Pub Food

Shut up: the Mill pub in Salisbury has been closed as part of police investigations (image credit: Chris Talbot)

Diners warned to wash clothes after poisoned spy incident

By Nikkie Sutton

Customers of a pub and a restaurant that were closed as part of investigations into the poisoning for a former Russian spy and his daughter have been advised to wash their possessions after nerve agents traces were discovered.

Up and down: dairy is a particularly volatile category when it comes to pricing, according to the index

Cost of food continues to fall

By Nikkie Sutton

Raw ingredients prices fell in January this year, when compared with December 2017, thanks to a drop in costs of bread and dairy.

Legal knowledge: Jonathan Greatorex wants TripAdvisor to take down untrue reviews

How to remove malicious TripAdvisor reviews

By James Beeson

It’s every licensee’s worst nightmare. A wholly untrue and malicious review, posted on the internet on a website that refuses to take it down.

Industry problems: diners who do not turn up for their bookings at pubs is a big issue in the trade

Pubs need to do more to tackle no-shows

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should move towards technology to help them deal with the industry-wide issues of no-shows, according to a booking expert.

Positive: Shepherd Neame posts strong sales results (pic: Jonathan Neame)

‘Food pubs are not dead’ says Shepherd Neame boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Recent upheaval in the casual-dining sphere does not signal the death of the eating-out market, but highlights the pitfalls of “putting all your eggs in one basket” instead of offering variety, according to Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame....

Chocolate delight: this cheesecake takes less than an hour to prepare

In association with Callebaut

How to make: Callebaut chocolate orange cheesecake

By MA editorial

Decadent chocolate mixes well with orange and what better way is there to show off both than in a delicious cheesecake? This recipe uses Callebaut 811 Dark Chocolate Callets

Useful information: the Food Standards Agency has explained the differences between use-by and best-before dates on food products

What you need to know about use-by dates

By Nikkie Sutton

Food labelling has hit the headlines of late and The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the rules around use-by and best-before dates.