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Food Archaeologist Alan Coxon's New TV Series - 16/05/12
15 May 2012. This week's food travel news for the trade USA ..

Food Archaeologist Alan Coxon's New TV Series 

Food Archaeologist Alan Coxon recently filmed a new food and travel TV show entitled "From Birmingham to Bombay". It’s a 5-part series that investigates five of the world’s most popular curry recipes, the spices used within them, the history and their global influences. While filming the Tandoori recipe and looking into the history of the Tandoor oven in Amritsar, Alan had the pleasure of visiting a Communal Kitchen, only 100 yards from the famous Golden Temple. The kitchen, consisting of hard mud and stone floor with corrugated roof, was run by a small army of volunteers who cooked for 40,000 people a day, seven days per week, with the exception of Sundays, when they cooked for up to 200,000 with all meals free to anyone. Alan watched as thousands of Chapattis were rolled and cooked by hand by men and women cross legged on some old matting. The noise was incredible and the organization was strangely remarkable. The aim of the operation was to ensure the poor and hungry are always fed a hot meal. Until Alan’s visit he had never heard of, nor would he have believed of such a service of humanity, a story that he wanted to share and one that he hopes may bring a thought or two of what we in the modern first world countries are doing to support our poor and hungry. To share in Alan’s story on your local television network, please contact the content distributor Electric Sky. Direct link: http://www.electricsky.com/ You can also email Alan here, or use the direct link info@alancoxon.com Learn more about Alan here, or direct link www.alancoxon.com. What does it mean to be a food archeologist? See Alan explain the creation and reintroduction of a medieval product called alegar and you'll get the idea. Direct link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6c3pOa0NKU.
From Birmingham to Bombay TV series - 03/05/12
For gloabl acquisitions for my new TV series
"From Birmingham to Bombay " please contact    http://www.electricsky.com/ 
A pic taken during the iTQi judging in Brussels - 19/04/12
  A picture taken whilst judging the iTQi awards this week in Brussels with the French Presidents executive chef for the Chinese press. We  were delivering a master class on the olerific and gustatory processes taken during the judging procedures. http://www.chinanews.com/tp/hd2011/2012/04-17/97624.shtml
over 450,000 hits to this Website and growing !! - 13/04/12
Delighted to inform you that my website has recieved over 450,000 hits and is growing month on month.
Many thanks to all of you that visit.

In the next few weeks I will be adding a preview of my new TV sereis "From Birmingham to Bombay"  .
Stratford Upon Avon Food Festival 2012 - 13/04/12
Delighted to announce that I have been invited to be the “Food Ambassador “ for a second year, for the Stratford Upon Avon Food Festival 2012 http://www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.uk/ ,this year plans to be even bigger and better !. watch this space for more details...........    
From Birmingham to Bombay now available - 07/04/12
I am proud and delighted to announce that my new TV series 
“From Birmingham to Bombay” is available from Electric Sky TV (UK`s leading TV distributers) .
 The show was launched at Mips TV Cannes 
New food and travel features - 18/02/12
I am delighted to announce that I am now writing food and travel features for dLux Birmingham magazine and dLuxe Leicester magazine.
The new features will appear as from March 2012
Press release "Entrepreneur of the year award 2012" - 14/02/12
Enterprising Alan finds recipe for success 

TV chef Alan Coxon has been named the top entrepreneur in the Midlands. 
The Evesham-based businessman won the title of Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 Midlands Business Awards, held on Friday 3 February at the NEC Hilton Metropole Hotel.

He beat off the challenge of four other finalists to scoop the award. 

 “I am really delighted and honoured to have had my efforts recognised,” said Alan, who has recently returned to the television screens. “It makes all the hard work by me and the whole of my team, including my family, worthwhile.

“Winning on your home patch has a special resonance and the business will remain firmly anchored in Evesham.” 
Alan, who received his award from sponsor Nick Aston of Prosser Knowles, has built up his Coxon’s Kitchen business and has established a reputation as one of the world’s favourite TV chefs and presenters, with exceptional culinary talent and an unparalleled knowledge for the earliest origins of ingredients.

Alan has worked in Michelin star restaurants, written three cook books and created a multi award winning historic food range, with the creation of the 15th century Ale-Gar range of vinegars. 

This is the sixth year that the awards, organised by Leamington Spa-based UK Special Events, have taken place.
Its MD Harj Sandher said: “We are delighted with the quality of the entrants this year and very pleased for Alan.”

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Winner of the Entrepreneur of the year award 2012 - 04/02/12
 I am delighted to announce that on Friday 3rd Feb 2012, I was awarded the Midlands "Entrepreneur of the year award 2012" .

The awards ceremony took place at the NEC in Birmingham in front of an esteemed audience of over 400 business men and women from around the region.

This year saw an increased amount of entries for the award that were judged by a leading panel of jurors from the business communities and narrowed down to a  shortlist of 5  finalists. 

It is an honour and privilege to have been selected as the winner of this award against such strong competition and to have been recognised for the work and efforts that have, and are being made over the years.
New TV show and 5 part series ! - 16/10/11
PRESS RELEASE 17 October 2011 

After nearly 2 years of absence from British TV screens, Chef / presenter / author and broadcaster Alan Coxon is back ! 

For  the past few years Alan had to place TV shows on the back boiler whilst developing and pro actively getting his historic food range onto the global markets, launching  and travelling to food festivals across the length and breadth of the UK whilst  still developing global contacts and sales opportunities across the World.

We are  therefore delighted to announce that Alan has just been shortlisted for a prestigious “ Exporter of the Year award  2012“, highlighting that all his work and efforts have not gone in vein !

Alan is now focusing on further  TV work opportunities and has just agreed to present a new daily food show, whilst in addition to this, a new 5 part TV series that  is currently still in production and will be screened across the UK and the globe as from Spring 2012 (watch this space for further details ), a series that Alan has written, produced and presents. 

Alan is also finalising a stunning new cookbook to accompany the series, a book that also aims to be released as from Spring 2012. 

If you are looking for a culinary entertainer, demonstrator, culinary consultant or other for 2012 with a point of difference and a media presence then please do not hesitate to call or drop me a line. 

Alan has previously presented 2 series of BBC2 Saturday morning  “Ever Wondered about Food”4 years on UK Food “Great Food Live”4 Years on “Gloria Hunnifords Open house” channel 4Coxon`s Royal Feast BBC World wideCoxon`s Sporting Feast BBC Worldwide to name but a few further details on his "Profile page".

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Recipinet of  “The Maitrise Escoffier award 2010”Winner of the iTQi Superior Taste Award (Brussels)2010
Winner of the Anuga Taste Innovation award 2009 ( Germany )
Winner of the coveted Gold Award ,Excellence in food and drink Award (UK)
Winner of the Innovative product of the year award (UK)
Winner of the best potato recipe of the world (Peru)
Winner of the Midlands Innovation award of the year 2009 (UK)
Finalist for Britain`s Development chef of the year (UK)
Finalist for Midlands Business person of the year award 2010 (UK)NEW : Finalist for exporter of the year award 2011Member of the Academy of culinary arts, Member of  Guild of Food Writers, Member of the Association culinaire, Master chef of Great Britain, Winner of 5 gold awards for Fat sculpture ,Voted within the top 10 favourite BBC TV Chef presenters in a worldwide poll .Member of the International Travel Writers Alliance, Worcestershire Ambassador, Kentucky Colonel .Judge of the iTQi ( international Taste and Quality institute awards) (Brussels) 2010, Judge of the international hotel awards (USA )2009 .Judge of the “Legacy of Taste” “Best Chinese restaurant of the year 2010 award”.