Sometimes, it’s the best you can do. Other times, it’s a simple welcome gesture. Either way, doesn’t free food unanimously solve all your problems – not create them?
Now set to return for its second series, the Beeb’s Million Pound Menu was a mixed bag on its maiden voyage. Still, the show, which resembled a kind of Dragon’s Den but with young restaurateurs in lieu of ambitious inventors, showed us some valuable insights into the restaurant industry.
The power and reach of the image is always growing. Especially now. Just look at the active interest in it from an Instagram angle: Between 2017 and 18, the platform gained over 33% more monthly active users. That’s double Facebook’s growth, not to mention an even bigger advantage over Twitter.
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 […]
A spice as frequently-used as black pepper is proof of how successful spices can become. This subtle spice accompanies salt in almost every meal and adorns every dining table around the world. However, there was a time when black pepper was to most people what asafoetida is now – a new discovery. Funnily enough, both have […]