• ANYONE FOR A CUPPA TEA?

    January 09, 2017 Drink Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    We all love a cup of tea, whether it’s first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up throughout the day or and comforting evening beverage. Tea in its many flavours, styles and cultured differences is the most widely consumed drink in the world. The largest producers of tea are the People’s Republic of China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Although tea originated in China as a medicinal beverage, us Brits have truly adopted tea as our own. It’s become perceived as quintessentially British to combine... Read More

  • FOOD AND DRINK TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2017

    December 26, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Over the last year, we’ve seen the rise of various food and drink trends hit the market such as the resurrection of gin cocktails, the ever-popular micro-breweries, and different types of food presentation such as sharing food platters and table top cooking. Drawing upon recent food and drink analytics carried out by Mintel Global, we’ve identified various upcoming trends for 2017, which may inspire your food service offerings in the coming months. Traditional Roots One of the main trends to come out of 2016... Read More

  • OUR PREDICTION OF THE TOP CHRISTMAS TRENDS FOR 2016

    December 19, 2016 General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    The traditional Christmas dinner is steeped in history, passed down generation after generation, however this doesn’t change the fact that we are seeing the rise of modern twists on the Christmas dishes, and we are seeing this now, more than ever. With a nod to the wider food trends we have seen flourish over the last few years, it’s not only the style of food that has changed, but also the way in which food is presented. We have identified emerging trends within festive... Read More

  • WAYS TO SAY “HAPPY NEW YEAR” WITH FOOD AND DRINK – TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

    December 12, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The annual celebration of another year passing by is rejoiced in different ways all over the globe. From England to France and Mexico to Japan, there is a number of traditions carried out all in the name of good luck and health for the forthcoming New Year. Below are some of the weird and wonderful ways people celebrate the New Year in various countries. Argentina On New Year’s Day, Argentineans eat beans, following the belief that eating beans will help them keep their current job... Read More

  • IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS….

    December 06, 2016 Food Trends; Trends

    With Christmas fast approaching there’s no better time to indulge in the sweet treats we associate with the festive season. From traditional mince pies and Christmas cake to Christmas pudding soaked in brandy butter, there’s nothing better to satisfy our sweet tooth at this indulgent time of year. With the festivities in mind, we’ve taken a look at the history of our favourite festive treats and how they came to be the Christmas tradition that we all know today. And where better to start... Read More

  • SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF CHEESE, WHO AM I TO DIS A BRIE?

    November 28, 2016 Food Trends; Trends

    The undoubtedly enjoyable pastime of appreciating cheese has, by no means, been as glamorous or delicious as it is today. Dating back to 6000 BCE, without refrigeration, salt was most likely added for preservation purposes and the earliest forms of cheese would have been similar to that of a salty curds and whey, or cottage cheese. Thankfully, the curious nature and evolving taste buds of our eager ancestors helped develop and refine the cheese-making process so we could admire and worship it today. During... Read More

  • WARM UP AND STAY COSY THIS WINTER WITH A CLASSIC SOUP

    November 21, 2016 Food Trends; Latest News; Trends

    Since 20,000 BC, soup has been a meal enjoyed by the masses as a cheap and easy method of creating a dish which delivers a rich source of nutrients and substance due to its meat and vegetable contents. Over the years, we have seen an abundance of flavours, vegetables and meats used to create variations on the classic dish. The main characteristic of a soup is its liquid formation named as either thick or clear. Like a stew, but more watery, soup is hearty... Read More

  • GIN’S THE WORD: INTRODUCING HOUSE OF COMMONS GIN

    November 07, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    The resurrection of gin in the last few years has excited all beverage lovers and experts from home connoisseurs to professional mixologists, and the introduction of Sipsmiths House of Commons Gin is giving us a chance to try something truly historic. Sipsmith has stepped into its distillery to create a bespoke House of Commons gin, bombarded with deep juniper notes, floral tones, sandalwood and sweet clementine scents. The taste includes elderflower, lychee and walnut with a hint of black pepper spice and soft pine... Read More

  • ARE YOU CRAZY FOR A CRUMBLE? WARMING PUDDINGS FEATURING TRADITIONAL DELICIOUSNESS AND RUSTIC CHARM

    October 31, 2016 Latest News; Trends

    As the winter seasons are upon us, we turn to warming puddings and generous lashings of custard! Bunzl Lockhart has created an inspirational look book to evoke imagination and creativity within the restaurant, hospitality and catering sectors. On flicking through the look book, you will find a stunning collection of tableware perfect for your classic dessert selection – whether it’s an apple crumble presented in a ramekin or a hot chocolate fudge cake served in a simple and elegant bowl. From Utopia to Staub... Read More