Grazia's Weekly Food Round-Up: All Your Food News On One Plate
GALLERY >> 8 Of The Latest Food News Stories
Welcome to Grazia's new weekly round up of all things food. Click through the gallery to see our picks of the best food happenings this week...
1. Gourmet Burger Kitchen Goes Naked
Struggling to give up good food in time for summer? Gourmet Burger Kitchen have got the perfect solution - NAKED burgers.
Instead of filling up on empty calories, GBK's naked burgers forgo the bun and instead concentrate on the meat (which if we're honest - is what it's all about anyways.)
You can choose any normal topping and are also treated to a delicious (and healthy!) salad on the side.
They're available from next week - find out more [a href="http://www.gbk.co.uk/" target="_blank">here[/a].
2. Portlebay Gives Alternative To Sweet And Salt Popcorn
Bored of sweet and salt popcorn? Why not try one of Portlebay's exciting flavours?
The flavours include wasabi and sweet ginger, crispy bacon and maple syrup and chilli and lime.
They've also just launched kracklecorn - made by adding cane sugar to the popping kernels to give the finished product a more brittle and crunchy texture. YUM.
More info [a href="http://www.portlebaypopcorn.com/" target="_blank">here.[/a]
3. Pizza... In Space!
You know when you're an astronaut and all you have to eat is those horrible little packets of freeze-packed meat? Nope, us neither. Must be pretty rubbish though if you're stuck on the space station for a couple of months.
Luckily for the UK's first astronaut Tim Peake, hopefully terrible food will be a thing of the past; NASA's just funded the creation of a 3-D pizza printer for use in space. Sayonara freeze-dried creamed corn.
In one of our favourite puns of the week, Hanson have released a beer and called it 'Mmmhops'. Clever eh?
Proceeds from the band's own brew will go towards the Oklahoma Tornado relief effort.
The beer's not available yet but you can pick up t-shirt and cups [a href="http://www.mmmhops.com/store.html" target="_blank">here[/a].
FREE Gourmet Picnics - At Lunchtime!
Fancy a free lunch? How about a free picnic lunch cooked by a gourmet chef? We know we do.
On the 13th June from 12:30, 100 picnic spaces and lunches will be available in Soho Square courtesy of BADOIT sparkling water and top chef Thierry Marx.
Reserve your place by emailing BadoitExpress@Havasww.com.
5. Ex-Ivy Chef Opens First Restaurant
Posh fish and chips? Yes please.
Ex-Ivy chef Des McDonald's first venture The Fish and Chip shop in Islington looks to die for. There's an oyster bar, fresh fish every day and locally brewed beers. The prices are totally reasonable too. Race you!
Find more info [a href="http://www.thefishandchipshop.uk.com/" target="_blank">here[/a].
6. Food Critics Step Into The Kitchen
Ever wished food critics would put their money where their mouth is?
For one night only, top critics including Jay Rayner, Tom Parker Bowles and Tracey MacLeod will put down their pens and head for the kitchen to cook meals for expectant diners.
Even better? You can go, PLUS all proceeds go towards Action Against Hunger.
Pick up tickets [a href="https://endhunger.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/tmc2013" target="_blank">here[/a].
7. Karl Lagerfeld Designs Artwork For New Restaurant
A bit of luxury now. The Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo is opening it's third Joel Robuchon restaurant this summer called Odyseey.
In honour of the opening, none other than Karl Lagerfeld has designed a bespoke mural-style installation inspired by the journey of Homer.
8. Fever Tree Provides A Twist On The Classic G&T
Give your gin & tonics a twist this summer with one of Fever Tree's flavoured tonic waters.
They've just launched elderflower -made using hand-picked flowers from Gloucestershire. It works really well as a soft drink too.
More info [a href="http://www.fever-tree.com/" target="_blank">here[/a].