Food

Calorie intake: the report revealed the average customer consumed an additional 330 calories a week due to upselling

Upselling in pubs is fuelling obesity crisis

By Nikkie Sutton

Upselling techniques used in pubs are helping to fuel the obesity epidemic by leading customers to consume thousands of additional and unnecessary calories, a new report is claiming.

Chef rules: Jesse Dunford Wood has run Parlour since 2013

Top 50 Gastropubs chef launches cook book

By Nikkie Sutton

Jesse Dunford Wood – chef-patron of Top 50 Gastropubs stalwart the Parlour in Kensal Green, north-west London – has released his debut cook book, showcasing the best the pub has to offer.

Local focus: sausage and mash is just one new dish on the menu (photo credit: avlxyz)

JDW backs Welsh farmers in new menu launch

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is supporting Welsh farmers and suppliers with its new menu, which it is launching across its 50 pubs in Wales tomorrow (6 September).

Check the fruit: one study found 70% of garnishes had bacterial growth

How to keep your garnishes clean and safe

By Nikkie Sutton

Keeping garnishes clean and ensuring bar staff keep their hands just as clean are two ways to prevent bacterial growth on the fruit that goes in drinks, according to experts.

Thrown out: Raymond Blanc's plans for new pub refused by council (image: Google Maps)

Raymond Blanc's latest pub plans refused

By Nicholas Robinson

Raymond Blanc’s White Brasserie Company has had development plans for the historic King's Head pub in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, refused by the local council.

Changes needed: the pub required improvement in its food safety (photo credit: Jaggery)

Greene King pub gets zero rating for food hygiene

By Nikkie Sutton

A Greene King pub has been awarded a zero food-hygiene rating and has been required to make major improvement in its food safety management and food handling methods, just days after a new manager took on the site.

Sleep deprived: pub chefs have to work unsociable hours

9 problems only pub chefs will understand

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub kitchens are stressful places with lots of yelling, sweltering heat and a whole load of other pressures. But there are a few things that can really get a chef's back up.

Feeling the heat: pub chefs could be affected by TV shows

'Perfect' TV food puts chefs under too much pressure

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub chefs are under increased pressure to compete with TV cookery programmes and present their food in the 'perfect' way, exclusive research from The Morning Advertiser has shown.

Scores on the doors: five-star food hygiene ratings can be challenging

How to get a five star food hygiene rating

By Nikkie Sutton

Food safety issues can seriously damage a pub's reputation but, a five star food hygiene rating can improve it and The Morning Advertiser takes a look at how this can be achieved.

What to do with truffles: 6 tips to make them go further

6 ways to make black truffles go further

By Nicholas Robinson

They are potentially the most expensive fungi known to man, with prices regularly exceeding £30 per gram, but there are ways to extend the use of truffles beyond thinly shaving them over a dish.