Our round-up of the latest Food and Drink News

Showstopper Cakes

In Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes, celebrity baker Mich Turner brings together a collection of 80 recipes to elevate your creations from simple to showstopper. Starting out with traybakes, biscuits and cupcakes, you’ll learn to master the basics before transforming them into lavishmulti-tier layer cakes that will wow your friends and family. Perfect for beginners and experienced bakers alike, available from March for a RRP £20.

Time for Tea

Michelin-starred Chef and Restaurateur Jason Atherton has extended the offering at his latest opening, The Betterment at The Biltmore Mayfair, to include an indulgently British afternoon tea. Highlighting artisanal and heritage produce from across the UK, the luxurious tea is served in the dedicated Tea Lounge and can be enjoyed alongside a selection of fresh and dried infusions from The Betterment’s tea trolley or a celebratory glass of champagne.

Devised together with Head Chef Paul Walsh, The Betterment Afternoon Tea commemorates the best of British with Savouries, Scones and Sweet Delicacies, all detailed for guests on a beautifully illustrated map which highlights the region each component is sourced from.

The afternoon teas is priced at £45 per person, add a glass of Moet &Chandon, Grand Vintage 2012 £60 per person, add a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee, NV £80 per person. For more information or to book, visit

Dry January

With low and no alcohol becoming a fast-growing lifestyle choice, and Dry January 2020 set to be the biggest yet, Australian wine brand McGuigan Wines has launched an alcohol-free range, McGuigan Zero, comprising five quality crafted wines; a shiraz, sparkling, rosé, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Set to delight non-drinkers and anyone simply looking to cut back on their alcohol intake, McGuigan Zero is the ultimate tipple for post-festive season celebrations. The McGuigan Zero range is available to buy from Morrisons and Budgens  RRP £4.50 per bottle.

Healthy Eating Made Easy

Mindful Chef, the UK’s favourite healthy recipe box delivery service, believes that January is the perfect time to reseat after a month of indulgence. Its low carb recipe boxes provide people with the tools needed to cook and enjoy delicious nutritionally-balanced meals that help make them feel healthier and happier. This January Mindful Chef boasts 96 delicious, nourishing recipes on its menu, each carefully crafted by MC chefs. In addition to its ‘from scratch’ recipes, Mindful Chef now offers 16 healthy frozen meals, ideal for those who are time poor. With options for all lifestyles, Mindful Chef offers flexibility to its customers via one-person, two-person and family boxes, as well as catering for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, flexitarian, vegetarian and pescatarian diets.

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