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Friday Takeaway – 14 August 2015

 

* Cracking news for breakfast egg sales this week reports the Daily Telegraph. Is it due to the popularity of high protein diets?
* Over in the dairy aisle Morrison’s announcement again raises questions over milk supply and demand, highlighting the issue to consumers.
* City AM ponders on how London became so in love with posh burgers. And is the next ingredient to receive an upgrade looking likely to be the chip? Come Fry with Me to discover.
* New flavours of sub-Saharan Africa created by three friends at a South London supper club are now available in The Groundnut’scookery book. Tamarind pork is Vogue’s favourite.
* My hero gardener Richard Jackson is filming in my garden for QVC this month. This behind-the-scenes article by The Telegraph gives entrepreneurs useful insights on the benefits of selling on this shopping channel.
* Out of this world completely are the first vegetables to be grown in space. Watch the astronauts sample their first lettuce crop.

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Let Me Introduce You To Francis Gimblett, author of the Gimblett's Guide to The Best of British Cheese, and Co-Owner of Taste of the Vine, an Interactive Food and Drink Events Business. ,
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Let Me Introduce You to Francis Gimblett, Author of Gimblett’s Guide to the Best of British Cheeses, and co Owner of Taste of the Vine, an interactive food and drink event company.

Francis and I met in Spring 2021 when I joined one of his monthly Friday evening meet the cheesemaker tasting sessions. I learned so much and loved meeting the cheesemakers. I told other people and very quickly was joined on screen by 10-12 friends each month ….

My copy of Francis book , Gimblett’s Guide to the Best of British Cheeses has become very well thumbed and through it i have tracked down cheesemakers around the UK and even found a cheesemaking course in Tottenham, London inspired by him.

He is a great story teller so i know you will enjoy hearing about :

  • his journey in food and drink
  • people who have inspired or encouraged him
  • his French mother’s cooking and how that added to his food journey
  • how he has for many years, resisted repitition and always desired change, t learn or to reinvent things BUT
  • how possibly now after almost 2 years of constant change, he my just be happy for a little more predictability for a while
  • we talk about work life balance and partnering in business with his wife
  • about the importance of understanding your P&L and planning for your business right from Day 1
  • we also get a hint or two about his next taste adventure….

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