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Why Michel Roux is wrong about people taking photos of his food

Michael Roux in some act of defiance against the modern convention has banned pictures of his kitchen creations from being taken.

Guests at The Waterside Inn, Bray, have been asked to refrain from taking photos of their dishes, with a sign explicitly telling guests to stop taking pictures of their food.

Well it’s not cricket is it Mr Roux?

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Halloween Eats: Pumpkin Soup

One of the biggest crying shames we face as a nation that is slowly embracing the somewhat typically American Halloween traditions – is the waste of good quality pumpkins.

Relegated to simply becoming husks for the sake of horror-based mood lighting, the seasonal staple can be turned into a warming dish too!

Pumpkin soup uses up that often thrown away innards of the orange coloured vegetable (although it’s technically a fruit!).

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The worst things diners do according to the UK’s top chefs

Google Reviews, TripAdvisor, Yelp, FourSquare. As diners or customers, we can literally lay into our food then destroy a businesses reputation without ever having to fear the consequences.

But without the kitchen being able to truly go toe-to-toe without potentially causing further fury, some of the nations top chefs are sharing some of the biggest grievances they have with the restaurant goer.

It’s often said that the customer is always right, but we know that isn’t always the case.

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World Food Day: 5 facts about British food you didn’t know

Happy World Food Day!  A celebration of the way we are fed all over the globe.

The event is the brainchild of the United Nations, instantly elevating the stature of this yearly appointment beyond simply just another ‘food day’.

Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the 16th of October is the very day this arm of the UN was founded, so this event commemorates this inception.

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National Chocolate Week: Chocolate Heaven

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National Chocolate Week is a celebration of all things cocoa from the 9-15th October that culminates in the Chocolate Show, which runs from the 13-15th October at Olympia National Hall, London.

And with hundreds of events expected throughout the week from the UK’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companie and even bars, restaurants are getting involved.

We thought we’d weigh-in and give you a couple of our favourite classy chocolate recipes to help you celebrate all things chocolate in style. These recipes are on us ;)…

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National Curry Week 2017: A celebration of all things curry

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National Curry Week is a celebration of one of our great nation’s favourite dishes.

Some 23 million people, just under half of the population, eat curry in the United Kingdom every year and those behind the Curry Week forecast that the average Brit will spend nearly £34,000 on traditional subcontinental cooking in their lifetime.

From proper Indian restaurant fare to the now traditional pub curry, we are just mad for curry here in Blighty.

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Would you drink a can of fizzy milk?

Fizzy milk could be the answer to the decreasing popularity of traditional dairy, as more people choose milk alternatives for the health benefits.

One of the UK’s largest dairy producers, Arla, is looking to win over a generation of people that are shunning regular milk in favour of the likes of oat, almond, soy and rice milk.

We’re sceptical of the choice to introduce fizzy milk, but if it works for some drinkers, then we can’t really argue!

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Food fraud risks grow creating more conscious consumers

The risk of ‘food fraud’ is becoming something that consumers are having to face up to with each and every visit to many of the countries diners, eateris and even supermarkets sometimes becoming a ‘trust exercise’ for many people.

NFU Mutual recently published a report showing that a staggering 72% of people do not fully trust the food supply network to be 100% truthful.

Instances such as the widely publicised 2013 horsemeat scandal are thought to be behind the change in public opinion, with the least trusted products being processed foods (35%), red meat (18%) and food supplements (15%).

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Zero Waste Week 2017: Norway leads the way in tackling food waste

Tackling our literal mountains of food waste is becoming one of the biggest challenges that faces our food service industry, but innovative thinking and businesses are cropping up all the time to help tackle this major talking point.

Zero Waste Week is a UK-based scheme that hopes to increase the awareness of our rubbish-creating ways. But to put things into context, we’re some way behind our European neighbours in Norway. …continue reading Zero Waste Week 2017: Norway leads the way in tackling food waste