The Barbican’s Eat The Screen Season : Films to Feed Conversations About Food – Review

If you’re interested in food, and love movies, film and cinema you must go to The Barbican’s new Eat The Screen season before it closes on August 24 2023.  A hand-picked selection of short films, features and documentaries curated by Tamara Anderson, it is a fascinating season looking at important conversations around food sovereignty, meat consumption, farming, food waste, and the power of supermarkets.

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The new alcohol tax – we spoke to women in the drinks industry about what it means

The new Alcohol Tax came into force on 1st August 2023. We spoke to women in the drinks industry about the tax and what it means for their businesses, consumers and the industry as a whole.

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Modern South Asian Kitchen: Recipes and Stories Celebrating Culture and Community by Sabrina Gidda – Debut Cookbook

Our friend and long time supporter, Sabrina Gidda’s debut coookbook Modern South Asian Kitchen was published by Quadrille Books in March 2023.

In the book, we see the merging of Sabrina’s professional career in modern European kitchens unite with her Punjabi heritage, culminating in 90 unique and stunning recipes that are comforting, playful and big on flavour.  She offers snacks and small plates for entertaining, quick and light dishes for midweek meals and stunning recipes for feasting with friends – encouraging readers to not be fearful of their spice cupboards. In her words, she is “creating new traditions as well as honouring old”.

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Congratulations to Agnieszka Swiecka – Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2023

We would like to send a huge congratulations to Agnieszka Swiecka who on 17th July 2023 was crowned Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2023 at the London Hilton Park Lane in “one of the closest” finals in the competition’s history.

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Meet Prison Food Reformer Lucy Vincent

CEO Lucy Vincent is a firm believer in the power of food to change lives in prison.   Ambassador of Women In the Food Industry, Antonia Lloyd, finds out more about how Lucy came to found Food Behind Bars, the UK’s only registered charity dedicated to transforming the food served in British prisons, and why she is on a mission.

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Introducing Todelli’s Ethical Pop-Up Deli: Planet-Friendly Pop-Up Store Celebrates Food Diversity and Sustainability

This summer, Todelli, the sustainable food & drink marketplace, and passionate advocate of sustainable living, is thrilled to announce the opening of the Ethical Pop-Up Deli in Notting Hill. Join them for a series of engaging chef cooking demos, tastings and exclusive cookbook announcements. You’ll discover some of the most innovative, ethical, and sustainable food and drink brands that are making a positive impact today.

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International Women’s Day: An exploration into gender imbalance in the restaurant industry

Hospitality is a huge industry with over 2.4 million employees, which suggests that there is room for all to pursue a career within it. However, evidence like the gender pay gap and the lack of women running restaurants, bars, hotels, and other hospitality environments tells a different story. Here, catering equipment and supplies providers Mitchell & Cooper share some insight into the problem and speak to women who work in the industry to get their perspectives.

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Meet Pauline Acheron-Pintureau – Helping to Revolutionise Londoners’ Lunches

We wanted to share a story from one of our community members which was published in our free online Winter magazine. Discover how Pauline Acheron-Pintureau founded her business in 2021 and partners with social enterprise, catering and cargo delivery companies to help achieve her mission.

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Chef Luciana Berry Curates Gastronomical Journey for UK Edition of Casa Brasil

The first UK edition of Casa Brasil, a fortnight long festival will launch in London’s Covent Garden from 25th August 2022. Luciana Berry, has curated the food and drink for the event and we attended a press night to find out more. 

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Meet the Finalists of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pudding competition

There’s an all female final of amateur bakers for the competition to find The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Five bakes were selected from over 5,000 entries from across the country in a contest run by Fortnum & Mason and the Big Jubilee Lunch.

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New Listings in Londis and Budgens for Anishya Kumar’s AirWraps

Great to see one of the female food founders we featured last year Anishya Kumar is taking her food-to-go company “back to to its roots”, as her AirWraps will be going to over 650 Londis and Budgens convenience stores across the UK from January 2021.  From starting in her home kitchen Anishya was given the opportunity to sell her unique AirWraps in local convenience stores in 2015. She then went on to have success with awards and a listing in Tesco.

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Le Cordon Bleu announces Julia Child Scholarship 2019

Le Cordon Bleu London has launched their highly anticipated annual, Julia Child Scholarship which aims to provide aspiring food entrepreneurs with the first steps to business success. Find out how to enter and win a prize worth over £40,000 presented by Le Cordon Bleu alumna Mary Berry.

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