Category Archives: Food and Drink

Highly Anticipated British Food Fortnight Commences

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This autumn everyone is standing together in support of British food and British producers during British Food Fortnight. Politicians, top chefs and national institutions are all getting behind the campaign. Will you stand with them? British food production and food security are more important than ever and simply put, British food really matters. Plus, it’s […]

Pop-Up Dessert Bar & Pastry Cocktail Masterclasses at The Chocolate Show London

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The Chocolate Show is pleased to announce a whole host of brand new experiential features for the London edition of The Chocolate Show, held in Olympia’s National Hall, 16-18th October. Renowned French chocolate maker Valrhona will be hosting a pop-up dessert bar, with patisserie Belle Epoque and there’ll be cocktails with a patisserie twist from […]

The Wham Cook bakeware essential for The Great British Bake Off fans

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With “The Great British Bake Off” back on the box, more and more of us are rising to the challenge of baking our own. But getting kitted out in the kitchen can be a costly job and might even see your cake making dreams collapse like an undercooked Victoria sponge. A secret ingredient is what’s […]

Chewits celebrate 50th anniversary with Chewbilee App

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Chewers! It’s Chewits 50th anniversary and to celebrate this chewtastic year, the iconic chewy sweet brand have launched their very own Chewits Chewbilee App. The Chewits Chewbilee app gives users the opportunity to vote for their all-time favourite Chewits advert. The adverts span from the early ‘Monster Muncher’ chomping through Barrow in Furness bus depot […]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Sees Cream teas, ice-cream and chilled Pimm’s

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Cream tea and Pimms on NYMR

Cream teas, ice-cream and chilled Pimm’s – three great British summer staples have been given a steam makeover for August by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) where they are being served in the art deco surroundings of the Gresley Buffet carriage. “Summer is all about making the most of your days out and packing […]

Recipe: Black Forest Cheesecake

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Developed by former Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry – this is a wonderful twist on the classic 70’s cake. It looks very complicated and technical – but it isn’t. Give it a go! For the Chocolate Shortbread base: 90g Unsalted Butter 40g Caster Sugar 100g Plain Flour 1 ½ Tablespoons Cocoa Powder   […]

Essential Recipes for Brockmans Gin Summer and Autumn Cocktails

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Brockmans Gin, the ‘gin like no other’ brims with berries and botanicals so is perfect for cocktails. Brockmans has just released four new cocktail recipes for Summer/Autumn 2015. All taste as delicious as they look and make best use of summer berries and other ingredients as well as this super-premium English gin. Brockmans is available […]

OLPRO Launches National Picnic Association To Boost British Picnics

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There’s something very British about picnics, especially when we have good weather to go with them. So it’s surprising there is no official organisation supporting best picnic practice in the UK. That’s why family camping and outdoor manufacturer www.olproshop.com has decided to fill the gap with the launch of the National Picnic Association.     […]

This year is Chewits’ 50th anniversary

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What a Chew-mendous Achievement! For 50 fun-packed years, Chewits has taken the nation on a taste adventure with their fantastic sweets. This year marks Chewits’ 50th anniversary! It all started in 1963 when J Arthur Holland invented ‘Chewzits’, a softer version of the chew many love today. Just two years and a quick name change […]

Little Portland Street’s Cookery School Alternative Afternoon Tea

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Make Your Own Traditional British Afternoon Tea  Cookery School at Little Portland Street celebrates the most quintessential of British culinary traditions with their Make Your Own Traditional British Afternoon Tea class. From lemon curd tartlets and the lightest of savoury and sweet scones served with home-made jam to delectable finger sandwiches and Scotch eggs, the […]

Chewits’ New APP To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

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Iconic children’s brand Chewits turns 50 this year. To celebrate this special anniversary Chewits have appointed McCann Manchester to support the 50th anniversary campaign. Chewits mascot Chewie, who has adorned its packs since the sweets hit the shelves in 1965, has now been brought into the 21st century with his very own app. ‘Chewie on […]

York’s Chocolate Story’s exclusive themed tours this Easter

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Lolly making workshop 3 at YCS

Easter and chocolate have long been associated, this Easter (28 March – 13 April), visitors to York’s Chocolate Story can find out why on exclusive themed tours. Uncover why certain children in York were once lucky enough to enjoy solid chocolate eggs and discover how the attraction’s expert chocolatiers recreate ornate Easter eggs up to […]

Celebrating British Pie week with pies made of thighs

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Do you prefer breast or a thigh? It sounds like a line from a 1970s sitcom, but as we approach British Pie week, (2-8 March 2015) the team at the Great British Meat Company have developed some tasty Pie recipes using chicken thigh as a replacement to the more common breast filling. It helps keep […]

Anchor Cheddar Says British Cheese Sandwich Less Popular

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Survey by Anchor® Cheddar shows we’re shunning the simple cheese sarnie A Great British classic, the traditional cheese sandwich, is in decline according to a survey of 2,000 adults by British cheese brand, Anchor® Cheddar. The survey conducted by Yougov looked into the nation’s eating habits and discovered that although we place cheese as our […]