There’s a revolution happening in the home kitchen. Pickling and fermenting – among the oldest waste-averting techniques in the world – are all the rage. Domestic cooks are regarding every crumb, leaf, and tail as sacred, looking to the likes of Tom Hunt or Fergus Henderson for ways to use up the whole carrot, from […]
At the end of last year, a restaurant in Brixton’s HM Prison became publicly known as one of the best in London. At the time of writing, the restaurant is at #18 in London on TripAdvisor, above some of the most critically-acclaimed joints in the city.
Bodega Bartolí: A neighbourhood wine shop-cum-restaurant on a Barcelonian back street. Garlic hangs from the ceiling. The tables are dressed in those red and white lawn-striped paper cloths commonly found in family-run bistros across continental Europe. We’d just finished a shared dish of snails – caracoles, as they call them – cooked in tomato, garlic […]
Business owners seem to have a love-hate relationship with public review sites. On one hand, they’re a free – and often effective – marketing tool. On the other, they have reputation-damaging potential, and provide a hotbed for offensive and inaccurate comments.
Every so often, a certain conversation comes up in the hospitality industry. “What’s with the terminology ‘female chef’?” It’s a complicated issue – we’d like gender to be irrelevant, especially when talking about how people suit professions, but how do we actively champion ‘female’ chefs, and build a more accommodating place for women in hospitality […]