Food-poisoning bacteria still prominent in retail poultry

Published May 29, 2015

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has conducted a 12 month study and found that 73% of all chicken available from retailers contain the food poisoning bacteria, Campylobacter. Testing over 4000 samples of whole raw chickens, the FSA determined that many of the major retailers failed to reach the targets set up to reduce the bug, […]

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Young talent injects growth into pub industry

Published May 26, 2015

15% of small business owners in the pub and bar sector fall between the ages of 25 – 34 years old according to a report by Barclays on their business customers. Rather than be deterred by the challenging work and long hours, it seems that young entrepreneurs are heading up pubs and rejuvenating a sector […]

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Redhill Farm’s Pork Pies in sumptuous Lord’s Cricket hampers

Published May 20, 2015

Bringing together a prestigious British sporting event and the highest quality of food, the Lord’s International Cricket matches are set to have mouths salivating this summer. This year Jamie Oliver’s event catering company Fabulous Feasts have put together the most delectable and authentically ‘English’ of food hampers.   Available for match days (pre-order required!), these […]

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Food Orientation: plating in the right direction

Published May 15, 2015

It is commonly asserted that we ‘eat with our eyes first’. In fact, the visual design of food on a plate can affect a person’s experience of that dish. A recent study by Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory has tested people’s plating preferences when presented with a dish of food. And by ‘preferences’ we don’t […]

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Weather and consumer expenditure

Published May 12, 2015

It is a given that weather affects lifestyle choices. The warmer the weather, the more people will wander out of the house and indulge in dining out. However, this ‘causal’ relationship is particularly acute in the beginning few months of the warmer season, when people come out of the winter hibernation and embrace the weak […]

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Food Photographer of the Year

Published May 8, 2015

The BBC has revealed the scrumptious photographs shortlisted for the 2015 Food Photographer of the Year awards. From food portraiture and still life photographs for commercial use to the more journalistic of images, this year is a melting pot of genres and stylistic techniques in the entries. Commercial photography tends to focus on the finished […]

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Kew Green Ultimate Burger Challenge Final

Published May 1, 2015

Fairfax Meadow were very proud to have the opportunity to be involved in Kew Green Hotels search for their next Ultimate Burger. The brief was simple – create a burger focusing on flavour and presentation. The winner was to have their creation produced by our team at Fairfax Meadow and replicated across all the Kew […]

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