’ – twelve months later they have developed the brand; almost completed the hotly contested Grocery Accelerator programme for Foodie Start Ups; are raising funds on Tesco Backit and are preparing for an Ocado launch

No More Tea Bags causes media storm in a tea cup

When drinks entrepreneur Guy Woodall began brainstorming the concept for No More Tea Bags back in 2014 little did he imagine the media storm that would erupt when the brand finally launched last month, causing one of the biggest food and drink PR frenzies of 2016. From national newspapers (including The Daily Mail, Daily Mirror

RECIPE: Parma Ham wrapped Honey Roasted Halloween Pumpkin Wedges with crunchy Chilli Pumpkin Seeds

Treat your guests this Halloween to these goolish Parma Ham Pumpkin Wedges! Mix pumpkin seeds with chili flakes, salt, black pepper, lime zest and juice then roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Place pumpkin slices in a roasting tin then mix together walnut oil, runny honey and thyme leaves. Pour the mixture over the

Spooky Healthier Halloween Treats!

There are two camps of Halloween supporters: the lazy ones and those who go all out! To be brutally honest those in the former buy products that are filled with the worst ingredients guaranteed to ruin teeth and haunt their inner parts with colorants. Making Halloween treats is not only fun but really special (and

Coldpress’ ‘Pumpkin Power’ juice set for Halloween parties

Now available nationally, Coldpress’ ‘Pumpkin Power’ juice is perfect for adults and kids alike at Halloween parties! Delicious pumpkin puree is blended with apple juice, carrot puree, apple puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Then it’s complemented with a dash of ginger puree and cinnamon for a warming bite! Available in both 250ml and 500ml

Food sharing app MunchMap launches Kickstarter campaign

MunchMap (also know as the Instagram of food) launched their first Kickstarter campaign today, in a bid to raise 50,000 GBP for development of a counterpart Android application for their platform, plus several important and highly functional feature upgrades. Munchmap opened the doors to their food sharing platform on the AppStore for iOS users in

RECIPE – Parmigiano Reggiano and Pumpkin Soup

This Parmigiano Reggiano and pumpkin soup is a great winter warmer and a perfect starter for any Halloween celebration. Visit the official website at www.parmigianoreggiano.com.   Parmigiano Reggiano and Pumpkin Soup Serves 4-6 150g (6oz) Parmigiano Reggiano, with rind 25g (1oz) butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 medium pumpkin (or butternut squash), peeled, deseeded

RECIPE: Chilli CHOC hearts for Halloween

We love Halloween and what better way to celebrate the day of the dead than with spicy chilli chocolate hearts inspired by the ancient Aztec and Mayan. They look so innocent and lovely no one will suspect the chilli kick surprise!   Ingredients: 100g CHOC Chick organic cacao powder 6 tbsp CHOC Chick organic cacao

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

RECIPES: Halloween and Bonfire Night Delights

When you think about Halloween and Bonfire Night – two events that fall closely on the calendar each year – you tend to think about the same kind of things. Chilly autumnal evenings spent mostly outside with kids running round in search of sweets and goodies dressed as ghosts, or standing by a giant fire

How to Chop Food Like an Expert

Have you ever struggled with knowing what the best techniques for chopping foods? Do you know the difference between ‘the rolling technique’ and ‘the claw grip technique’? Well, catering supplier Nisbets have put together this super infographic giving the lowdown on all the main food chopping techniques so your food cut look great.

PizzaExpress has a Christmas Menu with contemporary twists on classic dishes

This Christmas, PizzaExpress has well and truly mastered the art of indulgence. Ranging from a delectable hog roast and stuffing Romana pizza recipe, to zingy jaffa profiteroles, to creamy cocktails to wash it all down with; the Christmas menu is sure to surprise and delight, with its contemporary twists on classic dishes. SUPRISING TWISTS ON

Beverage Town is the tastiest new website dedicated to drinks lovers

The art of creating the perfect cup of coffee, the search for the finest, full-bodied wine. and the perfect cup of tea is a never-ending journey for drinks lovers the world over. But now a new website dedicated to bringing beverage enthusiasts together and providing them with insider knowledge is here to shake up the

Stag Bakeries’ new brand West Coast launches dipping crackers

West Coast, the new brand launched earlier this year by Stag Bakeries has added dipping crackers to the collection. In keeping with West Coast’s ideology of producing items that showcase contemporary flavours and unusual ingredients, the new dipping crackers take inspiration from international tastes. West Coast have initially launched three varieties of cracker which can

Buko Organic Coconut Jams Now Available in Holland & Barrett Stores

With the jam and spreads market in the UK forecast to reach £613m by 2018, the coconut water and oil sector already worth £140m and showing continued growth, and a 13% growth in free from products predicted this year, Buko Foods are excited to announce the launch of the UK’s first range of organic coconut

Infinite Ideas announces editorial board for Classic Wine Library

Publisher Infinite Ideas is pleased to announce the editorial board for its Classic Wine Library, which launches this summer with nine titles. The series will be presided over by three well-known personalities of the international wine business, Richard Mayson, Sarah Jane Evans MW and Joshua Greene. Infinite Ideas’ Editorial Director, Rebecca Clare, said: “Naturally we

Recipe: Steam Cooked Chicken Biryani

Ingredients: 1 Chicken cut into pieces 4 Medium Onions ( fried before start) 500 grams Basmati rice 250 grams natural yoghurt 1 tablespoon Garlic paste 2 tablespoons Ginger paste 10 dried plums 5 tablespoons fresh coriander 5 tablespoons fresh garden mint 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 10 tablespoons cooking oil 3 green chilli’s (

VBites unveils new range of festive fare for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters

Ethical food firm VBites has unveiled its fabulous new range of festive fare for 2016, including eight new tasty treats sure to prove popular with vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike. From melt in the mouth puff pastry tartlets to scrumptious pork-style sausage rolls with cranberries and turkey style burgers with lemon and thyme, there is

Peter’s Yard announces launch of new lines in grocery and speciality sectors

Peter’s Yard has become an exciting brand to watch. Single-handedly they have shaken up the savoury crackers category in the speciality food sector and become trailblazers in innovation and quality. Peter’s Yard have also made a seamless, well-handled entry into multiple grocery with listings at Waitrose and Ocado. This month, they will introduce three new

Rickshaw Travel highlights best local food delights for travellers to experience

Brighton-based Rickshaw Travel – who has just won awards for best place to work and best overall business in the city – believes the way to a traveller’s heart is through their stomach. Whether it’s eating fresh, crisply battered cod and chips on Brighton seafront like the Rickshaw Travel team at home; heading off on

RECIPE: Salmon amaranth burgers with radish slaw

    Ingredients: 500g salmon filet, fresh or frozen, skinless and boneless 1 cup cooked amaranth (rinsed and strained well) 1 heaped tablespoon horseradish sauce 3 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs for coating and 2 for adding to the burger mixture 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus plenty of black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil

No More Tea Bags to Teavolutionise the way we drink tea

If, as Steve Jobs put it, ‘innovation is the only way to win’ then No More Tea Bags is set for success in a UK tea market worth over £650 million… With the standard tea bag having been in circulation since1904, and accounting for over 96% of tea drunk in the UK, it’s fair to

New No More Tea Bags is set to start a Teavolution

If, as Steve Jobs put it, ‘innovation is the only way to win’ then No More Tea Bags is set for success in a UK tea market worth over £650 million… With the standard tea bag having been in circulation since1904, and accounting for over 96% of tea drunk in the UK, it’s fair to

Surrey based Cellar Wines rebrands with artisan wines, spirits and gourmet delicatessen

A new artisan wines, spirits and gourmet delicatessen opens its doors in Ripley, Surrey today as popular local retailer Cellar Magneval Ripley reveals a transformative rebrand. With a boutique edge, the new Cellar Wines is an unmissable destination for wine and food lovers, filled with carefully curated and high end wines, champagnes and deli produce.

New study reveals top 20 dishes Brits regularly fail to cook properly

Roast dinner, lasagne and a traditional fry up are amongst the dishes Brits can’t cook properly, according to a new study. Researchers have revealed the top 20 dishes Brits regularly fail to serve perfectly on every occasion – because they are burnt, undercooked or hard to deliver to the table at the same time. Eggs

Yutaka launches Great British Sushi Search with a patriotic twist

There’s the California Roll, the Hawaiian Roll and Norway introduced salmon to Japan and sushi in the 70s. So Yutaka –www.yutaka.co/en – the UK’s largest producer and distributor of authentic Japanese food has decided it is time the Brits developed a patriotic sushi of their own.     They’re challenging the Great British public to

Delicious Picnic Perfect Bonne Maman ​Jam Jar Recipes

  Chocolate and Orange Jam Jar 2 egg yolks, 10g sugar, 10ml water, 60g dark chocolate – melted, 120ml whipping cream, 4tbsp Bonne Maman Fine Shred Orange Marmalade. (MAKES 2) 1. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Heat the sugar in a saucepan with 10ml water. When the syrup has reached 120ºc, pour it

RECIPE: Aubergine Rice Salad

Ingredients: Ingredients for 6 – 8 portions 500g Carnaroli rice 350g Cherry tomatoes 250g Feta Fresh mixed herbs such as basil, parsley Chilli pepper (powder or fresh) Aubergines in oil Jar of tomato passata Oil from the shredded aubergines Salt Method: Boil the rice in salted water for 15-18 minutes, drain and stir in 2

Joe & Seph’s launches flavour sensation with the first official Marmite Popcorn

Award winning popcorn brand Joe & Seph’s is today excited to launch its latest flavour sensation in partnership with one of the nation’s most iconic brands, Marmite, creating the first official Marmite Popcorn! Love it or hate it, Marmite is one of Britain’s most iconic products and it now coats Joe & Seph’s air-popped corn

Great British Cheese Awards nominations now open and judges annonuced

Nominations are now open for the Great British Cheese Awards which have been launched to celebrate the best of British cheese produced and distributed by independent cheesemakers and retailers.     Artisan Cheese producers and retailers can enter for free and alongside this, the Great British Cheese Awards will bring together a community of fine

Guys Geeking Out in the Kitchen: It’s a Beautiful Thing

Seeing a guy get really, really serious about a DIY project in the garage is pretty adorable — but it kind of takes second chair to a guy who wants to geek out in the kitchen. After all, the guy who geeks in the garage may or may not succeed in his quest to build

Brew Club launches brew your own beer packages aimed at corporate companies

When it comes to corporate entertainment, Brew Club, a different and new kind of brewery, has come up with the ultimate solution – brewing your own beer in the heart of East London. Over the decades everything from wine tasting to days at the spa, have proven great options for client entertainment. However, in the

London based company Tg Green Teas looking to sell tea to China

Nine UK food and drink companies – including Tg green teas – will take part in the first UK national pavilion at Shanghai’s SIAL China. China’s global importance in food and drink exports has led to increased demand from UK business looking for suitable marketing platforms with which to enter the market or further establish

Some Top Kitchen Design Tips To Enhance Your Cooking Experience

It doesn’t matter whether you have been cooking and baking for five minutes or five decades, the kitchen you prepare food in can have a significant impact on the results. When timing needs to be precise, the ability to do what you need to do, when you need do it, will be integral if you

Christian Furr’s new art collection ‘The Humble Cheese’ at Knight Webb Gallery

Internationally renowned artist, Christian Furr has turned his focus away from traditional portraits, and towards the strange beauty of the humble cheese. The new collection, entitled ‘The Humble Cheese’ will be displayed at Knight Webb Gallery, 54 Atlantic Rd, Brixton, SW9 8PZ from Friday 29 April 2016 until Tuesday 31 May 2016. Christian Furr, who

Spice Drops will really add an orange zest to your cooking!

Spice Drops®, the unique range of concentrated extracts of herbs and spices is removing the g-rind from cooking with new Orange Spice Drops® – just four drops are the same as adding the zest of half an orange to any recipe, effortlessly enhancing and intensifying the orange flavour of smoothies, juices, cakes, carrot soup, sauces

Neebble Social Networking App Launched for Foodies and Restaurateurs

Foodies the world over can set their taste buds to social this spring as the innovative new app for gourmets launches. Neebble connects food lovers with fellow foodies and the restaurants they love, all with a global community feel and the convenience that comes from a mobile app. Designed for those who love eating, and

Glenwyvis Community Share Offer To Build Community-Owned Distillery

GlenWyvis Distillery Community Benefit Society based in the historic Highland town of Dingwall is realising its long held ambition to create Scotland’s very first community-owned craft whisky distillery. Exactly 270 years on from the Battle of Culloden, GlenWyvis has launched its Community Share Offer to raise over £1.5m of investment that will help to put whisky

OX Grills’ commercial quality grills to revolutionise UK outdoors cooking

Outdoor kitchens are trending as foodies move from the kitchen to outdoors in the quest for new ways to work with flavour and entertain friends. With the dinner party now old hat, outdoor cooking has become the ultimate expression of relaxed entertaining. UK based, Argentine grill company OX Grills makes high quality wood fired grills

Backyard Travel tailors 3 new Asian culinary journeys

Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specializing in insider experiences throughout Asia, has tailored three new culinary journeys in Asia, the perfect playground for foodies and home chefs. The tours highlight some of the continent’s best culinary destinations: Chiang Mai, Indochina (Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam), and Japan. With an eye toward local engagement, these

Great British Chefs & Peter’s Yard announces Great British Cheese Awards

The new Great British Cheese Awards have been launched with the specific aim to recognise, promote and reward excellence in the artisan cheese industry and are organised by Great British Chefs (the UK’s fastest growing food website) and Peter’s Yard, whose crispbread was recently named as “the best biscuit for cheese out there”. The awards

Chef Mark Greenaway debuts cookery book Perceptions

Leading UK publisher of cookbooks and fine dining guides, Relish Publications can announce the publication of Mark Greenaway’s debut cookery book, ‘Perceptions, Recipes from Restaurant Mark Greenaway’. Scottish chef, restaurateur, television celebrity, Mark Greenaway, has teamed up with Relish Publications for his debut cookbook ‘Perceptions, Recipes from Restaurant Mark Greenaway’ describing it as ‘a Scottish

Frazer’s compiles their chefs recipes for vegetarian cookbook Kasviskeittokirja

Fazer Food Services, which specialises in catering and restaurant services, has published a cookbook of vegetarian recipes. The book is a collection of the best vegetarian recipes of Fazer’s restaurants, put together for the delight of home cooks. The recipes are the handwriting of Fazer’s team of Nordic chefs. The creation of taste sensations is

Calvé Peanut Butter launches in UK and Ireland

With the UK peanut butter market worth £69.6 million (1) and growing in value at 11.4% year on year, it has become an important staple for supermarkets, wholesalers, convenience stores and independent retailers alike. A driving factor in this growth is an increased interest in healthy eating, as peanut butter is a source of protein,

6 Things to Consider When Using a Courier Service for Food

Shipping food is a multi-billion pound business all over the world. Everything from huge shipments of canned food, to the fresh (hopefully!) pizza that gets delivered to your door. Without such courier services much of the food we consume would not be available, such as strawberries in January, and the price would be higher. Even

Hungryhouse Reveals The UK’s Top 10 Takeaways 2016

Today online food ordering platform hungryhouse.co.uk has announced the ten best takeaway restaurants in Britain. London’s Ambience, a homely and family run restaurant serving mouth watering Turkish style kebabs in trendy Wimbledon has bagged the coveted top spot, including a national TV campaign. Winning restaurant Ambience, run by Tanser Ozdemir, managed to beat off stiff

Moët Academy’s London Art Of Champagne Virtual Reality Tour

Moët & Chandon is once again bringing the magic of Champagne to the heart of London. Taking place at the Condé Nast College in Soho this year, the Moët Academy will take guests through a virtual reality tour of the iconic vineyards and guide them through an immersive experience from grape to glass. Ever wondered

Sous Chef’s Exclusive DIY Easter Egg Kit

Getting tired of the same plain Easter eggs year after year? Online cooking emporium Sous Chef is here to help. Make your own beautiful, edible Easter gifts with Sous Chef’s DIY Easter Egg Kit. The kit includes everything needed to mould perfect dark chocolate egg shapes and decorate them with orange and strawberry cocoa butter.