Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Why @FoodAdo loves brilliant @FoodNetworking and its opportunities for small artisan producers

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Being a small artisan food producer can be challenging sometimes.

When you start a new business everything around you looks big, difficult and new. Sometimes one can feel it is too difficult.

Luckily artisan producers are not alone.

The Food Network is a brilliant concept that can help each artisan producer to connect with the food industry and stop feeling like they are fighting alone against 1000 giants.

The Food Network, like FoodAdo, can support artisan producers and help them to have successful small businesses.

FoodAdo is actually charmed by the Food Network and its brilliant people: a clever mix of expertise, professionals and fun!

The Food Network covers all areas of the food industry (ingredient producers, manufacturers, branding and packaging specialists, caterers, legal labelling experts, distributors…)

Non-members can access several of their online Forums, view the discussions and place their own discussion.

The Food Network started in the late 1990’s when it became apparent that many food and food related businesses around London would like to network with peers but often found it difficult to commit to regular meetings because of work pressure. So the idea of an electronic forum was formed…….

One immediate advantage was that this meant there was no geographical barrier to the Network and businesses from across the UK and some from Europe signed up.

The group grew by word of mouth and reputation for helping businesses and being incredibly good value for money. The Network continues to expand grow and offer more services to its members

You can follow FoodNetworking and brilliant Jane Milton on twitter @FoodNetworking

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Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

FoodAdo supports UK artisan producers: if you like FoodAdo, register or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

FoodAdo supports UK artisan producers: if you like FoodAdo, register or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

How does @FoodAdo work & why is it important to register? http://FoodAdo.com/register

Monday, October 11th, 2010

How does FoodAdo.com work and why is it important to register?

FoodAdo’s technology is integrated with Parcel Force (Shipping) and SagePay (Credid Cards).

When you want to order a product you like, you are asked to register and insert your correct address.

Your order goes directly to the single artisan producer, with the quantity and your shipping details.

They receive an email with your request, they prepare the box with your lovely food and print the shipping label in one go.

Parcel Force is automatically informed by FoodAdo system that they need to pick up a box from them and deliver it to you.

All this saves time to the small producers.

They have more time to produce good food and don’t get mad in organizing orders and delivery pick ups on the phone, writing down addresses, filling in forms. looking for post codes…

It is another way we all can use to help the small artisan producer to resist the food giants’ competition!

Register now and start supporting UK artisan food producers by buying their great products on FoodAdo!!

Speciality and Fine Food Fair 2010, Olympia London

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

FoodAdo loved the Speciality and Fine Food Fair 2010, it was just irresistible!

The FoodAdo Team was enchanted by the friendly people, the best specialities and the clever producers coming from all over the UK (not to mention those who were coming from oversea!)

Great selection of foods, magical chocolates and sweets, surprising vegan, vegetarian and organic products.

The strike? It did not stop hungry foodies from attending: the place was very busy, till closing time. The Fair’s staff had to ask visitors to live because people would not go away at closing time (6pm).

It was so good, they just couldn’t have enough of it!

Paul from FoodAdo and Galia from ChocChick

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Ooh recommends… FoodAdo – a site for serious food lovers

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Ooh.com is a free site for listing and booking trips, courses, classes, accommodation and events. We love seeing passionate people listing and selling activities you’d never normally hear about, and on Ooh.com you can book these exciting things to do directly from the people selling them.

Browsing around the site, you’ll find things going on locally and away from home. So, avoid run-of-the-mill tourist trails and use this site to find and book great local activities wherever you’re going.

Whether it’s next week or next month, locally or abroad, anyone can find and book new things to do.

Check out what they said about us!

“Online food shopping just got better. FoodAdo, a market place designed to champion small artisan producers in the UK, is the perfect site if you want to treat someone to delicious food and also support passionate suppliers.

The site gives off a food festival or farmer’s market vibe, complete with extremely tempting photos of specialty foods. There are delicious brownies, tasty tapenades, organic chutneys and specialty oils to end up in your shopping cart – it could get pretty pricey if you’re hungry!

On each product page you can read the producers’ personal stories of how and why they started, what it is that makes their foods so unique and special and discover their favourite recipes. Holly Caulfield from Chocoholly seems like a cool chick, as does The Coffee Fairy.

As the site is still very new we’re waiting to see even more products on there. The drink section is particularly strong, whereas the bakery treats could boast more. However, as more and more artisan producers discover the site, we bet it will be quite hard to make a decision among all this deliciousness.

Top tip:
Every Friday, FoodAdo is hosting a food giveaway competition. If you fancy winning chutneys, marmalades, chocolates and other delicious artisan products, be ready at 11 o’ clock and answer that Friday riddle.”

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Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

Do you like FoodAdo? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

Alan Coxon and his time machine: go back to Roman times with his recipes!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Alan and his time machine for foodies

Alan Coxon is a creative cook and a food archaeologist who explores food with a unique approach.

Vinegar is not just vinegar to him, there is so much more to discover.

“I was always been fascinated with the history of food, the origination of our everyday ingredients ,and so I decided to study and investigate the foods of  Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and  Mediaeval old England.

I have been working on an historic food range created from recipes and theories of centuries past.  I have explored the flavours and ingredients that once adorned tables of the mighty Roman Emperors, Medieval Knights and Ancient Greek temples.

Each period product holds unique combinations of flavours that will enhance modern cooking make for interesting discussion in the kitchen at the dinner table or around the barbecue, they also make for stunning and innovative quality gifts for any foodie, chef or cook!”

Alan and his beautiful vinegars won many awards including 5 gold “Innovation” and “Superior Quality Taste Awards”.

The FoodAdo Team is very happy to have him coming on board!

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Sasha and his family, growing beautiful plants and seeds in their organic farm

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Sasha from Sun and Seed, growing organic plants and seeds with real passion

Sasha and his family produce cold-pressed pumpkin seed and sunflower seed oils, employing traditional, old fashioned methods and aiming for the best.

The result is very different from the cheap refined oils that one could find in supermarkets.

“Our farm is almost completely self-sufficient. We make considerable effort to keep our environmental impact positive in all aspects of our production.

It is not only about producing organic seeds. We always use recycled glass for Sun and Seed jars and bottles, never transport our products using airfreight; and all of our agricultural waste is either composted or used to generate power for our workshop.

We believe that neither our customer nor the environment requires anything unnatural, so we crafts our products using traditional techniques and artisan imagination.”

Sasha grows Sun and Seeds plants in Vojvodina (northern Serbia), where the land is very fertile and there is no heavy industry – therefore no pollution.

As the business grew, the family teamed up with other farmers in the area who were as passionate about great organic food.

They began to work together to grow more types of organic food and market them through the Sun & Seed collective.

Today they are able to produce a comprehensive range of our award-winning products.

The quality is high, the taste is great and they are organic and healthy!

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Do you like what FoodAdo is doing? Register or follow us on Facebok and Twitter!

FoodAdo – For everyone that’s passionate about food!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Dear Foodies,

Here’s a little story about us.  You can call it “our story”.  Its about how the idea for FoodAdo first got planted as a tiny seed in the mind of our founder.

Our Story…

When the local organic deli stopped stocking his favourite raw chocolate because they didn’t have enough shelf space for all the different producers, Paul began to wonder if there was there a better way to help small unique producers get their wonderful foods into the mouths of hungry foodies?

After much research he realised that what was missing was a place where talented producers could come together, with each having a place to tell the magic of their uniquely human story, connect directly with foodies, and display the passion that drives their wonderful foods.

By coming together these producers would create a bigger voice and be able to reach a much wider audience, making it so much easier for hungry foodies across the nation (perhaps a bit like you!) to discover and buy the fabulous foods and gifts they are seeking.

And so the seed for FoodAdo was planted.

Now, FoodAdo didn’t magically appear the next day, in fact it took over a year for the idea to properly germinate and the right solution to be found.  But eventually it happened, and when he found the solution Paul knew he had discovered the way to build a business dedicated to helping amazing food producers.

The work began, with detailed plans and designs and sketches of screens and processes, and lots of conversations with small producers to understand better how we could help their businesses.  Simon soon joined the team to look after all things technical, and slowly, but very surely (and with a lot of hard work, though it doesn’t feel like work because we are very passionate about our mission here!)  the idea has been becoming a reality.

Soon (very soon!) we will have the pleasure of bringing you some absolutely amazing tasty foods from very talented  passionate artisan food producers, with foods often made by hand and in small batches and with nothing nasty added.

Among the wonderful foods you’ll see at FoodAdo are award winning sauces and chutneys and marmalades, delicious honeys, handmade chocolates, amazing cupcakes with yummy gooey chocolate inside, fabulous apple juices each made from all kinds of British apples, organic certified soups and hot chocolate with orange and chilli to keep you warm on cold winter evenings.  And there’s lots more too!

Nothing but pure delicious treats and gifts for you and your friends and colleagues to discover, buy and enjoy!

At FoodAdo we have room (and shelf space!) for everyone that’s passionate about food!

Best wishes,

The FoodAdo Team

Ps If you have  a favourite local producer you would like to see on FoodAdo, please email us at  sell@foodado.com and we’ll see if we can be of help.