British Food Archive

Cornish Seaweed Company bringing fresh seaweed to UK supermarkets

Famous for crystal clear waters rolling away behind tin mines, Cornwall has a history of doing things differently. The Cornish Seaweed Company are the first company to sell fresh seaweed in supermarkets in the UK. 71 Tesco stores around the country are now stocking the 80g pouches of freshly harvested seaweed, which have been popularised

Ready To Top Pizza Crust Re-Launched with New Box Design From Crosta & Mollica

Crosta & Mollica’s ‘Ready to Top’ Pizza Crust with a fresh tomato sauce re-launches with a brand new box design and contemporary colourful graphics – bringing to life the Altogether Italian brand proposition and visual identity. Available across 140 Waitrose stores nationwide from the end of June, the simple clean box design and newly adapted

Grab and go healthy breakfast Lizi’s Granola

If you do not have time to eat breakfast in the morning it might be time to take a look at a product that makes it much simpler to eat a healthy and full breakfast even while you are on the go. On The Go, by Lizi’s Granola, is a brand new one serving size

El Yucateco products now available in the UK exclusively through mexgrocer.co.uk

  One of the 50 Best Food websites in The Independent and a Times Top 40 Food Site, mexgrocer.co.uk has become the exclusive retailer for all of the El Yecateco products. El Yucateco is known for producing some of the most authentic Mexican hot sauces. The range includes everything from sauces with a habanero sauce

Cooking like a chef is easier than ever thanks to new recipe book

People are in for a treat this week as Ann Hood the former BBC MasterChef contestant and founder of the Smart School of Cookery will release her new book titled the Smart Book of Recipes and Tips. The book is a great collection of spicy and sweet recipes and each and every recipe clearly shows

Bonne Maman Makes Perfect Pancakes Every Time

Bonne Maman has a range of pancakes designed to create everyone’s favourite pancakes whether those happen to be chocolate infused, fruit infused, American styled, or crepes. The Confiture de Caramel, Conserves, Confiture de Caramel, and Marmalades are made to make sure everyone has perfect pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. For a fantastically child-pleasing pancake topping, smother

Weekend charcuterie courses let you experience the art of preservation

Hammond Charcuterie based in Berwickshire has teamed up with the respected author and pig consultant Linda McDonald-Brown in a bid to shatter the many myths that surround charcuterie by running comprehensive weekend courses just for women so they can learn all about the the art of charcuterie. Charcuterie is the generic name that relates to

Who will be the Chef of the Future 2014? The challenge is now open

The vegetarian restaurant Cordon Vert vegetarian cookery school has sent out a challenge to all chefs, whether they be carnivorous, vegan or veggie. They are all invited to take part in their Chef of The Future Contest for 2014. It doesn’t matter of you are an enthusiastic amateur or a professional out to prove what

“Builders Tea” for Valentine’s day?

Are you REALLY going to give her a cup of “Builders Tea” on Valentine’s day? It is about time that you let her enjoy high grade, organic tea that is harvested and processed in Sri Lanka on estates that pay producers fairly. The tea is packaged into a recyclable Bistrotea TeaPod to ensure that it

Sugar set to be new public enemy #1

After complaining about everything from fast food and tobacco to alcoholic drinks and other popular foods; it seems that sugar is next in the firing line. A few experts on gastronomy are currently pulling all the strings to make sugar become the enemy. They want the public to believe that sugar is the most dangerous

Is printing off your own food the next big jump in technology?

Here it comes . . . the wave of the future, and it’s pretty hard to swallow if you grew up before the internet and the whole computer revolution. But that was yesterday and tomorrow you may be able to eat what you print – not words but food. Not everyone has heard about the

Consumers urged to check the hygiene rating of every food outlet they use

When you’re planning a dinner out, a quick takeaway lunch or just about any meal or snack from anywhere except your own kitchen, the Food Standards Agency suggests you check the establishment’s hygiene rating before you order. At last inspection, the agency reports a considerable number of shops and restaurants are selling food from kitchens

Quarter of Families only eat a Roast on Christmas Day

The Death of the Roast Dinner New research from an online provider of Range Cookers has revealed that Christmas Day is the only day of the year on which a quarter of families eat a traditional roast dinner together. It seems that the idea of the traditional family roast dinner could become a thing of

BHS could be set to house new convenience food stores

Sir Philip Green is thinking about opening up new convenience food shops in all of his BHS department stores in an effort to compete against some of the larger supermarket groups and high street grocers. Green owns the Arcadia Group which owns many top fashion chains like Topman and Topshop as well. Whether or not

Duchess of Cornwall encourages children to cook

The Duchess of Cornwall believes that all children should learn how to cook their own British food even though they tend to be drawn YouTube, iPods, and other electronics for entertainment anymore. She believes that school curriculum should be adjusted to teach children how to cook with fresh ingredients and to grow their own fresh

Give a foodie their ideal gift this Christmas with a cookery course gift voucher

  If you stuck for ideas this Christmas as to what gifts to get a foodie then the highly esteemed Manna from Devon Cookery School could have the perfect answer. You can buy a loved one or friend a personalised gift voucher and give them a present they will never forget. You don’t have to

The perfect Christmas dinner from Waitrose

With Christmas now just literally around the corner, households up and down the country are now well into their preparations. In a few weeks the tree and decorations will be up, the presents will be wrapped and the exciting will be building. One of the most important events of Christmas Day is the dinner, when

Tesco admit to 30,000 tonnes of food waste during the first 6 months of 2013

In a new step for the food chain, the popular Tesco supermarket chain recently revealed that they had close to 30,000 tonnes of wasted food product during just the first six months of the year. It is hard to even imagine this much wasted food just from a single retail chain. The chief culprit with

Recipe boxes from top chefs delivered to your home every month

  If you fancy baking with Blanc or cooking along with Hom or even getting a food fix from Mark Hix you can now do all of the above within the comfort of your own kitchen. Farmison & Co are renowned online purveyors of fine foods, and they have joined forces with the hit television show

New Waitrose range raises the profile of Crosta & Mollica breads

Now that more people are discovering the authentic tastes of the regional breads and snacks created by Crosta & Mollica, the Italian bakers have decided to introduce a new range of items. The range includes the following items and is available to purchase now from Waitrose. Savoury Tarallini with Pugliese Tomato 1.89 150g Building on

Plaid Cymru leader supports the taxation of junk food

Leanne Wood, leader of the Plaid Cymru party, will be supporting taxation on junk food. This is part of her election promise if elected in 2016. She informed the BBC Sunday Politics Wales that the proceeds from such a tax policy would be channelled towards making affordable healthy food for her constituents. She intends to

Observer Food Awards name Heston Blumenthal as the Chef of the Decade

Last night in London the Observer Food Monthly Awards winners were announced and true to form, at the 10th annual event even the trophies could be eaten. The night was hosted by Sue Perkins, The Great British Bake Off presenter and Jay Rayner.  Heston Blumenthal received the Chief of the Decade award for making such

Sefton Park enjoys successful food and drink festival

Sefton Park’s Palm House in Liverpool witnessed a big cultural extravaganza in the form of a food and drink festival. Merseyside Black History Month has a Cultural Food Festival included as a part of the celebrations. Eight professional caterers provided free food for everyone who attended the full day event. The number of people attending

Tree hotel gets a new chef and it’s causing quite a buzz

  The Tree Hotel, situated at Cadmore End, announced the arrival of a new Chef in the form of Anurag Sharma. He is believed to be introducing changes in the existing menu that will happen at the same time as some renovations are being undertaken. Patrons will also benefit from the introduction of a new

The History of the Scotch Egg

Fashion comes around every few decades. This goes for clothes, hairstyles and even hobbies. Food, too, can follow fashion patterns, with many traditional types of food beginning to make a comeback in some quarters, such as faggots. So too are scotch eggs making a comeback; you do not have to go far to find a

This month’s lunch! event is set to see new drinks making a splash

NOTE: THIS IS A TRADE ONLY EVENT The UK food on the go industries trade event known as lunch! is making a very welcome return to Islington’s Business Design Centre on the 26th and 27th September with more than 290 companies exhibiting.  With the lunch time market in the UK reckoned to be worth more

A Yorkshire inspired reshuffle takes place at Silversmiths

Master chefs can be described as classical conductors as they lead a veritable symphony of ingredients, preparation and service. A prime example of this takes place in the kitchen at Silversmiths, one of the most award laden restaurants in Yorkshire. But – in a move designed to further validate Silversmiths dedication to their customer experience

Appetite Nunhead offers a tasty treat for all

If you want to give your senses a real treat then you want to be in Nunhead in SE London between 20th Sepember-6th October for  Appetite Nunhead. This effectively serves you the opportunity to feast with family and friends as well as explore the collective culinary diversity on offer in this area. Highlights of the

The Great British Food and Drink Festival takes place this coming bank holiday weekend

On the August bank holiday, The Great British Food & Drink Festival will start in Eversley. The local food and drink producers, the village store, and the Chequers, in Eversley have come together to host the event. Food-winning foodies Gill Lewis and John Hartle, of the Eversley Centre Stores, are working with pub manager, Jordan

Nantwich food festival 2013

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2013 will be are doing a lot to attract fine food enthusiasts. There will be a moth-watering array of food in more than 130 trade stands on September 6th to 8th. The voluntary organisation that hosts the event got enough money to provide the sumptuous feast well in advance after

A look at the Streatham Food Festival

There are some interesting opportunities in how to eat and cook that will be showcased at the Streatham’s Food Festival this weekend. This will allow people to sample food from all over the world without having to leave Lambeth borough from Friday evening and throughout Saturday. All the 20 restaurants on Streatham High Road will

More consistent food labeling could help identify what is really in food

A more consistent method in food labeling has been introduced in the UK. As per this, the nutritional value of food is to be mentioned in a label at the front of pack which together with appropriate color coding will let the user have an idea of details like calorie, fat, salt and sugar content

Limited edition macarons from Anges de Sucre

Anges de Sucre is a patisserie based in London that specialises in artisan macaraons. To raise much needed funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, they are launching a very special, limited edition range of macarons. This new gift box range has been created in the memory of a close friend of Reshmi Bennett, the

Freedom Cereals the latest recruit to the Dept of Health’s Salt Reduction Pledge

The manufacturer of Keep Me GoingTM – the brand-new, healthy breakfast cereal – is one of just 80 companies to have signed up to the Department of Health’s Salt Reduction Pledge to date. Freedom Cereals have recently committed themselves to this pledge, which will see the government aiming to reduce the amount of salt that is eaten

Sainsbury’s to launch the UK’s first single origin coffee from the Congo

Speciality Fairtrade Sopacdi coffee to support farming communities in the world’s poorest country Discerning coffee drinkers already know what a must have Sopacdi Fairtrade Ground Coffee is, but few will realise the story behind it. Look past the subtle cherry and grapefruit flavours, and the hint of citrus, and you find an inspirational story of

Co-Op survey reveals that Northern folk prefer locally produced foods

A new survey conducted in North Yorkshire and the North-East found that residents prefer foods that are produced locally over other foods. The Co-Operative UK surveyed more than 2,000 people and asked them to name what region they felt had the best food. The research showed that the participants choose their own regions when it

The Queens Head, Troutbeck, has an edge over competitors thanks to chemistry, Champagne and cocktails

The food and drink on offer at The Lake District’s Queen’s Head is set to be even better since the bar menu has seen the additions of a selection of classic cocktails as well as Champagne by the glass. As if that wasn’t enough, sparks are set to fly in the kitchen as well since

UK households now each throwing away food worth around £700

The UK government’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is part of a larger commitment to reducing the amount of food that goes to waste on a global scale. According to their data, the average UK household throws out about ₤700 worth of food every year to compost or landfill. Some of that waste is

Tesco launch new food waste campaign

The Tesco chief executive is getting ready to launch a new campaign to tackle food waste this week stating that the problem is much more large scale than most people know with about every family wasting about £700 in food per year. The move is aimed at proving that Tesco is able to inspire social

It’s now easier than ever to smoke your own food at home

If you always thought it was a real hassle to smoke your own food then its time to think again. The company behind the internationally famous Bradley Smoker are all set to revolutionise the smoking of food in the home by launching their brand new Bradley Counter Top Smoker. Selling at an RRP of £195,

The publics perception of British beer is challenged by the Craft Beer Social Club

British beer is not taken seriously, and compared to Germany and Belgium, the treatment of our rich beer heritage is laughable. With the sole aim being to contest the negative perceptions that exist against British beer a brand new craft beer festival, entitled Beer Mutiny has been launched. Organised by The Craft Beer Social Club,

The growing number of celebs adopting a wheat free lifestyle

Celebrity crazes comes and go, they also have, but one that seems to have taken on a life of its own is the latest wheat free lifestyle that has been adopted by such whippet thin stars as Victoria Beckham, Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow, and they can’t stop talking about it either. It is easy

Wheatberry offers foodies a healthier choice at events

Wheatberry is a new street food start-up that is offering those at events a healthier and more nutritious choice. The street food vendor will officially open at the Bishop Auckland Food Festival this weekend. Vicky Turnball, chef and creator of Wheatberry, remembers a visit to the US where she went to Whole Foods Market in

Is fish set to be the next food industry scandal?

Food tests commissioned to be run by the BBC discovered that many products that were labelled to be cod were in fact that not cod at all. Thirty foods were examined by the Belfast Institute for Global Security following the recent horse meat scandal that occurred. Surprisingly, while lamb and beef samples were all found

British Sausages with a Mediterranean Twist from Olive Hill

The Great British banger has been given a Mediterranean make over with the launch of Olive Hill Farm Sausages which taste utterly sensational and have the added bonus of containing at least 30% less saturated fat than other premium pork sausages thanks to a revolutionary new process which replaces the saturated fat with the finest

Stephen Fry is our favourite celebrit-tea

A study conducted by ‘The Sick Children Trust’ in a bid to launch its ‘Big Chocolate Tea Party’ campaign revealed Stephen Fry as the UK’s favorite celebrity choice with whom many would like to have a cup of tea with. The survey ran through Woman’s Own, an official media partner of the campaign, with more

Baking bread in a wood fired oven is a true art

Can there really be anything that can be more enjoyable and rewarding than getting stuck in and making your own bread? Using lots of time, the very best first class ingredients, and heaps of skill the folks at Manna from Devon Cooking School make bread as they believe it should be made. Now you can join

There is more to Tesco than just its supermarkets

Tesco is not only the well known store where millions of people go to buy goods every month, the company is also an investor, a big one in fact, and this is no real secret for those in the industry. The large store chain is obviously the largest supermarket in the UK, thanks to over

Caviar now has a conscience

We are constantly hearing about how our fish reserves are dwindling and that we should be eating stock that is more sustainable, so you could be forgiven for thinking that this is not the best time to be indulging in the luxury of caviar. Traditionally, the Beluga Sturgeon, from which caviar is extracted from the

New Bisto pasta ready meals to coincide with Kerry Foods first advertising campaign

Kerry Food have announced that they will be investing in their first ever advertising campaign for the Bisto frozen ready meal range, as well as announcing their plans for 2 new pasta ready meals. The ad campaign will be launched across women’s magazines and the national press on the 18th March, and is designed to