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Festive Frugality?

Posted on 20. Oct, 2009 by .

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Will the credit crunch make a difference to this year’s celebrations? Or will canny caterers come up with the perfect Christmas menus to satisfy everyone? If industry pundits are to be believed, it’s going to be a tough Christmas period. Consumers’ purse strings have been well and truly tightened because of the recession and caterers […]

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Which Chefs Knives?

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .

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Any chefs out there care to give us their expert opinion on which kitchen knives to use? We’ve had a few e-mails to the Catering Blog requesting information about what blades to buy. There is no correct answer to things like this – everyone has their own personal preference – so I thought I would […]

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Find Out The Restaurant Pitfalls

Posted on 24. Sep, 2009 by .

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Students attending a new two-day course at Brighton University will receive expert advice on how to Open a Successful Restaurant Business. The course is run by Peter Odgers, principal lecturer at Sussex University’s Culinary Art Studio. He has a broad experience of the hospitality industry as a former chef to operational management in large and […]

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In Britain Everything Stops For Tea

Posted on 14. Sep, 2009 by .

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The UK might have embraced coffee as the fashionable drink of the noughties, but a cup of tea is still the drink to calm Britons in a crisis, according to a new university study. Psychologist Dr Malcolm Cross at City University London confirms what we’ve suspected all along – a cup of tea can significantly […]

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Weasel Poo Latte, anyone?

Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by .

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Pho Café, which serves fresh, authentic street food at Westfield in London has added to its menu “Weasel Coffee” – one of the worlds rarest coffees. Sourced directly from Vietnam, it retails at £6 a cup and Pho will be the only restaurant in the UK to sell it. Weasel coffee is produced by a […]

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