The UK's first ever Belgian craft beer festival takes place at Oval Space in Hackney, July 21st - 22nd. The intimate event will give beer lovers across London a chance to sample Belgium's unique beer culture, along with the food and music. Ales Tales will host some of the finest breweries known to Belgium.
Every so often a product pops up on the radar - again and again - and we love to see emerging companies still growing a few years on from the first meet and greet. Well, Spice Drops® has certainly grown since we first met them a few years ago and when you see what their range covers, it is easy to see why.
Over the past few years I have always tried to make my own Christmas cake. Firstly, it's a great thing to do on a really cold dark winters day as it turns your kitchen into a sweet, spicy and warm exotic location and I do really love a traditional fruit cake at Christmas - packed with dried fruits and nuts and with a hint of brandy too. It has become my Christmas therapy but I am lucky my family does appreciate it.
I am always on the look out for a different start to the day and breakfast is important to me and my family, but some days it gets boring or too time consuming. So. this week I have been trying Quoats over the past few mornings and I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed the speed in which they are ready, the taste and the flavours available.
Next week at Olympia, the Speciality Fine Food Fair trade show will incorporate the Speciality Chocolate Show, bringing chocolatiers and chocolate makers from all over, in to London's Olympia from the 4th-6th September 2016. Two chocolate makers from Sweden,award-winning Malmö Chokladfabrik and raw chocolate makers Rawchokladfabriken are both joining the event, to showcase their chocolate selections.
When I recently came across 'Mustchup' (a combination of mustard and ketchup), I did have an initial giggle about the name. Really, mustard and ketchup? I have to say, I don't like mustard as a condiment - and this is a very strange combination in my mind - so I was not sure what to expect.