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Our Foodie Xmas Gift List

 So there’s 14 days left to Christmas and you haven’t got your favourite foodie a gift yet. Heart palpitations? Breaking into a sweat? Finding it hard to breathe? Classic symptoms of Lackofgiftitis.  It’s going around. But fear not! Help is on hand to offer you relief in the form of my Foodie Gift List. I’ve created …

The Top 10 Foodservice Trends for 2014

Ah, November how we love thee. It’s time to look forward to foodservice trends for 2014, thanks to US giant Technomic who is a leading foodservice research and consulting firm. There’s always one that causes us to crinkle our noses and think ‘what the…?’ but the rest are more gradual evolutions: What is your favourite …

Did you know that pulled pork was tasty before it was trendy? Want to know why?

Practically speaking, “pulling” meat, whether it’s pork or beef, is the act of separating a slow-cooked meat from its bone and along its well-cooked grain into  thin strips, resulting in perfectly and naturally juicy, shredded meat. The separation involves  two forks, some patience and a little arm strength (more for endurance than brute strength). So, …

Three ways to catch a food hipster

The food hipster dollar is mighty lucrative for foodservice! I mean we’re talking about a consumer group that to a considerable degree, socially defines themselves by the types of food and ingredients they eat…and of course, the more public the consumption of these foods (or the prettier they look on instagram), the better!

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