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Santa Maria unleashes the power of pepper

What do you think about when you think about pepper? Salt? Dr Pepper? Not a whole lot? It’s probably pretty normal that you put a grind or two on your dinner without giving it a second thought. But, you’re not a chef. Chefs should be thinking about how pepper can elevate their dishes, where the […]

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The chicken, the whole chicken, and nothing but the chicken

Last week KFC avoided an investigation in to its ‘The Whole Chicken’ advertising campaign, which features chickens strutting their stuff to DMX’s ‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) received almost 500 complaints, for a plethora of reasons ranging from the depiction of chickens being “disrespectful, “offensive” and “distressing”, to the […]

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Good enough to eat

In this week’s ‘too good to be true’ file, an app has been developed that can supposedly create recipes from food snaps using a database of more than 1 million recipes. Pic2Recipe! claims to be able to recognise ingredients from our beloved #foodporn images, matching combinations to its recipe database and producing an ingredient list […]

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The top 40 most award-winning PR agencies

The good folks over at PRmoment have published a league table of the top 40 most award winning PR firms in the UK. And guess who made the top flight? With two strong wins at the 2017 PRmoment Awards and a spattering of shortlisted entries over the past 12 months, William Murray is sitting pretty […]

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Get the measure of your PR The William Murray Way

Bill Gates famously said, ‘If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget, I’d spend it on PR!’ But why? How did he know what return he was going to get, and how could he be sure it was delivering value? If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it For your […]

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Rubbish! High Street Chains’ Food Waste Revealed

As part of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not Campaign, a number of quick service restaurants (QSRs) have recently been found severely lacking in their attempts to deal with the mammoth issue of food waste. Out of ten high street names, only three food giants – Pret, KFC and Greggs – were found to be […]

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Foodie Fun at the National Restaurant Awards 2017

This week, a few of us were invited to the National Restaurant Awards where the UK’s 100 top restaurants (as decided by 180 chefs, restauranteurs and food critics) were revealed. Many industry events can often seem a bit stiff but these never are. There were huge cheers all around the Hurlingham Club last night for […]

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Move Over Meat – It’s World Meat Free Day

Vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians rejoice! World Meat Free Day (12th June) is here again and it’s the perfect excuse to rope your carnivorous friends into tackling your diet for the day. Struggling to convince them of the benefits of a meat free lifestyle? By going meat free for just one day you can save the equivalent daily […]

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5 Things Not to Miss At The Taste of London Festival

Every year Regent’s Park is transformed into a treasure trove of foodie delights during the Taste of London festival (14th-18th June). As always, there are so many amazing treats in store that it’s tricky to narrow down which stalls should be a top priority. But there’s no need to fear, we’re here to help with […]

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Clean up on Aisle 2: Why own-label products are on the up

Following the swell of inflation, Brits are starting to feel the pinch. Food inflation currently stands at 2.9%, meaning that over the past 3 months we’ve tacked on an additional £27 to our grocery bills. According to Chris Hayward, consumer specialist at Kantar Worldpanel: “That £27 may not seem like much, but if inflation continues […]

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