Subjects: Food, Drink
The Kind Heroes of Veganuary. A tale of why, you too, might consider a more plant-based diet.
LIVEKINDLY Collective’s mission is to make plant-based living the new norm for the good of people, the planet and animals. This Veganuary LIVEKINDLY Collective’s Kind Heroes inspire people to go vegan for a month and raise awareness of the impact our diet might have on climate change.
CloseUp PR promote Swedish Cinnamon Bun Day in the UK
Today, 4th of October, Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day, and on this day alone more than 8 million cinnamon buns are sold in Sweden! “Swedish Cinnamon Bun Day is starting to become a tradition in London as well,” says Monika Agorelius, from CloseUp PR. "Our client TotallySwedish will sell copious amounts of cinnamon buns today!"
CloseUp PR chosen by VisitSweden to engage 'Nordic Noir' fans to visit southern Sweden
CloseUp PR and sister company CloseUp Productions have been chosen by VisitSweden to work as PR and Marketing Consultants on 'The Bridge Experience' campaign. VisitSweden is running the campaign alongside Tourism in Skåne and Malmö Tourism, to entice fans of the Nordic Noir genre to visit southern Sweden, the home of popular thriller dramas 'Wallander' and 'The Bridge'.
Chocolate Lovers Unite at the Oxted Chocolate Fair, announces CloseUp PR
Chocolate lovers unite on the 20th of December at the Chocolate Fair in Oxted. "We aim to showcase a selection of premium chocolates, handcrafted by skilled chocolatiers. We will be bringing you an intimate collection of chocolate-related stalls, selling and showcasing handmade chocolates, truffles, marshmallow, hot chocolate and confectionary", says Susan Sheen, who's organising the event.
CloseUp PR sponsors LattjoPOP - a new way for self-employed parents to network in south west London
CloseUp PR sponsors LattjoPOP. LattjoPOP is a new way for self employed parents to network, socialise and promote their brand. It is a pop-up store, children's crèche and business hub for parents and businesses targeting families. LattjoPOP is situated on 544 Streatham High Road (SW16) Lattjo is launching on the 21st of June with a Swedish Midsummer themed party for families and kids.
CloseUp client AVEQIA London serves up a delicious Swedish Smörgåsbord in the heart of the City
AVEQIA, the only Swedish Active Cooking venue in the City of London has launched the Smörgåsbord at AVEQIA in 2 St Bride Street, London EC4 with the assistance of award-winning Swedish Chef Roland Persson, as ‘Guest Chef’. “There’s a growing trend for Swedish food in London and I’m proud that AVEQIA serves only the highest quality", says David Berggren, Founder and CEO of AVEQIA.
IT’S SEMLA SEASON FOR CLOSEUP PR CLIENT BAGERIET IN LONDON’S COVENT GARDEN
Since opening in May 2013, Bageriet the Swedish bakery on Rose Street in London’s Covent Garden, has become the talk of the town for all manner of Swedish traditional delicacies and this time of year heralds the arrival of Semla cream bun season. This delicious small Swedish bun laced with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream is traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday.
A Little Bit of Sweden in the UK for you - CloseUp PR client TotallySwedish are geared up for Christmas
TotallySwedish is one of the leading retailers for Swedish groceries in the UK. They stock more than 800 different Swedish grocery products as well as a range of fine deli products, gift and design items, and more. This weekend the store on London's Crawford Street will be visited by a Swedish chef who will be offering samples of Husmansbord awarded deli products including Swedish Christmas ham.
Swedish Christmas - a unique advent calendar app celebrating Sweden's Christmas traditions, announces CloseUp PR
Having earned lead performances in productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables, professional soprano singer Mia Karlsson has also created the charming and innovative Advent Calendar app, Swedish Christmas. Each day in the run up to Christmas, users can open a new 'window' and experience a different example of Swedish songs and traditions.
Discover delicious gluten-free cake recipes with cookbook baking app "Cook & Bake Gluten Free", says CloseUp PR
Nothing beats a good homemade cake whether it’s for a birthday party, coffee break or dessert. Cook & Bake Gluten Free is a new interactive cookbook with gorgeous classic cake recipes all baked without gluten, created by Swedish baking gurus Maria Blohm and Jessica Frej. Published as an app for iPad and iPhone, it's available in Swedish and English, with measurements in both metric and imperial.
Lisa’s Swedish bar and restaurant launches in London’s Notting Hill, announces CloseUp PR
Lisa's a stylish new contemporary Swedish restaurant and vibrant bar has arrived in London’s uber fashionable Notting Hill, where rustic food is delivered with modern simplicity. Inspired by Swedish founder, Lisa’s Wallén’s childhood memories, the menu offers a unique culinary experience coloured by Sweden’s four distinct seasons of the year.
Acclaimed Swedish bakers team up to open their first London store
Bageriet brings a touch of Scandinavian style to London’s Covent Garden as the traditional Swedish bakery opens at 24 Rose Street. Award winning Swedish bakers Daniel Karlsson and Sven-Gunnar Appelgren aim to bring quality and originality to their newly launched operation as Daniel explains: “We want to provide the best fresh bread, pastries and traditional Swedish open sandwiches in London."
CELIA wins FreeFrom Food Awards as ‘Best Gluten Free Beer’
CELIA lager is delighted to have won ‘Best Gluten Free Beer’ at the prestigious 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards, presented by Antony Worrall Thompson. The judges verdict states: "Very clear, not much head but tastes great. Pleasant feel in the mouth, lovely sweet taste after a few mouthfuls, refreshing, clears palate. Lager drinkers will like this." http://www.celialager.co.uk
Freedom Deli wins Free From Food Award in Ready Meal category for gluten-free Panini
Freedom Deli, one of the UK’s most exciting and fastest growing free-from food producers, is celebrating a further accolade for its range of chilled and frozen gluten-free and wheat-free ready meals, pastries and filled paninis, following last night’s Free From Food Awards 2013 in London where Freedom Deli received the top award in the Ready Meals category for its Ham & Cheese Gluten-Free Panini.
CELEBRATE A TRADITIONAL SWEDISH CHRISTMAS ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
London-based Swedish ex-pat Mia Karlsson has devised a truly charming and innovative new Advent Calendar app for smart phones, Swedish Christmas (1 app. 24 windows - text in Swedish and English). Features include traditional Swedish Christmas songs and videos displaying festive traditions such as candle-making, dancing games, baking saffron buns and a Lucia procession.
London's TotallySwedish to launch a range of exciting new Swedish deli products
Swedish food specialists TotallySwedish will be exhibiting at stand 127, The Scandinavia Show, Earls Court, London 6-7th of October. They are launching a range of regional artisan foods, most of which have received awards by Husmansbord and Jakten på Sveriges bästa landskapsmat. TotallySwedish have two London stores and an online shop, which stock more than 800 different Swedish food products.
Hole-free Swiss cheese wins the 2012 FreeFrom Food Awards!!
FreeFrom Food Awards is the industry's only award for excellence for freefrom food – raising the profile of freefrom within the industry and with the consumer. The 2012 awards were presented by Antony Worrall Thompson at the 5th annual FreeFrom Food Awards party on 17th April 2012 at the Museum of London in Docklands, London.
FRIA – NOW AVAILABLE IN BELGIUM
A large selection of Fria’s products now being available in over a hundred O’Cool stores in Belgium. “The demand for Fria products is increasing so we’re really excited that our products have been so well-received in Belgium – it’s clearly an important new market for us", says Gunnar Adås, founder, co-owner and managing director at Fria.
5th annual ‘FreeFrom’ Food Awards open on 15th September
An increasing amount of people in the UK buy freefrom food. It's estimated that the global market for freefrom food will be $17 billion by 2017! The annual FreeFrom Food Awards seek out the the best of those freefrom foods. The awards, whose patron is long-term champion of freefrom food, Antony Worrall Thompson, have been hugely successful in raising the profile and the quality of freefrom food.
TOTALLYSWEDISH HITS BARNES - New Swedish shop opens in High Street Barnes, West London
The massive popularity of central London’s TotallySwedish store, has prompted the launch of a second TotallySwedish in High Street, Barnes in West London: “I’ve been running the shop in Crawford Street in the West End of London since September 2005", says owner Annethe Nathan, “and the business has been going very well and it’s so popular, we’ve decided to expand and open a new store".