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  • 05/02/16 | Published by : Nick Baines

    One Thing and One Thing Well

    I remember sitting in a restaurant in Surrey after being handed a menu that span four pages of tightly listed meals. I sat, slack-jawed, staring at fi...
  • 18/01/16 | Published by : Nick Baines

    2016 Food Trends - A Culinary Forecast

    January is a time for calm reflection. The kitchen is usually a little quieter, we finally get round to having our own staff Christmas do's and the me...
  • 07/01/16 | Published by : Nick Baines

    Kids In Restaurants: Where Should The Line Be Drawn?

    This somewhat anti-social argument rears its head from time to time and every chef is sure to have an opinion on the matter. There are plenty of place...
  • 23/12/15 | Published by : Nick Baines

    Ode To The Mince Pie

    Mince pie: it wouldn't be Christmas without it. That comforting, spiced fruit filling of a short crust pastry cocoon is one of the most iconic British...
  • 15/12/15 | Published by : Nick Baines

    Hanging At The Hotel Bar

    “We just ate at our hotel,” usually prevents people asking any further questions about your stay. The saying comes across as defeat, translating t...

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