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Food lovers around the UK are being asked to step up to the plate this Thanksgiving by hosting a dinner party with a difference, to raise vital funds for severely malnourished children. The Great Get Together, launched by Action Against Hunger UK, encourages people to get together with friends and family, share a tasty meal and make a donation in appreciation of their culinary prowess. The money raised will contribute to the charity's life-saving work in nearly 50 countries worldwide.

Following on from the success of the Harrogate BBC Good Food Show in Spring, Gordon Rhodes (GR), the Bradford based company, will once again be packing its culinary suitcase to attend the BBC Good Food Show, this time at the NEC in Birmingham this November.  GR's award-winning blends, including Jolly Fine Stuffings, Gluten Free Gourmet Sauce Mixes and Wicked Hot Rubs have taken the UK market by storm.

Ethical beverage company Cafeology has been recognised at a Europe-wide Awards scheme for its innovative Bird Friendly coffee initiative in Guatemala. Cafeology was named runner up in the Business & Diversity category within the European Business Awards for the Environment, which is given to a product or service that 'makes a significant contribution to halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems'. 

Julius Meinl, the Viennese coffee roaster, is set to unveil its latest innovation which blends an artisanal experience with smart technology, allowing baristas to achieve perfection in every cup, every time. Launching to enhance worldwide coffee service, 1862 Premium New, which is the next generation of the existing 1862, has been built using state-of-the-art technology and design. Leveraging the latest coffee preparation technologies, it is a market-leading concept, which has been crafted in partnership with industry experts.

Birmingham steakhouse, Anderson’s Bar and Grill, has won Restaurant of the Year in The Food Awards England Midlands category for the second year running. The St Paul’s Square-based eatery was one of many top Midlands restaurants to be shortlisted in the category. The Food Awards England celebrate and reward the very best in English food hospitality; the servers, the specialists and suppliers. 

From planning recipes for Christmas day and festive parties to thinking up the perfect gift idea, the buzz of Christmas planning can sometimes be a little overwhelming. But this December, the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS) has a feast of festive foodie courses to help keep that buzz at a pleasant simmer. From 'Christmas Baking' to 'Easy Entertaining' and 'Children's Baking', these courses are designed to inspire festive flavours, add some Christmas sparkle to a party, or simply distract the kids while Christmas shopping gets completed.

The BBC Good Food Show has named Squisito Deli in Northamptonshire the Midlands Best DELI, following an extensive nomination and judging process. Squisito Deli impressed the judging panel with its wonderful range of local produce, including homemade sausages, meat and, in particular, their cheeses and passion for their food. The BBC Good Food Show judging team felt that the amount of nominations, excellent customer service, incredible quality of produce and their obvious passion for getting involved in the community and engaging with their customers, made this deli stand out from the rest.

International Culinary Consultant Alan Coxon is delighted to announce that not only will he be hosting / chairing and speaking at the “World Chefs Summit” to be held at the prestigious Monte Carlo Grimaldi Forum, but he has also been invited to produce a canapé for the inaugural cocktail event where “Le Chef magazine ” will be announcing the “ 2017 World ranking 100 Chefs”.

Award-winning Jewellery Quarter steak restaurant, Anderson’s Bar and Grill, brings back its much loved pop-up burger joint, ‘Hamburgers by Anderson’s’, due to high demand from customers. Hamburgers by Anderson's is back selling its hugely popular burgers and sides within Anderson’s in St Paul’s Square, during lunchtimes (12-2.30pm) on Mondays to Fridays. They will be available to eat in at Anderson’s or for pre-order and collection.

Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the first-ever Hong Kong Great November Feast brings both locals and visitors a whole month of indulgence, with epicurean culinary events, street carnivals, and wine and dine offers all around town. Elite Dining Week is one of the feature programmes. Running from 3 to 13 November, it offers diners the opportunity to enjoy specially created tasting menus, featuring chef signature dishes and the finest culinary offerings with accompanying wines at some of the city's best restaurants.

One of Devon's leading ice cream producers, Salcombe Dairy, has just been awarded a Gold in the Food & Drink Devon Awards 2016 for its Blackcurrant Sorbet, recognised for its sophisticated sharp and zesty taste and sleek glossy appearance. It's been a hot summer for Salcombe Dairy, with over 30,000 scoops of ice cream sold out of its new Dartmouth Parlour alone. Those visiting this maritime town managed to indulge in more than 3,000 Sundaes. The popularity of this ice cream parlour is set to continue whilst the weather cools down, as they've introduced a waffle and hot brownie winter selection.

Dessert innovators Flower & White have unveiled their stunning Christmas collection of luxury Merangz. Mouth watering additions to a festive menu - or a delicious gift for food lovers. Flower & White know what makes an exceptional sweet treat. Their stunning Merangz are made in Shropshire using only the finest ingredients, and British free range egg whites. They are also the creators of Tweeners, Custardz - and new gluten free Muffinz.

Committed to community outreach and the enhancement of the tourism product in the Territory, the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting young culinary talent during the 2nd Annual Restaurant Week with the launch of its "Dine on Us" charitable raffle. Restaurant Week, also known as Dine VI, takes place from October 27 to November 12, 2016, and was developed to further cultivate and highlight the destination's exceptional culinary talents, while supporting culinary programs at schools throughout the Territory.

For anyone looking forward to enjoying a Christmas with a difference, chef and author, Anjula Devi, has created a Christmas feast with hints of carefully selected spices, all containing amazing health properties. Anjula's Christmas banquet features. Celebrated chef and champion of authentic Indian cooking, Anjula Devi is head of her own eponymous 'Authentic Indian Cookery School'. Anjula has never been one to follow the crowd, and she loves creating healthy and unique recipes.

The ancient Trelowarren Estate on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula has welcomed in brilliant new chef Jeffrey Robinson to head up the New Yard Restaurant in the old stable yard. Jeff built a fine reputation as chef and owner of The Loft in St Ives after working in London for a number of years and he is passionate about ethical sourcing of ingredients and animal welfare.

Costa Coffee, the nation's favourite coffee shop, announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind trial store. Promising to deliver new coffee experiences in a stylish environment, Costa is ramping up its efforts to share its perpetual passion for coffee with customers. In a first for its UK high street stores, the new Costa will offer a selection of alcoholic drinks to complement its food and drink range in the evenings.