Friday, August 30, 2013

Food review sites - friend or foe?

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”Oscar Wilde

'The customer is always right' is a saying that any person involved in food is taught to adhere to.

But with so many online outlets allowing consumers to field their food frustrations it can be difficult to sit back and take it all on the chin.

However, one restaurateur may wish he had bit his tongue after an argument with one of his diners caused a viral stir.

The argument began when a food reviewer known as ‘Sinsand’ dined at the Bladebone Inn near Reading and had complained about his portion of beef rib with marrow bone smoked mash.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Is the latest vending machine a chip off the old block?

For years company’s have been trying to replicate the perfect chip for people to eat in their own home.

But none can really beat those plump and tasty treats from your local fish and chip shop or for those partial to a French fry you can’t get better than the thin and crisp chips from your favourite fast food outlet.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cafe’s biggest flans in five hour standoff over quiche

It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”Emmet Fox

We’ve all had that mad craving for our favourite food, but how far would you go to get your hands on yours?

Two crooks in Northumberland went a step too far when they broke into a cafe to steal some of their much loved quiche.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Could man-made burgers muscle into the market?

The biggest talking point in food this week has undoubtedly been the first man made burger branded by many as the ‘Google’ burger.

If you’re late in getting in on the story, I am of course talking about the world’s very first burger made solely from stem cells in a laboratory.

But the story which has split the views of many professionals of how the burger got to the plate is a somewhat intriguing one.

It all began around three months ago with cows raised on an organic farm.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Have ice cream vans vanished in the sun?

No summer would be complete without the chime of an ice cream van.

The children excitedly queuing up for 99 Flake or a screwball to cool off in the summer sun.
But where have they all gone I hear you ask?

We were amazed to read that the number of ice cream vans on Britains’s roads has dropped from 25,000 in the 1970s to just 5,000 today.