Food & Drink

Soil Association launches national Organic Served Here award scheme for restaurants

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Organic Served Here is a new award from the Soil Association for restaurants, cafes and eateries that commit to sourcing organic food for their menus.

The Soil Association has launched Organic Served Here, an award scheme for restaurants, cafes and eateries to celebrate their commitment to using organic ingredients. The Organic Served Here scheme assures customers restaurants source between 15% and 100% of their ingredients from certified organic suppliers. Read more »

Putting Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild at its heart reaps reward for River Cottage Cookery School

River Cottage Cookery School in Devon has beaten dozens of other cookery schools from across the UK to win the accolade of Best Large Recreational Cookery School at the British Cookery School Awards. Results were announced on Monday 17 November at the awards ceremony held at Porchester Hall in London. The event was hosted by head judge and BBC Radio 2's food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden. Read more »

Yooji’s flaked cod: the world’s first MSC-certified babyfood product

The MSC label appears on over 23,000 sustainable seafood products distributed in over 100 countries worldwide, but until now has not been seen on a babyfood product. This October, French company Yooji has launched frozen cod portions prepared solely with cod procured from MSC-certified sources.

Yooji is an Aquitaine-based, 2012 start-up specialising in environmentally-friendly frozen babyfood. After initially producing frozen vegetable purées in 20g portions, it is now expanding its range by launching two 100% protein products including the MSC-certified flaked cod portions. Read more »

Eco coffee roasters Origin Coffee launch the first speciality espresso bar in Selfridge’s London Food Hall

Origin Coffee are the first speciality coffee brand to have a concession in Selfridge’s Food Hall in London, joining the prestigious brands Melrose and Morgan and Daylesford Organic. The collaboration highlights the speciality coffee revolution taking over the UK.

As well as launching their Espresso Bar, Origin Coffee are also taking over the Oxford Street window, showcasing their retail coffee boxes. Selfridges has been stocking the seasonal collection of the speciality coffee brand since April, 2014. Read more »

Keeping Britain Buzzing with free cups of organic coffee at Le Pain Quotidien

To celebrate the last day of summer and in support of the Soil Association’s Keep Britain Buzzing campaign, Le Pain Quotidien will be giving away free cups of organic coffee on the morning of 23 September, the last day of summer.

The free coffee will be available at five different Le Pain Quotidien outlets across London:

Le Pain Quotidien St Paul’s
2 St. Paul's Churchyard Read more »

Christmas is coming so it's time for a Divine Advent Calendar

Every year we get a Divine advent calendar - just for a bit fun and as a nostalgic nod to our childhood. This year we have little one to share it with. But as she is only five months-old, Mum and Dad will be starting alternate days in December with a little chunk of chocolate for a while yet. Read more »

Community Growing & ‘Grow your Own’ movement given cash boost in Scotland

Scottish Government Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson has announced a £600,000 package of support to encourage the development of more community growing and support the growth of Scotland’s grow your own sector. Read more »

Organic chocolate lab opens in London's Dalston

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Niko B Organic Chocolates have opened the Chocolate Lab at the Avo Hotel in Dalston, London.

Following the success of their dessert only supperclub, 82 Dalston Lane will become a major chocolate workspace encompassing a chocolate shop, the Niko B chocolate kitchen and fresh hot chocolates and desserts served canteen-style at solid wood communal tables. Read more »

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