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LondonTown.com: Newly opened Shangri La Hotel offers tempting Afternoon Tea in the Ting Lounge

The much anticipated Shangri La Hotel, London has opened its doors but you don’t have to stay in one of their elegant hotel rooms to enjoy the breath-taking views. One of two restaurants in the hotel, Ting offers visitors a chance to enjoy afternoon tea in London with a 360-degree view of the city. Like the hotel’s rooms, Ting fuses Shangri-La’s Asian heritage with the iconic modernity of London’s Shard.

Situated on the 35 th floor of Western Europe’s tallest building, Ting derives its name from the Chinese word for living room and offers diners a modern, stylish setting in which to enjoy afternoon tea. Guests can choose between two menu options: Classic British or an Asian-inspired alternative. The Classic menu features delicacies such as Chocolate Temptation, a rich sponge with red fruit tea-infused chocolate ganache and raspberry compote served with soft chocolate cream; and the Passion Fruit, which combines passion fruit cream, tropical fruits with mango coulis and exotic fruit marshmallow. The sandwich selection is equally enticing, with London smoked salmon and cream cheese on whole meal bread and roasted chicken and grain mustard on mixed seed bread among the options. In contrast, the Asian menu reflects the hotel’s cultural traditions with treats like a Chinese-Style Egg Custard Tart, Steamed Prawn Dumpling and Roasted Duck Pancake. Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without scones and both menus include classic as well as chamomile options with traditional Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam.

The Classic Afternoon Tea is £49 or £57 with a glass of champagne and the Asian Afternoon Tea is £54 or £62 with a glass of champagne. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the Shangri La.
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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.

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Express love for your mother this Mother’s Day with IndiaCakes.com

Mothers are tender, caring and loving. The fondest memories embedded inside a child’s mind tend to be of warm, loving eyes associated with his mother and also the way she pampers him or her. But beyond a good age, moms deserve to become pampered too. Slight gesture on your part, a little heartfelt message, the token of present or just a call could be enough to help to make any mother pleased. Of course, you want to do much more for the moms and scrumptious fresh beautiful cakes can have the desired effect this Mothers Day.


Students abroad or even NRIs often miss being with their moms on this big day. But sites such as indiacakes.com help you to send Mother’s Day cakes to India with a sweet poem in it written for you personally. The delicious cakes they provide are astounding and therefore are a feast with regard to eyes. You can usually Skype your mom on the day and view her eating the cake to understand how much your mother loved your present.

There is Regal Treat with superbly designed pineapple cake having a rich texture, 12 long-stemmed yellow-colored roses, a box associated with Cadbury Celebrations along with a beautiful personalized Mothers Day card is just befitting a tenacious mom who’s strong pillar of support on her children in any kind of situation. Emotionally your dessert hampers with 20 red-colored roses and devil meals black Forrest cake having a whipped cream filling is really a sure shot method to cheer up the teary-eyed mom in India who is missing you on her special day.

Established sites like IndiaCakes.com have a good track record and are a much better option than ordering local bakeries to provide the mother’s day cakes simply because they have a brand to meet. While local bakeries might be good at to whip up mouth-watering mother’s day cakes , they often don’t have an employee specialized in packaging gifts to match the occasion. They don’t care for personalized messages or delivering them with a smile.

Online sites that specialize in the region of packaging as well as delivering gifts, realize that they’re substituting someone who’s miles away from his / her mom and have charged them with the responsibility of making her happy. Therefore, they take unique care in finding the right quality cakes from bakeries near your house, package it nicely and deliver this to her oven-fresh on her special day.

Your search for the perfect company to send online mother’s day cakes is now over. Indiacakes.com can provide you the ideal way to please your mom this mother’s day and make her happy by gifting her with online mother’s day cakes. Send Mothers Day cakes to India online this season and tell your mom just how much you love her.

Website = http://www.indiacakes.com/mothers-day.html 
Contact email = order@IndiaCakes.com

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Golden Spoon Unveils New Website to Revitalize Brand

Golden Spoon, the popular Southern California frozen yogurt company, unveiled their hip new website highlighting the chain’s Southern California roots, it’s famous creamy taste, and even the frozen yogurt’s health benefits. “ We’ve only just begun to renew our brand and bring it back to life; the website is a reflection of what is to come,” said Golden Spoon’s CEO Roger Clawson.

Golden Spoon is Southern California’s original frozen yogurt. The look of the new website is simple and fresh, just like their ingredients, with classic Southern California beach images highlighting Golden Spoon’s heritage. It started in 1981 as a remodel of a health food store in Tustin, California, and has grown into a worldwide brand with an extremely loyal following. You can read all about the journey in the “About Us” section on the site.

The website spotlights the healthy attributes of Golden Spoon’s product made with real fruit and real milk , including full nutritional information for both low-fat and non-fat flavors. Another handy feature allows you to compare the nutritional value of Golden Spoon frozen yogurt to other foods such as ice cream, granola bars and smoothies.

The website is also a great place to find out about new flavors and new additions, like thenew eco-friendly yogurt cups, which biodegrade in only 21 days. Along with the new design and eco-friendly cups, Golden Spoon is also introducing a revolutionary new pricing method, one without scales. Most competing frozen yogurt stores provide one over-sized cup for customers to fill with yogurt and toppings, and the cup is priced based on the total weight. You never know what your dessert will cost you until it is too late, and it’s very easy to go over-budget.

Golden Spoon is changing all that with an innovative, industry-first pricing structure they have trademarked as “Weightless Pricing.” Customers pay a single, fixed price for one of three cup sizes, then fill it with as much yogurt and as many toppings as they wish. Three stores, including Irvine, La Costa and Carlsbad, will launch the new store concept on May 12, 2012 with free yogurt all day.

And, if all the flavors and toppings are not enough variety, customers can also choose their service level. Tell a Golden Spoon “concierge” employee what you have in mind, and then relax as they swirl your yogurt and bring it to your table. Or, you can opt for a “hands-on” experience and create your own masterpiece.

“My father, Jeff Barnes, is the founder of Golden Spoon.  Since I can remember, the stores have always looked the same,” said Reed Barnes, Golden Spoon’s Director of Training.  “As an

owner of two stores, including the original Golden Spoon location in Lake Forest, I love the new direction, the new look and the new store concept.  It couldn’t be a better time to be a part of Golden Spoon Franchising.”

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Golden Spoon Expands To Qatar

Golden Spoon Franchising, the franchising arm of the largest frozen yogurt brand in Southern California, announced the signing of an agreement with the M.H. Al Mana Group of Companies to develop the Golden Spoon franchise throughout Qatar. The agreement is for the opening of eight or more stores over the next five years. Three stores are currently open in the Doha market area with five more to follow. The fourth location is expected to be open by April 30th with two more slated for the end of June 2012. The final two will open by the end of August 2012 for a total of eight stores.

“Signing the agreement to enter the Qatar market demonstrates our commitment to make Golden Spoon a leading global brand,” said Golden Spoon Franchising CEO Roger Clawson. “Our successful launch into Japan and the Philippines helped validate Golden Spoon’s international expansion into the Middle East Region and built our brand’s exposure worldwide. We look forward to replicating that success in Qatar with the M.H. AL Mana Group and throughout the GCC with other professional, multi-unit franchise developer groups.” Clawson said he plans to continue the health-conscious frozen yogurt brand’s worldwide expansion by signing master franchise agreements in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait within the next 12 months. Golden Spoon also has its sights on key markets in Asia such as China, India and Vietnam.

“Golden Spoon is the only worldwide brand selling authentic frozen yogurt. Unlike most of our worldwide competitors, we insist that all of our products are produced and shipped from our dairy. The rest of the industry falls short by generally serving a reconstituted powdered mix that attempts to taste like their original U.S. product. The difference in taste, quality and overall value has set us apart for almost 30 years. One taste and you will know why we have led the industry since 1983,” said Clawson.

“Signing with the M.H. Almana Group of Companies is a great win for Golden Spoon,” Clawson said. A proven multi-unit developer and operator, the M.H. Almana Group of Companies has already developed a famous U.S. restaurant brand in Qatar. The M.H. Almana Group of Companies has many years of successful experience in retail operations. “We explored many franchising opportunities to add to the M.H. Almana Group of Companies family, and Golden Spoon matched well with our focus on bringing in brands that will be of value to the people in Qatar,” Abdulaziz Al Mana stated. “We feel Golden Spoon’s focus on local communities and its commitment to providing premium products at a great price creates an opportunity that is too good to pass up.” Golden Spoon’s community-centric focus adapts their model and flavors to fit varying cultures across the globe, all while maintaining a consistent and credible quality product.

When asked if any flavors would be developed to cater to the local taste palette, Clawson said apricot and additional regionally popular flavors would soon be added to the current menu. “However, we anticipate that our traditional Western flavors will also be popular.”

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Kenny Cooks For the Fair

The acclaimed TV chef, Kenny Atkinson, is showing his support for a country fair in his home village of Darlington.

The event is being held at Grange Community Centre in Hurworth Village near Darlington on the 17th September and Kenny will be doing three cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

The chef, who has his name above the door of the village’s five star resort’s restaurant, The Orangery at the hotel golf and spa resort Rockliffe Hall, is well known for his winning dishes on various TV programmes, such as BBC Two’s Great British Menu. And like his appearances on the BBC’s popular weekend cooking show, Saturday Kitchen, Kenny will be showing his cooking skills to the crowds at the fair, which is being organised by Hurworth Parish Council, and will advise how to create his signature dishes in a series of live cooking demonstrations.

The lucky spectators at the front of the stage will then get to taste Kenny’s gorgeous dishes, which are expected to be made up of one stunning dessert and two fish dishes.

The fair is the first one to be held in the village and is hosted in conjunction with Hurworth Community Association and Saint Theresa’s Hospice.

The family day out which opens at 10:30 has been sponsored by Rockliffe Hall, a well-known hotel in Darlington, alongside Sherwoods of Darlington, Borderfields, and Thomas Watson Auctioneers and the fair promises people all ages fun throughout the entire day.

Kenny says:“This event is the only live demonstration I am going to do this year and it gives the people of Hurworth and further afield the chance to see me cook some of the fantastic signature dishes that they can eat at Rockliffe Hall, without being on TV, and hopefully this will will draw quite a crowd to the first Hurworth country fair. I really want to get involved in the local community, as it is now my home and I’m keen to give something back.”

More information can be found on the Hurworth Country Fair at: http://www.hurworthcountryfair.co.uk/

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Truly Irresistible Relaunch for The Co-operative

The Co-operative is relaunching and revamping its premium Truly Irresistible range, with the addition of 50 brand new products for 2011, and an elegant, sleek new look.

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible range provides quality, great-tasting and affordable food within easy reach. With a range of 400 products – including 50 brand new ones for 2011 – there’s something for every occasion – from an indulgent treat to share with family and friends, to inspiration for making the evening meal that little bit more special.

The stylish new Truly Irresistible logo and packaging, which has been created for The Co-operative by Manchester-based GJ Creative, exudes quality and provides a striking on-shelf presence for the premium own-brand range.

The range officially re-launches tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May), when many of the new products – perfect for summer eating – will be available. To encourage shoppers to try the Truly Irresistible products, the entire range will have a minimum of 25% off from 25 May to 14 June 2011 inclusive.

Sean Toal, Commercial Director for The Co-operative Food, said: “With continued pressure on everybody’s purse strings, many people are eating in rather than dining out, so the extended Truly Irresistible range is ideal for those looking to create quality dining experiences at home.

“We’ve added lots of delicious new products to our premium range, as well as reviewing every single Truly Irresistible product to ensure we’re offering the very best in terms of fantastic tasting, quality food at affordable prices for our customers and their families.”

The extended range includes higher-welfare British meat and poultry, as well as fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and top-quality store cupboard ingredients – all perfect for scratch cooking.

However, there are also some delicious premium pre-prepared meals and desserts to add to any occasion, from family mealtimes and romantic nights in, to picnics and eating alfresco – and all within easy reach at local Co-operative stores.

The launch will be backed by a multi-million pound advertising campaign, which breaks tomorrow. The national TV advert features the now firmly-established family from The Co-operative’s “Passionate Plea” campaign, sitting down at a “table for four” to eat what looks like a restaurant-quality three-course meal, made with delicious Truly Irresistible products, including Parma ham, stone-baked mozzarella, tomato & pesto pizza, garden salad and lemon & summer berry torte. The ads created by TBWAManchester, will also communicate the “at least 25% off” message.

The Co-operative will also use its sponsorship of ITV National Weather to highlight its premium range, with idents featuring several of the hero products in a combination of relaxing summer scenarios and exhilhirating and enjoyable outdoor settings.

The Co-operative will also be extending its digital reach in support of the Truly Irresistible brand. The multi-channel approach will see a re-design of The Co-operative Food’s website ( www.goodwithfood.co.uk ). The new-look website, featuring the re-invigorated Truly Irresistible packaging, will be unwrapped on 25 May.

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Popular Malaysian Sweets in Focus at Kuala Lumpur August Expo

Tens of thousands of trade and public visitors are expected at Kuala Lumpur’s popular Malaysian Sweets Expo, with hotel rooms filling up fast.

The Malaysian Sweets Expo is slated from 6 to 8 August at Kuala Lumpur’s Matrade Convention and Exhibition Centre, providing confectioners with a unique opportunity to showcase their products to tens of thousands of visitors. The rapidly growing domestic market and confectionery sector international contacts are expected to be successfully accessed by exhibitors.

On show will be everything from processing equipment, packaging, refrigeration, ingredients and raw materials, marketing tools and manufacturing control technology as well as the sweets themselves. The aim of the event is to generate leads, create product awareness, build business relationships, network and make immediate sales.

Visitor profiles include buyers and production managers from the international confectionery industry, packaging designers, product developers, local retailers, wholesalers and international food retailing executives as well as the general public. The result for exhibitors will be a boost to their businesses during the coming years.

According to DirectRooms.com, major trade shows in cities popular as visitor and business destinations often result in shortages of suitable nearby hotel accommodation. They advise those who need to book rooms in cheap Kuala Lumpur hotels during expo week to do so well in advance.

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Spanish Food at Christmas Time: A Festive Treat

Perhaps one of the most flavoursome cuisines in the world, Spanish Food has plenty to offer in the way of enjoyment, and is for that reason a great addition to any Christmas stocking. With superb wines, from Riojas to Moscatel dessert wine, and excellent olives, Spanish food is a notable indulgence that can really put the enjoyment back into Christmas winters.

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The range of cheeses and meats in Spanish food is also impressive: for meat lovers, there’s no better gift than a well preserved chorizo sausage, or some finely prepared Serrano ham, and the Manchego, Idiazabal and Murcia al Vino cheeses are some of the best in the world, and will certainly get the love and appreciation they deserve from the cheese addicts among your presents list.

When stuck for something to buy those at Christmas who insist that it’s a time for enjoyment and fun, then, remember that specialist and genuinely quality food and drink are excellent luxuries that most people will appreciate, and that Spanish food is some of the best cuisine out there.

The Mediterranean is so rich in cuisine, in fact, that some of its most famous exports – its meats and cheeses – are easily matched by its vegetarian dishes, such as asparagus, piquillo peppers and artichokes.

For those with a sweet tooth, too, there are plenty of nuts, sweets and honeys and jams that can satisfy even the most ardent sugar fiend.

Contact Details: info@delicioso.co.ukwww.delicioso.co.uk, 44 (0) 1865 340055, Delicioso UK Ltd, Unit 14, Tower Business Park, Berinsfield, Oxon OX10 7LN.

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Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Nuchia Foods Corporation has a recipe for a gluten free chocolate chip cookie made from its alternative flour. Their Original Chia Seed Flour is an all purpose baking flour that does not require any additives plus it is loaded with omega-3, protein and insoluble fiber. Original Chia Seed Flour bakes and taste remarkably similar to whole wheat. It can be substituted 1 for 1 for highly processed wheat flour.

Nuchia Foods Original Chia Seed flour is the only flour of its kind. It is not just ground up Chia Seeds offered by other companies, it is an all purpose alternative flour made from a special process.

Nuchia is releasing a full line of Gluten Free Snacks in April and has released the recipe for its Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie. You can wait and find it in your stores or try it for yourself.

Cookie Recipe

Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Butter
3 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
5 1/4 cup Nuchia Original Chia Flour
2 each Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup water
1 tsp sea salt (a little less)
4 tsp baking power
2 tbs Baking cocoa
2 cup Dark Chocolate (chucks or chips)

Instructions:

Place soften (not melted) butter, sugar, water, eggs and vanilla in mixing bowl. With a mixer, mix together until creamy. 2. Mix dry ingredients and dark chocolate chips together in separate bowl then by hand add to wet mix in portions. Bake 5 to 8 minutes at 325 (modify bake time to make a soft or harder Cookie). We used a convection oven; modify baking time to suit baking conditions.

We used a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to portion cookies, and then rolled them into balls. Batch makes 170 cookies, enough for a gluten free birthday party.

Contact: Nuchia Foods Corporation

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Waitrose Launches New Range Of Seasonal Fine Foods With An International Twist Which Has Something To Suit All Tastes And Budgets

Waitrose has announced the launch of their new range of seasonal fine foods with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

As the credit crunch drives the appeal for home entertaining and dining, those watching the pennies this festive period can still enjoy the finest foods with the fresh party collection from Waitrose.

The new range offers an exciting collection of 38 contemporary canapés, with something to suit all tastes.

This latest range includes bite-sized classics from around the world, such as traditional styled classics with British recipes like Mini Beef Wellingtons, and Mini Yorkshire Puddings filled with beef, onion relish and crème fraîche with horseradish and mustard.

The Mediterranean collection includes Scallop and Chorizo Skewers, which are hand-made with slices of spicy Spanish chorizo and succulent scallops, marinated with roasted peppers, Sunblush tomato paste and parsley. Other Mediterranean favourites include the ever popular Brie and Cranberry Parcels, as well as Mushroom and Mascarpone Cups, Mini Bruschettas and Lamb Koftas.

The Oriental flavours which are on offer include Mini Salmon Fishcakes with a garlic and ginger dip, Mini Duck Spring Rolls, Spiced Chicken and Cashew Cakes and Paper Prawns.

The new Christmas recipes party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th ensuring anyone can lay on an impressive buffet spread for their New Year’s celebration with minimum effort.

All items are suitable for home-freezing too, so they can keep be kept in the freezer through Christmas and into the New Year, and of course all come with the assurance that they are made with the highest quality ingredients.

The new party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th About Waitrose Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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Customers Willing To Wait For Their Orders While Gourmet Food Company Struggles To Find Working Capital

Eight years ago Susan Knapp began making Cinnamon Pear Jelly in her kitchen as a holiday treat. When she realized there was a demand for her healthy and delicious pear creations, she left her lucrative executive position to focus on building her own gourmet food company.

Knapp launched Aunt Sue’s in 1998 with four products, each one winning top awards at the Lake County and California State Fairs. As the company gained momentum, Knapp changed the name to A Perfect Pear from Napa Valley and introduced 15 new products. Now, major wholesale customers include Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Disney, Luxor Hotel & Casino, and the United States Navy, in addition to hundreds of boutique retailers, wineries, restaurants, and caterers across the nation.

Knapp’s commitment to make healthy products that taste delicious, look beautiful, and are friendly to the environment has propelled her company to the brink of the big leagues. And yet, the business is struggling. “Our problem has never been sales,” Knapp says. “Our biggest challenge is undercapitalization.”

With product rapidly flying off the shelves, Knapp finds herself in a unique position: over $100,000 in pending holiday backorders and not enough cash in reserves to manufacture. The rising costs of raw goods and the current credit crunch had brought a rapid halt to production, and yet, the customers are willing to wait.

“Everyday I get calls from customers who tell me they can no longer find our products,” says customer service rep Kat Patterson. “I have to tell them that we are sold out and unfortunately, we don’t know when we will be able to make more. They always tell me they’ll wait. They love our products and don’t care how long it takes. But I know people are anxious to place their holiday orders.”

“Each time I go to production I am making more product, which is great!” Knapp says. “But that also means I always need more money to keep up with growing demand.”

With SBA and bank loans halted, Knapp is now seeking funding from private parties. In this economic crisis, we’re thinking outside of the box and we’re getting pretty creative.”

Knapp currently needs $200,000 to fill backorders and put inventory on the shelves for the busy holiday season. She could save money by using less expensive ingredients and materials, but refuses to cut corners on quality. “Our commitment is to make healthy, delicious products with all-natural, mostly organic and mostly local ingredients. Our customers expect that and are willing to wait. They know we’ll be back.”

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