Author: Sam Allcock

Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

Food hygiene expert explains how to clean your BBQ, ready for the first sun Tips on how to prep, cook and store your BBQ food Now that summer has arrived, Brits all across the country will be relishing the arrival of ‘BBQ weather’. To help you prepare your grill and safely cook your food on a BBQ this summer, Natasha Blythe, food hygiene expert at High Speed Training has shared her 6 steps to make sure you’re ready to cook now the sun is here. Pre cleaning is essential Whether your BBQ has been outside or stored in the garage over winter, it’s likely that…

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In this exciting new collaboration, Hyatt partners with the UK’s kindest leader Jack Parsons on his leading career show “My Duvet Flip” produced by Leon Marseglia. This collaboration aims to inspire and empower the next-generation to achieve their goals and find their “duvet flip” by providing them with the tools, resources, and motivation needed to succeed. “My Duvet Flip” focuses on interviewing influential or motivational people, who share their career journey, insights and lived experience to Jack’s 1.8 million-strong community. The “My Duvet Flip” episode with Monique Dekker, Senior Vice President Human Resources EAME at Hyatt, sheds light on the job prospects,…

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Adults will be spending 25 hours glued to the TV this summer – as the sporting takeover begins. A poll of 2,000 people found 37 per cent will be spending half of their free time indoors between June and August watching sport. Nearly nine in 10 (89 per cent) will be doing this at home while 31 per cent plan to enjoy it from the inside of a pub. Euro 2024 will be viewed by 76 per cent, while 69 per cent will be supporting the Olympics, and 56 per cent can’t wait to watch Wimbledon.  But despite this excitement,…

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CLAP London is a newly opened fine-dining Japanese restaurant that seamlessly combines authenticity with innovation to create a truly immersive experience. The glamourous space features striking sushi and robata counters, stunning interiors and a rooftop bar and lounge.  Hidden away from the hustle and bustle below, CLAP London’s seventh floor boasts a vibrant cocktail bar and intimate terrace. Open daily, it’s the perfect setting for after-work drinks or an evening rendezvous while enjoying the unparalleled view across Knightsbridge. CLAP London is thrilled to announce a brand-new selection of cocktails available from early July. The team of expert bartenders, led by Jerome Orive, have enhanced the 26-strong menu with…

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If you’re in search of the best sky-high views this summer, Canary Wharf boasts one of the most impressive rooftops gems this city has to offer. With enviable panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline, new seasonal cocktails and tasty plates to match, award-winning bar and roof terrace Bōkan 38 is the perfect spot to sit back and relax as you watch the sun set over the capital, alongside resident DJ, Soulkiss, playing the best chill out beats*.  Venture 38 floors high and sip on new summer creations from Bōkan’s Bar Manager Generoso D’Avino and his talented bar brigade. Signature seasonal cocktails include the…

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Casa do Frango, famous for its cult Piri-Piri Chicken, is excited to unveil a new menu that explores a broader range of Portuguese inspired dishes. Straight from the Algarve, Casa aims to bring the spirit of sunny Portugal to London by  showcasing the bold flavours and vibrant culture of the country. The new menu reaffirms this commitment by introducing several new large plates influenced by Portuguese cuisine and the wider Mediterranean region, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients from independent producers around the UK.  As always, every dish is made fresh, in-house, and the new menu has a renewed emphasis…

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This July, Pophams – purveyor of artisan pastries, pasta and homeware – will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its London Fields bakery and restaurant with a special ‘greatest hits’ evening menu, featuring some of the most popular and beloved dishes served at the pasta restaurant over the past five years. Available in the London Fields restaurant from 22nd to 27th July, the limited-edition menu will feature a curated selection of small plates and freshly-made pastas inspired by traditional Italian flavours and methods, showcasing Pophams’ signature creative style. Available à la carte, highlights from the menu will include Spoja Lorda, a Romagna-style pasta filled with Isle…

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A Celebration of Summer with a Seasonal Six-Course Collaborative Menu The Victoria Oxshott, the award-winning gastropub located in the picturesque Surrey Hills, is delighted to announce another exceptional culinary event. Following the success of their previous collaboration, Head Chef Daniel Lee and Nick Sinclair from Surrey Hills Delicatessen will host Taste of Oxshott II on Thursday 4th July 2024. This event will once again bring together the culinary talents  and showcase the finest seasonal produce in a meticulously crafted six-course dinner. Building on the triumph of the sold-out evening in May, Taste of Oxshott II will see The Victoria Oxshott once again welcome neighbor Nick…

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Four in 10 women have sworn by a beauty hack that turned out to be questionable – seeing little or no results, research has revealed. A study of 2,000 females found 32 per cent have followed the mantra that shaving their legs should be avoided as it makes your hair grow back thicker – when in reality it makes no difference to the colour, thickness or rate of growth of the hair. While 22 per cent have turned to toothpaste to help soothe spots – despite the fact that it can actually cause more irritation to the skin. Other misconceptions…

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Brits’ biggest morning ‘wins’ include an early workout, a nutritious breakfast, and leaving the house on time. A poll of 2,035 adults found 91 per cent consider succeeding at certain morning tasks – like getting the kids to school on schedule and surviving the commute – to be ‘victories’. With other such acts including making the bed, finding a pair of socks which match, and even brushing their teeth. The research was commissioned by Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE which has teamed-up with TV star Adam Thomas to help the commuters in London celebrate their morning wins. The public were given the…

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