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Pizza Express Presents Leggera

Pizza Express has brought its range of Leggera pizzas from the pages of its restaurant menu to the aisles of your local supermarket. Continue reading

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Win a Classic Christmas Chocolate Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat

The “tis the season” season will be upon us soon. That’s yummy news. And I’m helping you stay one step ahead of the Christmas crush with a chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win a Classic Christmas Chocolate Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat. Continue reading

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San Daniele/Grana Padano Workshop with Chef Dan Doherty

One of Italy’s most delicious duos was the focus of a recent interactive workshop led by celebrated Chef Dan Doherty with a one-night only takeover of Ladbroke Grove’s Dock Kitchen. Continue reading

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Spitalfields Food: A Cut Above the Rest

One of London’s most historic and popular places to shop is also one of its ch Continue reading

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The Cocktail Guy: A New Book from Sushisamba Mixologist

This month sees the launch of Rich Woods’ debut book titled ‘The Cocktail Guy’, featuring dozen of cocktail recipes. Continue reading

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Bingeing on the Best Bites in Baltimore – All the Best Places to Eat in the US City (Metro)

Big on flavour but not convention, Baltimore is just the sort of foodie destination WORTH writing about. Edgar Allen Poe, John Waters, David Simon, Ira Glass: Baltimore, Maryland has spawned and inspired some of America’s greatest storytellers. Even the country’s … Continue reading

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Recipe: Smokey Sweet BBQ Baked Beans

Growing up in Georgia, BBQ flavoured baked beans were an obligatory side at nearly any cookout or family gathering. I replicate the rich Southern dish of my childhood with this easy recipe using Jack Daniel’s Sweet Smokey BBQ Glaze. Continue reading

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Homemade Versus Heinz-Made in the #SouperFreshTaste Test

Which tastes better, soup made from scratch in your own home kitchen or soup from a carton pulled off the supermarket shelf? My participation in a recent Souper Fresh Taste Test sponsored by Heinz had me questioning presumptions about such a query. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Granola + Almond Milk from The Paleo Foods Co

Go paleo for free with this chance to win the complete range of granolas from The Paleo Food Co along with a carton of its newly launched almond milk. Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Art Exhibition and Auction for Arms Around the Child Charity

Arms Around the Child is to host an art exhibition and auction to raise funds to build a home for HIV+ orphans in Jaipur, India. Continue reading

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Top 7 Foods that Help Grow Your Baby’s Brain

Here’s a list of the top seven foods that can help you to grow your baby’s brain. Continue reading

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The Ikea House Party

So you can guess I was beyond excited to head to the launch of the four-day Ikea pop-up here in London. Continue reading

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Win a Taster Box of Award-Winning Hand Cooked Corkers Crisps

Grown and hand cooked on a family farm in East Anglia, award-winning Corkers crisps are a cut above the standard British crisp. And I’ve got a big box full of them to give away so one lucky tikichris reader can taste the difference for free. Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | Rarotonga

Most of my Cook Islands Idyll was spent splendidly on the “main island” of Rarotonga: an idyllic base indeed for enjoying all the warmth and wonder that a trip to the South Seas should involve. Continue reading

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Win a Free Copy of 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die

Octopus has set aside two copies of 1001 Photographs to share with a couple of tikichris readers for free. It’s a brilliant book for the coffee table and (dare I say it) an excellent idea for a Christmas present. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place | Epilogue

Cognac (the place) and Cognac (the drink) both represent the best that southwestern France have to offer in terms of dedication to craft and tradition, impeccable taste and a desire to produce the highest quality spirit possible. Continue reading

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Maison Pierre Marcolini 2017 Christmas Collection

Pierre Marcolini is a chocolatier known for sourcing premium cocoa directly from independent producers in Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, Madagascar and Vietnam. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place | Remy Martin

Over the centuries, Remy Martin has been able to hone its craft, its image and its processes to become one of the biggest producers of Cognac. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place | Les Freres Moine

A father and son business spanning more than 30 years, Les Freres Moine is run from an age-old farmhouse with a small distillery and cellar and vineyards across the countryside of Jarnac, an area about 10k from the city of Cognac that’s renowned for its vineyards and quality of wines and spirits produced there. Continue reading

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The Greek Larder + London Greek Wine Festival

Returning to London for its third consecutive year is the London Greek Wine Festival. Organised by Theodore Kyriakou and the team behind The Greek Larder Restaurant, the celebration will run 13 and 14 October at West Handyside Canopy near King’s Cross Station and maybe a minute’s walk from The Greek Larder. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place

Cognac. It’s a drink. It’s a place. It’s an experience to be savoured.

Or at least my summertime visit to the town of Cognac and vineyards sprawling across it nearby countryside was a memorably delicious trip. I was there to become better acquainted with the area’s eponymous spirit and the age-old traditions that have gone into making it such a distinctive drink. Continue reading

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BLADE: A Unique Experience in Hairdressing

Blade has perfectly captured its surrounding energy and moulded it in it’s unique “hair clubbing” experience. The brainchild of Julia Olofsson and D.T. Stroo it’s a salon that combines a well stocked bar, an espresso bar and a great haircut. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Alpine Eats!

Before wrapping up my series about all the fun I had in the Valais, I thought I should take a moment to talk about how well I ate and drank while there. Here’s a taste of the best bites and sips from trip. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Cultural Tour of Champéry

First stop on my way to Jodlerfest was the Val d’Illiez village of Champéry on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to The Chocolate Show

Chocolate lovers check it out! I’ve got a pair of tickets up for grabs to this year’s Chocolate Show in London.

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The Luggage of the Future … Today! 4 of the Best Smart Suitcases You Can Buy Right Now (Going Places)

It’s the latest travel and tech trend going on today: luggage with built-in high-tech features to make modern travel less of a hassle. Some come with battery and USB outlets to charge your phone or tablet, some work with your cell phone to prevent you from losing your bags, and some even double as motorized transport you can ride (seriously). But all of them are redefining how we pack our stuff and what the specs and function of luggage should be. Continue reading

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Decorex 2017

Kemey Lafond checks out Decorex 2017 and shares the highlights here. Leading in the field of interior design, Decorex 2017 focuses on design collaborations, details and craftsmanship for the luxury market.

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Marks & Spencer’s Great Lunch Giveaway | Free Lunch to Win Every 12 Seconds | #mandsfreelunch

Starting Monday 18 September and running for two weeks, M&S is offering the chance for people to win a free lunch every 12 seconds. Continue reading

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Wine Explorers at Carluccio’s

On now and running until 1 October, Italian restaurant group Carluccio’s is sharing its passion for top quality but perhaps less celebrated Italian wines with its Wine Explorers special. Continue reading

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Win Two Bottles Each of the Five New Soda Folk Flavours

COMPETITION IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING TIKICHRIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR LOTS MORE FUN AND FREEBIES TO COME! Thirsty for something deliciously different, made with care and with only a few … Continue reading

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Infographic | Photographing the Milky Way

Ever wondered how best to take a photo of the twinkling stars at night? Continue reading

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Good Stuff #70

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Very Lazy Cooking Course at Food @ 52

I’ve just never loved being in the kitchen. Somehow I become impatient. Chopping up a million things is not my idea of a great time. Somehow the heat gets put on too high. Paprika or cayenne? Sorry what, those are different spices? Continue reading

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Win a #TomatoParty (30 Bottles of Tomato Juice) from Turner Hardy & Co

COMPETITION IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING TIKICHRIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR LOTS MORE FUN AND FREEBIES TO COME! Tomato juice gets an upgrade with Turner Hardy & Co, a new premium … Continue reading

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Trieste: Cafes and Buffets | #FVGFlavour

My Flavours of Friuli Venezia Giulia tour wrapped up in the stunning and dignified little port city of Trieste – where fantastic regional flavours flourish with flair. For a city of only around 200,000 residents, Trieste has an impressive number … Continue reading

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