Food

Weather fallout: a poor potato harvest will mean higher prices

Brexit food fears are founded

By Nicholas Robinson

Fears over food shortages following a ‘no deal’ Brexit could be warranted, with warnings of a potential disaster, according to a group of major suppliers.

Weather warning: the UK's harvest has been hit by the heatwave and a reliance on fewer migrant workers

Heatwave could mean vegetable shortage

By Emily Hawkins

A difficult harvest caused by recent hot weather means buyers may struggle to buy certain produce, a leading procurement experts has warned.

Cheaper: Brits want dishes at lower prices

Cheap and classic – what consumers want from pub food

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits place the price of a dish above all else when eating in the casual-dining sector, while the size of a portion and whether it is cheaper than dining at home also rank highly, new research claims.

Team spirit: Staith House staff celebrate a clean service

How the Staith House’s John Calton launched a second site

By Nicholas Robinson

Five years in and the dynamic trio behind the success of the Staith House, in North Shields, Tyne & Wear, are setting their sights on the future of the gastropub, which has come a long way from its beginnings as a ramshackle quayside boozer.

Young talent: GBPA Young Chef of the Year competition kicks off

Young Chef of the Year: what the chefs cooked

By Nicholas Robinson

Young chefs battled it out in an Oxfordshire kitchen earlier this month for the chance to be crowned the UK’s Young Chef of the Year at the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards (GBPA).

In competition: chefs compete for big title

Chef of the Year finals: what the chefs cooked

By Nicholas Robinson

The cook-offs for the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards Chef of the Year competition were held this week in Didcot, Oxfordshire, where five chefs battled it out for the title of the UK’s best chef.

Decline: diners ate at the pub less during sunny May

Sunny May leaves pubs short on diners

By Nicholas Robinson

Food pubs did not feel the benefit of the unseasonably warm May, with budget-sensitive diners opting for home barbecues or picnics in the park, new data shows.

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.