16 August 2011
"You'll never forget your first snog."Or so reads the strapline for the frozen yogurt chain called, coincidentally, 'Snog'. Sensationalist name aside, frozen yogurt is big news. The chain currently operates 5 London-based outlets, as well as shops in Dubai and South America. They're not the only chain operating in London, and it's only a matter of time before we see rapid expansion across other UK cities.So what, you may ask?
09 June 2011
Who would have thought that the burger – the ultimate product of the fast-food revolution – could become even more popular? But it's happening.No longer is a burger 'just' a burger. There's a fast-growing divide between the high-street burger served by QSRs and a new breed of 'premium' burger – where provenance, cut and cooking techniques are studied in-depth by fanatical food-obsessives looking to create the perfect burger.
06 April 2011
“Those who pay careful attention to their taste buds will discover in the
complex flavour of asparagus, tomatoes, cheese and meat, a common and yet absolutely
singular taste which cannot be called sweet, or sour, or salty, or bitter...”
Heston raves on about it. Some of Nobu's best dishes feature it.
30 March 2011
Dessert menus haven’t changed over the last 10 years. True or false?
Actually, it’s a bit of both. Desserts are still seen as an indulgence, and most sweet menus in pubs and restaurants across the country lean heavily towards traditional, comfort food: Bread & Butter Puddings, Crumbles, Chocolate Brownies and Ice Cream. These have been favoured by consumers for the last decade or so, and will now remain best-sellers for the next 10 years.