Oscar & Bentleys win FreeFrom Eating out Awards

Fantastic news this week for anyone eating out with allergies, the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards have announced the winners and runners up. For anyone with a nut, dairy, wheat, soya, fish or any other food allergy this blog post is for you. Check out all the amazing restaurants here for some ideas of where to […]

Best FreeFrom blogger of the year 2015

This is your chance to win £50 worth of vouchers and more… and for just a few seconds of your valuable #freefrom time you would be doing me a huge favour. Read on to find out how you can reward all the hard work of a humble freefrom blogger (that’s me!) for a lot of […]

FreeFrom things we’d love but never get!

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants for foods suitable for food service and the quality just keeps on getting better and […]

Cater for allergies and gluten free? Make my day!

There are a growing number of restaurants, pubs and cafes who are happy and willing to cater for the allergic and gluten free community but we need more. Just yesterday I met a guy who is opening a freefrom deli and two pubs in my local area – watch this space for more news on […]

Is gluten an allergen and do oats contain gluten?

At the recent judging session for FreeFrom Eating out Awards we had a heated discussion about oats and whether they came under the Top 14 allergens banner. I thought that oats were not in the Top 14 allergens but others disagreed. It turns out I was wrong. Very wrong. I know that oats don’t contain […]

ITV news, allergen regs and a FreeFrom cafe

The allergen regulations came into play in December 2014, almost six months ago, so food service businesses have had quite some time to get ready for the allergic community. There was plenty of warning before the regulations came into effect but many establishments may still be very unprepared for catering for an allergic diner. ITV […]

Working, speaking and eating at the Allergy Show 2015

This year’s Allergy Show went by in such a blur of activity I cannot believe I still didn’t manage to speak to and visit all the stands I’d ear-marked for attention. It was heaving and sometimes you just had to walk on by when the crowds were four deep clamoring for free samples. Supporting the […]

The FreeFrom Food Award celebrations #FreeFromRocks

On Wednesday 22nd April the FreeFrom community waited with baited breath to discover which delicious freefrom products won their categories but most of all, who won the much coveted title of FreeFrom Food Awards overall winner. In a secret location in London (The Royal College of Physicians) the movers and shakers in the world of […]

FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist is out… my highlights may differ

It’s that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom-Food-Awards-Disguise and hot foot to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted to hear that the Shortlist for the FreeFrom Food Awards is now out. More nut free products please! This year I changed it […]