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Telling it how it is for Harden’s

Over 25 years have passed since Richard and Peter Harden hit on the idea of an independent restaurant guide written by the very people that eat in them – the diners themselves. The Harden’s Restaurant Guide was born, and quickly gained a reputation as one of the most accessible and reliable restaurant guides around. The […]

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Chewing over democracy

As the UK embarks on the fourth major vote in as many years (from the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 to this year’s General Election on June 8th), spare a thought for the canvassing politicians who’ll be expected to show how ordinary they are in a bid to keep their heads below the parapet marked […]

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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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Working up a head of steam at LCF

London Coffee Festival gave a caffeinated kick-start to UK Coffee Week (10–16 April) at the Old Truman Brewery in London, with a triple shot-strong line up of treats for the trade, from the Coffee Masters global barista tournament to Grind’s Chef’s Table food pairing, and workshops in The Tasting Room. New for this year was […]

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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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William Murray Communications scoops a double at PRmoment Awards

We’ve only gone and done it again! Hot off the heels of picking up three B2B Marketing Awards at the end of last year, we took two more trophies home at last night’s PRmoment Awards 2017. We always had a feeling we were the best – and all those judges can’t be wrong. The PRmoment Awards have quickly become a […]

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The future is now

This week William Murray attended the final of the 2017 Springboard FutureChef final at Westminster Kingsway College. The FutureChef competition inspire young people (aged 12-16) to cook, providing a much needed talent pipeline into apprenticeships for the industry. The final was the culmination of months of hard work by the 12 finalists, who successfully outcooked […]

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