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The SlowMeat Company

the slowmeat company Husband and wife team, New Zealand born farmer Tim Williams and London born creative Claire Williams are about to launch their high-quality, organic, delivery service; The Slow Meat Company.

The SlowMeat Company sources locally slow grown meat, processed by small scale operators in Somerset, offering fully traceable, high welfare, quality traditional British breeds suchas the Ruby Red Devon, Aberdeen Angus, Hereford, Sussex and English Longhorn.

Five different luxury meat boxes, the ‘Taster’ (£39), ‘Premium’ (£49), ‘Slow Meat Special’ (£49), ‘The Mighty Meat Box’ (£89), or a ‘Bespoke’ box can be ordered online for a special occasion or regularly on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. The meat, ranging from premium grass fed sirloin steaks to braising joints, is delivered overnight in wool insulated, ice packed chilled boxes and includes hand printed instructions and handy cooking tips to get the most from your chosen cut.

A born and bred farmer’s son from New Zealand, Tim Williams has worked on large scale cattle ranches, free-range livestock farms, in a Venison plant on the rugged West Coast of New Zealand and has been managing organic farms in the UK’s southwest. Wife and ex-Londoner Claire is a London College of Fashion Graduate who runs her own vintage dress making business, Princelilly. With a keen eye for creative detail, the duo have already been causing quite a buzz online with The Slow Meat Company’s fun and stylish social media updates, 700 followers within a couple of weeks of trading and plug via Ben Sherman’s homepage.


Farmison and Saturday Kitchen

Farmison and Saturday KitchenOnline purveyors of fine food Farmison & Co has teamed up with hit TV show Saturday Kitchen to offer, for the first time, exclusive recipe boxes created by some of the world’s top chefs, delivered monthly and free to your door.

The leading online retailer, which specialises in Michelin chef-quality ingredients delivered direct to your door, is offering lifestyle foodies the chance to cook alongside the weekend food show’s top chefs with monthly deliveries – or a one-off gift – of official Saturday Kitchen boxes, packed with fine food and recipe cards from the likes of Raymond Blanc, Ken Hom, Mark Hix, Tom Kerridge and Angela Hartnett.

With enough judiciously sourced and seasonal goodies for two or four people – hand selected by the Farmison & Co team – the contents can be whipped into three first class meals as seen on the television show.

So, for less than the cost of a top-notch restaurant meal, home cooks might be cooking up a fine dining fricassee, a beautiful bourguignon or a chef-standard steak for a romantic meal for two or a five-star dinner party for four – all that’s needed is the celebrity guests!

“The best chefs use the best ingredients, and we’ve always been committed to getting these kinds of foods from the UK’s best, small producers delivered direct to home cooks’ kitchens,” says Farmison & Co co-founder and former restaurateur John Pallagi. “Now, for the first time, Saturday Kitchen fans can watch their favourite chefs on TV and then cook these meals in their own homes – it’s a deliciously new way of cooking!”

Saturday Kitchen’s Executive Producer Amanda Ross added “It’s great to be able to offer viewers, no matter where they are, the chance to get hold of the best possible produce. We always use the best we can find on Saturday Kitchen and now it will be easy for the viewers to get the same quality of produce to make the dishes as good as our star chefs.”

Look for Farmison alongside Saturday Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show at London Olympia (November 15-17) or Birmingham (November 27-December 1).

Forknado

forknadoLaunching this week from those fabulous fellows at Dinnr a sub-brand called Forknado this week. Hot lunch in East London for a fiver, delivered in 20 minutes max. This is a complementary offering to Dinnr – Forknado is for lunch, Dinnr is for dinner.

The promise is simple: Hot lunch in 20 minutes max for £5 (no delivery charge). Our first day’s special is Cali’s food craze Ramen Burger (in meat and veg form). Meals are changed every day. Delivery hours are 11:30-2:30pm

Where: Here’s a map of their current delivery zone. And here are the delivery postcodes. And if you love Forknado but are outside the zone, please enter your postcode here. This will help in planning further expansion.

Why: Because sandwiches are boring and sushi is expensive.

How: Sounds too good to be true, I know. What’s the catch? Kerbside delivery only (you need to come out to collect) and there are only have 2 different dishes every day to keep things simple.

Mr Trotters British Pork Crackling

Mr Trotters British Pork Crackling

“Blimey @Mr_Trotters, these are HOT, HOT, HOT! Shame I don’t have a cooling margarita to hand.” @sipswooshspit

Mr Trotter’s revolutionary British pork snack was the brainchild of food writer Tom Parker Bowles, BBC2 Great British Menu’s judge Matthew Fort and Cotswold farmer, Rupert Ponsonby. It is cooked from 100% British pork, unlike most other scratchings made from imported Danish rind, and carries the Red Tractor quality and origin assurance symbol. Mr Trotter’s uses no added MSG.

Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling is triple cooked by hand in small batches using a longer process to deliver a crisper crunch.

Mr Trotter’s Jalapeno Chilli has just joined his sibling, the Original, which was launched in November 2011. for this second offering Mr trotter has been travelling far and wide to look for new flavours to show off his porky perfection. That’s why he has teamed up with the jalapeno from Mexico, a medium hot chilli with a verdantly sharp bite.

Available from Selfridges and other deli’s and farm shops, Mr Trotters British Pork Crackling are also available on line.

Garlic and Herb Popcorn

garlic herb popcornTheGarlicFarm.co.uk has further expanded its range of garlic inspired products with the launch of Garlic and Herb Popcorn. This unusual twist on the popular snack shows TheGarlicFarm.co.uk’s commitment to giving a bit of garlic greatness to even the most unusual of products.

The garlic and herb infusion blends oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary with garlic to create this moreish popcorn treat. This Garlic and Herb Popcorn is ideal for summer – use as a great addition to a picnic, a savoury nibble at a BBQ or simply as a light bite on the go.

Tom Honeyman-Brown, General Manager of TheGarlicFarm.co.uk, commented:

“At TheGarlicFarm.co.uk we love experimenting with flavours and garlic combinations. We’re thrilled with our garlic popcorn – it’s fun, it’s different and most importantly, it tastes fantastic.”

Garlic and Herb Popcorn from TheGarlicFarm.co.uk is priced at £3.50 for a 100g bag and is available from www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk.