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5 Best London Markets to Get BBQ Food During the Summer

5 Best London Markets to Get BBQ Food During the Summer

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As we have mentioned previously, the UK tradition of BBQing is relatively simple. You get whichever burgers and sausages are available at the supermarket and ready the grill when the weather is favourable. Here in the UK we have done well incorporating some exciting ideas from barbecuing...


The rising popularity of street food catering

The rising popularity of street food catering

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There’s a longstanding tradition of street food catering in eclectic foreign cuisines in countries like India, South Africa and Singapore, but until ten years ago it was virtually unheard of in the UK. Now, thanks to creative gastronomic companies like Nyama Catering, it’s very much on the rise...


Street food trends 2018

Street food trends 2018

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Street food is in the ascendancy – that’s something pretty much every leading food critic can agree on. It’s due in part to the overall growth in the food industry, especially where quality food is concerned. As more and more people become familiar with gourmet cooking and expand the range...


Street food catering at your wedding

Street food catering at your wedding

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Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest of your life, but these days there’s an awful lot of pressure on couples to get things ‘right’. It’s easy to end up feeling stressed when you should be enjoying yourself. If you want to create a laidback atmosphere on your big day, making...


Top 5 safety tips to ensure your BBQ goes swimmingly

Top 5 safety tips to ensure your BBQ goes swimmingly

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There is a lot to consider when arranging a BBQ bash. From picking a theme and venue to making all the jam jar cocktails and nibbles, as well as creating the right atmosphere for your guests. There’s a fair bit of pressure to contend with. Here are a few safety tips to help the party stay fun...


Tips on organising the perfect corporate summer BBQ

Tips on organising the perfect corporate summer BBQ

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It stands to reason that a corporate BBQ is going to be a much grander affair than your standard Sunday afternoon BBQ at home. Catering for a greater number of people means that you need to pay careful attention food and drink because you have to make sure that there is enough to go around. One...


Jam Jar Cocktails - Get Creative with Your Party Drinks

Jam Jar Cocktails - Get Creative with Your Party Drinks

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If you are hosting a special occasion, you need to think about more than just what type of food to serve. You also need to consider what you are going to give your guests to drink, and this can provide an opportunity for you to be a bit creative. Anyone can head to the supermarket and pick up a...


Different styles of BBQing all over the world

Different styles of BBQing all over the world

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You might be familiar with the UK’s traditional Sunday afternoon BBQ. It usually consists of whichever burgers and sausages are on offer at the supermarket and takes place when the weather is favourable. Outside of the UK, however, BBQing is very different and it is well worth incorporating some...


Super weird BBQ styles and traditions

Super weird BBQ styles and traditions

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Sometimes we forget that there are variations of BBQ styles. The truth is that if you were to go to almost any country in the world, you would find something a little different than your traditional summer barbecue of burgers and sausages. Variations can be found in the type of food that is...


The growing popularity of the American BBQ in England

The growing popularity of the American BBQ in England

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When we are talking about the American BBQ in England, we are not simply referring to the one you pull out on a Sunday afternoon when the weather is fine. American BBQ has become a popular fast food option, particularly in London, where there are a number of BBQ restaurants open now. In the...


A Christmas BBQ in England? You must be South African!

A Christmas BBQ in England? You must be South African!

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The South African “braai”, or BBQ as we know it, is known to be something of an occasion. It makes sense, therefore, that braais would be popular around Christmas time, particularly if you consider that the South African Christmas falls in the middle of summer. In fact, it is not unusual for...


Why it�s always better to BBQ

Why it�s always better to BBQ

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There are many people who BBQ their food on a regular basis, but there are just as many people who do not understand the appeal of this cooking method. For some, a BBQ is the chance to make the most of the great weather and spend some time outdoors, but even in the summer these opportunities...


Cost-effective ways of catering for large numbers

Cost-effective ways of catering for large numbers

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There are many events where catering has to be provided for a large number of people. Weddings, christenings and landmark birthday parties are just three that spring to mind. If your budget for food and drink is not open-ended, you will need to find a way to feed everyone some good food and...


A Short and Concise History of English BBQing

A Short and Concise History of English BBQing

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The BBQ in England does not have quite the same connotation as it does in other countries. Elsewhere it is an occasion, whereas in England, the BBQ is often simply dragged out when the sun shines and meat is cooked on it until it resembles the remains of a bonfire. Where did this tradition...


Keeping costs down on your wedding day

Keeping costs down on your wedding day

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If the budget for your wedding is a little tight, there are a few areas of catering where you can consider changes in order to save some money.  The first tip is to consider the cost of drinks. Why pay out for expensive champagne?  There is no need when there are plenty of Proseccos that are...


The South African Braai vs The English BBQ

The South African Braai vs The English BBQ

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For people who have not experienced the difference, it might seem like the English BBQ and the South African Braai are the same thing, but this is never something that you should say in South Africa!  People there believe that their braai is far more of an occasion than the BBQ, and there are...