Representing Diverse Food Cultures in Retail – Join our free panel session at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2023

Speciality & Fine Food Fair, the UK’s leading showcase of artisanal food and drink, is returning from the 11th – 12th of September at Olympia, London. It’s a free industry event, designed as a food festival. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, is delighted to be chairing a session in the Trends Theatre on 11th September called Representing Diverse Food Cultures in Retail. Read on to find out about the esteemed women in the food industry on the panel and what you will takeaway from the panel and the event.

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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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Listen to Nicola Matthews of Tony’s Chocolonely Podcast with Women In the Food Industry – WIFI Chats

WIFI Chats is a series of podcasts hosted by Janie Ash, co-founder of Women in the Food Industry. Join her as she chats to wonderful women across the food industry. These podcasts are part of our mission to give a voice to women and by sharing these stories we hope to inspire the next generation of women in the food industry. In this episode Janie chats to Nicola Matthews from Tony’s Chocolonley

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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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Meet Clare Smyth MBE – new President of Bocuse D’Or UK

Ambassador of Women In the Food Industry, Antonia Lloyd, talks to Clare Smyth MBE, the first and only British woman with 3 Michelin stars, at her London restaurant Core by Clare Smyth, and the new President of the Bocuse D’Or UK.

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Chef To Watch: Meet 2023 Roux Scholar April Lily Partridge

Ambassador of Women In the Food Industry, Antonia Lloyd, interviews 29-year-old sous chef April Lily Partridge from The Ledbury (2*) on her recent triumph winning the coveted Roux Scholarship.

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A Puff Pastry Extravaganza at The Cookery School at Little Portland Street

Women in the Food Industry Ambassador, Antonia Lloyd, gives us the lowdown on a half-term workshop at one of London’s leading cookery schools  where the art of puff pastry is demystified and they whip up all things buttery and flaky: sausage rolls, Provençal tart, Portuguese ‘pastel de nata’, mini croissants: you name it, they made it!

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Celebrating Migrateful: A Joyful Chef Migrant Initiative

As Refugee Week looms (19th-25th June 2023) Ambassador of Women In the Food Industry, Antonia Lloyd, takes us behind the scenes at award-winning charity and social enterprise Migrateful that supports asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in their journey to integration through cookery classes.

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