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​Over 1,000 Cats Saved from Slaughter in China

​Over 1,000 Cats Saved from Slaughter in China

Posted by Emily on 27th Oct 2023

In China, police have liberated over 1,000 cats destined for slaughter and fraudulent sale as pork or mutton, as per reports by media affiliated with the state. The force, responding to inform … read more
​Ceres Media Training Day a success

​Ceres Media Training Day a success

Posted by Emily on 24th Oct 2023

We did it! Our first Ceres Media Training Day took place yesterday (Monday 23rd October) at The Doubletree Hilton hotel in Coventry and we were astounded with the turnout. Over 60 fish and chip sho … read more
​Higher prices take a toll on Nestlé

​Higher prices take a toll on Nestlé

Posted by Emily on 21st Oct 2023

The global surge in consumer prices has significantly impacted spending, contributing to slower sales growth at Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverages company. This slowdown comes in light … read more
​Are There Really Dead Wasps in Your Figs?

​Are There Really Dead Wasps in Your Figs?

Posted by Emily on 14th Oct 2023

Have you ever pondered the crunch in your fig? The answer may be more surprising than you think. Figs, curiously, are actually inverted flowers. Within each fig lies hundreds of tiny buds that … read more
Kipper & Salmon Fishcakes

Kipper & Salmon Fishcakes

Posted by Stelios on 12th Oct 2023

This recipe is a very decadent fishcake; your customers will love them. Kippers are whole herring split in a butterfly fashion from head to tail and cold-smoked over smouldering oak woodchips. Tr … read more
​Best Traditional Mincemeat for Christmas

​Best Traditional Mincemeat for Christmas

Posted by Emily on 11th Oct 2023

In the UK, Christmas isn't complete without mince pies. These delightful little sweet pies are brimming with delectable homemade mince, a concoction of fresh and dried fruits, citrus zests, nutmeg, … read more
​Festive Apple and Mincemeat Crumble

​Festive Apple and Mincemeat Crumble

Posted by Emily on 10th Oct 2023

It's the season to be jolly, and what better way to sprinkle a little Christmas magic on your menu than with an Apple and Mincemeat Crumble? Made with just five essential ingredients: butter, … read more
​Natasha’s Law Revisited

​Natasha’s Law Revisited

Posted by Emily on 10th Oct 2023

Since 1st October 2021, new legislation has required all food businesses to clearly label pre-packed foods for direct sale with full ingredient and allergen information. It followed the tragic de … read more
​Dealing with Mental Health at Work

​Dealing with Mental Health at Work

Posted by Emily on 9th Oct 2023

Mental health isn't the easiest topic to deal with, but it's becoming increasingly important to be mindful of your staff's well-being at work as part of your duty of care. But it’s not always obvio … read more
​The Business Case for Above-Average Salaries

​The Business Case for Above-Average Salaries

Posted by Emily on 7th Oct 2023

While money isn't the sole motivator for job performance, it undeniably plays a pivotal role. Making decisions about employee pay is a nuanced task for business leaders and HR professionals. Fact … read more
​Festive Muffins: A Christmas Delight

​Festive Muffins: A Christmas Delight

Posted by Emily on 6th Oct 2023

Lift the spirits of your clientele this Christmas season with our splendid muffins recipe. Easy to make, these delightful muffins come with two different flavour profiles, offering a refreshing alt … read more
​Warm Spiced Apple Juice: The Winter Winner

​Warm Spiced Apple Juice: The Winter Winner

Posted by Emily on 6th Oct 2023

When winter rolls around, there's nothing more comforting than a heartwarming drink. Elevate your festive offerings and make your customers' season unforgettable with our delightful, sweet spiced a … read more
​Festive Gingerbread Pancakes

​Festive Gingerbread Pancakes

Posted by Emily on 6th Oct 2023

Unveil the charm of the festive season with our luscious Gingerbread Pancakes. Simple to whip up and bursting with rich flavours, they're a sumptuous treat perfect for the post-Halloween chill. W … read more
​Puff Pastry Mince Pie Squares

​Puff Pastry Mince Pie Squares

Posted by Emily on 6th Oct 2023

Kickstart the festive season with a delightful treat that's quick, easy, and full of holiday cheer. Our Puff Pastry Mince Pie Squares are ready in less than half an hour, and they're an absolute cr … read more
​Home-Made Honeycomb

​Home-Made Honeycomb

Posted by Emily on 6th Oct 2023

This airy and effervescent honeycomb is remarkably easy to create and serves as a delightful festive gift for colleagues or clients at Christmastime, particularly when broken into pieces and enrobe … read more
​Media coach adds a boost to Ceres Media Day

​Media coach adds a boost to Ceres Media Day

Posted by Emily on 6th Oct 2023

Learn the art of clear communication and boost your confidence at our Ceres Media Training Day with an exclusive session from dedicated media coach Liz Goddard. This is the latest addition t … read more
​Tortilla Mexican Grill Eyes European Expansion

​Tortilla Mexican Grill Eyes European Expansion

Posted by Emily on 5th Oct 2023

Britain's leading Mexican restaurant chain, Tortilla Mexican Grill, is setting its sights on European expansion while continuing to amplify its presence domestically. The chain, which went public w … read more
​Stichelton Cheese vs. Stilton Cheese

​Stichelton Cheese vs. Stilton Cheese

Posted by Stelios on 30th Sep 2023

Britain boasts over 700 cheeses. While many are churned out in mass and lack character, a treasure trove of exquisite artisanal cheeses awaits those willing to seek them out. Enter Stichelton chees … read more
​A Review: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

​A Review: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Posted by Stelios on 28th Sep 2023

Dan Ariely's "Predictably Irrational" offers an insightful journey into the quirks of human decision-making and delves into psychology and economics, making it a valuable read for business professi … read more
​Sriracha Ketchup Recipe

​Sriracha Ketchup Recipe

Posted by Stelios on 28th Sep 2023

If you're fond of tangy, sweet, and spicy flavours, you will adore this sriracha ketchup recipe. It's a delightful blend of all these tastes and is simple to prepare. Image Source: Paul Nar … read more
​The True Story Behind Spam

​The True Story Behind Spam

Posted by Stelios on 24th Sep 2023

Spam celebrated its 80th birthday on 5th July 2017. As documented by the Smithsonian, the product's journey began with a naming contest. Hormel, the company behind Spam, was looking for a suitable … read more
​Improving Your Tomatoes with Salt

​Improving Your Tomatoes with Salt

Posted by Stelios on 24th Sep 2023

A ripe, in-season tomato bursting with rich flavour is unparalleled, especially when compared to the dull, grainy texture of an off-season one. However, even the finest tomatoes can be enhanced usi … read more
​Jaffa Debates: When VAT Takes the Cake!

​Jaffa Debates: When VAT Takes the Cake!

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Sep 2023

First introduced in 1973 by the then-Chancellor Lord Barber, VAT has since been adopted by over 130 nations, contributing a staggering £70 billion yearly to the UK's coffers. In essence, VAT is a l … read more
​The Chemistry of Loving Spicy Food

​The Chemistry of Loving Spicy Food

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Sep 2023

Ever wondered why, after indulging in a spicy curry or Taco Bell meal, we can't help but crave it again, even after its fiery aftermath? Simply put, spicy food gives us a thrill. Image Source: … read more
​The Truth About Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

​The Truth About Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Sep 2023

Have you ever wondered about MSG? Is it truly a headache-inducing culprit? Should you incorporate it in your recipes? Well, let me take you on a journey, backed by science, to discover the truth. … read more