• SMOOTH THE UNSMOOTH

    January 30, 2017 Drink Recipes; General; Latest Features; Latest News

    It’s no surprise that the smoothie became a popular drink when the world’s first blender hit the shelves. The first blenders were introduced as milkshake mixers in 1910 when the small electric motor was invented by the pioneering, household appliance advocates; Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co. These were, what we would most likely call today; a ‘Retro Kitchen Appliance’. The motor was separate and attached onto an adjustable stand, the cup would be placed onto the stand and raised up to the motorised mixer to create... 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

  • TAKE INSPIRATION WITH OUR SPOOKTACULAR ROUND UP OF HALLOWEEN FOODIE FAVOURITES

    October 24, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    It’s that time of year again – out come the annual Halloween costumes, pumpkins and trick or treating, not forgetting the ‘resurrection’ of spooktacular sweets, cupcakes, and even mocktail concoctions. We have put together a round-up of our favourite recipes to give you inspiration this Halloween. Whether you are having a foodtastic Halloween restaurant event or a family friendly bash, there is always space for cupcakes. With the rise of social platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, there has never been a more inspirational... Read More

  • BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT – THE BIGGEST ANNUAL, NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF BRITISH FOOD AND DRINK

    August 05, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Trends

    Along with ‘Organic YOUR September’, this year’s British Food Fortnight is taking place on September 17th and is sponsored by the Co-op food stores where celebrations will take place, as well as in restaurants, visitor attractions, street markets, schools, hospitals, universities and care homes. Activities will be led by Ambassadors Raymond Blanc and his son, Oli, and a National Committee including the National Trust, Hospital Caterers Association, The Women’s Institute, National Association of British Market Authorities and the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Organisers... Read More

  • THE MODERN CRAFT WORK REVOLUTION… CHEERS!

    May 23, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    There has never been a better time to be a British beer drinker. Britain, once the greatest brewing nation, has rediscovered its micro-brewing mojo – and in remarkable fashion. We are in the midst of the craft beer phenomenon, and this huge trend of Craft and Artisan beers and ales is now met with the perfect glassware from Lockhart Catering Equipment to suit. Craft beer firstly originated in America when small independent ‘micro-breweries’ started selling exotic brews based on a variety of assorted hops.... 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

  • 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