The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association Award Winners Announced

PAPA AwardsThe best independent pizza and Italian restaurants are not where you might expect and the best supermarket pasta might surprise you. The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association (PAPA) Awards have recognised the best in the Italian Food industry.

The UK’s finest Independent Italian Restaurant is Il Michelangelo in Weston-Super-Mare and the best Independent Pizza Restaurant is Suffolk Stonehouse in Bungay. The Pizza Restaurant Chain Award went to Pizza Express; ASK Italian scooped the Italian Restaurant Chain Award and Co-Operative, Iceland and Aldi pick up two awards each.

These were just some of the awards given out at last night’s 25th Anniversary PAPA Awards at the Lancaster London Hotel, Hyde Park. Some 450 of the Industry’s leading lights came out to recognise the wonderful achievements of their peers.

Guest Host, Aldo Zilli, said: “The PAPA Awards are the premier awards for Italian food – I should know, … Continue reading

Hugh’s War On Waste to broadcast 9pm tonight on BBC1

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to broadcast his programme, “Hugh’s War On Waste”, tonight on BBC1 at 9pm, in which he  demonstrates how much food is wasted in the UK.

BBC – Hugh’s War On Waste – Media Centre http://bbc.in/1PxmiUZ

 

It is fantastic that this cause has been taken up by someone who is in the public eye and Hugh has also apparently hinted that Jamie Oliver will be the next celebrity to champion the battle against food waste.

Ahead of the programme, we decided to conduct straw poll on Twitter (using Twitter’s new poll feature). Again we are looking forwards to seeing the results:

Do you waste too much food? Be honest 🙂 #hughswaronwaste #wastenot #foodwaste #eatbyapp Please RT!

— EatByApp (@EatByApp) November 2, 2015

The results so far (at the time of writing this) already show that most of us know we throw away too much food! On Friday we asked if people understood expiry dates on food labelling and this is what we found:  

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Commission to focus on food waste initiatives as survey shows lack of public understanding

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France passes bill to ban supermarket food waste

The French government has passed a bill that makes it illegal for supermarkets to dispose of edible food. The bill, which comes into force next year, makes it possible to pass prison sentences and charge hefty fines for food waste offenders.