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Building the Pinkster Brand

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Over the next few months, we will release a series of blogs from fellow foodies, showcasing how they build their brands, what challenges they have overcome and what is on the horizon.

Here is what Stephen Marsh from Pinkster Gin had to say.

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Post Event Round Up – Explore Great Food & Food Photography

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We have received some amazing comments about our recent event, Time to Explore Great Food & Food Photography. As you know we always try to deliver unique networking events that bring together the wonderful people who work in and with the food industry, so to hear that we have achieved our goal is fabulous and your kind words are truly appreciated.

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National Tell A Story Day – The Story Behind Eat Cambridge

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We love hearing about what’s inspired someone to create a brand and get it off the ground. And what better day to hear a brand story, than National Tell a Story Day. We are celebrating this great day by hearing Heidi Whites story about what inspired her to start Eat Cambridge. Thank you Heidi, for sharing your story with us.

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Getting to the Heart of Grain Culture

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Q&A with Grain Culture

We recently tried some bread from Grain Culture…..wow, just wow! We knew we had to contact Luca Fiorio, Grain Culture’s founder and hear more about the business and his fantastic range of bread. You really need to get your hands on this, but first take a read of Luca’s blog.

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SmokeWorks, Cambridge

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We recently had the pleasure of visiting SmokeWorks in Cambridge, as they had kindly invited us to come and check it out. So it was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a trip to Cambridge to combine food and culture, who doesn’t love a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum?

As many parents will know, it is always hard to find a restaurant that caters for everyone’s tastes. On this occasion, it was two adults and five kids, ranging in age from 7 – 14, with one veggie.

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Networking why?

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I am often asked why I started Grub Club Cambridge and the answer is simple. I was feed up of going to networking events that were full of life coaches and accountants (nothing against either of them). I wanted to go to networking events that served wonderful food and were specifically focused on the food industry. Having worked in the food industry for a number of years I felt that there was a gap in the market for our events.

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Brampton Mill’s Stylish Refurbishment

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We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the stunning new refurbished at Brampton Mill. Not only that, we also got to sample the new seasonal menu. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

The refurbishment includes an extensive makeover of both the interior and exterior areas. The charm of the 500-year old pub has been retained with many of its original features, and of course, that eye-catching fully functioning mill wheel still takes pride of place. The new look is modern, stylish and contemporary, and has kept the same welcoming warmth, whether you’re visiting for a winter evening meal or a summer drink with friends.

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Post-Event Round Up – Love Food, Love Networking

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What a fantastic start to our networking year, with our first event at Provenance Kitchen’s new Brix & Mortar restaurant in Whittlesford. They only opened their doors on the 22nd of January, and it is not hard to see why they are already the talk of the town!

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Putting Meal Boxes to the Test

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With convenience on the rise, people have less time to spend in the kitchen cooking up nutritious meals. As a result, meal kits have grown dramatically over the last few years and are predicted to grow even further in 2019 as consumers become time poor, yet want to ensure they are eating well. Brands such as Hello Fresh have been in the market the longest, but we have recently seen the explosion of meal kits from other brands, with Waitrose launching their version in 2018. With this rising trend, we thought it was time to review some home delivery meal kits, ranging from meat, vegetable and vegan based meals. Read on to see which dishes really impressed.

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Veganuary in and around Cambridgeshire

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Right guys, it is time to down the mince pies, and attempt to follow some kind of vaguely healthy eating pattern again.

For a while now the craze of Veganuary has flooded through the nation, starting in 2014.

Following a vegan diet has become increasingly more popular, due to new generations wanting to follow a more sustainable lifestyle.

With this new wave has come new food vendors and establishments, particularly in Cambridgeshire.

Below we wanted to give you a few little tips of some great places we love to go and eat tasty vegan treats in!

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