Gastro Gossip: Putting New Food On Your Radar

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Loosen your belts and make room for pudding

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Hungry? Don’t worry if you aren’t… You will be after reading this. We’ve gathered the latest and greatest snacks and tipples and restaurants you need to know about – you’re welcome, hedonists, these are the hottest new food to try.

Get a taste of this: new food to try this month

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A Brew-Ti-Ful Tin

What’s better than sustainable coffee pods? Stylishly stashed sustainable coffee pods, certainly. Illustrator and tattoo artist Poppy Crewe has inked up a limited edition tin for Grind’s world-first home compostable caffeine hits. The cute illustrations celebrate the rise-and-grind of the natural composting process. Dreamy. grind.co.uk

King's Ginger mince pies at Pophams

Festive Favours

Mince pies are a staple of the festive season – Popham’s have presented an alternate take on the classic, in collaboration with The King’s Ginger. The secret to these ultra indulgent treats? Mincemeat which has been macerating in the golden liqueur since February, and pastry which has been combined with 24 layers of butter.  Just remember to leave one out for Santa… But we won’t blame you if you don’t. £20 for six, £36 for 12, in-store at Popham’s bakeries in Islington, London Fields and Hackney.

Black Lines launch new pre-mixed negroni

Brisk Beverages

Hosting this Christmas? Alleviate the burden – outsource the tipples. Black Lines are launching the world’s first Negroni jeroboam on 1 December, serving up a neat 30 servings of the chic cocktail. £160, blacklinesdrinks.com

Moreish Macarons

These delicate little festive treats are almost too beautiful to eat – almost. Emma Dodi’s hand-painted collection of macarons offer nostalgic bursts of favourite Christmas flavours, including eggnog, gingerbread and milk chocolate orange. From £32 for six, emmadodicakes.com

Board Games and Bubbles

To celebrate its 70th year making sparkling wine, Hambledon Vineyard has released a special edition chess set with British chess maker, Purling, featuring bespoke painted pieces and a limited run of the anniversary bubbles. £5,000, hambledonvineyard.co.uk

Taste of Paris

The renowned Parisian Caviar house, Petrossian, is opening its doors in London for the first time. Its new South Kensington deli will bring you all sorts of fantastique treats from La Manche, sans the Eurostar fare. petrossian.co.uk

Pour Us Another

Savyll’s zero percent pre-bottled cocktails are perfect for when the Christmas cheer gets too much – who doesn’t love a festive bellini without the consequences? £35.99, savyll.com

A Festive Feast

A Christmas feast tastes better without the fuss, which is why chef Simon Rogan, of Michelin-starred L’Enclume, is releasing super seasonal make-at-home meal kits. Open the show with artichoke velouté and follow with traditional Goosnargh turkey, before wowing the entire family for dessert – a gorgeous gourmet Christmas pudding. We won’t tell if you don’t. £95pp, simonrogan.co.uk

Punchy Panettone

Outshine the chef by bringing along a Strazzanti panettone this holiday season. Its authentic Sicilian bakes are filled with flecks of orange peel, and ideally accompanied by pistachio cream. £28, strazzanti.co