Martin Oxley » Director of UKTI Warsaw

Innovation is GREAT

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By the time you read this post, UKTI will just have launched the ‘Innovation is GREAT’ campaign in Warsaw. The campaign, which is very close to my heart, is designed to support cooperation between Britain and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) to drive innovation, R&D and commercial partnerships in the life and hard science sectors. A key aim is to support the development of bilateral relationships – both between academic … Read more »Innovation is GREAT

The Wensleydale Afternoon Tea at Warsaw’s Famous Bristol Hotel with His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex

Wensleydale cheese has a heritage that spans centuries, with its roots firmly set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. First crafted in the 12th Century by a group of Cistercian monk settlers in Wensleydale, the art of Wensleydale cheese-making was perfected over time, and eventually found itself in the hands of local farmers’ wives. It wasn’t until 1897 when the first creamery was built in Hawes that Wensleydale cheese-making … Read more »The Wensleydale Afternoon Tea at Warsaw’s Famous Bristol Hotel with His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex

WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 8)

We’ve stopped for an afternoon smoke at the only remaining smoker on Anglesey. We’re talking award inning bacon, fish and eels. Well worth a look – smacznego! DeriMon – Anglesey’s only traditional Smokehouse DeriMon (translated from Welsh means ‘The Oaks of Anglesey’) – the name is derived from the fact that our property – Deri Isaf (meaning Lower Oaks) – is derived from the Welsh name for oak – ‘derwen’ … Read more »WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 8)

The GREAT British Sunday Lunch po Polsku

The GREAT British Sunday Lunch po Polsku Well I’m just back from a mega week long culinary trip round the UK and you know what I had a GREAT time tasting some pretty cool food. What matters is the ingredients and how you cook them. It’s not good enough to dismiss the Brits as having a heavy, fatty cuisine with a mish mash of everything on the plate. It’s all … Read more »The GREAT British Sunday Lunch po Polsku

Say Cheese – Say Yarg

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Say Cheese – We’ve been all the way to Cornwall to taste some YARG Piesek P is on the lookout for GREAT British Cheese in Poland – as he finds it he’ll let you know – just smile! Produced from a recipe which dates back to the 13th century, Cornish Yarg cheese was conceived and first produced in its present form by a cheese-making couple, Allan and Jenny Gray, on … Read more »Say Cheese – Say Yarg

WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 7)

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My name’s Trevor and I’m a Bangor Mussel man. I beg your pardon sir….What I meant to say is that I produce and purvey the finest Welsh Mussels to prestigious Amsterdam and Paris tables. The French and the Dutch love mussels and so do we! Mussels have the most impressive nutritional profile of all shellfish. They contain high levels of highly desirable long chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. These … Read more »WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 7)

WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 6)

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Rhug Estate is one of Britain’s leading organic farms, supplying premium sustainably reared meat to some of the country’s top restaurants. We caught up with owner Lord Newborough to find out more about the philosophy behind his field-to-plate operation. The farm produces and sells Aberdeen Angus beef, world famous saltmarsh and milk lamb, chickens, pork, bison, turkeys and geese. Rhug also sells wild game shot on the estate. Over the … Read more »WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 6)

WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 5)

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  Up the Shard – Pardon me! You really need to check this place out for dinner – we did – please let me tell you about it…. Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of The Shard serves innovative contemporary British cuisine. The restaurant boasts breath-taking views from its main dining room, private dining room and a spectacular three-storey high all-day atrium bar. Dishes feature carefully-selected fine British produce and … Read more »WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 5)

WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 4)

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When it gets to four o’clock the Brits get big time into afternoon tea – it’s a tradition and an institution – I went off piste with Pawel from RadioJem to give him a feel for the GREAT British Afternoon Tea…. Afternoon Tea Continues to be a great tradition and a must-do for many visitors to London. London’s afternoon tea offer is quite varied. At the top of the Tea … Read more »WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 4)

WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 3)

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London – A bit hungry? What’s on offer? A quick review….. Over lunch I took the time to ask our expert hosts about the different types of eating establishments in London – spoilt for choice is an understatement The GREAT British Pub and London Tavern As you can imagine there are thousands of pubs in London. In fact there are around 7000.There is a growing demand for good pub food … Read more »WHERE’S MY CHEESE? – The GREAT British Food Tour 2014 (part 3)