Opening a new restaurant is often a quick way for rich people to lose money. It is a gamble opening your doors to the public, just like playing poker. But as with cards, there are ways to hedge your bets. The cautious restaurateur might tend towards well-worn concepts such as the burger joint, for instance, or the fried-chicken shop.
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Thursday 31 January 2013
John Torode is best known as the straight-talking TV presenter and judge of BBC’s MasterChef. He originally moved to the UK from his native Australia in the mid-1990s when he worked for the Conran Group. He owns two London restaurants. He is now working with IWSC Winemaker of the Year Neil McGuigan to launch the Neil McGuigan & John Torode Recipe Collection, a personalised food and wine matching service: mcguiganwines.co.uk
Sunday 27 January 2013
My earliest food memory… Waking up on a cold frosty morning at my Nan's house and my Grandad cooking porridge on the hob with milk and the tiniest bit of sugar melted on top. Then he'd pour the cold milk around the bowl so it would set like custard. It's the best start to the day for energy. It's better than Red Bull – porridge gives you wings.
Friday 25 January 2013
Tom Hunt is a self-proclaimed eco-chef who started his career working at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage. He then went on to co-found Forgotten Feast, which works to revive British heritage recipes and reduce food waste. He works closely with the food charities FareShare, FoodCycle and StreetSmart. He has a restaurant, Poco, in Bristol and will be spending 2013 writing a cookbook.
Thursday 17 January 2013
'If I could take one thing to a desert island, it would be chilli sauce. Ideally Nando's Piri Piri'
Thursday 03 January 2013
This week I've been eating...fun foods
Friday 28 December 2012
‘Travel is finding good places to eat’
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Recipes by TV chefs including Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are “less healthy” than ready meals, researchers said.
Sunday 16 December 2012
My earliest food memory… I'll never forget my mother's instant noodles when I was growing up in New York. My mother's an awful cook so I ate a lot of bad food when I was young. It forced me to learn how to cook myself.
Saturday 15 December 2012
In the pantheon of pop stimuli, food has always run a close second to sex.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Whether it’s a space-age set of scales or a perfect blend of Parisian tea, we’ve found a culinary present for everyone...
Thursday 13 December 2012
'Poached nashi pears with bitter almonds are a great way to fend off winter colds'
Thursday 06 December 2012
'So many chefs use excessive fat to enhance flavours. I use herbs and spices'
Sunday 02 December 2012
Don't want to be blue this Christmas? Then try purple or green or pink or gold!
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The unlikely combination of Mary Berry and James Bond have helped to give Aga's chief executive William McGrath "an air of optimism for 2013".
Thursday 15 November 2012
'I've got a bit of a savoury tooth – I snack on anything from crisps to calamari'
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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