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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 11:43

Great Taste Awards 2020

Well done to the East Anglian producers who have scooped 272 Great Taste accolades at this year's awards. Among the Great Taste 3-star winners are a number of products that pack a serious punch, including; Le Rêve Organic Molecular Absinthe from Linden Leaf Botanicals in Cambridge, described as “virtually the perfect expression of absinthe” as the judges enjoyed “pure aniseed-balls on the palate, but backed up by woody, herbal, citrus-noted, warm and spiritous notes”; a coffee and chocolate lover’s dream in the form of 70% Tumaco Colombia Dark Chocolate with Colombian Coffee from Tosier ChocolateMaker in Ipswich, applauded for its ““silky smooth” texture and “wild fruitiness, subtle tobacco hints and perfectly pitched bitter notes”; and the “vibrant and exciting” Blackcurrant Fruit Cream Ice from Alder Tree in Needham Market, declared to be “the essence of blackcurrant”, as one judge said, “the shackles are definitely off with this one… brilliant!” Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers, check out all the 2020 winners here and the wide range of award winning products which are available to buy in delis, farm shops and independent retail outlets across the country.

Wild and Game's pheasant, pork and caramelised onion pie scooped a gold medal at the the 2019 British Pie Awards. They've sent me one to try for my lunch today and very delicious it was too. Available via mail order should you fancy one.

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Good luck to cheese and provisions specialist Slate in Aldeburgh who have been shortlisted for Best Specialist Cheese Shop in the Guild of Fine Food's annual Shop of the Year awards. Two more rounds of judging to go including the dreaded mystery shopper. Results will be announced on 20th September.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 12:15

Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2018

Recognising the very best in food and drink in Suffolk, the winners of the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards were revealed at last night's gala ceremony. Such talent out there, such overwhelming support for each other. There truly is a close knit foodie community in Suffolk. It was an honour to be asked to judge.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:47

Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2017

The EADT Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2017 close for entries at midnight on Wednesday 8th March. The EADT Suffolk Food & Drink Awards are a celebration of our flavoursome county. With its proud heritage of farming, coastal fishing and brewing, few places can boast the rich variety of produce found in Suffolk. The county’s producers and purveyors grow, rear, catch and cook some of the best food and drink to be found in Britain. From independent butchers, bakers and farm shops, to neighbourhood pubs, vibrant cafes and fine dining restaurants, the EADT Suffolk Food & Drink Awards recognise and reward them all. Enter or nominate a business now!

 

Reigning Supreme – Justin is awarded top honours as the·best new restaurant - in the UK.
 
As the curtain fell on a glittering awards ceremony at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, the culinary industry proved why the tagline for the evening, ‘Bursting with Talent,’ was more than the right choice. Glorious food accompanied a night to remember as the 2011 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards set to the task of rewarding and highlighting the tremendous amount of talent that exists within British kitchens today. The awards paid tribute to chefs from across the industry, from those that work in village pubs and fine dining restaurants to those involved in university or contract catering, developing products for national retailers or feeding British soldiers. Famous faces, including among others, the Tanner brothers, were on hand to present the gongs. Leading industry representatives selected 40 chefs as finalists for the 15 prestigious awards, but there could only be one winner in each category. Our own Pea Porridge in Bury beat all those restaurants in London for the Best New Restaurant Award. Well done Justin and Jurga - brilliant!
 
Published in Restaurant foodie
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 12:55

OMG it's OFM

If you know of any good restaurants, cheap eats, places to drink, Sunday lunches or BEST FOOD BLOG, consider entering them in the OFM awards by 24th June. And if you have devised your own cocktail recipe you can also enter that...here at suffolkfoodie we have several of those.

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Published in Gossip
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:44

Three in the top 50

Emmetts of Peasenhall (www.emmettsham.co.uk) Pinneys of Orford (www.butleyorfordoysterage.co.uk) and Suffolk Food Hall (www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk) were all in the Independent's 50 best food shops on Saturday.

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