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Category: Feature

Dishes around the World: Poutine

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 31st October 2016


Canada is essentially two countries in one, two distinct major languages and very distinct regional menus are found throughout the World’s second largest country.

The influence of Great Britain is no doubt found it’s way into the greasy spoon cafes and diners of North America, where Poutine is the ultimate junk food from Quebec.

All you need to know is that Poutine contains glorious, glorious chips.

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Top 5 Restaurant Turn Offs

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 28th October 2016

5 top restaurant turn offs

Restaurants are losing out on income and vital addition revenue through a combination of meagre customer service and abject cleaning practices, a survey by the PR group Censuswide has found.

Those questioned stated that a bad customer service experience was their biggest turn off, though it would not necessarily stop them from returning to the establishment.

More worryingly however for caterers was that over half of the participants stated that unwashed glassware would force people to think twice about revisiting whilst dirty cutlery would put people off altogether…these are the ‘Top 5 Restaurant Turn Offs’…

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Facebook to add food ordering service

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 26th October 2016

Facebook to add food ordering service

The social media giant, Facebook, is set to add food ordering services and bake them straight into the news feeds of users around the world.

Currently rolling out to users in the United States, customers will be able to order food straight from the pages of restaurants and takeaways that have signed up to be part of the service.

Could ordering food straight from Facebook allow for more of a tailored takeaway experience and open up new business opportunities?…

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World Pasta Day 2016: How to cook pasta like an Italian

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 25th October 2016

world pasta day

Pasta is so popular it has it’s own day. Some might say everyday, right? Well yes, as much as the world loves pasta World Pasta Day was only established as recently as 1998.

Alongside pizza, pasta is easily one of the most iconic Italian exports, coming in all manner of shapes, sizes, flavours and combinations.

We can’t think of a better day to share our favourite pasta recipes than World Pasta Day 2016 – which falls every single year on the 25th October.

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Dishes around the World: Brazilian cheese bread (Pão de Queijo)

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 24th October 2016

brazilian cheese bread pão de queijo

Brazil is renowned for many things, samba, world class footballers, the Amazon rainforest, Carnival and of course much much more.

What is often overlooked this side of the planet is the unbelievable cuisine coming out of the South American nation.

But we’re here to change that with our Dishes around the World series, and our focus this time is the incredibly rich and tasty Brazilian cheese bread or Pão de Queijo.

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National Apple Day 2016

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 21st October 2016

apple day

Today we celebrate the incredible diversity of the wonderful delicious apple.

Over the world there are over 2,300 types of the fruit to pick from, but here on these shores we stick to our traditional favourites such as the Granny Smith and the Cox – though recent trends have seen sweeter varieties like the Gala, Pink Lady and Jazz gain new levels of popularity.

However in the midst of all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the UK’s National Apple Day, there are some alarming statistics which have come to light, the most worrying one being that two-thirds of British orchards have been lost since the 1960s.

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International Chefs Day: Hail to the Chef

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 20th October 2016

international chef day

Every single year on the 20th of October we celebrate the culinary innovators around the World with International Chefs Day.

Organised by the World Association of Chef Societies, over 103 member organisations around the world take part in this special day by hosting workshops and activities for hundreds of thousands of children in a bid to improve eating habits and teach important life cooking skills!

Supported by many of the manufacturers we as catering suppliers stock, we are proud to provide UK based Chefs with all the kit they need to create culinary marvels.

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Dishes around the World: Moussaka

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 17th October 2016


Aubergine is a bit of a strange vegetable, known as the eggplant around the world, brightly purple coloured but white when cut open.

Used in a wide range of Middle East and European cuisine, the aubergine forms the basis of the traditional Moussaka.

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Potato Alternatives

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 13th October 2016

potato alternatives

Whether you’re suffering from a supermarket shortage and higher prices due to poor harvests or you’re simply bored and looking for a change, there are plenty of other interesting root vegetables that can be used as an alternative to the potato.

The rise of healthy alternatives has given us much more food to tantalise our tastebuds with healthier alternative ingredients to our age-old classics.

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Dishes around the World: Tabbouleh

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 10th October 2016

lentil tabbouleh

A vegetarian salad that exudes colours and flavours, Tabbouleh is a great way to shake up your salad menu options in an instant.

Tabbouleh in the less-traditional sense, can be made in any number of ways to suit your menu or accompany another portion of your dishes.

Usually served as part of a mezze in the Arab world, we think that the rest of world really took notice of this amazing vegetarian option. [ Read More ]