Food Waste – Everyone’s Problem?

The benefits of recycling food waste may or may not be fully understood by all sectors of hospitality, however, the statistics around waste could not be starker. An incredible 920,000 tonnes of food is wasted by U.K hospitality businesses each year, 75% of...

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Denmark’s Rural Stars

When the ‘Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2018’ revealed that Denmark had consolidated its position as a “country worth visiting for sublime gastronomic experiences”, devotees of the annual review were not surprised. 2018 sees even more Michelin stars for...

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Back Pocket Eateries in Stockholm

The fine dining scene in Stockholm is well documented.  Focussing on fresh ingredients, local produce and ecological seafood, the chefs of the Swedish capital have embraced the Nordic Manifesto which, in 2004, outlined how best to develop new Scandinavian...

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Thorrablót – Iceland

If you are heading to Iceland be aware of the mid-winter festival of Thorrablót (Þorrablót).  Þorri is the fourth month of winter according to the historical Norse calendar and began on a Friday between January 19th and 26th.   Historically it was a...

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A Unique Character – Vista Alegre

A browse through the current ranges of the Portuguese tableware company, Vista Alegre, demonstrates the huge scope and artistic creativity that has driven this ‘Superbrand’ to ‘Excellence Status’ each year since 2010. The preferred choice of a demanding...

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Great Danes

The menus of Copenhagen’s restaurants have been revolutionized in recent years by the ‘Nordic Manifesto’, which uses fresh, regional ingredients to dynamic effect.    Noma, Geranium and Kadeau have been placed front and centre in world cuisine as the city...

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Featured Designer – Erik Magnussen

The Danish designer, Erik Magnussen, was born in Copenhagen in 1940.  He studied ceramics at the School of Applied Arts and Design, Copenhagen, and graduated with a silver medal in 1960.  After working for the highly esteemed Danish porcelain industry, Magnussen...

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