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Approval for Pickles and Chutneys - 15/05/09
Alan’s newly launched range of Historic Pickles and Chutneys have been approved by Food Lovers Britain and Heart of England Fine Foods. All the ingredients and products used in the range have been grown and produced in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire, many using heritage seed for a truly original product with provenance. With 10 products within the Historic Food range Alan is truly offering a unique “Taste of the past for kitchens of the future!”.

Delia Smith online :Alan`s Historic Food range has just come under the spotlight from Delia online, where particular mention was given to Alan’s wonderful crisp and flavoursome Luxury Golden Baby Beetroots and his Luxury Marinated Onions, both made with the award winning Roman Vinaigre.

The Ale-Gar also was noted as a wonderful alternative to a Balsamic vinegar.
Alan`s Award Nomination - 15/05/09
Alan is delighted to be a nominated shortlist finalist in this year`s most prestigious awards in the chef's annual calendar .

In June the Craft Guild of Chefs will announce the winner for the “Development Chef of the Year” in front of an audience of over 600 culinary peers .

Sophie Countess of Wessex will be awarding the prizes at the Awards Gala dinner ,the equivalent of the Oscars.
Alan`s Roman Golden Beetroot - 15/05/09
Alan`s Luxury Golden Baby Beetroot has been shortlisted and is a finalist for a HEFF Diamond award , this product was also recently picked out by Delia Smith online as being a particularly good product with wonderful flavour.
Channel 4 Interview - 08/05/09
Channel 4’s Charlie Cottrell speaks to Alan about the inspiration behind his Historic Food range. To read the article click here.
Alan Coxons Historic Food Range Has Scooped Another Huge Win - 06/02/09
Alan Coxon’s Historic Food range has again wowed judges winning the Midlands Innovation of the Year category for his Historic Food Range, following on from his success at the Excellence in Food and Drink Awards.

The 2009 Midlands Business Awards organiser Harj Sandher said this year’s competition had a large number of high quality entrants, so Alan was obviously delighted to have won. Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt, who was awarded the Lifetime achievement award, said the products “were outstanding, innovative and highly recommended”.
World Trade Fair, Paris - 26/09/08
October sees the launch of my Historic Vinaigre range of Ancient Greek, Roman and Ale-Gar vinegars at the World Trade Fair in Paris.

In addition to the three key products I am launching a selection of Historic Pickles.
Supporting Fair Trade - 26/09/08
I am delighted to be supporting the Divine Chocolate and Fair Trade in the build up to this year's National Chocolate Week.

I'm giving radio interviews across the country on the 13 th October to encourage more people to use Fair Trade chocolate and support the chocolate bean farmers and their families.

I have developed a recipe for a Chocolate and Raspberry Cake to support the week; I'm sure this delicious cake will be a real treat.

My recipe for you to try can be found in my recipe pages - look for Divine Chocolate Birthday Cake with Raspberry Ganache.
Alan Scoops Unprecedented Double In International Recipe Awards - 14/07/08
Against strong competition from chefs throughout the world, Alan Coxon's 'Old English Lamb and Potato Pie' has been named The Best Potato Recipe In The World by the Peruvian Potato Council. Also given an Honourable Mention for his Potato and Celeriac Gratin (garnish), Alan is the only chef in the award's history to land two awards at the ceremony.

The judges were bowled over by Alan's dishes, despite working their way through several hundred other entries. Alan's "wonderful" recipes were also praised for their accessibility, being within reach for any level of chef.

To try the recipes yourself you'll have to watch out for Alan's forthcoming recipe book, due out later in the year.
Supporting the Starfish Greathearts Foundation! - 28/06/08
The Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international development charity, aiming to bring life, hope and opportunity to children in southern Africa who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS . For more details visit: or email
New Historic Food Range Launches Globally! - 20/04/08
After several years of research and fine tuning, Alan Coxon is launching his Historic Food range, including sensational Vinaigres from centuries past. From Mediaeval English Ale-Gar to Ancient Roman and Greek Vinaigres, this range is being hailed by industry professionals as one of the most exciting culinary products to be released in modern times.

With a range of historic spices on the way, be sure to visit your local stockist or check the product page for more information.