We have tea and biscuits sorted. All in a week’s news…

metro

With veganuary in full swing, Islington pub reports three-fold sales increase since going fully plant-based. The ‘halloumi’ and kimchi burger sounds just fine if you ask us, if slightly non-vegan…

Newly-vegan London pub says their food sales have tripled since going plant-based

 

The times

Some of us love a list *ahem* and this run down by Harry Wallop on the 30 posh ingredients every foodie is after is no exception. Ajwain seeds and fennel pollen anyone?!

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-30-essential-ingredients-for-your-kitchen-cupboard-g7j905xwd

 

The guardian

Can a cuppa make you smarter? The Guardian looks at the evidence. Jury’s out on milk or no milk…

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-30-essential-ingredients-for-your-kitchen-cupboard-g7j905xwd

 

Bloomberg

Bloomberg Columnist Andrea Felsted comments on Whitbread’s poor results with Costa’s like-for-like sales being held back by shoppers staying away from the high street.

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-01-18/how-not-to-fend-off-an-activist-investor-costa-style

The i

 

Fortnum & Mason has created Valentine’s Day iced biscuits celebrating same-sex relationships. They’ve been so popular that the ‘Adam and Steve’ tin has already sold out.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/fortnum-mason-launches-adam-steve-biscuits-valentines-day/