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 08 November 2012
McCanta started out bar tending in New York and went on to work for Saf raw food restaurants, opening Saf Restaurant and Bar in London in 2008. He has devised the cocktails for the Grey Goose Winter Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation tomorrow. For tickets, go to ejaf.com
What To Do, See & Buy: Pyrus; Rose De Borman; Ottolenghi; D&AD 2012; RareKind print house; Get the Gloss website
Saturday 03 November 2012
Thursday 25 October 2012
'Anywhere in the world I smell hickory, it takes me straight home'
Sunday 21 October 2012
If meatballs and a gibberish-spouting puppet chef seem unlikely ambassadors for a global gastronomic revolution then think again. Swedish chefs are leading a new Nordic invasion and this time it's no laughing matter.
Friday 19 October 2012
Cecilia Tessieri is one of the only female master chocolatiers in the world. She set up Amedei with her brother Alessio in 1990. She has world exclusivity to the 25 tonnes of beans grown in Chuao in Venezuela, thought to be best in the world, and has won a host of awards for her bars, including the Golden Bean from the London Academy of Chocolate. Amedei's latest product is a chocolate and hazelnut sauce and is available online at Fortnum and Mason (fortnumandmason.com).
Thursday 18 October 2012
Law student John Whaite, 23, has been crowned the surprise winner of The Great British Bake Off, after impressing judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with his "Heaven and Hell" chiffon cake, a monster gateau that required 18 eggs, 600 grams of dark chocolate and one kilogram of sugar. But what's for afters?
Wednesday 17 October 2012
The Great British Bake Off saw its audience rise to a new high for last night's finale as more than seven million people watched John Whaite crowned king of the cakes.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Wheat supplies plummet, wheat prices to rocket: the legacy of a dismal wet summer is realised. A little part of me, the restaurant critic that can't help eating the entire bread basket before the starters appear, rejoices. If we get less bread in our diets, it's good for all of us. But – of course – that's idiotic.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Supermarket promotions make it easy for us to buy more than we need, but it means we end up throwing away far too much.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Friday 28 September 2012
Friday 31 August 2012
Chef Sat Bains started his career helping to set up Raymond Blanc's first brasserie, Le Petit Blanc. After a spell at restaurant du jour L'Escargot, he won the Roux brothers' scholarship and went off to work at the three-Michelin-starred Le Jardin des Sens in the South of France. His self-titled restaurant in Nottingham has two Michelin stars, the first awarded to a restaurant in the city.
Friday 17 August 2012
'Bread feeds the soul and the body. I could be happy living on bread and water'
Saturday 11 August 2012
It's funny how just walking into the Dock Kitchen makes you feel trendy. Perhaps it's the neighbours. Stevie Parle's dockside restaurant is part (easily the largest part) of an industrial complex. Lurking beneath it, like a chic troll, is the designer Tom Dixon's studio, while next door is the HQ of Innocent, the smoothies firm.
Monday 06 August 2012
Exploring China: a Culinary Adventure is presented by a veritable Marco Polo of kitchen equipment, a heroic figure who ventured East and on his return transformed the cooking techniques of the Occident.
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