Category Archives: Latest Trends

Carpaccio – Painter first, Dish second

Steven, a dear friend and mentor, asked me about carpaccio over the weekend.  He’d had some vegetables sliced finely, dressed and listed as a ’carpaccio’.  Nothing too wrong with that, asuming they tasted good and the dish was well executed, but it does … Continue reading

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‘Cost Reduction’ – Tuneful Sounds to the Cost Accountants’ Ears

Chip away at a product’s integrity – that’s call ‘cost reduction’. More like a bo-weevil eating into a brand’s loyal following. Continue reading

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Food Biz Scamming Latest – LOL!!

Food scams – ‘Somerset’ Brie from France. LOL or what? Who’s scamming who here? Continue reading

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Pee-arghs and Chocolate Tea Pots

What you reckon on chocolate tea pots? London’s full of them. Food clients beware. Continue reading

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Step up to the Plate, Wm Morrison

“What’s the difference between a supermarket trolley and a non-executive director?”, asked Sir Ken Morrison last year before he stepped down. Answer: “You can get more wine into a non-executive director”. You have to love someone with that clip. I … Continue reading

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I’m over a Rainbow with these New Breads

Rainbow breads from the masters – Lenotre – ‘arc-en-ciel’ bread wins big prize in Lyons. Amazing and natural through and through. Continue reading

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