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Fun at the Food Assembly

13 May

A few months ago I moved to Penge. Now I can practically hear the cries of ‘where is that?!’ even as I type, don’t worry – a fair few of my friends didn’t know either, but I’ll tell you something….if you don’t know Penge, you’re missing out! Tucked away in South East London between Crystal […]

Spotlight On……….Our Chefs

26 Apr

Just recently we’ve been thinking that, through our blogs and from following the team on Twitter, hopefully you’re getting to know us all pretty well. We did realise though that there are some very important grapes in the bunch that you might not be quite so familiar with…….. our chefs! Being the busy people that […]

Festivals, Fun & (hopefully) Sun!

7 Apr

Ok, so we don’t want to get too hopeful just yet but recently the sun has been shining a little bit more (admittedly in the breaks between downpours), the clocks have gone forward – marking the official start of British Summertime, and I’ve managed to leave the house with a little jacket rather than a […]

Easter, Parties and Mouthwatering Menus

8 Mar

The daffodils are out, the trees are in bud and the Sun is shining…..well, sometimes! So spring is (hopefully) on the way, and with it comes the chocolate-filled celebration of Easter. Now, I love chocolate as much as the next person and any holiday that means I’m actually meant to tuck into it, well, I’m […]

Nutrition: Contradictions & Common Sense

1 Mar

As dedicated foodies and lovers of all things delicious, it’s also important for us to make sure that we’re looking after our bodies and sometimes it seems that a lot of the things we love are so bad for us that we should ban them completely! With March being Nutrition Month, I had planned to […]

Food of Love: The Truth Behind Aphrodisiacs

12 Feb

As I was wandering around London the other day, I couldn’t help but notice (who could miss?) the pink balloons, red roses and cuddly little teddies clutching cartoon hearts that have invaded the shops, which can only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day is soon upon us! Sure enough, the adverts and deals have started […]

Top Food Trends for 2016

3 Feb

It’s February! Already! January seems to have whizzed by and we’re now well and truly settled into 2016. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at the food trends predicted to be big this year – of course, everyone has a different opinion so there are hundreds of potential trends out there, […]

Spotlight On…….Office Catering

26 Jan

At Purple Grape we’re a very can-do company, so whatever challenges you might be facing in your office catering we’ll work hard to overcome them! Here, in the first of our monthly ‘spotlight on…’ blogs, we look at one of our current sites and how we’re keeping our clients fuelled and happy with tasty food […]

Diets Vs Deliciousness

12 Jan

At the beginning of each year there is a certain phrase that seems to crop up everywhere and that, if I’m honest, hurts my soul a little bit: “I’m going on a diet.” Ouch. Please don’t get me wrong, I completely understand the goal of getting healthy and losing weight – even as a self-confessed […]

Happy Bonfire Night from Purple Grape

5 Nov

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We hope you have some explosive plans for Guy Fawkes tonight! You probably didn’t realise that until 1959 it was actually illegal to not celebrate Bonfire Night in Britain… On the 5th of November 1605 bonfires were lit to celebrate the safety of the King, following the capture of Guy Fawkes and spoiling of a […]