Search Begins To Find The Innovation School Of The Year In Food, Farming And Environment 2020.

Leading farm education charity, LEAF Education and Coleg Cambria Llysfasi have today (24 February) announced the start of their national competition to crown this year’s Innovation School of the Year in Food, Farming and Environment. The competition, sponsored by Waitrose & Partners, aims to engage young people with farming, food production and the natural environment. […]

A Fresh Approach To Temperature-Controlled Automation In The Freight Industry.

Working in partnership with global perishable cargo specialists, Perishable Movements Ltd (PML), Gray & Adams has engineered another innovative first for the UK – a refrigerated trailer with an automated loading and unloading system which features a powered rollerbed floor. The new PML vehicle has been purchased by Farnborough Van and Truck Hire and contracted […]

Healthy Food Trend Predictions For 2020, From Puratos UK.

Plant based, clean label, ‘less and more’, and ‘power ingredients’ such as grains, seeds, cocoa and vegetable and fruit fillings, are the top healthy food trends for 2020, as predicted by global baking, patisserie and chocolate ingredients business Puratos. The predictions follow the recent launch of Puratos’ global Taste Tomorrow* trend report; the world’s largest […]

6.3 Million Euros To Bake Bread On Mars.

Will the first people to bake and eat bread on Mars do it thanks to new research starting in January? This is the challenge facing the SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations and led by the global bakery, pastry and chocolate expert Puratos. However, before they use their research to help […]

Puratos UK Creates New Local Sourdough Collection.

Following on from the success of Puratos’ World Heritage Sourdough Library in Belgium, Puratos UK is developing a new sourdough collection at its Innovation Centre in Fringford, Oxfordshire. Created to further understand sourdough in the UK and the impact local environment and ingredients can have, the new project is already home to 20 sourdough starters. […]

Cooking To Combat Social Isolation.

Flatshare site SpareRoom, with the backing of The Campaign to End Loneliness, has appointed chef and restaurateur Andrew Clarke as Britain’s first ‘National Loneliness Chef’. Andrew has created original recipes that encourage cooking and eating together, in a bid to help combat the millennial loneliness epidemic. Nine million people in the UK suffer from loneliness […]

Blind Menu Increases Carcase Usage And Excitement.

Award winning chef, James Sherwin is one of 15 leading restaurateurs who have united to share tips on increasing beef and lamb carcase usage while exciting diners. Serving dishes to guests blind – without seeing the ingredients first – James’ menu has included bone marrow ice-cream, using ingredients like pineapple weed and wild garlic flowers […]

New Initiative For International Producers Is On The Table At Food Matters Live 2019.

Returning to ExCeL London for its sixth year Food Matters Live 2019 has introduced a new International Brands Pavilion, which will give global producers and food innovators the chance to showcase their products directly to the UK market. The two-day event in November is the most prestigious business-to-business networking opportunity in the UK and attracts […]

Brits Favour No Flavour.

Despite the vast array of creative flavours lining the crisp aisles, its plain old ready salted that Brits favour above all others. From Morrison’s Chipotle Pulled Pork BBQ to M&S’ Scottish Langoustines with Dill and Lemon, innovation in the industry has led to an explosion of flavour combinations. In fact, more than 400 are now […]