Latest news from local food entrepeneurs Whisk!

Whisk! success story brings much needed new jobs to South Bristol Bristol catering and café entrepreneurs Whisk! have added eight people to the payroll since they launched operations from their Knowle West Health Park hub at the end of 2011. Top chefs Mike Merelie and Evan Roberts have already added a second cafe at nearby Arnos Vale Cemetery and are scouring Bristol for more outlets for their unique offering of ‘good food where you least expect it’. The company has appointed eight Read more [...]

Reasons to visit Bristol’s Old City area 8th and 9th September!

The Old City area in the heart of Bristol is home to a diverse community of independent businesses, traders and colourful stalls around the famous St Nicholas Market. Come to the Old City on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September to see and explore the hidden treasures in the heart of Bristol. Watch some outdoor spectacles as Igfest comes to Old City with its annual festival of thrilling street games. Or come and explore some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Bristol as the annual Read more [...]

Bristol and Bedminster bid to become Portas Towns

Mary Portas and the Local Government Minister, Grant Shapps, have launched a competition to choose 12 towns to become “Portas Pilots”, with the winners benefiting from a share of £1million to help turn around their “unloved and unused” high streets. The cash incentive is offered to those towns that come up with the best High Street blueprints in a move that fulfils the first and last recommendations of Mary Portas’ High Streets Review, commissioned by the Prime Minister and published Read more [...]

Moorish broth recipe from Cafe Maitreya

This fragrant warming broth is good at all times of the year, it’s relatively simple to make and is a real crowd pleaser. You can use vegetable stock cubes instead of fresh stock. If you don’t make the chorizo, it’s delicious with good pitta slices, pistachios, crème freche and chilli oil. Serves 6 (the broth) Ingredients A little olive oil for cooking 2 red onions diced 2 bulbs fennel diced 1 green pepper diced 2 large carrots diced 4 cloves garlic crushed and chopped 1 inch Read more [...]

St. Werburgh’s City Farm Cafe

‘When it comes to the ingredients served at St Werburghs City Farm Café in Bristol, Leona Williamson can think almost entirely in food yards.’ (Observer Food Monthly, 30th March 2008) In 2008 St Werburghs City Farm Café won the Observer Food Monthly award for outstanding ethical achievement. As much food as possible served at the café is organic, fair-trade, wild and local, including eggs, meat, vegetables and salad from St Werburghs City Farm. The city farm is literally yards away from Read more [...]

Better Food Company

Company: The Better Food Company Business: Organic and local food retailer Address: Shop & Café: The Bristol Proving House, Sevier St, St Werburghs, BS2 9QS Food Hall and Deli: 94 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2QX Owner: Phil Haughton Website: “By making links with other like minded businesses, Better Food Company is building a more resilient food group with people at the core. If the company concentrates on retail and nurtures the partnership with the Community Farm and Read more [...]