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Food trucks keep coming, but can you find them

This time it’s award-winning San Francisco butchers, Avedano's, who have jumped on the truck trend which is so popular in the Bay area. The Avedano's Meat Wagon is a bright red 1967 ambulance bringing their popular selection of cuts and specialist meats to the Hayes Valley neighbourhood four days a week...

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Heston's Hinds Head in Bray celebrates the Queen's Jubilee

Heston Blumenthal’s award-winning pub, the Hinds Head in Bray, is celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a gala dinner on 23 April...

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SunChips 6 Grain Medley

SunChips, the popular line of multigrain snacks from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, have launched a delicious new taste experience with the introduction of SunChips 6 Grain Medley snacks. Available in two flavours: Parmesan & Herb and Creamy Roasted Garlic, new SunChips 6 Grain Medley multigrain snacks are inspired by real food flavours and made with a combination of six flavourful grains, including corn, wheat, oats, brown rice, buckwheat and quinoa. They can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings and dips or as a delicious snack all on their own...

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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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