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Weekend: Side Orders.

Birmingham is set to get a taste of Irish cuisine this October, as BITE Ireland launches in Selfridges food halls across the country.

To celebrate, during the first two weeks of October Selfridges is offering their customers the chance to sample some of the products that are being imported into Selfridges food halls,which range from hand-made truffles to black pudding made to an original 19th century recipe.

There will also be a range of celebrations in stores across the country including a chocolate workshop by Coco Bean in the Birmingham Selfridges food hall.

A nyone looking for traditional English recipes to accompany those cold autumn evenings should get their hands on the latest issue of food magazine Tuck-In.

The free magazine, produced by the English Beef and Lamb Executive, features a range of tasty recipes such as lamb pastry, autumn fruit relish and bubble and squeak lamb brunch.

To get your free copy call 01727 799988 or log on to UK's number one leading provider of gourmet salad dressing and sauces is celebrating it's ten year anniversary this year. The Marry Berry and Daughter product range consists of nine 100 per cent vegetarian and GM-free dressing and sauces, including the recently added hollandaise and bearnaise sauces, both of which were awarded a bronze by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers at this year's Great Taste Awards.

As well as being used on salads the dressings and sauces can be used to add flavour to a range of food products including sandwiches, pasta and stir frys .

Current stockist of the range include Waitrose, Lakeland Limited, Harrods, and selected village stores, delicatessens and farm shops. For full details log on to team of celebrities have created a recipe book full of pink party recipes for Braun and the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. The recipe book is in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which aims to raise vital funds to aid research on the disease.

Celebrities such as singer Dannii Minogue and actress Joanna Lumley have all contributed recipes to the free glossy guide, which is avaliable by emailing, or sending a selfadressed post card to Braun/Pink Recipes 41-44 Great Windmill Street, London, W1D 7NF.

Throughout October Braun will also be donating pounds 5 from the sale of every one of their Multiquick Professional Blender, which are avaliable from electrical retailers, supermarkets and department stores across the country To whet your appetite, try this simple recipe for Jessica Taylor's Raspberry Daiquiri.

To make the drink simply blend a punnet of rasberries, add 60ml of rum, 2tsp of sugar and the juice of 1 lime to the mixture and blend again.

Crush a cup of ice using an ice crusher and pour this, then the blended mixture into Cosmopolitan glasses. For the final touch garnish the drink with mint sprigs.


A group of growers and producers from the West Midlands have teamed together to offer a fresh alternative to supermarket delivery services.

Increased public demand for local food has led the group, who come from Worcestershire and Warwickshire to launch their own home delivery service, and go beyond the direct sales that they currently offer through farm shops and farmer markets.

As well as targetting offices and small retailers, the scheme, run by Green Grocer Ltd Initiative also hopes to boost a Goverment campaign to encourage schools, hospitals and other public services to buy locally produced food.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Sep 25, 2004
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