The GBBO Box
The Great British Bake Off is finally back on our screens this month, so why not celebrate and get back in the kitchen with this monthly delivery of baking goodies? By signing up, you’ll get a delicious new recipe from the show every month for three months. Inside there’ll be a recipe card, a bespoke piece of baking equipment, all the dry ingredients you need and an illustrated postcard. It makes a great gift for fans of the show, too.
The Aarke Carbonator
Founded in 2013 by friends and industrial designers Carl Ljungh and Jonas Groth, Aarke takes a more mindful approach to stylish, functional home appliances. After many years of painstaking development, the brand’s new carbonator – inspired by the craftsmanship, minimalist design and technology behind Italian espresso machines – is finally available. Plus, take a look at the various Aarke Flavours, which are designed to take your at-home beverages to the next level.
Available from Selfridges.com
The Roastery Plant
Roasting Plant’s new coffee bar is now open in the Selfridges’ Food Hall. Simply head down there to select your freshly roasted beans, before watching them fly overhead – ‘Willy Wonker’ style – via pneumatic tubes before they make their way into the hands of expert baristas. With seven sustainably sourced beans and four blends to choose from, customers can create something specifically suited to their taste. And, from October, customers will be able to order coffee made from beans roasted on-site at Selfridges.
Available from Selfridges.com
A rum-based cocktail cultivated by a mother-and-two-daughters team, KUDA cocktails come ready-made, so all you have to do is shake, and pour over ice. Based on a family recipe originally hailing from the West Indies, at the moment there’s only one signature blend available – but we expect plenty more are in the works.
Made in Devon, Sea Arch’s alcohol-free drinks are crafted using traditional distillation techniques and ingredients such as juniper, bitter grapefruit, blood orange, and cardamom. The maritime flavour comes down to wild seaside herbs like sea kelp and samphire – plus, the entire range is vegan friendly, eco-conscious, low in sugar, calories and free from sweeteners and allergens. No wonder it doesn’t give you a hangover the next day.
Available from HarveryNichols.com
Grubby Food Box
The first 100% plant-based recipe box subscription service, Grubby has over 50 recipes to choose from – plus, they deliver nationwide, with all London meals delivered via bicycle (in partnership with PedalMe). In the box, customers can expect to find fresh, pre-measured ingredients to cook up two or three healthy and delicious, plant-based recipes with, on average, a variety of six or more fresh veggies in each box. Accompanying recipe cards lay out some easy-to-follow steps, plus cooking times and nutritional information, as well as QR codes so customers can access curated Spotify playlists to cook along to.
The Female Chef
In this book, 31 high-profile women from the British food scene share their recipes and stories. In what remains a male-dominated environment – especially when it comes to top or award-winning restaurants – these are the names pioneering change. From nurturing all-female teams to shaking up what it means to be a female chef, this book celebrates a multitude of experiences through insightful stories and personal recipes.
Available from HoxtonMiniPress.com
Bourne & Hollingsworth Studio Suppers
This new series of Studio Supper clubs, in partnership with Wild At Heart flowers and Maison Mirabeau wines, is running monthly until the end of the year. Each session is hosted by a top chef (the names will be announced a month before the event takes place) while Wild At Heart will dress the studio to fit with that month’s theme and Maison Mirabeau will supply all wine to pair with the exclusive menu. Count us in.
Smeg Bean to Cup Machine
Packed with the gadgetry to brew the perfect cup of coffee from start to finish, the Smeg Bean To Cup Machine can offer a range of coffee styles, strength and levels – all at the (soft) touch of a button. From grinding the beans to frothing the milk, there is nothing this innovative piece of kit cannot do – and it looks smart too!
Available from JohnLewis.com
Canned drinks have never been so popular and now, sherry has gone portable, too. Perfect for on-the-go, Xeco offers its sherry in two distinct flavours: Fino, Prickley Pear, Fig & Cardamon and Monit, Sicilian Orange, Rosemary & Gentian. If you’ve yet to discover a taste for this traditional tipple, this is the modern way to do so.