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Category: Catering Equipment

FriFri Fryers | Brand new and available to order

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 19th June 2015


Whatever caused Mr Struchen to switch professions we fear we’ll never know, but in 1947, two years after the culmination of World War II, the former manufacturing manager of a prestigious watch company decided to try his hand in the world of gas fryers. Struchen, with the help of two initial employees, began to import specialist fryers from American for the commercial Swiss market.

After a year being strictly an import business, Struchen & Cie decides to manufacture their own range of electric fryers under the bespoke brand names of De Luxe, Room, Doppo and Captain.

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London 2018 for Bocuse d’Or Europe?

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 10th June 2015


Could the Bocuse d’Or, the World Cup of cooking, be heading to our nation’s capital in 2018?

The United Kingdom’s team has put forward an application to host the European heats of the prestigious competition in London. The formal announcement was made at a private function, sponsored by the catering manufacturer Manitowoc, at Quaglino’s earlier this month.

If successful, the continent wide event would be hosted at the famous ExCeL Centre in London which has hosted a number of high profile trade shows, expositions and was turned into a sporting auditorium for the 2012 Olympics.

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El Celler de Can Roca named the World’s Best Restaurant

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 4th June 2015


As the calendar flipped from May to June, some of the world’s greatest chefs and restaurant owners gathered at London’s Guildhall for the unveiling of The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list for 2015.

The awards ceremony, now in its fourteenth year, brings together the supposed brightest and best in the culinary world. And following a slap up dinner at Fera at Claridge’s the great and the good, sponsors and members of the press headed off to the big event where they saw the Catalan restaurant of El Celler de Can Roca claim top spot.

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The rising popularity of Brazil’s cafe competition

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 2nd June 2015


“Food is something people have to buy every day, so it generates income every day,” says David Bispo, the owner of a boteco (a small café bar) in the Chapeu Mangueira area of Rio de Janeiro. “You probably haven’t bought any clothes today, but you’ve probably bought food.” And of course, he’s correct.

Bispo opened his café a couple of years ago when his work as a fisherman dried up and it’s one of a number, possibly thousands, which are found in Brazil’s most famous city. It’s not particularly flashy by all accounts, but there’s a steady trade that takes advantage of the cold beer and petiscos, small snacks which are often deep fried.

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Don’t scream over a lack of Ice Cream

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 1st June 2015

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Spring is slowly turning into summer, though if the weather forecast for the next week is anything to go by it won’t be a smooth transition. But once the sun finally takes up residence in the clear blue sky, a new dawn of recipes and menus will come out to populate boards, cards and placards.

One perennial summer favourite is ice cream. Over the years the simple dish, which can trace its lineage back to 400BC, has been reinvented and has at times resembled both a staple of the desert menu and an abstract incarnation of contemporary culinary and chic trends.

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