Category: Food & Drink

Wild Beer and Brexit

Richard Wilkins

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Indeed, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) which are defined as businesses with fewer than 250 employees, accounted for 60 per cent of all private sector jobs in the UK, a total of 16.6m. Make no mistake about it, SMEs are crucial to the UK’s economy and their […]

Iconic Somerset cider business hit by Johnson’s trade deal

Richard Wilkins

The first thing people ask when they find out you are from Somerset is “how much cider do you drink?”  The apple-based drink is synonymous with our county. It has imprinted itself on our culture, forming much of our history and traditions. For instance, wassailing is an ancient West Country cider festival which ensures a […]

Boxing clever

Anna Andrews

Well, here we are again, heading for the end of the transition period without any real sign that the UK will have a proper trading arrangement with the EU, and amidst  increasingly dire warnings about possible shortages of food and other essentials. The Covid-19 pandemic has also served to expose the weaknesses in the “just-in-time” […]

Risotto di pollo e zucchine

Kathryn Fox

Chicken and Courgette Risotto Serves 3-4 This recipe can be adapted by adding more courgettes or other vegetables if you prefer it to be vegetarian or vegan Ingredients 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 1 medium courgette, diced 2 chicken breasts, diced 250g risotto (Arborio) rice 1 litre hot vegetable […]