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Isn’t it time you Taste Portugal?

Say hello to Taste Portugal – the initiative from AHRESP (the Portuguese hospitality & catering association) that’s putting the gastronomy of Portugal on a global stage. Portugal’s foodie culture is at the heart of its identity – its traditions, culture, and geography. We’re very excited to bring a taste of that rich culture to the attention […]

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Vegan victories aplenty before Vegan Month

November is Vegan Month, but the last few weeks have already been particularly vegan friendly themselves. From plant-based pop-ups to meat-free menus, restaurants are giving vegans a much greater choice. Nando’s has added to their veggie options with a Sweet Potato & Butternut Burger and Supergreen Burger, both available in vegetarian and vegan options. Over […]

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No hate for the humble plate

Whether it’s in a shoe or on a horn, restaurants have really shoehorned in new ways to serve food in recent years. For some customers, food served on a slate instead of a plate was hard to stomach. Well nowadays, dog bowls, plant pots, shovels and shoes (yep, we weren’t kidding) have all replaced the […]

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Why It Works – J Sheekey

Every once in a while, the right elements come together in the right place, at the right time in fateful harmony to produce something that sparks the imagination, takes hold in the public subconscious, and, well, just works. Restaurant dishes can have that effect. One minute you’ve dropped in a last minute idea to fill […]

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Roll over for British Sandwich Week

The humble sandwich has had a tough time in recent years. The average lifestyle blog would have you think it’s the weapon of mass destruction of lunch menu. Its carb-y, gluten-y composition laying waste to diets and good digestive health across the land. But a beautiful sourdough or crusty bloomer is not a thing to […]

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Chocolate box or chocolate detox?

We’re going to level with you. In the William Murray office there’s no such thing as ‘left over chocolate’. But in the week after Easter, we’re prepared to accept that the more moderate and restrained chocolate fans amongst you might be running a cocoa surplus. There’s no end of ways to incorporate spare chocolate into […]

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Pizza perfect

Pizza isn’t just a meal – it’s a way of life. Just ask any Neapolitan, where every street corner of their city brings a margherita more magnificent than the last. Don’t even think of asking for a pepperoni or Hawaiian. In Naples it’s margherita or death, with an honourable exception made for the marinara topped […]

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Coffee liqueurs setting off a ‘shot’ wave

It’s UK Coffee Week (10–16 April) so it’s only right to have a tipple with a caffeine kick to celebrate. The coffee-liquor combo is a tricky beast. Liqueur coffees have a slightly dusty association with Irish cream coffees and ill-advised overindulgence of Kalhúa. But a new wave of coffee cocktails are saving the boozy coffee […]

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Side plate to main event

Michelin starred chef, Simon Hulstone of The Elephant, Torquay, has spoken about growing produce to supply his restaurant, in the latest issue of Chef magazine. Setting up a farm and using his own crops has changed his approach to prepping ingredients: “We’ve tended to do a lot less with it, to let the ingredient shine. […]

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Toss and turmeric

Golden is more than just colour – turmeric is having a golden moment on menus, cropping up in Pret a Manger’s turmeric tonic, The Modern Pantry’s margaritas, and in Granger & Co’s roast lamb. And it’s no surprise that it’s caught the attention of food fashionistas. Native to southern Asia, and long used in traditional […]

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