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British street food trends 2015

28 Feb 2015

thefoodpeople and our very own Charles Banks have been quoted in The Huffington Post commenting on British Street food trends for 2015!

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Want to hear someone say 'I Love You' on Valentine's Day?

14 Feb 2015

While Valentine's Day has become a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world, attitudes about love and the way it gets expressed vary significantly among nationalities. Those looking for Valentine's Day bliss in the U.S., a nation of immigrants, may want to heed the results of a just-completed McCann Worldgroup* survey of 30,000 people spanning 29 countries revealing which nationalities are most likely to whisper words of love, which are the most/least likely to gift, and which are cynics about love.

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Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

08 Jan 2015

Just in time for the premiere of Downton Abbey's fifth season, Downton Abbey Wines expands its growing portfolio with the Countess of Grantham Collection – a delicious selection of varietal wines crafted with premium fruit from California. The new world bottlings, including a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, take inspiration from Lady Cora Crawley, the thoroughly modern, American-born wife of British aristocrat Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. Bold-flavored and fruit forward, the new wines are the perfect counterpart to Downton Abbey Wines' more classically reserved Bordeaux offerings.

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2015 Wine Media USA

belVita breakfast Biscuits unveils belVita Bites

06 Jan 2015

It's true what they say. Great things sometimes come in small packages. The same can be said about belVita Bites, delicious mini breakfast biscuits that provide four hours of nutritious steady energy. With 42 percent of Americans skipping breakfast due to being crunched for time1, the on-the-go convenience of belVita Bites as part of a complete breakfast now leaves breakfast skippers with no excuses.

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The Natural Food Show Launches Juicing Championship 2015

17 Dec 2014

The Natural Food Trade Show, taking place next year on 19-20 April at the new venue of ExCel London, is launching a new, live juicing competition for 2015. The UK’s Juicing Championship, sponsored by Juico, will see professional juicers compete to be crowned the UK Juicing Champion 2015.

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Joan Roca prepares dinner for UN Human Rights Day in Geneva

12 Dec 2014

Joan Roca, head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, has offered a commemorative dinner at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization to commemorate the 21st Human Rights Day with the support of BBVA. It was attended by more than 350 ambassadors and representatives from five continents.

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Heineken and Garrett Leight California Optical

10 Dec 2014

Heineken®, the world's leading international brewer, today launched a collaborative pair of one-of-a-kind sunglasses with Los Angeles based eyewear brand Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) as part of the 2014 #Heineken100 program. Now in its fifth year, the #Heineken100 program partners with imaginative designers to create a series of coveted custom lifestyle products, not available at retail, and shares them with 100 influential tastemakers across the nation. Designed in partnership with #Heineken100 Creative Director and Union Los Angeles owner Chris Gibbs, the GLCO sunglasses mark the last of three premium collaborations Heineken will release in 2014.

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Casual Dining 2015

04 Dec 2014

Karen Forrester, CEO of T.G.I Friday’s UK, Stephen Holmes, CEO of ASK Italian and Zizzi, and Alasdair Murdoch, CEO of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, are among the big name Keynote speakers now confirmed for Casual Dining 2015.

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Foodwatching 2015-16 Food Trends Available NOW!

30 Nov 2014

After the launch at the thefoodpeople food trends event at Koffmann’s London on 19th November, the 2015-16 trend predictions are now available to view and download from foodwatching online for all subscribers, along with guest speaker presentations.

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New Winter Menu - Basement Sate, Soho, London

27 Nov 2014

From Monday 1st December, Basement Sate, a new cocktail and dessert bar in Soho, is launching a delicious winter menu and series of master-classes and tasting evenings that beautifully pair sugar and spice, and everything nice.

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Pisco Embassy

26 Nov 2014

Having launched in mid-November on Upper St, Islington and focusing on skilfully made specialist cocktails, Pisco Embassy will be London’s first late-night Pisco bar. The 12 strong cocktail menu will offer twists on classics such as the Pisco Embassy Punch and Chicha Sour alongside bespoke creations and homemade infusions from Head bartender José Francisco-Modonese (previously sommelier at Sushisamba).

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George Clooney, Rande Gerber & Michael Meldman's Casamigos

25 Nov 2014

Following on the heels of the most successful and fastest growing ultra-premium spirits launch ever in the United States, Casamigos Tequila founders and owners, George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman, are proud to bring their award-winning Casamigos Tequila to Canada. "We love tequila. On the rocks, by the shot, at times, straight from the bottle," say George Clooney and Rande Gerber. "We are excited to bring Casamigos to Canada. It's a great feeling to share something we created, drink and are extremely proud of," added Clooney and Gerber.

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2014 Bacon World Champion is Named

24 Nov 2014

Bringing home the bacon, Ricardo Heredia of San Diego was named the Bacon World Champion in Las Vegas at the World Food Championships (WFC). Defending his title, Heredia has now claimed the category championship two years in a row, winning over $120,000.

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Piehole - Pie Flavoured Liqueurs For Your Playful Side

17 Nov 2014

Warm baked apples, toasted pecans, the taste of the graham cracker crust on Grandma's homemade pies, those memorable and loveable flavors are hot out the oven in PIEHOLE™ – a delicious blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavored liqueur.

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Coolhaus Introduces New Fall Ice Creams

14 Nov 2014

Fall flavors aren't just pumpkin anymore! Coolhaus is launching new ice cream flavors like savory Avocado and boozy scotch-infused Dad's Secret Stash available now in Culver City and Pasadena stores, New York and Texas food trucks, and online. Back by popular demand is their gourmet hot chocolate made from scratch with a blend of Kakao Berlin dark and milk chocolate, cream, espresso, sea salt, and marshmallow fluff made in-HAUS.

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Le Peep Boutique launches tasting menu with healthy twist

12 Nov 2014

Le Peep Boutique, Mayfair's new restaurant, members' club and cocktail bar recently visited by Suki Waterhouse, Harvey Weinstein and Georgia May Jagger has launched a new tasting menu by leading nutritionist Christian Coates.

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The Fat Duck Bray adds Sunday lunches for December

04 Nov 2014

It’s hard to say goodbye, even if it is temporary. In anticipation of its six-month relocation to Melbourne, Australia in 2015, the three Michelin starred The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Berkshire has added additional lunch services. Still taking guests on its multisensory gastronomic journey from Tuesday to Saturday until the end of November, the award-winning restaurant will now open for expanded hours in December. The Fat Duck will be open for lunch on Sundays 7th, 14th and 21st December. These additional dates have been released and are now open for booking.

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Family Time takes Centre Stage

31 Oct 2014

Forget notions of the iPhone generation ushering in the age of the individual: five of the seven most popular leisure pursuits in Britain today involve family members enjoying quality time with each other - according to new research from intu.

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The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Launches Pop-up Cocktail Menu

28 Oct 2014

Known the world over for its theatrical art deco setting and innovative drinks, The Beaufort Bar has launched a spectacular new cocktail menu that pushes the boundaries of cocktail making, imagination and design. The brainchild of award-winning Head Bartender Chris Moore, The Beaufort Bar’s new menu takes the form of a limited edition pop-up book. Featuring beautifully hand-drawn and painstakingly cut illustrations, the menu’s pages throw open a heady world of characters, tales and scents, with each exquisitely crafted cocktail telling its own unique story.

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Michter's Distillery new Still Installation

24 Oct 2014

Yesterday marked the arrival of tons of custom built, copper distilling equipment at the small, but highly acclaimed Michter's Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. In an expansion of its facilities, Michter's installed a 46 foot high column still and a copper pot still doubler built by 101 year-old Vendome Copper & Brass Works.

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Two New Three Star Michelin Restaurants San Francisco 2015

22 Oct 2014

Michelin announced its highly regarded star selections for the ninth edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country, and is on sale from today.

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Nordic Organic Food Fair, Malmo, Sweden

19 Oct 2014

Renowned Swedish chefs Paul Svensson and Anders Ramsay, strong proponents of sustainable organic cuisine, have been confirmed to host live demonstrations at this year’s sold out Nordic Organic Food Fair, taking place in Malmö, Sweden, on 26-27 October.

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Chobani joins FEED - Fight Against Hunger for World Food Day

16 Oct 2014

Chobani, America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt, partnered with FEED, a social business that creates products that help FEED the world, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson in the fight against hunger, hosting a special dinner last night to raise funds for hunger relief in the U.S. and around the world. The evening culminates FEED's month-long FEED Supper campaign to provide 1,000,000 meals to children and families in need by today – World Food Day. Throughout the month, the FEED Supper campaign encouraged people around the country to host dinners to raise funds and attention for food insecurity.

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Joe's Southern Kitchen & The Rib Man Issue Heat Warning

15 Oct 2014

Joe’s Southern Kitchen and Bar in Covent Garden has teamed up with The Rib Man, East London’s street food sensation and meat maestro, for Christ On A Bike HOT Chicken. This special new dish is proving to be the hottest fried chicken in town.

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First Organic Coffee Capsule Enters Nespresso Market

12 Oct 2014

Artizan Coffee Company, a Miami-based Specialty Coffee Roaster, has received full USDA Organic Certification status for its line of Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules.

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