All news articles for October 11, 2013

Restaurant magazine hosted the panel debate at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday (8 October)

French cooking: Outdated and overrated?

By Luke Nicholls

A panel debate at The Restaurant Show earlier this week got all the big chefs talking. France may have influenced and defined the terms of virtually all western cooking, but does it continue to impress?

Keeping it real: Cask Ale now appeals to a broad range of drinkers; male and female, young and old

Real ale pubs ‘missing a trick’ by not providing tasting notes

By Luke Nicholls

With the 2014 Cask Report revealing that real ale is now outperforming the beer market, new research has found that licensees can still do more to encourage younger drinkers to try the drink, simply by providing tasting notes on the bar. 

Ninety per cent of UK SMEs reported experiencing negative business outcomes in the current economic climate

UK SMEs struggling with cash flow and skills shortage

By Luke Nicholls

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have identified a lack access to growth capital and skills shortages as the biggest factors affecting their businesses over the past two years, according to new research. 

Alfred Prasad, Tamarind Collection's director of food, says it is about time there was some excitement created around top-level Indian cuisine

Alfred Prasad: Pearls of Wisdom

By Joe Lutrario

The Michelin-starred chef behind Mayfair’s Tamarind and the recently relaunched Imli Street discusses India’s railway cuisine, training Western chefs, and his efforts to bring his high-end brand of Indian cooking to the US.


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