Grazia's Weekly Food Round-Up: All Your Food News On One Plate

23 May 2013 by

GALLERY >> 10 Of The Latest Food News Stories

Welcome to Grazia's new weekly round up of all things food. This week we've got the new sausage brand that'll be transforming your fry-up, lethal flapjacks and the prohibition-style cocktail guaranteed to get your weekend off to a good start. Click through the gallery to see our picks of the best food happenings this week...

New London Club Libertine Hosts Gatsby Party - Tonight!

New London club Libertine is fast making a name for itself on the London nightlife scene.

Tonight sees All That Jazz, a Great Gatsby inspired party sponsored by Moet + Chandon champagne.

Expect chorus lines and champagne fountains - there's even a jazz singer!

Pick up tickets [a target="_blank" href="">here.[/a]

Celebrate National BBQ Week With This Awesome Recipe From Newman's Own


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4
Per serving: 872kcals, 49.8g fat, 13.9g saturated fat

900g (2lb) pork spare ribs, cut into individual ribs
1 bottle of Newman’s Own Sticky Hickory BBQ Sauce
100g (4oz) green beans, cut into 2.5cm (1in) lengths, or runner beans, sliced
400g (14oz) tin mixed beans, drained and rinsed
½ red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 avocado, peeled, stone removed, and chopped
150g (5oz) sweetcorn kernels
5tbsp Newman’s Own French Dressing


1.     Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Spread out the spare ribs in a shallow roasting tin and roast in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked.

2.     Remove from the oven and brush with the Hickory Sauce until well coated. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or transfer to a barbecue and cook until sticky and well glazed, turning the ribs over once or twice and brushing with any remaining sauce.

3.     To make the salad, blanch the French beans in a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until just tender. Drain and refresh by running cold water over them in the colander. Put the beans in a bowl and add the mixed beans, red pepper, avocado and sweetcorn. Pour over the French Dressing and toss gently until everything is well coated.

4.     Serve the ribs with the salad.

Tip: if barbecuing, the ribs can be cooked ahead in the oven, coated in the sauce and left to cool. When ready to serve, place the ribs on the barbecue and cook until heated through, sticky and well glazed.

Find out more [a target="_blank" href="">here[/a].

100 Calories Less A Day Can Cut Cancer Rates

Did you know that being overweight or obese is one of the main causes of cancer? The World Cancer Research Fund has launched an initiative to encourage small diet changes to lower cancer rates.

Find more information at their [a target="_blank" href="">website[/a].

Numpty Gets Himself Stuck In McDonalds High Chair

A man dining alone at a McDonalds in Cork decided to try out a child's high chair only to find himself stuck. Police had to be called to come and free him.

McDonalds said “We're aware of the incident involving a customer who decided to sit in one of our children’s high-chairs in Winthrop Street. As you can see, we recommend children don’t use the high-chair without adult supervision!" Quite.

Carluccio's Releases Picnic Hamper

Feeling like your picnics are lacking a bit of zsa zsa zsu? Pick up one of Carluccio's new picninc hampers - perfect for an afternoon in the park.

The hampers, priced at £45, serve two people and contain lots of yummy Carluccio's treats including savoury tarts with pine nuts and goats cheese and a pearl barley salad.

There's also veggie and kiddie options available. The hampers can be picked up from any Carluccio's restaurant.

Visit their [a target="_blank" href="">website[/a] to find out more.

Edible Spray Paint Makes Food Look Good Enough To Er, Eat

Sick of boring coloured food? A new edible spray paint has been invented that can turn your boring greens into silvers, turquoises and golds.

Not quite sure when you'd use this - or whether you'd want to eat a silver carrot but either way, pretty cool huh?

You can pick up a bottle [a target="_blank" href="">here[/a].

La Bodega Negra To Open Little Sister Restaurant Casa Negra

Soho's achingly trending La Bodega Negra is about to get a little sister in Shoreditch's Casa Negra.

Opening on June 6th, the restaurant will serve home-cooked street style Mexican food and delectable Mexican cocktails.

There's also Casa Playroom downstairs for diners that fancy staying on a little bit later...

Find out more [a target="_blank" href="">here[/a].

Bombay Sapphire And The Gin Garden Launch Pop-Up Gin Bar

From tomorrow, the courtyard at the Hoxton Hotel will be transformed into The Gin Gardenʼs Bombay Sapphire Botanical Experience.

What might that be you ask? As well as being a fully functioning gin bar, there's also a range of masterclasses you can take including a gin botanical perfume session and an ultimate G&T masterclass so you can learn how to make the perfect gin cocktail.

Apply for tickets[a target="_blank" href=""> here[/a].

Grillstock Manchester Is Only 2 Weeks Away!

What's better than your average music festival? How about one with a LOT of BBQ'ed meat!

There's musical acts such as Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and The Travelling Band PLUS Brooklyn Brewery bars, a 'King of the (BB)Q' competition and loads and loads of BBQ food from local food producers.

Get your tickets [a target="_blank" href="">here[/a].

Twinings Sensations Make The Perfect Summer Drink

Twinings Sensations taste great served hot or cold. The flavours range from Double Mint to Lime and Ginger to Camomile and Maple.

Plus, they're only 4 calories a cup! Double bargain.

Find out more h[a target="_blank" href="">ere. [/a]



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