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Category: Feature

How Netflix’s Ugly Delicious poses catering a huge question

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 9th March 2018

David Chang, “Ugly Delicious”, Netflix

A new breakout show from the American web-media mega company, Netflix’s Ugly Delicious popularity actually poses quite a few key questions of caterers across the globe.

The crux of the argument brought forward by the show is: ‘Is the original always the best?’

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How technology is helping innovate our food manufacturing

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 1st February 2018

The way we access and produce food is going through a constant evolution in a bid to be more efficient and cost-effective.

One area that has developed significantly in our food manufacturing is the ability to integrate up to date technology with even traditional processes.

Food technology has the power to truly overhaul our food production systems and move us into an age of almost automated farming and sustainability.

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How Instagram is changing the way the catering industry operates

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 18th January 2018

Remember a time when, to get information about an eatery or restaurant you either had to ask someone who had been, read a review in the paper or simply bite the bullet and go try for yourself?

It’s easy to forget that today, the internet has made finding out about almost any business an effortless task, and particularly in the food industry one social media platform has quickly become the ‘go to’ place to check out what to expect.

Instagram is literally changing the way many food businesses are operating, jumping on the photogenic food bandwagon can be a sure-fire way to instantly get people gagging to get through your doors; all to get their own snaps of your good-looking dishes.

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A Brief History of Waffles

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 1st August 2017

Synonymous with Europe and a Belgian culinary speciality, the waffle is an extremely popular menu item across all of continental Europe and has transcended oceans to become something of a cultural institution in North America.

Here, however, it’s more of a foreign delight; one that becomes increasingly more prominent during the winter months when festive markets roll into town.

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If you didn’t already know, the reverse sear is often hailed as the ultimate way to cook the perfect medium or medium-rare steak every single time.

But you might not have heard of the reverse sear before, and it’s not quite the same as simply cooking steak on a high heat.

The best thing is that this technique is not only simple, it’s almost foolproof. [ Read More ]

652 UK hotels fail food hygiene inspections: Don’t become a statistic

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 27th February 2017


A total of 652 hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs in the United Kingdom have failed their latest food safety inspections, including even four and five-star rated venues.

In the survey conducted by Which? Travel, many failed for basic hygiene errors with inspectors discovering seafood past expiry date, raw meat stored next to sauces and high-risk food stored in areas without proper temperature control.

Some 19 hotels were even given a zero rating — the lowest possible score attainable.

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How one Indian buffet is tackling their food waste

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 13th January 2017


It has been a common theme over the past couple of years, but Britain’s food waste has reached tipping point.

So much so, that after noticing their food waste increasing to an eye-watering 600kg per week, one Dundee-based Indian buffet has decided to impose fines on wasteful customers.

Could this be a great way to help reduce the waste in buffets up and down the British Isles? [ Read More ]

US Study finds that men eat more food to show off

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 12th January 2017


An American study has found that men will overeat to the extreme as they feel it makes them appear more masculine.

Whilst we cannot speak for all males, we think the research carried out by Cornell University, New York, is pretty much spot on based upon our own experiences… [ Read More ]

2017 Food trends – and how to use them in your kitchen

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 3rd January 2017


2017 is upon us, and despite not remembering how to write (or type) the date correctly on more than a few occasions already, we have remembered to get our diets completely under control – No more breakfast chocolate for us!

The coming year means the start of a new diet for millions of people around the world, and it also means that 2017 food trends are emerging all the time.

Using our nous and, of course, research we have a few predictions of what to expect from this new wave of 2017 food trends – and how to use them in your kitchen.

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