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Dish Deconstructed: How to make Venison Tartare from the Black Bull

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Venison Tartare

By Rebecca Weller

This week’s Dish Deconstructed showcases a Venison Tartare starter from the Black Bull in Sedbergh, Cumbria.

Dish Deconstructed: How to make Cuban Beef Picadillo (Picture credit: Bidfood/Oliver Kay)

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How to make: Cuban Beef Picadillo

By Rebecca Weller

In this week’s edition of the Morning Advertiser’s (MA) Dish Deconstructed series, we've looked at how to leverage fusion foods and make Cuban Beef Picadillo from Bidfood’s Oliver Kay arm.

Dish Deconstructed: How to make rabbit and bacon terrine

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Rabbit and bacon terrine

By Rebecca Weller

In this week's Dish Deconstructed we look at how to make a rabbit and bacon terrine from the Crown pub in Burchetts Green, Berkshire.

Dish Deconstructed: How to make Chicken saltimbocca

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How to make: Chicken saltimbocca

By Rebecca Weller

In this edition of The Morning Advertiser's Dish Deconstructed series, chef and owner of the Red Lion in Chelmondiston, Suffolk, Mauli Dwivedi, details how to make the pub's chicken saltimbocca with an Aspall Cyder sauce.

Menu changes: many chefs have started using lamb rump instead of a rack of lamb to help keep it at an affordable price (image: Getty/StockNinja)

Operators advised to put lamb on specials menu this Easter

By Nikkie Thatcher

With the cost of lamb high as a result of strong demand from across the globe and UK production reduced, one purchasing expert has urged operators to remove lamb from the main menu and offer it on the specials board instead.

Food psychology: What's behind the decisions customers make?

How to make plant-based dishes stand out

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Experts advised on how hospitality could prompt consumers to make healthier decisions through menu design and language at the Better Hospitality Conference 2024.

Ayehsa Kalaji the Queen of Cups: How to make roasted fennel

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How to make: Roasted fennel

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Veg doesn't need to be shunned away to a side dish but can proudly take centre stage, and Ayesha Kalaji's roasted fennel recipe proves just that.

Great ingredients that shine: The premise of the dish reflects Wall's ethos and style

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How to make: Braised cod loin, potato & mussel ragu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Dave Wall, head chef at Britain's no.1 gastropub, the Unruly Pig, takes us through how to make braised cod loin with potato & mussel ragu, with caper, raisin and dill.

Hear me roar: the Tiger Inn near Ashford, Kent

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My Pub: the Tiger Inn, Stowting, Kent

By Gary Lloyd

Rural pub the Tiger Inn is big on food – so much that it was a finalist in the Great British Pub Awards Best Food Pub category in 2022 and for Best Pub Chef in 2023.

Recipes from Hellmann's for pubs in Veganuary

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Recipes to inspire your kitchen this Veganuary

By The Morning Advertiser

With January traditionally being the month diners look to change their food and drink intake, we’ve got recipes to offer your guests that are reducing their meat consumption for Veganuary.

Cumbrian charm: the Black Bull and co-owners Nina Matsunaga and James Ratcliffe (all photos credit: Amanda Farnese-Heath Photography)

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My Pub: the Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

By Gary Lloyd

The Black Bull has been a place of great repute for a few years now – vying for a host of prestigious awards with food being its speciality.

Snap poll: would you charge a 'caleage' fee at your pub? (Credit: Getty/AzmanL)

POLL: would you charge a 'cakeage' fee at your pub?

By Rebecca Weller

Operators share differing views on whether customers should be charged a fee for customers bringing celebratory cakes to pubs, have your say in The Morning Advertiser’s snap poll.

What's on the Coach, Marlow, breakfast menu?

Sarah Hayward: Keep breakfast ‘simple but tasty’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A Michelin-starred gastropub in Marlow launched its new breakfast menu last month, and its head chef advises on why and how pubs should be selling that first meal of the day.

Food and alcohol: How to combine your two favourite things (Credit: Getty/ miodrag ignjatovic)

Alcohol in food can be a recipe for success

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pints are pulled and wine poured at British gastropubs while dishes are plated and served. But in the kitchen, the worlds of food and alcohol become one.

Morning meals: Operators advise on how to elevate your brunch offering (Credit: Getty/ Geber86)

How to boost your brunch offer

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Brunch has captivated customers’ hearts and plates over the past decade. What started as a humble breakfast progressed to boozy brunch, which rapidly became a bottomless affair. Now, Disney brunches, drag brunches, karaoke brunches, and cabaret brunches...

Variety of benefits: foraging for ingredients could benefit chef's bottom lines and mental health (Image credit: Chloe Newcomb Hodgetts of Gourmet Gatherings)

How can foraging for ingredients benefit chefs?

By Rebecca Weller

Foraging for ingredients offers a multitude of benefits to operators, from sustainability to variety and diversity to mental health and finances, according to people from across the sector.

Vote now: how much of your food sales comes from burgers? (Credit: Getty/Kobus Louw)

How much of your food sales comes from burgers?

By Rebecca Weller

Last week saw burgers crowned the most popular new addition to pub menus in Lumina Intelligence’s latest Menu Tracker Tool, accounting for more than half (57%) of new dishes added to menus in Q4 of 2022, while chips/wedges/fries were crowned the most...

 Low price: the menu is available throughout the week days for four hours a day

NWTC unveils lunch under £10

By Nikkie Thatcher

New World Trading Company (NWTC) has launched a low-cost lunch menu in response to the cost-of-living crisis.

Plant-based goodness: How to elevate your veggie and vegan dishes (Getty/ Yagi Studio)

How to make your plant-based menu stand out

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Award-winning chefs have shared their top tips for creating a vegetarian and vegan menu, after research revealed almost half of UK adults were considering cutting down their intake of animal products.

Vegan options: Should pubs be offering greener menus? (Credit: Getty/Yagi Studio)

Poll - would you make your menu 100% vegan?

By Rebecca Weller

Plant-based dishes could encourage chefs to be more adaptable with their food but would incur higher labour costs and, while there is a clear desire for vegan options, an all-vegan menu would not suit all customers, according to publicans.

Flex your menu: tips from Julie Cleijne and Garden Gourmet's ‘Sensational Burger’ with daikon and sprouts

Tips on how to maximise World Vegan Month

By Julie Cleijne, founder of Sustainable Kitchen Consultants

Sustainable menu expert Julie Cleijne, founder of Sustainable Kitchen Consultants and creator of a new plant-based toolkit for operators, Flex Up Your Menu, in partnership with Garden Gourmet, offers tips for pub caterers for World Vegan Month, which...

Upgrade your food offer to snare extra spend: top pub chefs offer their advice

The premium food league season has begun

By Gary Lloyd

As the country begins the crawl out of the pandemic, pubs need a point of difference to attract customers, and elevating your food offer is one way to differentiate your business from rivals.

Menu maestros: The MA sinks its teeth into the future of pub grub and how operators can take their food offer to the next level (Image: Getty Images/flyparade)

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Building a food offer: Take your pub menu to the next level

By The Morning Advertiser

With the end of the Government's Covid-19 roadmap on the horizon and pub operators casting a cautious eye towards post-pandemic trade, The Morning Advertiser sinks its teeth into the future of pub grub and how operators can take their food offer...

Adam Handling chef cooks black cod green curry

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Downtime Development: Black cod, green curry

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Frog chef Adam Handling cooks a Thailand-inspired dish that celebrates Alaskan black cod’s ability to stand up to powerful flavours.

Food for thought: chefs and operators share their thoughts on creating a menu for reduced trade

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How to reduce your food menu for reopening

By Emily Hawkins

As the time for reopening gets closer, you may want to set out your new food menu and that probably means making the offer smaller but stronger.

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