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MyDish Celebrates Bonfire Night with More Interesting Recipe Ideas

Bonfire night is here and for those who plan to host a party, there is undoubtedly lots of planning and preparation to do.

Although the focus and meaning of Bonfire night may have changed in recent times, it is still one of the UK’s oldest celebrations and remains historically important right around the nation. Families and friends up and down the country continue to unite on the 5 th of November to watch thousands of pounds of fireworks light up the night sky.

MyDish, the UK-based online community recipe site, seems to be a constant supporter of UK events that unite people and communities, while providing opportunities for food lovers to indulge in what they love best. After all, this is the foundation that the unique social media platform was built on.

Founded in 2007 by Carol Savage, MyDish.co.uk went on to win the backing and investment of the popular business entrepreneur, Deborah Meaden. Since then, MyDish has risen in profile and now, in its 4 th year, is a leading online social networking community for recipe ideas and food lovers.

Containing a huge number of recipes and recipe ideas, the MyDish catalogue seems to have experienced rapid growth, with its active online community always contributing to its extensive pool of culinary delights. It is MyDish’s scope for interaction and user-generated content that ensures the site always has something new to offer, making it a great resource on festive occasions like Bonfire Night when people like to eat, drink and be merry.

‘Toffee Apples’ and ‘The Perfect Bonfire Night Sausage Recipe!!’ are a couple of the Bonfire night specific recipes that have been uploaded by MyDish community members. Whether they are good quality or not it is for the users to decide—MyDish allows its members to vote on the recipes they think are most worthy of being shared amongst the rest of the community.

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On Friday September 30th MyDish.co.uk Will Be Turning To Its Baking Recipes In Support Of The Macmillan Cancer Support Event The ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

Established in 1990, the Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Coffee Morning’ event quickly grew in popularity and soon became known as the ‘world’s largest coffee morning’. Last year alone saw 43,000 people get involved in this great cause helping to raise over eight million pounds.

Cancer is still a huge health risk for the UK population with statistics showing 1 in 3 people suffering from the illness at some point in their lives. These individuals require financial, emotional and medical support which Macmillan attempts to address and provide.

It is for this reason and many others that the founder of MyDish.co.uk, Carol Savage, is a big supporter of the charity and will be baking her favourite recipes for the Coffee Morning this coming Friday. Donning the chef’s hat and sourcing her favourite baking recipes, Carol will be baking her best cupcake recipes and selling them to support the Macmillan trust.

Asked about the Coffee Morning event Carol Savage said ‘Cancer is something that affects us all in some form or another.  My Mother-in law Maureen died of Leukeimia and she inspired me with her recipes to start MyDish.co.uk. Cancer is a very real illness that is just too common and we should do what we can to help and offer support .A few cupcakes here and there is not much to ask’

Making even the smallest donation can still make a big difference.  £25 alone can pay for the cost of a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping to provide essential medical, practical and emotional support for cancer sufferers.

£51 can purchase a liquidiser for someone who can unfortunately no longer eat solid food as a result of their cancer treatment. These services and many like them are just some of the essentials cancer sufferers need and the Macmillan trust helps provide them.

If you need some recipe ideas this coming Friday then visit MyDish.co.uk.  Home to thousands of good recipes, MyDish.co.uk has hundreds of baking recipes and cupcake recipes ensuring that everyone can find the perfect baking recipe for the Coffee Morning .

You can add your own suggestions if you feel the MyDish.co.uk com munity would benefit. In addition to this you can also see loads of great recipes on MyDish that have been donated to Macmillan by big name celebrities. Check out Eva Longoria’s lovely Churros and Gwyneth Paltrow’s gorgeous Pancakes. Alternatively Judi Denchs’ delicious Rum and Chocolate Fudge may be more to your taste.

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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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Hollywood Stars Enjoy Swag Bag Heaven at 2010 Golden Globe Awards

Award trophies are nice, but what do big name movie stars like Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz and Hollywood party-goers really crave besides a little extra attention?

How about those swanky loot bags loaded up with ultra-premium goodies handed out at different venues held before the 67th Golden Globe ceremonies happening this Sunday in Beverly Hills, California.

This year a number of Canadians representing a variety of premium lifestyle products will be on hand to showcase their wares during ceremonies leading to the Awards night, including a reception sponsored by the Canadian Consulate.

One of the trophy products included in the swag bag extravaganza is riceworks®, the Gourmet Brown Rice Crisp from Vancouver-based Snack Alliance Inc. The riceworks® snack is one of the carefully chosen premium Canadian products tucked away in the posh swag bags that award winners, nominees and select party-goers receive when they drop by the Oh Canada gift lounge at the Beverly Hills Peninsula Hotel prior to the Sunday show.

“Everybody loves the swag bag hoopla, and it’s a fabulous way to showcase our gourmet products,” says Tricia Ryan, Director of Marketing for riceworks®, and leading promoter for the brand. “We’re joining other premium products like Heather Stewart’s famous Lilyfield Cakes and Jamie Macfarlane’s Northern Ice Vidal Icewine as prime examples of what Canada brings to the world’s table. We’re in good company.”

A Perfect “Oh Canada” Launch Party
A number of nominated Canadian actors and film directors including Christopher Plummer and Jason Reitman have been invited to attend the Canadian Consulate sponsored event where riceworks® will be touted and tasted.

For Ms. Ryan, the chance to meet and schmooze some big names affords her the opportunity to also promote “Show Us Your Goodness,” a riceworks®-sponsored social campaign that invites consumers to nominate and vote online for the charitable program they believe has gone the extra mile to “serve the greater good.” “Not only will we have a chance to show off our products, we’ll have a chance to spread the good word for our charity program,” says Ms. Ryan.

Contest details are available at www.showusyourgoodness.com.

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Old World Gourmet Is Ringing In 2010 With A Little Frost On The Bubbly

First it was freezing wine, then it was the Bitch Bags (which, by the way, is their 2nd best selling line ), and now they are freezing champagne!! Old World Gourmet will be debuting their Bellini Frost line at the January 2010 Gift show at Americas Mart in Atlanta Georgia!! They have 3 flavors available at this time, a tropical mango, an apple and a harvest peach with additional flavors on the way! These three powdered mixes all make 1 gallon of positively fabulous frosted bubbly drinks. This is a mix, freeze and stir product line, just like their coast to coast famous frozen wine mix. No blenders, no ice needed which makes their product lines very consumer friendly. Private labeling is also available through Old World Gourmet with very low minimums. There is nothing like these three Bellini Frost Champagne Freeze Mixes….This is truly Champagne at its best! Update your Champagne experience and be a part of the trend for 2010!

Old World Gourmet Is Ringing In 2010 With A Little Frost On The Bubbly

Dan and De’Anna Sullivan started this business on September 11, 2001(yes, that date is correct) with only 2 products and over the last 8 years they have constantly surprised and delighted retailers from coast to coast with their innovative and “out of the box” creativity and product lines. The company now has over 70 products, each one being unique in creation, color, packaging, and flavors. Old World Gourmet has received multiple 1st place awards for Best Packaging, Best Cold Beverage, Best Snack, and Best New Gift Item. Visit their web site at www.owgshop.com and you’ll agree that they are way ahead of the curve!

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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

p. 407-857-2320 ext. 101 
e. info@nuchiafoods.com
w. www.nuchiafoods.com
t. www.twitter.com/Chia_man

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Profits From My Kitchen

Cooking with Denay has unveiled two new online classes for foodies nationwide. How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery is back by popular demand along with a new course, Cooking for a Crowd: Do It Yourself Catering. The classes are available online and designed to help bakers start a home-based bakery business; and help cooks learn the strategies and secrets behind cooking for large groups.

testEveryone knows economic times are growing more unpredictable by the minute. Who isn’t looking for a way to earn or save money? How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery is for anyone who would like to operate a home-bakery business and sell their products directly to the public. Currently, there are 11 states that allow home-based bakers to sell their baked goods to the public; Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Virginia, along with numerous counties across the United States.

The second online course, Cooking for a Crowd – Do it yourself catering is designed to teach students how to cook for large groups. The micro course offers strategies, techniques and recipes for feeding the masses affordably; teaching students catering tips and approaches. Cooking for a crowd is not something done weekly or even monthly, but when a host needs to serve a large group, it must be done with style and finesse.

Instructor, Detra Denay Davis, is devoted to teaching everyone how to get back to the basics and fire up the oven! Currently a cooking instructor for the Wake County Public School Lifelong Learning Program, some of Denay’s former students have included personal chefs who wanted to impact their bottom line, a baker from Mexico selling her unique flavored tortillas and a mother of six who wanted to save a bundle catering the graduation party for twin daughters. Denay maintains online learning offers students flexibility, allowing them to work at their own pace, interact and learn from students all over the nation.

About the Instructor
Detra Denay Davis is a writer and cooking instructor living in Cary, North Carolina. She writes a Blog for everyday food enthusiast and a food column for iEmporium.com. A former caterer from Detroit, Michigan, Denay was featured in Bon Appétit magazine and is an active member of the International Culinary Professionals Association (ICPA), Slow Food (Triangle Chapter), and Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization dedicated to keeping the diverse food cultures of the American South alive. When Denay is not teaching she is the organizer of the Culinary Historians of North Carolina. Email Denay at: denay@cookingwithdenay.com

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Sugar Rush? Sweet Tooth? Retro Sweets are back!

Friday the 5th of February 1953 may not stand out in your mind but when you think about it this date actually probably had a BIG impact on your childhood; why? Because it marks the day when the Government ended sweet rationing of course! Meaning the sugar rush felt by kids all across the nation was well and truly back. It is also the reason that when you were growing up you had so much choice and freedom with the amount of sweets that were on offer to you.

Welcome to the Retro Sweet Shop!

Black jacks, cola bottles, dolly mixtures, caramac bars, drumstick lollies, flying saucers, love hearts, fruit salads, dip dabs, milk bottles and much more – Did you think they’d disappeared? Think again! All of your favourites are now back, ready for you to relive the old days.

I bet the mere mention of the above has taken you down memory lane and dug up concepts of your childhood. Going to the tuck shop in your break time to buy rainbow drops, trips to the corner shop to pick up some gobstoppers, walking home f r o m school with a bag of cola cubes and hanging out with friends sharing all your favourites; sweets have been a part of our childhood and we all had our favourites but why should we abandon these sweet delights just because we are older? Let’s carry on the tradition and start satisfying our sweet tooth again!

Thanks to the Internet boom there are now websites emerging that provide you with a huge range of retro chews, chocs, lollies, yummy gummies, treats and bubblegum as well as retro bars. The choice is so big that it is guaranteed to satisfy even the sweetest tooth and best of all they can make the perfect gift.

Treat your loved ones with traditional, retro sweet gifts

Whether you are looking to buy for yourself or someone special, retro sweets are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. A prime example of when they make the perfect gift is a 21st or 30th birthday of one of your oldest friends, someone who you used to go to the corner shop with to buy sherbet sticks. Buying a gift hamper of retro sweets will bring back all the childhood memories of all the time the two of you spent together; what a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion!

Maybe you are looking to treat your special other half? Love hearts, Parma violets and strawberries and cream hard boiled old fashioned sweets are a cute, romantic way of staying I love you.

If you are looking to say thank you to a family member, such as your Grandma then think back to when you were young and how she always carried your favourite traditional sweets in her bag; why not repay the favour? Visit an online store and make your own gift bag of sweets, which includes all of her favourites and all of those classic sweets she used to keep especially for you. Not only does this provide her with lovely treats but it also demonstrates how much you appreciate everything she used to do for you and how much you love spending time with her.

What if the person you are buying the retro sweets for doesn’t really have any memories of them f r o m their childhood? Maybe they were too young or just never really indulged. In cases such as this I say let them start to create some memories now! Introduce them to the sweets that meant a lot to you when you were growing up because remember your never too young or too old to get stuck into some sweets!

If you are looking to treat someone with a selection of sweets then DON’T rush out to your local shop; all you’ll find there are a limited selection of modern sweets, what you need to do it get yourself to an online sweet shop. Visit a site that specialises in retro sweets f r o m decades such as the 70’s and 80’s and you will be amazed at what you can find. All the classics and all your favourites will be on there; all that’s left for you to do then is to pick which ones you want, so start looking now and create the perfect gift and trip down memory lane.

For more information please visit our website http://www.smartgiftsolutions.co.uk.

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Old World Gourmet Received A First Place Award For Best New Gourmet Gift With Their Party In A Pitcher

They have taken their line of already consumer friendly bar mixers, put it in the actual pitcher you make it up in, gift wrapped it, and it’s ready to go! The pitchers are trimmed out with coordinating colors to match the bar mixer inside. The Margarita Pitchers are done in bright greens, the Cosmopolitans are in hot pink…..the Frozen Wine Chillers are in burgandys, sage and golds…….you get the picture. Absolutely THE Perfect Hostess Gifts.

Old World Gourmet also received First Place in the Best Snack Category for their Simply SINsational Trail Mix. They combined freshly roasted and lightly salted pecans, almonds, cashews, brazils, macadamias, pistachios, hazelnuts and peanuts and then added FRIED GREEN PEAS! Mama said………. eat your peas and what a way to eat your peas! It’s packaged in assorted bandanas tied with jute string. A great snack mix with a keepsake bandana!! This item is a great basket inclusion, perfect for Father’s Day, and can even be assembled in your favorite “GAME DAY” colors! This is simply The Best Snack in town!

Old World Gourmet has been in the business of selling frozen wine chillers for 6 years. Dan and Deanna Sullivan attribute the success of their company to the grace of God, commitment to succeed, and always exceeding our customer’s expectations. “Success for us is truly measured by our customer’s complete satisfaction.” Deanna states.

Old World Gourmet actually made its debut on September 11, 2001… (Yes that date is correct). Dan reflected back to the day the business started, “We were in Philadelphia at the National Candy Show. Certainly we will never be able to forget that day.”

Old World Gourmet will be celebrating their 6th year in business on September 11, 2007. “Our parent company “Nuts for You” started in 1996 in Florida with two products, cinnamon and sugar glazed nuts and my grandmother’s “church punch” which later became our signature “Old World Cider”. Deanna reminisced By providing a high quality line of products and designing their own packaging and marketing strategies, It is no wonder that within the last five (5) years Old World Gourmet has reached a regular customer base just over 4000. They manufacture all of their products from the actual item to the custom bags that they go into. All are hand-crafted and hand assembled one bag at a time. Merchants who have developed a working relationship with Old World Gourmet are able to take advantage of their private labeling for resellers. If there is a frozen wine cooler on the market, it likely got its start at Old World Gourmet.

Old World Gourmet has been featured in The Home Business Magazine which highlights “self-made” business individuals. Some of their products such as our Vineyard Frost and their Margarita have been featured in magazines such as Rave Reviews and Country Business. Their products can be found in locations such at The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Tampa Airport, Orlando Airport, Hallmarks, Theme parks, Boutiques, Hospital gift shops, and hundreds of retail shops.

Excitedly Deanna announces the new line of products that just hit the market. “Our Wine @ Five Collections(TM) of frozen wine chillers is a must! The hottest NEW Frozen Wine Drinks are here. Vineyard Frost, a refreshingly different way to cool down on a hot summer day! Just add our Vineyard Frost, your favorite wine, and mix, freeze and enjoy! No blender or ice needed. We are also the home of the “BITCH BAG” Collection of frozen Wine Mixes. That’s right, the “BITCH BAG” collection! THE BITCH IS BACK and she is at Old World Gourmet! Hot off the production line from Old World Gourmet, their new “Bitch Bag Collection” is breaking record sales. The powdered mix collection consists of all the favorites, “Wine-E-Bitch”, “Bitch-ARita”, “Cosmo Bitch”, “Lemon Drop Bitch” and “Bitchy Colada”.

For a delightful and unique wine tasting party, mix with your favorite wine, freeze about 3 hours, wire whisk and instantly become the best host/hostess in town! A frozen wine way ahead of its time!

These “Bitches” are here to stay. Come on now……………… you know you WANT ONE!

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Raw Desserts – the New Innovative Approach to Guilt-Free Indulgence

Raw Creations®, LLC – Raw Creations was established in 2007, and specializes in creating delicious, health conscious desserts, which accommodate people with food allergies and other dietary restrictions. Our energy-rich, Certified Organic, Raw/Vegan desserts are naturally delicious, primarily allergy-free (e.g. Gluten/Wheat, Soy, Dairy/Eggs), and sweetened with only natural sugars such as agave, and dates.

Raw Creations line of cakes, cookies, tarts and other products are a new and innovative approach to desserts. They are very different from your traditional variety, and consist of only Organic/Raw unprocessed ingredients. These ingredients consist mainly of nuts, coconut oil, dates, carob, cacao, and low-glycemic sweeteners such as agave.

Raw Creations focus is wholesale to retail stores, restaurants, and other venues.

About Raw Creations®, LLC
Jason Janiak a certified Raw Foods Chef and founder of Raw Creations, set out to launch his business after he successfully healed his own allergies on a Raw foods diet. “Overcoming cravings for sweets without aggravating my allergies, I created a line of innovative Raw desserts. Our desserts are indistinguishable in taste and appearance from their baked counterparts, and receive rave reviews. Finding myself inundated with requests to make my products commercially available, I established Raw Creations.” – Jason Janiak

“What make our desserts agreeable with most everybody is the ingredients that are absent, containing no Processed Sugars, Wheat/Gluten, Corn, Dairy/Eggs, added Sodium, or Soy. In addition, they are produced in a Certified Organic facility, which is free from any of these allergens as well. Also, we extend the purity of our products through all avenues of production by using only organic soaps, cleansers, and towels as well”Jason Janiak

Raw Creations focuses on environmental awareness, and uses corn-based/compostable packaging, as well as recycled materials. We continue to find new ways to reduce waste, and contribute to environmental consciousness.

Raw Creations products are currently carried in several Chicagoland Whole Foods stores, and currently several other outlets are in negotiations. To interview Jason Janiak please contact via phone (708) 212-8694 or E-mail info@raw-creations.com, visit www.raw-creations.com for more information. We have done several interviews in the past with NBC, 190 North, etc… and can be found at our website as well.

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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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Highland Fayre Has Launched A New Range Of Luxury Hampers

Highland Fayre, the premier Scottish hamper company for luxury corporate gift hampers, has just released a brand new range of hampers.

The new Highland Fayre hamper range is set to offer a wide selection of goods, including the company’s Royal Banquet, which contains a selection of their finest wines and gourmet food. There is also variety of Scottish hampers, chocolate gift boxes and the traditional port and stilton selections, as well as cases of wine and champagne hampers.

Highland Fayre is also continuing to offer customers the bespoke hamper service, as well as the new range of hampers. The service offers clients the ability to specify the contents of their hamper, as well as the style of packaging and type of delivery service. A large selection of food is on offer and hampers can also be tailored to particular food and drink types.

Highland Fayre has also recently noticed an increase in business from abroad. A spokesperson for Highland Fayre commented on the increasing popularity of its hampers from British expats living overseas:

“Our hampers have always been popular with UK customers and now we’re seeing an increase in orders for our Christmas hampers from British expats currently residing in Australia, China, America and other countries. It can be difficult for those living aboard to arrange gifts for their friends and family back home, but the quick and easy nature of buying and sending a hamper through our website, is proving popular with many who reside abroad.”

The popularity of Highland Fayre hampers abroad can be attributed to the company’s ability to arrange delivery of their hampers throughout Europe, and its partner hamper companies in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

About Highland Fayre:
Highland Fayre Ltd is the premier Scottish hamper company for luxury corporate gift hampers. Highland Fayre was established in 1985 and has since developed a high quality reputation within the corporate gift market.

Highland Fayre extensive experience of supplying bespoke hampers and gifts allows their dedicated team to gauge instinctively which luxury items recipients most like to find in their hamper or gift box. Highland Fayre offers a selection of luxury gift hampers that includes wine gift boxes, themed hampers and luxury Christmas hampers for all ranges of budgets.

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EPR Food & Beverage News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the food & beverage news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

If you have a press release to be distributed, you can do it over here: press release distribution