Food & Drink

Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned

Ban stickers on apples to stop 100 million pieces of waste a week

Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned, saving over 100 million extra pieces of waste a week - calling it a ‘fruitless waste’.

According to Great British Apples, around 122,000 tonnes of apples are eaten each year in Britain - which, at an average weight of 80g, approximately 29 million individual apples are sold each week. Combined with other...

Consider growing your avocado plant at home to ease the heavy carbon footprint they bear

National Avocado Day: How to celebrate the ultimate day for Millennials!

Avocados, the staple of every brunch and possibly the reason why millennials will never be able to afford a home?

Love it or hate it, this delicious fruit boasts high nutritional value all thanks to its high content of vitamins and minerals. And hey, if you don’t want to eat it, you can always use it as a face mask, like many A-list celebs do (looking at you Mrs Beckham).

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Five perfect cocktail recipes that are perfect for a hot summers day

These are the perfect cocktails to see you through the hot weather

Summer is finally here, and if the weather reports are to be believed, we’re finally heading for a heatwave! And what better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a delicious cocktail?!

Wren Kitchens have collaborated with Tastehead , a leading food and beverage development agency, to uncover five perfect cocktail recipes that are perfect for a hot summers day. From Passionfruit...

Glass of red wine with view of vineyard

How to serve wine so that it tastes its best

If "wine appreciation" for you means chucking a few ice cubes in room temperature plonk after a long day, you're missing out on the simple thrill of sitting back and savouring the complex flavours and aromas that a nice wine brings to the table. The secret lies simply in how you serve it.

Whether you're someone who likes having a collection of wines on hand at all times, or someone...

Searches for “picnic hampers UK” have seen a 400% rise in the past 12 months

How To Create A Royal Picnic This Summer!

Without a doubt, the nation loves a quintessentially British picnic and our adoration for them has only grown over the past year. Searches for “picnic hampers UK” have seen a 400% rise in the past 12 months and “picnic items” have seen a 250% rise1.

For the first time, the gates of Buckingham Palace are opening from the 9th of July and allowing members of the public to picnic on the...

Jack talks about his passion for food, his love of golf and growing up in Cornwall

Jack Stein talks food, golf and Cornwall

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and it’s certainly true when it comes to Jack Stein.

Son of famous Cornwall chef Rick, Jack has more than lived up to his famous surname overseeing all the Rick Stein Group’s food and its 14 restaurants across the UK.

From an early age, he worked as a porter in his father’s The Seafood Restaurant before moving to front of...

Refuse collectors across the UK are reporting being dive-bombed by starving gulls

Starving seagulls turn on binmen

Flying rats, pests, vermin… seagulls don’t get the best press - but their savage attacks on bewildered binmen have sealed their reputation.

Refuse collectors across the UK are reporting being dive-bombed by starving gulls, desperate to get their talons on morsels of food. It sounds shocking, but this isn’t new behaviour for seagulls - many terrified residents of coastal towns report...

Essentials that every griller should have

Have you ever been to someone's home or been to a restaurant and the meat is absolutely delicious? What are the chances that it was grilled by a professional chef? Most likely, it's been grilled by someone with a little practice and few tips. In my house, I am responsible for the grilled meats and from my experience, there are some essentials that every griller should have.

First off...

Toast has been named as one of Britain's most boring snacks

One in four think British food is boring

For decades, British food has been the butt of a joke across the world, with the nation ridiculed for our beige buffets and stodgy snacks.

Long been categorised as "bad" for our supposed strange combinations, lack of imagination, stodgy puddings, and weak tea, British food has become a laughingstock online and the subject of millions of memes.

And it looks like the nation is...

The UK is just behind France as the biggest market for avocados in Europe

An avocado a day for World Avocado Month

June is World Avocado Month and as an island of avocado lovers, the UK already knows how to make the most of the avocado. The UK is just behind France as the biggest market for avocados in Europe. Over 6,000 avocados are now sold every hour in the UK, according to the World Avocado Organization. But this ancient superfood is a far more versatile and sustainable ingredient than you might...

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