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UK wins place in the Bocuse d'Or world final in Lyon

Adam Bennett makes the grade in the Bocuse d’Or, Team UK win best meat prize and a place in the World Final and Charles from thefoodpeople was there to see him in action ...

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Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar Hot Up London’s Steak War

Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is the latest entrant to the contest to create “London’s Best Steakhouse.” Housed in County Hall, over the Thames from the Houses of Parliament, this latest combatant aims high.

“We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric – particularly from Hollywood’s celeb chefs – over the last few months about how the Steakhouse was invented in America and is therefore intrinsically superior,” commented General Manager Theresa Maw. “They’ve set the bar pretty high – but we think we can jump over it. In particular we can offer something that they just can’t – our Englishness.”

Launching this Spring, Gillray’s makes no attempt to ape a New York style grill. “We have this fantastic setting; diners will be able to see and hear Big Ben, plus walls decorated with cartoons from archetypal political cartoonist James Gillray all combined with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, welcoming and expert service,” comments Ms Maw. “We have also deliberately taken on board that far more women are eating steaks these days. Perhaps because of regimes such as the Dukan Diet the days when a steakhouse was recognised as men-only are over. We even have ladies-sized portions.”...

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FRS's winning drinks at InnoBev Global Beverages Congress

FRS® Healthy Protein™ drink is named winner, Best Protein Drink, and FRS® Healthy Energy® is named Best Natural Functional Drink finalist by the 2012 Beverage Innovation Functional Drinks Awards at the 8th Annual InnoBev Global Beverages Congress.

The Global Beverage Congress brings together industry leaders, suppliers, customers and analysts to gain a complete overview of the latest beverage trends from around the world. Held in London, the overall theme of the summit 'quicker, smarter, healthier' highlights the continued growth and success of the beverage industry...

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Pizza Oven Accessory for Kettle BBQs

Imagine cooking real wood-fired pizza on your home kettle grill. This dream is now a reality with the Kettlepizza cooking accessory for charcoal kettle grills. The Kettlepizza is an aftermarket product that fits between the kettle grill top and bottom creating a pizza oven chamber with a side opening where the food is placed. Since the grill top is not removed, the heat is allowed to build higher and remains much more stable than on a traditional grill...

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British Airways Pop Up in the East End of London

British Airways will launch an exclusive airline themed pop-up venue – ‘Flight BA2012’, celebrating the best in British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Open on select weekdays from April 4 to 17, the three-in-one art gallery, cinema and dining lounge will showcase the works of BA Great Britons who were mentored by Richard E Grant, Tracey Emin and Heston Blumenthal...

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