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The value of British kitchens and items contained in them has doubled over the last three years, according to leading rural insurer NFU Mutual. The rise is attributed in part to the popularity of television shows such as The Great British Bake Off, which began in 2010 and kick-started the nation’s love affair with baking at home. The data comes from claims submitted to NFU Mutual after fires caused by kitchen equipment.

James Houlston of Our Plaice in Kidderminster, West Midlands has travelled to Holland for an inside glimpse into the workings of KFE’s globally-renowned factory. Currently shortlisted for the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, James attended the trip alongside the nine other contenders for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award.

Just as new records have been set in the 2016 Olympic Games, new research from Mintel reveals standout results for global energy drink innovation. According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), more energy drinks were launched globally in 2015 than in any year since 2008, with the number of energy drink products launched growing 29% between 2010 and 2015.

More than 5,000 bottles of English sparkling wine – the first full container of our finest fizz to be shipped to any export destination – left Southampton docks today following a partnership between drinks exporter The British Bottle Company and New Jersey-based Vine Street Imports. Demand for English bubbles now reaches all corners of the globe. From China to Hong Kong, the USA to India, leading brands are now rivalling the very best French champagne.

The UK is the biggest consumer of halloumi cheese outside of Cyprus, with Waitrose customers buying enough packs of halloumi last year to stack 206 times the height of The Shard in London. Originally from Cyprus but widely used throughout the middle east, Halloumi is a salty, brined cheese traditionally made from the curd of goat and sheep milk. Its high melting point makes it a perfect for grilling, frying or baking.

HECK has made sure it's not just the Christmas tree that's adorned with a bauble or two this festive season. The favourite Yorkshire food company has created three limited edition Christmas Bauble recipes – scrumptiously seasonal meatballs and chicken balls that make sensational sides for Christmas dinner or perfect party pick up food.