"The world's gone absolutely bananas," says chef Andrew Sheridan when asked for his thoughts on calorie caps. "It would take the enjoyment out of it. Going out for a nice meal is supposed to be indulgent, you don't want to be sitting there counting calories." Earlier this week, Public Health England (PHE) revealed plans for calorie caps on ready meals, sandwiches, restaurant mains, sides and more. Supermarket meals are to be limited to 544 calories (significantly less than many sold now); sandwiches and some salads to 550; and restaurant mains to 951. Pizzas will be capped at 1040 (some contain north of 2,000). The plans come as part of a Government drive to reduce childhood obesity by cutting calories in common foods by a fifth by 2024, and are voluntary. The idea has long been mooted – earlier this year Government plans to halve childhood obesity within 12 years were revealed, with calorie counts in restaurants, cafes and takeaways seen as a key … [Read more...] about ‘The British food scene is booming; this could kill it’: restaurant chefs react to the government’s suggested calorie caps
Restaurant explosion leaves more than 40 injured in Japan Independent.ie More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, northern Japan. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/restaurant-explosion-leaves-more-than-40-injured-in-japan-37631037.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37547888.ece/edfb5/AUTOCROP/h342/STOCK%20Breaking%20News%20Image.png Email More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, northern Japan. Police said one person was in a serious condition while another 40 suffered mild injuries in the blast in the capital city of Japan's northern main island Hokkaido. They are being treated at nearby hospitals. Television footage showed the restaurant in flames. The cause of the explosion is being investigated. More to follow... Press Association … [Read more...] about Restaurant explosion leaves more than 40 injured in Japan
There’s a new restaurant in town and it’s storming ahead on TripAdvisor. Although it has only been open a couple of months, The Greek Taverna, on Bold Street, is already ranking at number one on the review website. This isn’t the first time Merseyside has been treated to the delights of the Greek,however. The Bold Street restaurant was opened by the team behind Waterloo’s much loved Greek Taverna. After more than a decade on South Road, the owners decided it was time to branch out into the city centre. Another Greek Taverna restaurant can also be found in Maghull, although it is not run by the same team. More than 200 recent reviewers have gave the restaurant top marks, with five stars and glowing comments. What’s so good about the Greek Taverna? It’s some feat to make it to the top of TripAdvisor, especially in such a short amount of time. Many people, like myself, will be wondering what exactly is it that foodies are loving about the Greek … [Read more...] about This new Liverpool restaurant is already top of TripAdvisor
Pizza fans were given a pre-Christmas treat as new restaurant MOD arrived in Leicester earlier this month. The pizza chain gave away pizzas to the first 50 people in the queue, and gave 10 randomly-chosen people free pizzas for a year. Not only that, as part of the company's long-term charity commitment, 100 per cent of the restaurant's first day sales were given to the ‘ Y’ Project, which supports and houses homeless young people in Leicester. Add into the mix the fact that you can create your own pizza with as many toppings as you like for one price, and it’s fair to say that MOD is unlike any other pizza restaurant. But, importantly, how good are it’s pizzas? Together with my pizza-loving family, I paid a visit to the new kid on the Highcross block. Venue In the former Chimichanga Tex-Mex restaurant in St Peter's Square, MOD is a bright, colourful eatery, with a unique artwork - hand painted by a local artist - taking pride of place on the wall. The … [Read more...] about How good are the pizzas at new Highcross restaurant MOD?
While the city’s famous canal belt, built during the 17th century, pays homage to its Golden Age past, this is a seriously modern city with stylish boutiques and some of Europe’s coolest nightlife. It’s a treat any time of year, but winter is a particularly good time to visit — when the streets are illuminated by fairy lights and candles glow temptingly in the windows of cosy bars. Until January 20, you can catch the Amsterdam Light Festival, during which artists from all over the world create stunning light installations along the canals. Take a cruise after nightfall to enjoy its multi-coloured splendour. A city made for walking Absolutely. Pleasingly compact, the city is best explored on foot, allowing you to properly appreciate its picturesque waterways, which are now collectively protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. One of the city’s most rewarding strolls is through The Nine Streets, a picture-perfect labyrinth housing vintage shops, … [Read more...] about Dutch capital Amsterdam’s light festival is a must-see event in city full of world-class museums and quirky restaurants