• The Spirit Show

    PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE SPIRIT SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

    August 08, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Save the date in the diary now and get ready to come face-to-face with some of the UK’s top spirit experts at The Spirit Show, this December in London where you will be exposed to a wonderful world of classic and contemporary cocktails. Once the summer months are behind us we’ll be gearing up for ‘silly season’ so whether you’re looking for inspiration for your restaurant or bar offerings, or perhaps enjoy the concept behind cocktail making, (and tasting them of course) there is... Read More

  • TIME FOR TEA… AND SCONES – HAPPY NATIONAL CREAM TEA DAY – JUNE 24th 2016

    June 20, 2016 Events; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Trends

    National Cream Tea Day has come around again for another cream filled day full of British traditions. Whether you’d like to host an afternoon tea fit for the Queen, or you simply want to treat your loved ones to freshly baked scones overflowing with jam and cream during Wimbledon at the end of the month, Cream Tea Day aims to inspire all to celebrate the quintessentially British convention. Crumbly scones, sticky fruit jam, lashings of clotted cream and perfectly brewed tea. It’s a heavenly... Read More

  • TASTE OF LONDON

    June 13, 2016 Events; Food Recipes; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Taste of London, ‘The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival’ taking place this month between 15th-19th June. Taste of London is a festival designed for food lovers across the UK. Whether you’re a well-dined gourmand, a new-found lover of food or simply looking for a fun day out with friends, this event is set to please all with lessons on the tricks of the trade from world-class chefs, plus a delicious sampling of gourmet food and drink suppliers. Located in Regent’s Park, London, the foodie wonderland... Read More

  • NATIONAL FISH AND CHIPS DAY – QUINTESSENTIAL BRITISH FOOD

    May 30, 2016 Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    ‘Winston Churchill called them ‘the good companions’, John Lennon smothered his in tomato ketchup and Michael Jackson liked them with mushy peas’ – Happy National Fish and Chips Day! There is nothing more British than smothering salt and vinegar over your fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper and eaten outdoors! June 3, 2016 is National Fish and Chips Day in Britain and we are celebrating it by giving you an insight into the origins of the beloved meal, and a more contemporary and healthier... Read More

  • Bread glorious bread

    May 15, 2016 Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    BREAD GLORIOUS BREAD They say baking a loaf of bread and filling your house with the delicious smell is more likely to help it sell. Does this show how much the UK loves bread? Well from 14th -22nd May it is officially the UK’s Real Bread week in which we are all being asked to bake our own, support our local baker and also teach our little ones how to make bread too. So get ready to knead fair hands of Britain, it’s time... Read More

  • ARE YOU A MENU CRIMINAL?

    May 04, 2016 Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    Have you got a confession to make? Are you running from the law, by which we mean the foodie police? Are you a continual offender? Is your darkest secret that you in fact hack menus? Don’t worry, you no longer need to suffer in silence, your kind is growing in numbers and restaurants across the country are meeting more customers that take one look at the menu and begin to hack it! Should we as a nation adopt this new trend that has landed... Read More

  • RUN AWAY FROM YOUR REAMS OF RECIPE BOOKS

    April 17, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    In today’s society we are pushed to reform to structure and formulaic ways of life, from work place hierarchy down to our level of gym membership. The same can be said about cooking. We are presented with endless recipe books in retail outlets, countless cookery programmes with sweaty chefs and contestants following recipes to a tee and even apps that guide us through a water-tight process to make pretty much anything. But there are some cooks, chefs and foodies that are throwing caution to... Read More

  • THANKSGIVING BOOST FOR BRITISH OPERATORS

    November 24, 2015 Events; General

    We’re about to celebrate Britsgiving – the UK’s newest and completely unofficial holiday. This Thursday 26 November – the fourth Thursday of the month – Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. And more of us Brits than ever will be marking the occasion with what is known as Britsgiving – as the holiday has made its way over to the UK and onto our own menus and dinner tables. Taking on the Thanksgiving trend Whilst obviously a US tradition, in recent years Thanksgiving has started to... Read More

  • FLAVOURS, FINANCIALS AND FIGURES OF THE FESTIVE SEASON – CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD AND DRINK TRENDS

    November 17, 2015 Events; General

    In the words of Johnny Mathis, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s one of the most profitable times of year for the hospitality sector – a vital money-spinner for hotels, restaurants and pubs alike. So for all of us involved in it, our minds – and bodies – are now fully focussed on the imminent festive party season and the food and drink trends we’ll see. And as almost half of those questioned in a recent survey by guest experience management... Read More