Cool Drinks for a Hot Day

By the editor
Lassi Drinks

A refreshing drink on a hot day often seems to revolve around beer (for me anyway) so I decided to do a bit of research into alternatives that are non-alcoholic and suitable for everyone. Here’s the ones I liked the sound of, some will be familiar and others maybe not.

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Measurement Conversion Guide

By Lisa Janssen

When creating their recipes, different chefs often use a wide variety of measurements for the ingredients required. These range from tablespoons and teaspoons to cups and ounces and many more.  When it comes to putting the recipes into practice at home, making sense of the differences can be frustrating, especially…

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Fresh India by Meera Sodha

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There are plenty of recipe books available today but it’s always great to receive a new one, so when my son got me a copy of Fresh India by Meera Sodha, it was top marks to him. This is a brilliant vegetarian recipe book and although I am not a…

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Healthy Mango Chutney

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Healthy Mango Chutney

This recipe uses a whole fresh mango so gives enough for 4 people at least. Peel the mango, remove the stone, chop off the mango flesh and cut into small cubes. Add to a mixing bowl and add the chopped red chilli, white wine vinegar, chopped ginger, curry powder, nigella…

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Busting Some Myths About Cider

By Alistair Morrell

The team at Cider is Wine are on a mission to change our perception of cider and curry not being a good match and have put together this piece for Curry Culture on the subject. “Of course there’s no such thing as ‘curry’” This will come as a shock to…

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Our Essential Guide to Marketing Your Restaurant Better

By Lisa Janssen
Restaurant Marketing advice

Constant effort is the key to any lasting success and the same goes for promoting your restaurant. Talking to your customers and creating a buzz about your venue is a never-ending process. Luckily, there are lots of free tools that you can use to make your restaurant more visible and…

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Competition Time

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Saffron Summer are offering a free 2 course meal for 4 people* at their Reigate restaurant in Surrey and they will also throw in a bottle of house wine for the lucky winners. To enter, leave a comment below or on our Facebook page telling us which dish you would…

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STOP THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF NO SHOWS

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This week sees the North West Hospitality sector launch a campaign to stop the devastating effects of no shows on restaurants. Figures reveal it costs the industry £16bn a year Operators reveal that 25% of online bookings do not turn up This Thursday’s social media Thunderclap #NOMORENOSHOWS set to raise…

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Register for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

By the editor

We’ve all probably heard about the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme but if you run a restaurant you need to register your establishment to take part. Here’s what the Gov.uk website says: “You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners…

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Community Comfort

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Community Comfort

We’ve just made a donation and got our copy of Community Comfort and you should too. For a small (or big) donation – it’s your choice – you get 100 great recipes covering breakfast, soups, meat dishes, veggie dishes, you name it they’ve got it covered. And this isn’t some…

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Delayed Saffron Summer opening announced

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Saffron Summer Indian Restaurant

Reigate restaurant showcase for Indian haute cuisine Saffron Summer, a sister restaurant to the award-winning eponymous Indian fine dining restaurant in Chessington, is to open in Reigate in Surrey on Tuesday 14th July. The restaurant which occupies the site of the former Clove restaurant at 15 Church Street in Reigate, had…

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Naunits Gujarati Street Eats

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Channa Chaat Massala

It’s always great when you discover a new source of street food and we were lucky enough to come across Naunit’s Gujarati Street Eats this weekend on a visit to Bury Market. Specialising in a range of traditional vegetarian Gujarati snack foods I tried their Channa Chaat special which came…

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