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Pull out all the stops for Christmas, it is expected to be a bumper celebration this year. October’s Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker revealed that over a quarter of British adults (27%), who expect to celebrate the festive season, intend to spend more this Christmas than last year, while almost 60% have indicated that they have no plans to cut spending this year. While a traditional turkey offering is all well and good, many people are looking for alternatives as they sit down to indulge.
British Sausage Week 2015 (2-8 November) is challenging the nation to reconsider the humble banger. The ambassador of this year’s Sausage Week is Michel Roux Jr. EC talks to Michel about all things sausage and discovers why he is such a fan of this great British tradition.
With Christmas, the busiest time of the year fast approaching, caterers may inadvertently be putting consumers at risk from E.coli as they embrace the new trend for rare or ‘pink’ burgers. Food safety expert Mike Williams, Consultancy Director, STS advises how to avoid the pitfalls of serving the increasingly popular rare burger.
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Nov 2015 • Six colleges have hurdled the first round of judging of Zest Quest Asia, the competition founded by Chef Cyrus Todiwala, Chef Patron of Café Spice Namaste and organised in association with the Master Chefs of Great Britain. Read more >
Nov 2015 • For the fourth time in nine years, the UK has shown that it is a force to be reckoned with in the drinks world as Mathias Camilleri from Medlar, London has been crowned the 2015 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International Young Sommelier of the Year. Read more >
Nov 2015 • At the beginning of the summer festival season, the EighthPlate project set out to salvage unsold food from festivals and create thousands of meals for the most vulnerable people in society, also saving perfectly edible food from going to landfill. Read more >
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The buzz around gluten free continues to intensify, creating a rapidly growing market with sales predicted to reach £562m by 2017. Read more >
The biggest sausage celebration of the year gets underway from 2-8 November 2015. The 18th annual British Sausage Week will be putting the nations best bangers in the spotlight. Read more >