Food Made Good

Where farm meets fork for real

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Foraged bitter tastes sweet for hat trick hero

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Goatober

What the bleat is it all about?
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Braised beef and dumplings

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Yeo Valley: where farm meets fork for real

29 Nov 2016 by Tom Tanner

If it hadn’t been for the thick winter coat of cloud shrouding this corner of the Mendip Hills, lunch would have been eaten looking out over arguably one of the finest views any UK restaurant can boast. But the rich green fields rolling down to, and then up and away from, Blagdon Lake (from which […]

TAGS: Awards, Environment, local, Local Food, restaurants, Sourcing, Sustainability

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Eat, read or #CookForSyria

31 Oct 2016 by Tom Tanner

If you’ve been champing at the bit to do something to help relieve the appalling suffering in Syria but just haven’t been able to figure out what, then your moment has come and it involves food as a force for good. Just like all the best campaigns. Dozens of chefs and restaurants have answered the […]

TAGS: campaign, Dining Out, Recipes, restaurants

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Goat meat: Don’t bleat – eat

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

Ever felt persecuted as a carnivore? You could be forgiven for feeling that way. So, here’s some refreshingly meat-positive news to get your teeth into – no kidding. Yes, goat is the on-trend meat right now and it’s very reassuringly sustainable. Food Made Good restaurant Jar Kitchen is just one of a number to have […]

TAGS: healthy eating, Meat, restaurants, seasonal, Sourcing, Sustainability, vegetarian

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Relae – so much more than dinner

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

In the summer we celebrated Relæ’s success in winning the Sustainable Restaurant Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants by running a competition with delicious magazine. One lucky reader and a friend got to travel to Copenhagen, stay in the Babette Guldsmeden Hotel and most importantly dine at Relæ. Here’s Michael O’Sullivan’s report of his […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Local Food, restaurants, seasonal, Sourcing, Sustainability, World's 50 Best Restaurants

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What are you waiting for? It’s time to reassess restaurants

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

Whenever we ask the public about the things that matter most to them when eating out, treating people fairly always poll high. Sensing that the tip you leave may not reach its intended recipient or that your waiter may not be getting their just desserts, can leave a bad taste in the mouth and serves […]

TAGS: Dining Out, restaurants, Society, Training, Treating People Fairly

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The Gate opens the door to autism friendly dining

30 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

By Michael Daniel, Founder/Owner of The Gate Charity, as the old adage goes, begins at home and doing good is something I’ve grown up believing in. You’d have to have some reason to set up a vegetarian restaurant business in London nearly 30 years ago with absolutely zero experienc and less money! Anyway, fast forward to a couple of […]

TAGS: Dining Out, restaurants, Society

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Relæ: the best in the world just got better

14 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

Like any chef worth their salt, Christian Puglisi cares passionately about the ingredients he crafts into the Michelin star dishes he serves his customers at Relæ, in Copenhagen. The words obsessive and chef have go together almost as well as fish and chips. But Christian’s unbridled desire for achieving perfection and then taking things to the next level, […]

TAGS: Awards, Competition, food waste, Local Food, Meat, restaurants, sustainable fish

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Sup sup and away, it’s English Wine Week

01 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

“It would be a crime not to showcase what our country has to offer.” Oh yes indeed it would. And as the introduction to the wine list at Paternoster Chop House continues, “after all, our kitchen sources only the best British beef, so we bring you the very best of English wines.” With English Wine Week […]

TAGS: English wine, Environment, Food Made Good, local, restaurants, Sourcing

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Choose the right plaice to tuck into National Fish and Chips Day

01 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

Incredibly, given the multitude of dedicated food days (including a whole 24 hours dedicated to Marmalade), until last year, there was no official date in the diary devoted to our great nation’s most popular dish. Happily, the world came to its senses in 2015 and now we are on the cusp of enjoying the second National […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Fish and Chips, Food Made Good, restaurants, Sustainability, sustainable fish

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Tip for tat? How best to reward restaurant staff

29 Apr 2016 by Tom Tanner

It’s four weeks now since employers had to start paying the National Living Wage. Staff in restaurants up and down the country should have noticed a slightly fatter pay packet over the last month. Good news, no? Well, in theory, yes, for the employees at least, so long as they are over 25.  In cash […]

TAGS: Dining Out, Living Wage, restaurants, Society, Treating People Fairly

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