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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

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

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

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

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 – – 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

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

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

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

SMORGASBOARD the height of entertainment for foodies

In the recipe for the perfect Christmas, good food and board games will always rank highly on the list of essential ingredients. And now there’s a way to deliciously combine the two! SMORGASBOARD is the brand new board game for foodies, in which players compete in a variety of gourmet challenges including guessing missing ingredients,

Capital Region USA and New Virginia Oyster Trail

The new Virginia Oyster Trail has officially been launched, offering visitors a way to enjoy the US state’s seven different oyster regions, as well as experience the unique culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay. The trail, launched earlier this month by Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will connect travellers to Virginia

Bonne Maman Launches Delicious New Chilled Desserts

Bonne Maman introduces five new, naturally delicious chilled desserts: these wonderfully tasty little pots are made with the finest fruits and quality ingredients to simple, timeless recipes…     Strawberry Mousse– A fresh, yet smooth mousse of luxurious whipped cream with plentiful, juicy strawberry pieces: perfectly combined to create sumptuous pots of strawberry goodness. Chocolate

Must have MunchMap food sharing app for foodies

Taking photographs of your dishes in restaurants, before devouring the food, has become increasingly popular. So, the new food sharing app from MunchMap Ltd. (launched on 27th August 2015) is a perfect solution to save and share your food journeys and experiences with the people you choose. MunchMap, which is free to download and currently

Tips and Tricks for Holiday Cooking

Explore new horizons this summer by trying out the innovative cooking ideas you never have the time or inspiration for in your daily routine. You’ll not only come back from your holiday glowing and relaxed, but full of new ways to mix up the menu too. Here are four simple ways to improve your cooking

Top UK Chefs in Hospitality Action Charity’s New Advertising Campaign

Hospitality Action, the industry’s benevolent charity, unveiled its brand new advertising campaign last night. The hard-hitting adverts feature images of five of the UK’s most renowned chefs having fallen on hard times and aims to raise awareness of the charity and issues that affect hospitality workers both past and present. The UK wide campaign depicts

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

Certainly Wood Flamers To Light The Perfect BBQ

Tired of those somewhat smelly paraffin firelighters which have been with us since they were invented in 1936? Looking for an aromatic and more reliable way to light your BBQ, then family company Certainly Wood have just the thing? Handmade in the heart of Herefordshire, Flamers are completely natural and made from just two ingredients Invites London Foodies To “Find A Food Experience”

Positioned as “the world’s leading website for connecting like-minded people over an authentic food experience” – whether in a restaurant or as a guest in someone’s home – is a unique food concept that is taking the United Kingdom by storm. Promising to offer more than just “dining at someone’s house,” the intuitive online

New Magazine In Search of Taste explores food and wine from a cultural retrospective

In Search of Taste is the new, quarterly food and wine publication for the culturally conscious. Sumptuously produced, free of advertising and compiled by a host of distinguished contributors, each a scholar in their chosen field, In Search of Taste delivers to its global readership a compendium of stunningly illustrated features surpassed only by its

Linghams’ New Extra Hot Chilli Sauce

Calling all chilli connoisseurs, spice fiends and hot sauce specialists: there’s a new bad boy of hot stuff in town who goes by the name of Lingham’s Extra Hot Chilli Sauce and he’s perfect for those who like things saucy, spicy and a little hot under the collar. Lingham’s Extra Hot Chilli Sauce is somewhat

Puglia is The Destination 2015 for Foodies and Wine Lovers

Taste buds are set to tingle this summer as Southern Italy’s Puglia region hosts a myriad of food festivals showcasing the upper crust of local cuisine and wine. Considered by many as Italy’s best kept secret, the region’s six provinces are renowned for their unique ‘cucina povera’ cooking style. Bespoke Puglia travel consultant Aria Apulia

Whole Foods UK to stock Pomegranate Essence Dressing and Marinade

Pomegranate Essence by Secret Gardens, the deliciously tasty and ultra healthy pure Pomegranate dressing and marinade, has hit the shelves in Whole Foods UK supermarkets around the country. Originating in Turkey, the fruity dressing is packed with the delectable flavours of sun kissed pomegranates, handpicked from the Antakya region. Perfect for salads, marinades, sauces and

Sponsored Video: Heinz Chilli Sauces – 57 and Counting

Stories of successful entrepreneurs abound in the annals of American industry, but some are quirkier and more lively than others; the H.J. Heinz Company story is just downright fun. Few of us in the Western world are unfamiliar with the “Heinz 57 Varieties” logo; now the company is introducing a few more of those varieties

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 ( 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

Big slowdown in organic area loss reported by new figures

In comparison to drop-offs seen in the last four years the decline in organic land area in the UK has slowed significantly. That’s the key fact to be found in the latest Organic Statistics released today by Defra and it has been welcomed by leading control body, Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G). While the sector

Boutique Kensington Store Launched By Anges de Sucre

Anges de Sucre, famous for its decadent treats with a whimsical twist, has thrown open the doors of its brand new store for the first time, serving up a delightful menu of pillow-soft marshmallows, jewel-like macarons and a range of hot drinks to satisfy even the most discerning of caffeine lovers. London’s favourite artisan patisserie

Local Community Help Keep Village Alive By Buying Pub

VILLAGE COMMUNITY BOUGHT FROM GREENE KING THE RED LION AT NORTHMOOR NEAR OXFORD. Initiative move by residents and youg local couple set to open this Friday 2nd May. Adam Henson of BBC Countryfile to open between 6-8 pm and beyond. Hog roast, Band, Real Local Ales – all local food suppliers. Family affair. Chef Ian

Yutaka Sushi Kit for 2 – Something Different for Valentine’s Day

On a bed of rice is where the magic happens thanks to Yutaka’s Sushi Kit for 2, which will make a shrimply sensational eating experience for couples, group dates or friends this Valentine’s day. A little known aphrodisiac, the sushi kit will prove that the way to the heart is often through the stomach. 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

Old Jamaica Ginger Beer has a special Christmas twist

Ginger Beer is already pretty festive without adding anything to the brew, but Old Jamaica is taking it a step forward with the introduction of their limited edition flavor Spiced Berry and Gold Spice from the Winter Twists range. A nice Old Jamaica Ginger Bear with a Spice Berry Twist is the perfect way to

Love isn’t all yule knead in the kitchen this Christmas

  Whether you are baking mince pies to leave out for Santa or Christmas cakes and pudding, the fast approaching festive season is the time when you will find even sporadic bakers in the kitchen creating tasty treats. The perfect gift for dedicated bakers is something that will lend a helping hand all year round,

Give a gift of limited edition pâté this Christmas

Everyone loves a limited edition food product, and especially for this coming Christmas, the Patchwork Traditional Food Company have decided to make this festive season better than ever with its new selection of mouth watering pâtés. If you are looking for a unique foodie gift this Xmas take a trip to and treat either yourself,

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

New fish and chip venture launched by Castle Pub and Castle Rock Brewery

The Castle Pub in Nottingham is about to transform itself and become the premier fish and chip venue in the city through its new partnership with the Castle Rock Brewery. Those who visit this iconic pub, which stands right opposite Notttingham Castle, can now place an order at their brand new fish and chip bar

Gourmet Gadgetry create some great fun food items for Christmas

Gourmet gadgetry are a company with a reputation for producing electrical cookware that are both fun and creative. These are perfect for those who love fine dining and who enjoy entertaining. ‘Fun Food Gadgets’ are the ideal Christmas gift for anyone who likes having fun in their kitchen, or hosting parties or looking to celebrate

School dinners in Birmingham don’t fare well when the food inspector pays a visit

Inside Out discovered that school dinners under investigation by food inspectors from Birmingham did not fare as well as even takeaways, mainly as an aftermath of the horse meat scandal. We decided to follow the food inspectors for a month, to see for ourselves whether the takeaway menu was worth trusting. The testing procedure took

Beatson Clark to produce bespoke bottle for New York’s Brooklyn Brewery

Beatson Clark, the UK’s leading glass manufacturer, has announced that they are joining the US craft beer revolution and are producing a bespoke premium grade bottle for New York’s multi award winning Brooklyn Brewery. The family of Big Bottles belonging to the Brooklyn Brewery include Locals 1 and 2 and Sorachi Ace and are special

Relish publications land Jean Christophe Novelli’s latest cookery book

Relish Publications, the specialist publisher of fine dining guides and recipe books, have pulled off a major coup by signing up Jean Christophe Novelli to publish his latest book. This book will be released in November ready for the peak Christmas rush. This latest book is titled ‘Simply Novelli’ and will feature more than 100

Truman’s Brewery Back in London

After a gap of nearly 24 years, Truman’s Brewery is returning to London with the opening of a new brewery in September. The name Truman has been associated with the history of East London for the last 350 years. This time, an investment of over £1 million has been made to refurbish the name and

The South Korean food event known as Chuseok

Chuseok was celebrated in South Korea last week and it is the equivalent of a yearly thanks giving holiday based on the lunar calendar. It is the day when people pay their homage to their ancestors, visit their families and exchange different packages of canned pork that is commonly known as Spam. Partially cooked tinned

Food Waste: The Cost to the Economy

Food glorious food! As a nation we are obsessed with food, the way it is prepared, the things we love to eat the most such as Indian food, Chinese, the new delicacies that we can try and most importantly the benefits and health considerations that comes with food. Food has a direct impact on not

Wineology is the latest must have life skill

Why is Cabernet Sauvignon the rugby player of wine? How is Viognier like a tropical sun goddess? Which grape is the ladyboy of Piedmont? PAH to dry facts! VINALOGY is a beginner’s wine guide with a difference. If you entertain a lot both at work and at home, it will pay to gain an additional

Inaugural Celebrity Chef Week at Eden has T Rex eggs on the menu

Paul Ainsworth, the well known celebrity chef has had a cracking idea as to how to celebrate the harvest season at the Eden Project. He has created a sumptuous dish which, in his own words, look like baby dinosaur eggs. Paul is just one of many culinary stars set to make an appearance at Eden’s

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

Great cooking made easy thanks to Cook with Organix

When you first wean a child, it is a pleasure watching their reactions to different tastes and textures, and they have a voracious appetite for anything new and exciting you put in front of them. The fact that they have this appetite makes it all the more difficult when they enter that toddler stage where

A sweet tooth

High tea is now more popular than ever and on a rainy afternoon, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to scones, dainty finger sandwiches and piping hot tea. Then there’s the champagne to consider, many will often opt for the full spread and enjoy a glass of bubbly too. However, such an extravagance can be

UK and the rest of Europe set to reach crop growing limits

Scientists are warning that the UK and many other countries in Europe may not be able to increase food capacity as a result of growing limits. Britain along with other countries simply will not be able to produce more of their staple crops because the crops are already nearing their physiological growing limits. President 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 importance of marketing

Businesses that do not invest their money in marketing and fail to take any austerity measures during the triple dip recession will end up losing more than businesses that do take action, according to owner of The Tree Hotel, Kavita Pal. The recession has hurt the food industry greatly by forcing many to cut costs

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