All news articles for December 2012

Anna Hansen, founder of The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell, has been named as the Harrods 'Chef of the Season' for spring 2013

Anna Hansen named Harrods 'Chef of the Season' for spring 2013

By Peter Ruddick

For three months The Modern Pantry will be selling a range of takeaway meals, condiments, spices and pantry goods in legendary department store Harrods as chef Anna Hansen is named its 'Chef of the Season' for spring 2013.

Our articles about Channel 4 show Hotel GB attracted huge interest

BigHospitality's 2012 look-back: Ping-pong and Hotel GB

By Emma Eversham

The fifth and final part of our 2012 look-back featuring our top 10 most-read stories of the year investigates the impact the Channel 4 show Hotel GB had on the industry and asks why the opening of bars with table tennis tables in has seemingly grabbed...

The British Larder, a cookbook from the team at the Suffolk pub and restaurant of the same name, was published in November and has already been shortlisted for a prestigious World Gourmand award

The British Larder book shortlisted for Gourmand World Cookbook award

By Peter Ruddick

Less than a month following publication and just a couple of weeks after it was named the best cookbook by a UK female chef, The British Larder by Madalene Bonvini-Hamel has been named on the shortlist for the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Russell Norman, owner of Polpo, is planning more restaurants for London next year

Russell Norman: Pearls of Wisdom

By Stefan Chomka

The former ops director of Caprice Holdings turned London restaurateur recently opened a third Polpo, his take on a Venetian bàcaro. Plans are under way for three central London sites, in Soho, theatreland and by the river, as well as a new incarnation...