The Rebel Within

We were in California last week, San Francisco to be exact! But this time not to the fancy food show. Some intelligence took us to ‘Craftsman & Wolves’ on Valencia Street. These guys are famous for their coffee and ‘The Rebel Within’; a savoury muffin which includes asiago, sausage, green onion and a soft boiled Read on… »

2017, Year of the Rooster

For the past few years I was lucky enough to spend some time in China, learning about the culture, visiting dozens of temples and trying as much of the food as I could! Authentic Chinese food, as I’m sure many of you know, differs greatly from our beloved Western Chinese takeaways. Unique and distinct flavours, Read on… »

At Amazon Go, you grab your groceries, leave without waiting in line, and pay later

Amazon has launched a beta version of its Go convenience store, which it describes as a “new kind of store with no checkout required.” An ambitious project that has apparently been in the works for four years, Amazon Go seeks to do away with the nuisance of waiting in lines. Rather than paying in the Read on… »

Amazon Dash – Everything you need to know

Customers will be able to press the ‘Dash Buttons’ to order new products Credit: Amazon Amazon has launched ‘WiFi-connected buttons’ enabling customers to reorder household products with a single push. From today, the e-commerce firm will make its ‘Amazon Dash’ buttons available in the UK. It has only previously been for sale in the US, Read on… »

Baum + Whiteman, US food and restaurant consulting company have released their 2016 Trend Report ‘11 hottest food and beverage dining trends in restaurants and hotels 2016’

The two most noteworthy trends in for 2016 have nothing to do with food. Big disrupters are a revolution in high-speed food delivery to homes and offices … and a national conversation regarding tipping and pay disparities. Cleansing menus of additives won’t be enough. Why there’s a new obsession with fried chicken. Plus 24 buzzwords Read on… »

Smitten Ice Cream

Whilst on a creative working visit to one of our lovely Californian clients, Chef Chris came across ‘Smitten’.  Chef was blown away with the smooth ice cream and flavour profile which was made to order  in just minutes! Smitten Founder Robyn Sue Fisher, an ice cream lover, really didn’t love the way ice cream in Read on… »

3D printing could be as valuable as internet to food industry

3D printing could one day be as valuable to food manufacturers as the internet and help them reduce costs and energy and save production time, according to an expert in the field. See attached article:      

Fast food reinvented? Eatsa, a fully automated restaurant opens in San Francisco

A new high-tech fast food restaurant has opened this week, near San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Eatsa, where fast food is redefined – bold, fresh and flavourful customised quinoa bowls that are prepared blazing fast, at an unbeatable price point. “eatsa is reinventing fast food by combining the speed and affordability of fast food with the delicious Read on… »

The Good Food Guide 2016 – Top 50 UK Restaurants of 2016

The Good Food Guide is the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide. Since 1951 they have been reviewing and writing about restaurants, pubs and cafés, bringing together the best places to eat out from throughout the UK.  Listed below are the ‘Top 50 Restaurants of 2016’: 1 L’Enclume, Cumbria (10) 2 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (10) 3 Read on… »

New York Fancy Food Show 2015

The annual Summer Fancy Food Show was held in New York City last month. As reported by The Speciality Food Magazine, exotic and omnipresent ingredients, on-the-go convenience, and alcohol infusions are on the up and up. The show’s Trendspotter Panel identified five emerging trends of note. Gazpacho to Go. Soups in a bottle were all Read on… »

UK online grocery is the world’s second largest and will be worth $28bn

The Chinese online grocery market, already the world’s largest, is set to be worth almost $180bn by 2020 – nearly five times its current value of $41bn, according to the latest IGD research. Time-pressed shoppers increasingly using mobile technology is driving global demand for online grocery shopping Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “There’s going Read on… »

Is moss the new kale?

Woodland lichen is the latest delicacy growing on chefs and is being served deep-fried to fine diners. The humble plant, which is most often spotted growing on rocks in damp areas, has had something of a makeover and has even been described as ‘the new kale’. The once unglamorous greenery has become increasingly popular in Read on… »

The first ‘synthetic egg’ product to go on sale in Tesco in the UK this August.

Just Mayo, made from plants, set to rival Hellmann’s brand. Its arrival is part of a multi-million dollar high-tech food business big in US. Silicon Valley visionaries are working on growing meat and eggs in labs. It is a multi-million dollar business which has taken the US by storm and includes everything from lab-grown meat Read on… »

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, held the 13th annual awards last night (1st June 2015) at London’s Guildhall. The announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list has become one of the most highly anticipated moments of the culinary calendar with the best chefs in the world all in Read on… »

40 ways the world makes awesome Hot Dogs

Source: – By Jess Kapadia, illustrations by Mike Houston