Halal Food Guide

You may have heard of the term halal many times, but not have much idea of what it means unless you’re a Muslim. The word halal comes from an Arabic word which means ‘lawful’. The opposite of halal, and therefore unlawful or prohibited, is haram. This is a guide for those with no knowledge, and are using halal meat for …

Top 5 Cured Meats And Their Origins

In this month’s post, we’re going to be looking at cured meats and their origins. There are some great favourites here, ones we enjoy week in week out if we’re a meat lover. Cured meat not only tastes great but also lasts longer, and is a versatile accompaniment to many different dishes, along with a range of different wines. Before …

Ultimate list of the biggest restaurant menu complaints given by customers

Today we’re looking at the biggest gripes made by customers regarding restaurant menus. If you see anything you recognise, then you’ll know you’re getting something wrong and you need to change it. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, but by rectifying them you can improve your business and have a better relationship with your clientele. No menu on the outside …

Top 5 Game Meats Eaten in the UK

In our post this month, we’re going to be looking at the different types of game meat, and focusing on the top 5 eaten in the UK. It’s true that game meats have become increasingly popular, and are so delicious and full of nutritional benefits. Read on as we take a look at the top 5 game meats and why …

Be Sure to Choose Healthy Cuts of Beef

Most of us care about what we eat, where it comes from, how it was produced and how healthy, or otherwise, it is to eat. Here, we take a look at how you can incorporate delicious healthy cuts of beef in your diet without taking any health risks. So Many Choices at Mealtimes When it comes to making a choice …

The Secret Benefits Of Beef

For years, many people have been thinking about beef in all the wrong ways. The benefits and attributes of fish and chicken have been lauded for years on end, while red meat, such as beef, is seen as being entirely detrimental to one’s overall health. These negative aspects of red meat are often exaggerated, misinformed, or just plain wrong. Beef …

5 Essential Tips For Delicious Chicken Dishes

Our love affair with chicken meat started some 10,000 years ago. Today, in modern Britain you would be hard-pushed to find a menu without at least one chicken dish, but many people are wary about preparing chicken, as it is a meat that must be handled correctly in order not to spread bacteria. Chicken must be cooked properly and, if …

5 Practical Ideas for In Office Catering

With limited equipment, enclosed spaces and business to attend to, in office catering can be a challenge. For caterers working to serve up something special in a corporate environment, there are dozens of hurdles and hitches to navigate – all of which call for more than a little culinary ingenuity and creativity… Office kitchens and fridges are typically small and …

5 Halal BBQ Tips for Summer

Summer’s coming, which can mean just one thing for meat lovers: It’s barbecue time. Whether you’re catering a relaxed wedding, or a big outdoors event, putting on a sizzling spread which impresses every guest is a great way to keep true carnivores happy. That means investing in your produce, checking up on its provenance and making sure you’re serving halal …

Conventional Meat: Why Are Chicken, Pork, Lamb & Beef Our Staples?

Why do British meat-eaters today consider chicken, pork, lamb and beef to be the “normal” meats? Across the channel in France, our carnivorous cousins have a much more diverse repertoire when it comes to meat, regularly eating horse, rabbit and all manner of poultry. Even further afield in East Asia, meats including dog are often on the menu, while in …