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26 February 2016

AFT Introducing: Susannah's Sauces

Photos: © Susannah's Sauces
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Susannah's Sauces aims to be a beacon for all food lovers. They are a small cottage industry producing a range of delicious, homemade sauces from their kitchen in Berkshire. All products are gluten free, do not contain artificial additives or preservatives. Each sauce is highly adaptable with multiple uses and designed to make food memorably delicious.

Susannah Ferguson grew up in the Kent countryside where a love of fresh produce and an interest in food became an integral part of her life.
Later, after marrying, she moved to Berkshire where she lives with her husband and two young children.

Encouraging young children to be adventurous and eat a wide variety of food is always a challenge. To encourage her own children she set about producing sauces in her kitchen designed to make food more appealing and delicious. Over time these have evolved into a range of Susannah’s Sauces.

Susannah has taken enormous care in using high quality ingredients in all her sauces. She believes that you can’t make a good food product with poor ingredients.

To find out more about Susannah's Sauces visit their page on 
The Artisan Food Trail here.

25 February 2016

Alan Coxon cookbook shortlisted for award

Recently, The Artisan Food Trail helped Alan Coxon produce his self-published food and travel cookbook, ‘Foods and influences of the Punjab and Amritsar, Goa and Bombay’. We are now delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted as one of the British entries in the food and travel category of the World Gourmand Awards.

Design and layout of the publication, was provided by Graham and Lisa Childs from the Artisan Food Trail and Dawn Mimnagh from Dotting and Crossing, a professional copywriting, editing, proofreading and PR practice, for Alan’s account of his travels.

The book is part two of a five-series travelogue entitled Birmingham to Bombay. Having beaten off stiff competition it has won the first round of a global competition.

The publication was the shortlisted British entry in the food and travel category of the World Gourmand Awards and is now a finalist for this prestigious award alongside other titles from around the world.

For this project, Alan Coxon travelled to various regions of India with food and travel photographer, Moe Kafer. Each book sets out to give an account of their travels to a specific Indian region, supported by stunning photographs of their visit and Alan’s interpretation of recipes from the area.

On learning of the book’s success, Alan Coxon said:
“I am delighted to have been successful in the first stage of the World Gourmand Awards. We decided to self publish as a series of mini books due to financial constraints and it is fantastic to see the hard work of Moe, Graham, Lisa and Dawn pay off in this way.”

He continued:
“India is such a vast place, with stark contrasts from north to south. I felt that covering the entirety of India in one large cookbook would not do the country, its food or its people the justice they deserved.”

Along with Alan’s recipes and musings on his travels, the book contains recipes from Indian guest chefs that won’t be found in traditional Indian cookbooks or on the menu at most restaurants.

The first two parts of Birmingham to Bombay are now available from www.booksbyalancoxon.com

24 February 2016

The Artisan Food Trail partners with Manufactured Yorkshire 2016

The Artisan Food Trail is proud to be a supporting partner for Manufactured Yorkshire in 2016.

Manufactured Yorkshire (MY16) builds on the huge success of last year's show which brought in around 800 delegates – 81% overall were manufacturers and buyers. For those in the food world you can Meet the Buyer with Approved Food (more buyers to announced).

MY16 takes place on 11th May at Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds, across 3 seminar halls with 100 exhibition stands and up to 1,000 delegates.

BOOK NOW
www.manufacturedyorkshire.com

17 February 2016

The Hungry Guest's Walnut Pesto tops taste test

Photo: @ childsdesign
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Pesto doesn’t always have to be green and full of herbs, as we found out with this fresh Walnut Pesto from The Hungry Guest.
With this being the case here, it is not an exciting verdant colour but rather beige, but beige does not mean boring.

Read full review

We are pleased to award The Hungry Guest our 'Artisan Food Trail Approved' status for their Walnut Pesto.


To find out more about The Hungry Guest visit their page on The Artisan Food Trail here.

15 February 2016

Win a Spice Tin plus 10 spices from Spice Kitchen

We have great another tasty competition this month thanks to Spice Kitchen who have kindly offered an Indian Spice Tin with 10 Spices as a prize to go to one lucky winner.

Lovers of Indian food will love one of these authentic Indian Spice Tins from Spice Kitchen. Known as 'Masala Dabbas' they are a tradition in any Indian household. These shiny stainless steel tins contain seven separate containers for easy access to the myriad of spices that you will need to create perfectly blended Indian dishes and curries and the one you could win comes conveniently filled with 10 fresh Indian spices to get you started.

We know you won't be disappointed by the fresh hand-ground and hand-blended spices as we have tried them for ourselves. Read our review to find out more.

For your chance to win an India Spice Tin packed with everything you need to make some delicious Indian dishes, head over to The Artisan Food Trail website to enter.

Sorry this competition has closed
Good luck!

Closes midnight 13th March 2016

2 February 2016

Fudge Kitchen joins the Easter parade

When we think of Easter treats they are invariably egg-shaped and heavily biased towards chocolate.
So what if you’re bored of those confections or want to surprise someone with an alternative sweet gift?

Fudge Kitchen has something that will bring a smile with their beautifully packaged, meltingly creamy butter fudge.

Slim Sliders (main photo)
Slide out the bronze tray to reveal six squares of silky smooth, gourmet butter fudge in Chocolate Classic, Lemon Tart and Double Trouble Chocolate.



Easter Fudge Treats (above)
A gilded box packed with Fudge Kitchen’s famously creamy fudge, each hand wrapped and tied. Including Sea Salted Caramel and Double Trouble Chocolate flavours.
Available from selected stockists and from www.fudgekitchen.co.uk

To find out more about Fudge Kitchen visit their page on 
The Artisan Food Trail here