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NEW TV series transmission dates - 30/07/13
Just to let you know that “food network UK” will be transmitting my new TV series of “From Birmingham to Bombay on the 19th – 23 rd Aug  at 12 noon !  
A food and travel series that looks at the history and origination of 5 of the UK`s (and world`s) most popular curries.

The series is available via the following :
Freeview channel 48 , 
Sky 262 , 
Virgin Media 287 and 
freesat 403   

PS, the first of the set of 5 cookbooks is now available via www.booksbyalancoxon.com and looks at the foods of Northern India, the Punjab, Amritsar and includes Tandoori recipes, stories from the Golden temple and communal kitchen`s.
Donating profits from my new cookbook to food related charities - 24/07/13
I will be donating some profits from this and the four other books in the set of 5 to food related charities as I believe nobody should go hungry in this day and age.
My first book (out of a set of 5 ) is based on North India, the Punjab and the city of Amritsar. 
In the TV series and book I visit the Golden Temple and the communal kitchen`s that feed over 40,000 peopel per day a charity aimed at serving the poor and hungry with a healthy hot meal. 
It is this wonderfull act of kindness and humanity that has stimulated me into donating towards this and other food charities, in the hope that a little of what I can do will help support and feed those that are in such need.
There is some information about this within the book.

 www.booksbyalancoxon.com  
Filming Spanish Cherries in Extremadura ! - 11/07/13
Delighted to announce that I have been filming a new 5 min DVD on Spanish cherries in the Jerte Valley Extremadura.   Over 1 million cherry trees can be found in this valley and the cherry co-operative employ over 15,000 pickers during its cherry picking season!. The villages of Caceres and Palencia are in the valley and are stunning locations to visit, one being a UNESCO world heritage site.

Needless to say there are some great places to eat and Tapas are a must in this region. For those looking for a substantial culinary experience then the Atrio in Caceres is the place to head, for this 2 Michelin star restaurant is stunning. Paradores ( Hotels built within historic monuments) are also great places to stay, offering not only all the high standards and facilities of 4 star  hotels but also with stunning historic architecture , adding to a great ambience and point of difference.   I will be writing a complete list of places eat and stay to try in my next up-date.       

My new cookbook now available - 11/07/13
New Cookbook \"From Birmingham to Bombay\" now available via 
New E-book now available - 27/06/13
I am delighted to announce that my new e-book entitled "From Birmingham to Bombay" is now available.    
http://www.booksbyalancoxon.com 

The first book will take you on a visit to the Northern part of India, the city of Amritsar and the Punjab. 
Here I look at the history and origination of the Tandoor oven and the tandoori recipes.  I also take a trip to the Golden Temple and the communal Kitchens where over 40,000 free meals are cooked and served every day by volunteers. 

The e-book is more of a culinary travel mag focusing on one part of India with regional recipes and stunning portrait, landscape and food photography to add to the culinary feast. 
I have chosen to produce an e-book over that of a hard back to allow grater and wider access all at an achievable affordable price. 

The e-book is also to tie in with my new TV series of the same title that will air on Food network UK as from August 19th - 23rd. From Birmingham to Bombay TV series is currently being transmitted on Al-Jazeera TV networks , Indian history channel , and New Zealand Lifestyle network and is being rolled out to other countries around the world.      

I hope you will be able to catch the new series as well as follow the culinary journey across 7 regions of India in my collection of 5 e-books. 
St Brides hotel luncheon. - 24/06/13
To celebrate Pembrokeshire seafood week,I will be cooking a special lunch at the St Brides Spa hotel on Saturday 29th June.
Greatly looking forward to this event as I will not only be cooking my menu with the culinary team at the hotel but also doing a demonstration before and during the meal itself, should be good fun !.
For more information please visit st Brides website or follow this link.
New E-book launch date 28th June 2013 - 10/06/13
  I am delighted to announce that my new e-book entitled "From Birmingham to Bombay" will be launched on the 28th June 2013. www.booksbyalancoxon.com will host the new set of 5 e-books.

The first book will take you on a visit to the Northern part of India, the city of Amritsar and the Punjab. Here I look at the history and origination of the Tandoor oven and the tandoori recipes.  I also take a trip to the Golden Temple and the communal Kitchens where over 40,000 free meals are cooked and served every day by volunteers. The e-book is more of a culinary travel mag focusing on one part of India with regional recipes and stunning portrait, landscape and food photography to add to the culinary feast.   I have chosen to produce an e-book over that of a hard back to allow grater and wider access all at an achievable affordable price.

The e-book is also to tie in with my new TV series of the same title that will air on Food network UK as from August 19th - 23rd. From Birmingham to Bombay TV series is currently being transmitted on Al-Jazeera TV networks , Indian history channel , and New Zealand Lifestyle network and is being rolled out to other countries around the world.      

I hope you will be able to catch the new series as well as follow the culinary journey across 7 regions of India in my collection of 5 e-books. 
Next cookery Demo - 10/06/13
My next live cookery demonstration will be at Droitwhich Spa on the Saturday 22nd June 2013
If you are in or around the area, please do come along to say hello.
British Embassy in Bulgaria - 03/06/13
I have just returned from cooking at the British Embassy in Bulgaria for the Ambassador and his guests and to help promote British produce. I was extremely impressed by all the hard work taking place at the Embassy by the Ambassador, his team and UKTI staff to drive Britain, British products and export opportunities into...more http://lnkd.in/vTRhaT
May the best house win ! - 24/05/13

 It was a nice show to do if not nerve racking having people criticise your home !!