• IS TRADITIONAL BRITISH FOOD AND DRINK STILL GREAT?

    April 25, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Many will remember the advert that asked the vital question – ‘Daddy or chips?’ well the newest trending question is ‘British food and drink or not?’ Many consumers are turning against the traditional drinks and meals from their beloved country opting instead for more modern delicacies on their local high street when eating out, or even when purchasing to cook at home. Is traditional British food and drink still great? Or are foodies turning their back on bowls of sausage and mash for tasty... 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

  • Coffee is a craft and foam is now an artform

    April 11, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Across the UK we are known to be coffee lovers, we’re not only purchasing cups of coffee in our millions as consumers, but we are training, competing and turning creating that perfect cuppa into a craft to be learnt and a career to be had. Thousands will descend upon annual competitions such as the World Latte Art Championships and  World Barista Championships to compete to win titles that are the envy of the industry. But does it really matter to customers if their local coffee... Read More

  • Time to get a little bit fit

    April 04, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

      We all start the New Year with resolutions that this is the year we’ll get fit and eat healthily. But is this the year that it will actually happen?! There has been a huge rise in consumers turning to technology to remain healthy and fit – from apps to watches (the most popular seeming to be the Fitbit) as the UK is seeks further help and inspiration to remain on track. Well, another date in the calendar has sneaked up upon us World Health... Read More

  • Hop over to cocktails this Easter

    March 21, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    Easter has raced towards us all this year, but before you set off on too many egg hunts and eat your body weight in chocolate, have you thought about jazzing up your celebrations this year with an Easter cocktail? Well it’s on trend, and sounds much more fabulous than endless bunnies and yellow fluffy chicks in baskets. Here is our guide to the best fizz and froth this coming weekend. The year of change 2016 is the year to make changes to the Easter... Read More

  • Use or prepare to lose

    March 13, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    There is a point in everyone’s life when you need a good old de-clutter whether that is your wardrobe, the pile of magazines and Sunday papers in the lounge, your friends list on social media or even the place where most hoarders hide their masterpieces of chaos – the kitchen cupboards! In 2016 it’s on trend to have a spick and span kitchen mam and here’s the guide to help. DEATH BY FRYING PAN There is a list out there of ridiculous ways to... Read More

  • INDUCTION SEDUCTION

    March 06, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Having just celebrated Valentines, society would think most partners would still like the traditional flowers, chocolates and perfume as romantic gifts. However, our trend spotters suggest that many are being seduced by induction hobs and it could have been the perfect present from any Valentine.  So why is the UK being lured into a love affair with induction hobs– well, here is the scientific bit behind the trend! The science Induction hobs, as the title suggests, generate heat through the process of induction, where as... Read More

  • Be the hostess with the mostest

    March 01, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Are you one of those people that their kitchen is more like a mod con showroom than a few cupboards and a sink? Well it is bang on trend to have the latest, coolest  and most clever tools, machines and equipment in your kitchen in 2016. Gone are the days of the odd wacky spoon or mug – this is the year of gadgets, quirky serving paraphernalia and on trend crockery. If you don’t have a kitchen full of it you are going to... Read More

  • Expresso your love for coffee

    February 16, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    For those who loved Friends, coffee was at the heart of each and every episode. The beloved Central Perk was the hub of love, laughter and mostly importantly that kiss between Ross and Rachel. Well the world’s love of coffee did occur long before our latte loving New Yorkers brought it into our homes, and it still continues to trend. You can’t walk two steps down any UK high-street without seeing at least a coffee chain or a local trader battling for consumers against... Read More