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22 Sep: Corkage 

From the outside, owning your own restaurant might look like the ultimate in the good life. But here’s the reality check – if you’re looking to get rich, the restaurant business could possibly be the hardest place in which to make a profit.

13 Aug: Restaurants & Profits

From the outside, owning your own restaurant might look like the ultimate in the good life. But here’s the reality check – if you’re looking to get rich, the restaurant business could possibly be the hardest place in which to make a profit.

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21 Jul: 101 Ways To Cook Perfect Potatoes

It’s credited with the rise of the Western world and industrialised agriculture; it’s been associated with witchcraft, and its flowers worn by royalty have sparked fashion trends; artists have painted it and there are at least 13 museums around the globe dedicated to it.

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16 Jul: Truffles – The Ultimate Luxury

Ask any chef around the world to name an ingredient unforgettable for unique flavour and sheer indulgence, and the answer is very likely to be truffles – specifically, black from France or white from Italy, in their short season from autumn to winter.

Chefs & Marriage/Affairs

09 Jul: Chefs & Marriage/Affairs

Getting hot in the kitchen. It’s the stuff of office gossip and tabloid headlines – the illicit workplace romance where the doctor runs off with the nurse, the pilot literally flies off with the cabin attendant, the teacher and the school principal have their own kind of “homework” – and, yes, chefs making off with the hostess are right up there.

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02 Jul: Will eating out survive the coronavirus?

It’s the question at the heart of every conversation with a chef or restaurant owner. Right now, the global pandemic is killing our industry – lockdowns and restrictions on trade and movement across the globe, social distancing, and just plain fear. Business has come to a halt.