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 28 April 2011
Sunday 24 April 2011
They're promised that victory will "change their lives" but the threat of MasterChef fatigue will hang over this week's winner, if history is any guide.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Flowers always feel like a luxury – even the cheap ones – and, given that daring blooms come at daring prices, it would be nice to make more of them...
Sunday 06 March 2011
Saturday 05 March 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
Wednesday 22 December 2010
Two of the great public appetites in modern Britain have been for celebrities and cook books. So Gwyneth Paltrow might be forgiven for thinking she is going to do well with her new tome in which the American actress outlines some of her favourite recipes and her general philosophy on food.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Friday 11 June 2010
Two men "made it their life's work" to spread racist messages and encourage others to help them achieve their goal of "the eradication of ethnic minorities from Britain", a court heard today.
Dylan Jones: 'I think I’m on safe ground when I say that I make the best potato salad in the world'
Saturday 22 May 2010
I gave up on celebrity cook books a long time ago, probably around the time that former Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker brought out 80 Nutritious and Calorie-counted Recipes (available still on Amazon – 41 used copies from £0.01). To be honest, just about the only celebrity recipe I've ever taken seriously is Randy Newman's "Primitive cheese sandwich". "Ingredients: three slices of English cheddar cheese, and two slices of white bread. Place cheese between bread slices, stacking carefully. I like to accompany the sandwich with a simple muscatel or, for a more formal luncheon, with a brisk shot or two of rye."
Friday 14 May 2010
A white supremacist who became the first person to be sentenced for producing a chemical weapon was jailed for 10 years today.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Jerry Seinfeld's wife did not copy a cookbook author when she released her own techniques for getting children to eat vegetables, a federal appeals court concluded yesterday.
Friday 23 April 2010
Since Christopher Hirst took Mrs H down the aisle, or register office corridor, the worldly goods with which he has endowed her have included literally hundreds of cookery books, including a volume which gives instructions for seabird guano soup. The three largest, one of which warns that its recipes should be attempted only by professionals with specialist equipment, between them totalled 2,137 massive pages. Even more than most recipe books, these contained many dishes which are never going to be cooked by its readers.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
A teenage white supremacist was behind a neo-Nazi group that wanted to overthrow the Government, a court heard today.
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign