A Monster by any other name

In case you were wondering, this post is not about Lady Gaga, but as the name suggests, it IS monster related. I suppose I should really have this post queued for Halloween, but I’m really not that patient, and considering I’m not the first person to have discovered Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, I guess it’s…

Hitting the Sauce

For a brief, glorious moment the sun was shining. And naturally swathes of Middle England bared far too much lily white flesh, hit the Pimms hard and toyed with three quarter length trousers paired with statement footwear. I on the other hand, turned my thoughts to barbecue. Those of you who know me in real…

Gin Gin

Most people who know me, know that I’m not a beer drinker. The nearest I get is cider, which is especially lovely on a hot day with lots of ice. In fact my normal tipple of choice is Gin & Tonic, and while I’m no connoisseur, I’m quite happy to do extensive research into the…

Rice Queen

I do feel a bit bad that the Spanish Trade show, Alimentaria was over 3 weeks ago and I’ve only just had time to write about it, but then I have been busy with various events, including The Chocolate Festival, Cheese Maker’s Market and The Cheese & Wine Festival (the latter coming up on 27th…

Good morning Vietnam: new bean to bar chocolates launch

I believe it was Marc DeMarquette who first championed Single Origin chocolate from Vietnam within the UK: his Ben Tre bar, launched in association with Action Against Hunger has been described by Chocablog as having “… a really exotic and interesting flavour. It has the sweet, fruitiness of dark chocolate, but also a fresh, almost…

Love my mojo

Smoothies are nothing new: a handy way to be vaguely healthy and maintain that desirable goal of ‘5 a day’. Innocent does seem to have the majority of the market sewn up here in the UK, so it’s nice to come across a new brand that is making attempts to do something a little different….

Salt of the Earth

With today being Easter Sunday, I’ve finally had the time (thanks to the Bank holidays) to think about updating the blog.  As always, I’m a huge admirer of those that manage to write so frequently and with such enthusiasm while maintaining a full time day job. At the end of March, I visited the Food…