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Plan Zheroes are hosting Love Food Hate Waste on 7 February 2013 as part of its mission to prevent food waste and improve the lives of Londoners, writes Joanne Hunter.
The event is intended for current and future Zero Food Waste Heroes, also known as Zheroes, who’re committed “to inspire and help connect food businesses to give their surplus food to local charities”.
Despite being located in the gilded intersection between South Kensington and Knightsbridge, the Brompton Bar and Grill feels as if it could easily be located in any London neighbourhood. The sophisticated, cosy bistro provides the kind of understated environment which is perfect for not only relaxed suppers with friends but also intimate evenings with someone special, particularly during their regular jazz evenings.
The drinks menu is varied with a focus on a few particular themes. Wines from Burgundy, for example, are featured heavily on an old-world centric wine list that caters to most budgets, whilst the compact cocktail list contains an interesting selection of absinthe-based drinks. You can also order the infamous spirit on its own, which the friendly bar staff serve alongside a traditional absinthe fountain.
Restaurant owners in New York have asked diners to refrain from photographing their food, claiming “slap dash snaps” showed their food in a bad light, writes Mostafa Al-Mossallami.
With the popularity of social media sites, particularly photo sharing platforms such as Instagram, more and more of us are capturing our food on a smartphone or digital camera before we tuck in, and then posting them online or sending them to friends.
Healthy and locally sourced food is a growing preference for many thousands of households and this is reflected in the rise of specialist independent suppliers delivering healthier and tastier vegetables direct to our doors.
Riverford believes it is the “largest home delivery service of organic produce in the UK”.
Internet grocers are experiencing such a heavy weight of traffic that it has spawned a new kind of order-fulfillment centre known as a ‘dark store’, writes Joanne Hunter.
Typically a utilitarian setup, the store has none of the shopping ‘theatre’ that we are used to experiencing.
Shopping on the internet is much loved by Britons and over the past decade it has become a national pastime for anyone wielding a bank card, writes Joanne Hunter.
Technology has added a level of shopper convenience that the advent of supermarkets introduced a half-century ago.
Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not, a report by Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), has found better food marketing, buying less food and understanding the value of food in the developed world are ways to help feed growing numbers of people that go to bed hungry across the globe, writes Joanne Hunter.
The report describes the world as “hurtling towards population overload” on a planet that is struggling to cope with the pressure on food resources and water demand, but suggests Britain can offer a helping hand.
Shopping for food and feeding the family are top priorities and even in your own home country surrounded by all your favourite grocery stores it takes time and effort to keep well stocked with provisions.
The joy of living in the UK is the strong competition among food retailers to offer easy access and shopping convenience to win customer loyalty. Flagship and superstores of the UK’s leading chains, namely Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Morrison’s, can be found on the outskirts of most neighbourhoods and in city-centre shopping malls.
Although this may be one of the mildest Novembers on record, a cold snap is surely just around the corner. For many, this means evenings spent huddled up indoors, hibernating in the run-up to Christmas.Londoners, however, have good reason to dust off their coats and head out into the cold. This week, the capital hosts its annual Tea & Coffee Festival: a celebration of two of the world's favourite hot drinks.
The annual Observer Food Monthly Awards, which celebrate the best in British food and produce, from independent producers to the UK's most admired chefs, were presented on 12 October at the London Film Museum.
This year's winners were selected by reader’s votes and the awards judging panel, which included Nigel Slater, food writer and chef; Jay Rayner, food critic; Angela Hartnett, chef; Sat Bains, chef and restaurateur; Jason Atherton, chef; Thomasina Miers, chef and restaurateur; Nicky Hancock, co-founder of Sauce PR; and Lucy Siegle, broadcaster and ethical living correspondent for the Observer.