Garry Waite

I HAVE always been a great lover of ‘free pouring’ - the absence of using fixed measures of alcohol. Even though it was technically against the law, it was well…
IT has been eight years since the world of television lost one of its greatest and most successful food presenters. Dubbed the first celebrity chef, Keith Floyd redefined the way…
ISRAEL has expressed anger to the Swiss government over a hotel’s sign that told Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool. The sign in English, at Apartmenthaus Paradies…
AS a very young child I was brought up in the beautiful city of Exeter. From the age of about five to 13 of which the last few years were…
OYSTERS, those mythical oft maligned, love or hate, concha. With their reputation for food-poisoning outbreaks, sometimes fatal, and their promise of increasing sexual prowess - do oysters really deserve their…
FOOD poisoning is one of the most dreaded illnesses and is a nightmare for hoteliers and restaurateurs. But, despite the UK having the highest food handling standards, caterers are still…
RUNNING a restaurant business can be a precarious thing to do as many readers can probably testify. Overheads, as with all businesses, can be a killer and the age old…
I WILL never cease to be amazed at the amount of dross that is aired on TV in the name of entertainment; Love Island, Big Brother, Kardashians, The Real Housewives…
MANY years ago I was a secret diner. It’s a fad that started in the States - where else - and made its way to the UK. Based on the…
NOW TRY THE INDIANS. This slogan was made ‘famous’ by my old restaurateur friend Singh at his popular eatery in Calahonda, Mijas Costa more than 25 years ago. We met…
THE WINE CORNER IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS WEEK. I received a letter from Phil who sent me this photo of a bottle of 1960 Offleys port. It was interesting…
ONE OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY’S ICONS has passed away at the relevantly young age of 75 from a stroke. Roy Ackerman was indeed a giant of our industry. A bon…
REGULAR READERS WILL KNOW that I and many other foodies around the world are occasionally captivated by ‘cooking programmes,’ not least the franchise that is Master Chef. This ever popular…
THERE ARE NOW MORE BILLIONAIRES living in the UK than ever before despite fears over Brexit, the Sunday Times Rich List has revealed this year’s list found the richest 1,000…
TRIPADVISOR HAS RELEASED STATISTICS that show that Aqua Shard in London is the UK’s most reviewed restaurant, while Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is the most reviewed hotel. The news came…
DON’T GET ME WRONG! I’m not accusing beer drinkers of being ‘dirty’! We are actually talking about the beer itself. I am not a beer drinker as such, but admit…
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