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Beer bounces back

Beer bounces back

The post-recession years have been challenging for the UK beer market, with sales dropping by over 500 million litres between 2009 and 2013 alone.

Beware the hidden dangers to your pets in Christmas foods

At Christmas, the chocolate in your advent calendar can prove disastrous for your waistline, but fatal to your pets. But other foods can be equally dangerous, especially nuts and booze, and several ingredients that go to make up your Christmas Dinner and all the trimmings.

New book on organic, biodynamic and natural wines gives the reader the facts

“Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture” by Britt Karlsson (text) and Per Karlsson (photography), of BKWine, has recently been published by Floris Publishing.

Healthy New Year: Green juice, hair of the dog, or both?

Healthy New Year: Green juice, hair of the dog, or both?

Each January, roughly one in three people resolve to better themselves in some way, with healthier eating and exercise topping the list. About three quarters stick to their goals for at least a week, but few persevere.

'Tis the season to be merry! Christmas cocktails are the nation’s favourite festive tipples

'Tis the season to be merry! Christmas cocktails are the nation’s favourite festive tipples

Homemade cocktails have topped a poll by Waitrose Cellar in a bid to find the UK’s favourite Christmas drink.

All hail the Christmas pud!

All hail the Christmas pud!

Tradition reigns over taste buds this Christmas, as 71 per cent of households plan to serve Christmas pudding on December 25th, yet only 33 per cent of people rank it as their favourite festive dessert.

Half of Brits see the beauty in ugly fruit and veg

Half of Brits see the beauty in ugly fruit and veg

Bent carrots, battered peaches, and blemished apples, it seems when it comes to fruit and veg it’s what’s on the inside that counts, as new research from Mintel finds as many as half (48%) of UK fruit and vegetable buyers agree that they would buy oddly shaped fruit or vegetables if they were of good quality.

Bone Daddies bring ramen, buns and Rock ‘n’ Roll to Kensington

Bone Daddies bring ramen, buns and Rock ‘n’ Roll to Kensington

Two years on since the ramen boom of 2012, when Bone Daddies Ramen Bar arrived in Soho with a bang, London’s hunger for ramen shows no signs of waning.

Sloe Gin World Champions

Sloe Gin World Champions

Glasgow-based “liquid deli” Demijohn has been crowned Sloe Ginster World Champion for 2014. The annual competition is hosted by The George Inn in Frant near Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/Sussex border.

Festive surprises on the Christmas Day menu

Festive surprises on the Christmas Day menu

Hundreds of people in Leicester will be ignoring the turkey and stuffing served up on Christmas Day at Red Hot World Buffet, as they tuck into the less traditional dishes on the menu.

Grand Marnier launches limited edition Parisian themed bottle

Grand Marnier launches limited edition Parisian themed bottle

Grand Marnier, the luxury liqueur that is the icon of Parisian chic, is launching a modern, playful and elegant limited edition bottle in tribute to French creativity to celebrate the coming of Christmas.

The Minnis to feature in Relish South East restaurant recipe book

The Minnis to feature in Relish South East restaurant recipe book

The award-winning Minnis Bar & Restaurant in Birchington, Kent, has been selected as one of the county’s top dining destinations that will represent the best of Kent in the South East edition of the new Relish South East cookbook.

Shake Shack to open second London location mid 2015

Shake Shack to open second London location mid 2015

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) is proud to announce it will open its second London Shake Shack in the bustling Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

Changing shopping habits continue to drive down footfall

Footfall in November was 2.4% down on a year ago, down on the 0.8% fall in October and below the three-month average of a 1.4% decline, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

A classic returns: The re-imagined Zaika of Kensington is now open

A classic returns: The re-imagined Zaika of Kensington is now open

Kensington’s much loved Indian restaurant, Zaika, has now reopened its doors with a menu of Northern Indian cuisine; a new team with executive chef Sanjay Gour at the helm, and a revived look to the 120 cover restaurant space.