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St Moritz Gourmet Festival 27-31 January 2014

08 Dec 2013

Gourmet fans can look forward to a culinary encounter with the following eight international star-crowned guest chefs at the end of January 2014 in the Upper Engadine: Andree Köthe, Tim Raue and Christian Scharrer arrive from Germany, Mauro Colagreco and Yoann Conte will come from France, Yoshihiro Takahashi from Japan, Moshik Roth from the Netherlands and Wolfgang Puck from the USA.

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Heston's Hidden Tickets

04 Dec 2013

His culinary creations have been in such hot demand - that a hidden orange Christmas pudding prompted a bidding war on eBay. But this year the stakes will be even higher as Heston Blumenthal offers a handful of customers an experience that money simply can't buy. The chef's latest advert for supermarket Waitrose - to be unveiled today - will show five hidden tickets being placed inside a signature box of chocolates he has created for the grocer this Christmas.

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The Gourmand - A Food and Culture Journal

03 Dec 2013

A Gourmand is a person who takes pleasure and interest in food of all kinds and The Gourmand is a new food and culture journal that binds inspirational words, images and ideas with the humble and universal subject of food

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2014 Predictions from thefoodpeople

29 Nov 2013

The foodwatching 2014 food trend predictions have just been released - for those of you who have a subscription to foodwatching! For those of you who don’t have a subscription – isn’t it about time? Just ping an email to michelle@thefoodpeople.co.uk and she will show you inside our portal!

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2014 Michelin Guide Netherlands

26 Nov 2013

Michelin has just published its 2014 guide Netherlands, an especially rich edition as this year it awards a third star to a new restaurant. De Leest in Vaassen has obtained a three-star ranking for the first time. In commenting about the restaurant, the International Director of the MICHELIN guides Michael Ellis said: “Chef Jacob Jan Boerma offers a highly personalized style of cooking in which preparation and culinary techniques are perfectly mastered. His cuisine is creative and full of influences from the world. The elegant contrast of sweet, savoury and tangy flavours is truly amazing.”

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Mars American Heritage Chocolate updates Website

25 Nov 2013

Mars Chocolate, North America have launched a revamped website for American Heritage Chocolate bringing the brand's engaging experience to life online. Visitors will now be able to discover everything there is to know about chocolate's important role in the history of the Americas and get a glimpse at the modern day possibilities on the in-depth brand site.

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Casual Dining launches 2014 Interior Design Awards

21 Nov 2013

Diversified Communications UK – organisers of the ground breaking new Casual Dining trade event at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London – has today announced the launch of the 2014 Casual Dining Interior Design Awards. Forming a central part of the show, the awards will celebrate the best designed restaurants and pubs from across the UK. The entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts, which will be headed up by David Worthington, chairman of Designersblock and H&M Group and one of the leading design commentators in the UK.

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Jock Zonfrillo Street-ADL and Orana Australia

21 Nov 2013

Last week saw the opening of Street-ADL and Orana restaurants by Scottish-Australian chef Jock Zonfrillo in Adelaide, South Australia. Renowned for his research into both Australia's native ingredients and indigenous culture, Zonfrillo has opened a dual restaurant concept comprising Street-ADL, an accessible, energetic bar and dining experience and Orana, a small, intimate restaurant offering more complex dishes.

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The Jam Tree presents Pangea World Street Food

18 Nov 2013

This November, the Jam Tree invites weary Londoners to escape the bleak winter weather for an evening of world street food courtesy of Pangea. Taking place on Tuesday 19th November 2013 at the Jam Tree Clapham, Pangea- World Street Food promises the atmosphere of a vibrant street party with a global six course menu and soundtrack to match.

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FiberLove supports the Non-GMO project

15 Nov 2013

While over 60 countries worldwide restrict or ban the use of GMOs in consumer food products, there are no U.S. federal regulations against the use of GMOs. GMOs are created when biotech companies alter the DNA of different plants or animals by introducing replicate genes, or genes from other species. The use of GMOs in food products is swirled in controversy. A reliable way for consumers to know that they're not eating GMO-containing food is to select products that wear a seal from the Non-GMO Project.

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Festive news from Bray!

13 Nov 2013

Following on the success from last year, The Fat Duck has bowed to guest demand and will once again open the festive season with its special Christmas Lunch Menu. Only available for three Sundays in the month of December - 1st, 8th and 15th - The Fat Duck will offer a truly unique Christmas experience designed by internationally acclaimed chef Heston Blumenthal and his Experimental Kitchen team to herald in the seasonal festivities.

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Earlham Street Clubhouse opens in Covent Garden

11 Nov 2013

Earlham Street Clubhouse, launching in Seven Dials this November, will bring the preppy American feel of an East Coast beach club to the heart of Covent Garden. Earlham Street Clubhouse will mix upmarket elegance with light-hearted pleasure-seeking, offering sophisticated cocktails alongside pizza by the slice, and classic style alongside retro seaside colour.

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Wonderbag

08 Nov 2013

Foodwatching featured Wonderbag a couple of years ago, but now, thanks to a collaboration with Unilever, the simple but revolutionary non-electric portable slow cooker will be available exclusively through online retailer Amazon.com this autumn.

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Charlie Trotter dies suddenly - culinary world in shock

06 Nov 2013

Esteemed chef Charlie Trotter was the reason many people travelled to Chicago. Purely self-taught, his passion for cooking was so strong that he opened his eponymous restaurant in the city at the tender age of 28.

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Thomas Schauer Captures the Cronut!

04 Nov 2013

Globally renowned food photographer, Thomas Schauer, recently announced he will be collaborating with Chef Dominique Ansel to photograph his debut cookbook, titled "DOMINQUE ANSEL: The Secret Recipes" (working title) to be published in October 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Schauer's ideally suited for the engagement given his ability to expose the essence of gourmet, mass, and iconic fare, creating unique and compelling images.

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2013 harvest high quality California Olive Oil

30 Oct 2013

West Coast Products-Olinda Brand, a Northern California table olive grower and processor, have announced the completion of its 2013 harvest and cites an average crop yield with very strong quality. "We took in about a thousand tons, including 20 percent from smaller farms," said Dan Vecere, general manager, West Coast Products-Olinda Brand.

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Great Kitchens 10 City Gluten Free Chef's Table Tour

29 Oct 2013

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) in conjunction with nationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Jehangir Mehta, announces Seattle as the third stop of its 10-city national gluten-free initiative, the GREAT Kitchens™ Gluten-Free Chef's Table Tour. Through the GREAT Kitchens Chef's Table Tour, Chef Mehta will educate food service providers on how to provide safe, gluten-free foods to diners and promote gluten-free awareness in Seattle via a series of gluten-free events from October 31-November 1, 2013.

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Morel Mushroom infographic 2013

25 Oct 2013

As autumn hold takes hold and winter is well and truly on its way, we thought we’d inspire you with a little taste of what’s to come at the end of winter into spring 2014 with our latest infographic showcasing one of the first fruits of spring the king of funghi – the Morel. Regarded as one of most highly prized mushroom varieties by fungophiles the world over for its unique flavour, texture and almost ‘art form like’ structure not to mention its scarcity and therefore price.

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San Francisco Michelin Stars of 2014

24 Oct 2013

Michelin yesterday announced its highly regarded star selections for the eighth edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country.

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Easy Bean New Chickpea Crispbread

23 Oct 2013

Their pioneering range of one-pot meals was launched six years ago. Now they have turned their hand to the crispbread / cracker market. The Easy Bean mission is to produce tasty, healthy and convenient food that champions the bean.

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Launch of New Marketplace for Handmade Chocolates

21 Oct 2013

Good Chocolates, a new online marketplace for handmade chocolates, launched last week to support the burgeoning artisan chocolate industry.

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Natural Products Scandinavia 2013

18 Oct 2013

Now just days away, Natural Products Scandinavia is set to welcome thousands of natural and organic products buyers and retailers when doors open for its second edition at Malmömässan in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday 20 October (this weekend).

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iPhone App that translates Italian menus into English

17 Oct 2013

A new iPhone app to help travellers and food lovers translate Italian foods and restaurant menus into English has been released. The app, "Translate A Menu – Italy Food Dictionary," offers instant search of over 5000 Italian foods and dishes. A "reverse search" to translate a food from English into Italian is also a feature. "Unlike other language translation apps or phrasebooks, this app tells you exactly what you are ordering from an Italian menu: the ingredients, how it is cooked and how to pronounce a dish," said Menu Translate's marketing manager, Roslyn Young.

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Roots and Bulbs

15 Oct 2013

An innovative health blog, which concentrates on the body's incredible capacity for healing and longevity is just what the doctor ordered. Roots and Bulbs focuses on simplifying complicated messages given to us by the media about the relationship between food and regeneration, and explains how absolute health can be reached by using vegetables, fruits and natural foods.

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