Interviews and features

Stories from A Real Food Kitchen

Stories from A Real Food Kitchen

It's been a busy year for Emma Galloway, juggling her popular gluten-free blog, writing her second vegetarian cookbook and leaving Australia to settle back in her native New Zealand. Read more »

Bangers and balls

Bangers and balls

With a name inspired by the family motto, Heck began as a North Yorkshire-based sausage business, making farmers' market quality products for the high street but, excitingly, the brand has recently launched a new range of veggie and vegan products. Read more »

Truffles and challenges

Truffles and challenges

Harry Specters was launched to give people with autism a rewarding job opportunity – but they also make amazing award-winning artisan chocolates too. Read more »

Growing tales

Growing tales

Mike Kitchen, Rocket Gardens Read more »

A healthy pulse

A healthy pulse

In 2014, M&S product developer Annabel Vere Nicoll and TV presenter Ben Fogle, along with Wendy Fogarty, Harriet Aitken and Annette Peters, brought their combined experience and expertise together to create the Dilly & Wolf healthy snack food brand. Between them, the team had worked in areas such as food retail, branding and product development for l... Read more »

On the road again

On the road again

It's been a busy few years for Jackie Kearney since she appeared on MasterChef, but this vegetarian chef has just published her first cookbook, launched her own brand of vegan sauces and is preparing to set off on more travel and cooking adventures. Read more »

Fair-trade matters

Fair-trade matters

Raising awareness of buying ethically produced goods from overseas is as important as ever, discovers Jon Bennett, especially if you have a taste for global ingredients or superfoods that cannot be produced in the UK – or even if you just enjoy a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate. Read more »

Growing tales

Growing tales

Stephen Jones, British Quinoa Company Read more »

Ketchup that’s hard to beet

Ketchup that’s hard to beet

As the founders of a new artisan food business, friends Frankie Fox and Desiree Parker still get a thrill when they go into an independent shop and see their product on the shelf. 'We call them "shelfies"!' laughs Frankie, who first came up with the idea for a new kind of ketchup. Read more »

Produce in a pickle

Produce in a pickle

Jenny Dawson seemed to have it all. She was 25, earning good money at a hedge fund in the City, and living the kind of life many young graduates dream of. But something was missing from her life and at 4 o'clock in the morning outside a chilly London market she started to work out what it was. Read more »