- A traditional accompaniment to all kinds of curries, this nutty Indian flatbread can be easily prepared in advance, then popped into the oven and ready in 10 minutesWe didn’t go to Indian restaurants when I was growing up. “Why spend money when we can make it at home?” my mum would say, and fair enough. It wasn’t until university that I had my first experience of a curry house: poppadoms, chutneys and korma all washed down with ice-cold Cobra beer. I was also introduced t
From Malaysian duck rendang to east African sweetcorn and peanut: Ravinder Bhogal's world curry recipesThese ‘proudly inauthentic’ curry recipes are the love children of migration and blended borders by way of east Africa, Thailand and IndonesiaWherever migrant cooks roam, they pick things up and leave others behind. They cross so many borders that their food repertoire becomes vast, seasoned with the intonations of many cultures. These dishes are the bonny love-children of those blended borders – African ingredients overlaid with warm Arabic spices and Indian culinary tradition
- A gentle vegan curry from the south of India that manages to retain the cucumber’s innate refreshing qualitiesIt’s possible that I could count on my fingers and toes how many Brits have cooked a cucumber before. But while we think of it as a British vegetable, the cucumber actually originates in India, where (and in nearby Sri Lanka) it is popularly found cooked, and in a curry in which it retains both its shape and refreshing properties.Today’s recipe is unlike what you might
- The versatile legume can be transformed into crunchy Indian chips with mayo, an Italian-style, parmesan-rich braise, and slow-cooked in oil for a pungent, tandoori-style main courseIn a classroom full of every legume, the chickpea would be sat front and centre, my star student to whom I’d show a certain degree of favouritism. It’s not that the chickpea is any better than its classmates, but, assuming the role of teacher’s pet, it is eager enough constantly to want to please. It
- Who knew banana skins can be turned into candies or made into this spicy, moreish chutney?The Peruvian chef Palmiro Ocampo held up a string of candied banana skin and described how to make it: “Soak the banana peel in cold water for an hour, changing the water twice. Boil for five minutes from cold, cut into long strips and boil again in simple syrup until chewy, then serve twisted on top of banana bread.”Palmiro is co-founder of CCORI, a charity that teaches vulnerable women how to
- Refreshing cucumber and zingy ginger combine with rum and triple sec to make a winning summer sipThe combination of refreshing cucumber and zingy ginger makes this a real winner for warm, early summer nights. Continue reading...
- Nuggs, the US plant-based brand set up by young entrepreneur Ben Pasternak, has announced a structural change and revealed funding news.
- COVID-19 has accelerated food trends that were already on the rise prior to lockdown. So how can entrepreneurs best capitalise on these trends to attract early-stage funding? And in a growing field of competitors, how can investors pick the right horse?
- The founder and CEO of the US cell-based seafood supplier has an eye on creating a "very profitable business in the cell-based category".
- Spanish food tech start-up Cubiq Foods has developed a vegan âsmart fatâ that, it claims, behaves like animal fat within product formulations. Addressing some of the functional constraints of coconut oil, CEO and co-founder AndrÃs Montefeltro tells FoodNavigator the company wants to position itself as âthe best fat replacer for coconut oil in plant-based productsâ.
- Lots of white wines can handle a bit of spice, or how about a refreshing lassi or G&T instead?It’s harder to get someone to accept that lager is not the only thing to drink with a curry than it appears to be for the government to tell the truth about, well, almost anything, so if that’s you, please don’t read on. Honestly, don’t waste your time. You won’t agree.But curry is not all about the classic, curry-house repertoire, and even the supermarkets have regiona
- Vital Farms, a US-based producer of "ethical" eggs and butter, is seeking to raise funds in its local market.
- Irish food company Mr Crumb has launched a product line targeting the UK foodservice sector, which is just starting to re-emerge from Covid-19-related forced closure.
- South Africa's Quantum Foods is drawing interest from investors looking for stakes in the poultry and eggs producer.
- US bakery major Flowers Foods has temporarily closed a facility after an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst its workforce there.
- Demand for functional dairy ingredients has never been higher.This is largely driven by the high-protein trend â consumers increasingly understand the proven benefits of high-quality proteins, in particular those from whey, for muscle growth, weight management and satiety.
- Dairy alternative drinks are now hugely popular worldwide, with a growing range of flavorful options.
Soho seems just a handful of theatre and restaurant closures away from becoming a wasteland | Grace Dent on restaurants‘After 104 days of staring into my fridge, the act of being offered a bread basket in an actual restaurant felt magical’If I were to begin anywhere, it had to be Brasserie Zédel. If I could do Zédel, I could face the world. It has the largest dining room I know, just off Piccadilly Circus in London, and I’d booked for 1pm on what the media was waggishly calling “Super Saturday”. If anyone could sprinkle an air of jocundity over all this havoc, and keep
- The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has voiced its concerns over a no-deal Brexit come the end of the transition period.
- The UK government is preparing plans to announce restrictions in England on the promotions on foods in high, sugar, salt and fat.
- The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has voiced its concerns over a no-deal Brexit come the end of the transition period.
- From Sichuan-style eggplant to gong bao chicken, these extra-hot recipes from a MasterChef alumnus will raise your pulse(Pictured above) Continue reading...
- Bell Food Group has increased its investment in Dutch start-up Mosa Meat, a leading innovator in the cultured beef space.
'Necessity is the mother of invention': Coconuts Organic on why D2C may be the lifeline small brands needAs big and small food brands adapt to the 'new normal', many are exploring the direct to consumer (D2C) route as a means of growing sales. Coconuts Organic, a plant-based ice cream, is one of the small businesses doing just that.
- Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina to make redundancies amid plans to shut a production plant this autumn.
- US-based private-equity firm Sonoma Brands has added to its meat snacks portfolio with the acquisition of a local jerky manufacturer for an undisclosed sum.
- Plant Meat, the UK-based meat-alternatives firm trading as This, is seeking more funds for production and NPD.
Waste not, want not: Unexpected ingredient adds nutritional and environmental benefits to our daily baguetteFrench scientists claim that baking bread with wheat fertilized with human urine could slash nitrogen usage from artificial fertilizers, cut costs for farmers and boost yields, and retain nutrients often lost.
Waste not, want not: Bizaare ingredient adds nutritional and environmental benefits to our daily baguetteFrench scientists claim that baking bread with wheat fertilized with human urine could slash nitrogen usage from artificial fertilizers, cut costs for farmers and boost yields, and retain nutrients often lost.
- Animal sources of protein are more potent than vegan sources for stimulating muscle growth but their significant impact on climate change means plant sources will be key for future diets, researchers will be told later this week as part of an online physiology event.
- US confectionery giant Mondelez International has announced it is ditching a long-existing product name that may be deemed to be racially insensitive.
- Switzerland's Bell Food Group has invested in an alternative meat developer in Europe for the second time.
- Moc Chau Milk, the largest dairy business in the north of Vietnam, is looking to raise funds for expansion.
- Perfect Day, the US animal-free dairy start-up, has secured further financial backing the company says more than doubles the amount raised in its Series C round.
- As restaurant businesses emerge from the pandemic seeking support, the Worldâs 50 Best Restaurants â an annual ranking of the top 50 restaurants across the globe and which is owned and run by FoodNavigator publisher William Reed Business Media -- has launched on online auction to raise funds for the embattled hospitality industry.
- A fresh study has revealed that children in France are most exposed to advertising for products with a Nutri-Score ranking of D and E â meaning foods of lower nutritional quality. The findings, says SantÃ Publique France, support the need for food marketing restrictions.
- A review published in a sports science journal has found little support for the notion that ketogenic diets can improve performance for endurance athletes.
- Vertegrow and Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) are investing in the development of a UK vertical farm. According to Vertegrow director Graeme Warren, investment in ag tech in general â and vertical farming in particular â is vital to delivering food security and a âgreen food recoveryâ post-COVID.
- Privately-owned French dairy group Lactalis is reportedly consolidating production in Romania with planned plant closures.
- UK meat processors, retailers and trade bodies have signed up to a new initiative to combat food waste and emissions.
- Nespresso is investing CHF 160m ($170m USD) to expand its Romont production center in Switzerland: creating 300 jobs and a âsustainable by designâ facility.
- US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced a new initiative linked to the European foodservice channel, which is starting to re-open.
- This ‘kronans kaka’ is made with potato for a gluten-free sweet treatPotatoes are a great way of adding structure and moisture to a cake. They have been used in Swedish baking for centuries and a recipe for kronans kaka (crown cake) was first published in 1903. Cakes made with potato are moist due to the starch but can be rather dense. This version of a kronans kaka is light and delicate – more like a frangipane. It is the perfect dessert for people looking for a gluten-free tr
- These Swedish ‘crown cakes’ are made with potato for a gluten-free sweet treatPotatoes are a great way of adding structure and moisture to a cake. They have been used in Swedish baking for centuries and a recipe for kronans kaka (crown cake) was first published in 1903. Cakes made with potato are moist due to the starch but can be rather dense. This version of a kronans kaka is light and delicate – more like a frangipane. It is the perfect dessert for people looking for a glute
- Australia's Bega Cheese is consolidating processed cheese production and plans to eliminate scores of jobs.
- UK agriculture business Vertegrow has linked up with local agri-tech firm IGS on a new vertical farming project.
- A southern US speciality with a rich, custard filling and tangy, lime overtones. It’s not a million miles away from a cheesecake, but whose is the best recipe? Key lime pie is, like so many regional specialities, very much the product of its environment – in this case, the Florida Keys, a chain of coral islands that trail lazily into the Gulf of Mexico and that were only linked to the US mainland in 1912. This splendid isolation fostered a reliance on local ingredients such as limes
- Combine with jam, chocolate, bananas and cream for delicious confectionery, spice it up for a main meal – or make your own to dollop on toast for the ultimate comfort snackIn the past year, peanut butter sales have overtaken jam sales in the UK. In the US, the two spreads come as a pair – sometimes in the same jar – but on this side of the pond peanut butter is seen as a healthy alternative, while jam is increasingly regarded as a sugary threat.High-end “natural” pe
- Two European businesses have launched a baby food joint venture in Italy to market 100% organic products.
- Australia's Freedom Foods Group has updated the market on the voluntary suspension of trading in its shares, originally intended to be for a period of 14 days.
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