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Veganism has hit the mainstream: here’s the proof

World Meat Free Week might be over, but the penchant for plant-based meals shows no sign of slowing, as an increasing number of people embrace veganism (at least some of the time). Not only did a record number of people sign up to Veganuary this year, vegan cookbooks are still in Amazon’s top 20 best […]

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Is fine dining really dead?

With industry trade show Casual Dining 2018 expecting to see a record number of operators attend the annual two-day event, we thought it was a good time to put pen to paper about our view on the casualisation of dining. Traditional fine dining is officially on the decline. Starched tablecloths and long wine lists are […]

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Meet our latest squeeze – Zummo London

Grab a glass of orange juice and say cheers to innovative fruit juice machine company Zummo London. We’re as pleased as (fruit) punch to announce we’ll be working with Zummo London, delivering their PR and communications. Zummo London is the official distributor for the Zummo brand in the UK. Zummo – founded in Spain in […]

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A sugar kick without the gelatine? Sweet.

Earlier this week, the entire world (or at least the 6-or-so million people that watched) were shocked to see Lord Sugar name his two finalists both winners of this year’s The Apprentice. One of the winners, Sarah Lynn, is a sweet firm owner. Clearly, Lord Sugar saw the opportunity for a sweet profit. But however […]

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Taste Portugal

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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