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Finalist of the "Exporter of the year award 2012" - 15/10/11
  1. Delighted to announce that my company with the unique
    Ale-Gar and historic food range have been nominated as a Finalist  for "Exporter of the year award 2012" in the midlands business award category.

    Coxon`s Kitchen ltd export to 15 countries around the world including Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Hong Kong, USA, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, France, UK  Hungary and Prague.

    Products available in Alan`s own 300 ml designer glass bottles,
    5 ltre plastic containers, 250ml standard Italian bottles and 25 ml sachets.
  2. http://www.midlandsbusinessawards.com/2012-finalists.html         
Visit Worcester Mag now out ! - 29/09/11
Click the link below to open and read the wonderful activities in Worcestershire 

http://bit.ly/visitworcestershire1


Endorsements - 19/09/11
New endorsements add to profile page   http://www.alancoxon.com/admin/profile.php
Interview with - 13/09/11
On line edition of "The Gloucester image" Automn 20011  issue 1
page 46 -49  
www.forestoakpublications.co.uk
Gulf News feature - 13/08/11

Celebrity chef reinvents a long-lost Medieval recipe

Cooking is an every day learning experience for celebrity TV chef and food historian Alan Coxon
  • By Claire D Cachuela for Friday magazine
  • Published: 13:57 August 11, 2011
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Taste of Normandy 2011 - 08/08/11
 On Wednesday 7th September, Stationers’ Hall in central London will be the venue for this year’s Norman gastronomic extravaganza.

Michelin starred chefs and local producers alike will be showcasing the depth and diversity of Normandy’s regional produce and will unveil specially conceived dishes for this medieval-inspired event.

2011 sees the region mark the 1100th anniversary of the creation of Normandy as we know it today and this year’s Taste of Normandy will serve as the perfect occasion for the British press and media to join in the festivities and celebrate the joint history of the two nations. 

Each of the Norman producers and chefs will present their specially created signature dish or cocktail and just some of the delicacies on the menu are set to include anything from salt-marsh lamb and edible plants to champagne soup and foie-gras ice cream…not to mention the Calvados cocktails!

Guest host and celebrity chef Alan Coxon will also be on hand to delve deeper into the medieval origins of the ingredients.

After two successful previous editions in 2007 and 2009, this year’s Taste of Normandy is set to be bigger, better and more delicious than ever before, confirming the region’s place on the gastronomic map of France.For Press and medias only. For more information please contact – Kate RileyNormandy Press Officer
Kate.riley@franceguide.com020 7061 6616
Newsrooms Got Talent ! - 26/07/11
I am delighted to be supporting “ Beating Bowel Cancer” charity at this year`s  “Newsroom's Got Talent” !. 

 “Newsrooms Got Talent “ is a star studded charity event, based loosely around “Britain's Got Talent” with Presenters from the nations biggest broadcasters including BBC, ITV, NBC, CNN, SKY and Al Jazeera take to the stage in an attempt to wow the celebrity judges, which have included Piers Morgan, Arlene Phillips, Louie Spence and Johnny Vaughan.

All in front of a live audience of 510 guests including the who's who of the media industry and corporate sponsors.
Each goody bag on the night will contain one of my Ancient Greek Vinaigres ( created from a recipe sipped after the first ever Olympic games), a Roman Vinaigre and my unique Mediaeval 15th century Old English “Ale-Gar”, a recipe created from an Ale that was once drank by Queen Elizabeth 1st, and what has now  become the biggest Ale-ternative to a Balsamic vinegar in history !

NGT 2011 will take place on the 2nd of November at Indigo2 at the O2 and involves performances by Jon Snow, Mary Nightingale, Katie Derham, Mark Austin, Julie Etchingham, plus special guest performances from the likes of Chesney Hawkes! 

For more information please visit 
http://newsroomsgottalent.com/#
Stratford Food Festival : Biggest And Best Line Up Ever ! - 14/07/11
Shakespeare's birthplace will be transformed into a delicious treasure trove of good things to eat and drink as the town plays host to the fifth Stratford Food Festival on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2011.

As well as lining the banks of the River Avon, this year the festival hits the streets too by joining with three great food markets across the town, offering a fun-filled and tasty day out for all the family.

The event brings together a fantastic selection of great local producers and some from further afield, who are passionate about putting the very best on the table. So whether you want to stock your pantry, equip your kitchen, feed your mind or simply slate your thirst, you're bound to find something that more than fits the bill from the exciting festival programme this year.

Join us for the day - or make a weekend out of it - and find the town's beautiful riverside gardens bustling with stands as deliciously diverse as organic meat and veg, locally brewed real ales, beers and ciders, artisan cheeses and award-winning ice creams. There will be a British Farmers' market in the heart of the town as well as a French Market on Bridge Street and an Italian Market on Henley Street, plus live music and entertainment all weekend.

Work up an appetite and try some organic beef from Brown Cow, succulent hog roast from Castlemoor or a juicy burger from Happy Herefords. Turn the heat up with David's Chilli Oil or Anila's Authentic Sauces and enjoy some tasty nibbles from The Big Yum. Why not follow with a sweet treat from the Crumbly Cupcake Company, some beautifully handmade cakes and biscuits from Truly Scrumptious, or chocolate goodies from the Cacao Bean Konditorei & Café. Or if you prefer savoury, why not savour a plate of fine cheese from Lymn Bank Farm or sample Alan Coxon`s unique multi award winning historic "Ale-Gar" Roman and Ancient Greek vinaigres?


Wine lovers will find plenty to savour too, with superb wines from Kiwi Cuisine and Pure Spain, as well as something stronger like English Gin from Foxdenton Estate and exciting liqueur and party drinks from the Perfect Tipple.

You can even pull up a stool at the bar and enjoy a perfectly pulled pint of UBU from Warwickshire's own Purity Brewing Company, at Stratford's favourite local, The One Elm, who will be out in force at the festival, as will the Royal Shakespeare Company's Rooftop Restaurant and Bar and The Lazy Cow, Warwick.

Afterwards, you can learn about how honey is made with the Stratford Beekeeping Association, growing your own and sustainable living, buy gadgets for your kitchen from Lakeland and then sit back and watch a cookery demonstration, glass in hand. The proceedings will be overseen by chef, author and TV presenter Alan Coxon, who is the festival's ambassador this year.

Tickets, costing £5 for adults, will be available online from
www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline which will also be available soon. Children under the age of 16 are allowed to enter free of charge. Optional extras include the Taste Trail, an exciting trail of stalls at the festival and participating eateries in the town, and VIP tickets giving you the best seats in the house and guaranteed entrance to demonstrations.

Join us on Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th September and tuck into a tasty day out in a fabulous riverside setting. The festival is open from 10am to 11pm on day one, and from 10am to 6pm on day two on the banks of the river Avon, opposite the newly-refurbished Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and throughout the town.

- Ends -

Note to Editors:
1. For press passes, please contact Sarah Pracey on 07985 112 777 or email
sarah@praceypr.com
2. For more information, to arrange an interview with festival ambassador Alan Coxon or to receive images, please contact Sarah Pracey on the details above
3. For more information about Alan please log onto
www.alancoxon.com
4. A full list of exhibitors is available at
www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.uk
Opportunity To Appear On The Cover Of Your Own Food/Drinks Book - 29/06/11
Opportunity To Appear On The Cover Of Your Own Food/Drinks Book    


I am currently developing a new book concept and I am in search of food / drink companies that may be interested in sponsorship opportunities.

The sponsors will receive a book of their own with front and back cover branding as well as product info and branding within the book itself. Needles to say that the book will have a point of difference and the aim is to produce a recognisable top end quality product.

The timing of the book is to coincide with a new TV series to be shot in October and the making of the book will also be an integral part of the show, maximising coverage, potential ( global) sales and brand exposure.

I'm particularly interested in companies that have an association or are UK based, Indian businesses /food companies, car manufacturers or similar, spices, herbs, Indian / Asian foods, yoghurt ,chutneys, historic ingredients/ products with provenance.

Please contact Alan Coxon at: info@alancoxon.com

Many thanks
Alan

iTQi Food awards photo`s 2011 - 06/06/11
http://www.debatty.com/itqi2011/