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biltong, droewors, Leamington, leamingtonspa, small business, south african food -

On Saturday the 26th of June I celebrated the 1st birthday of Ben’s Meat & Heat Emporium. Customers enjoyed boerewors rolls cooked on the braai by the awesome blogger, Braai Lad and our fantastic braai wood supplier, Let’s braai. The braai was my way of saying thank you to all the fabulous customers who have supported me over the last year.      It was so good to see so many of my regular Emporium customers on the day as well as some new faces. It was also fantastic to see many of my South African customers meeting fellow ex-pats...

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biltong, butcher, droewors, national butchers week -

This week is National Butchers week, so I thought I’d share a bit of information about the fabulous butcher I use for my biltong and droewors. Joseph Morris Butchers are situated in Rugby and have been my butcher for a number of years. They never let me down with their meat quality and are a pleasure to deal with. Joseph Morris Butchers are a family run business established in 1930 by Joseph Morris who set up a small shop in the village of South Kilworth in Leicestershire. As demand for quality meat grew, the business expanded and it is now...

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biltong, chillisauce, droewors, hotsauce, leamingtonspa -

Ben's Meat & Heat Emporium opens this weekend in the basement of 29 Portland street in Leamington Spa, CV32 5EZ. You'll find my South African snacks as well as a range of other delicious artisan snacks and drinks. Ben's Meat & Heat Emproium will be open on weekends, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

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biltong, chilli, coronavirus, small business -

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all of us and small business has been no exception. Many small businesses have been forced to close while others have had to adapt their businesses to the new circumstances. Thankfully, part of my business is an online shop, so I have been able to continue to supply my customers with their favourite South African snacks. The other part of the business however, my market stall, has not been able to operate which has impacted revenue. In these difficult times, I have been heartened to see so many other small businesses...

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biltong, butcher, droewors, Leamington, Warwick -

This month I want to give a big shout out to The Meat Room, who are fantastic butchers located in both Warwick & Leamington. The Meat Room are big supporters of mine and stock many of my biltong and droewors products. Jamie, who owns The Meat Room, comes from a long line of butchers. His Grandad owned a reputable Pork Shop in Warwick for 30 years, which his Dad had for a further 5 years. Jamie worked in the shop from the age of 11, as a Saturday boy, and then went to full time at age 14. After 15...

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