Tag Archives: Trends

The Summer Fancy Food Show

Since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows have been North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. Between the Winter Show in San Francisco and the Summer Show in New York City, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade events bring in more than 40,000 attendees from more than 80 countries to see 260,000 innovative […]

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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 […]

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Show me the honey

Clearly I have yet to get the hang of regular blogging, so I’ll take time off the naughty step and (bees)wax lyrical for a moment about honey, considering it has been National Honey Week. We are now all aware of the plight of the honey bee, and  it is encouraging that there seems to be […]

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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 […]

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One man and his dog.

Viktor & Spoils is a modern Mexican taqueria and tequila bar serving classic and new style tacos alongside a world-class tequila and mescal selection.  Part of the Hotel on Rivington, visitors enter through a red unmarked door plastered with Mexican pesos. This leads to a lounge/bar, with walls made of barn wood and colourful rows […]

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Getting saucy.

I realise that I do like pun headings, but I make no apologies: after all, this is my blog, and about 3 people (including my mother) probably read this anyway. And for the benefit of that happy trio, no, I’m no longer in the USA, but yes, I’m still in an American state of mind […]

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Postcards from New York

I’m currently in New York. It’s one of my favourite places to be, as there’s always something to do, eat or discover. So for the next few days, I will aim to try and wax lyrical about what new and interesting things I’ve found. And the first thing? Williams Sonoma. Now there’s PLENTY to talk […]

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In the Realm of the Senses

Although I do work with Valrhona Chocolate, it doesn’t stop me from trying and/ or appreciating other brands: after all – a little objectivity never hurt anyone did it? In this case, I don’t believe these are actually available in the UK as yet, but I’m sure it won’t be long before someone snaps them […]

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