Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press

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Editor 4th November 2013

Michael Caines scoops another major award

Top Exeter chef Michael Caines has won yet another award to add to his growing list of accolades.  Gidleigh Park restaurant on Dartmoor has been placed first in the prestigious Sunday Times best restaurant award. Read more from Exeter Express & Echo  

Dishes for Angela Hartnett's Café Murano revealed

Angela Hartnett's Café Murano is set to open on 13 November, and details of the menu at the new restaurant venture have emerged.  The 75-cover Café Murano will be situated at 33 St James's Street, and will focus on the regions of northern Italy. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

London restaurants refuse to take bookings as diners are forced to wait two hours in queues

A line of people wait patiently on the pavement of a Soho street in London on a midweek evening. They shuffle slowly forward towards the commanding figure of the doorman, who warns them they will have to wait longer.  The queue is not for a modish nightclub but for a restaurant. It has become a common scene in central London and is spreading to other parts of the UK. Many restaurants now refuse to take reservations and tell customers they could wait up to two hours to eat. Read more from The Guardian  

Food bags that can stop bread from going mouldy developed

Plastic bags that can stop bread and cheese from going mouldy after just a few days have been developed by scientists.  The technology, which uses chemicals that prevent bacteria and fungi from growing, allows food to last for longer. Read more from The Telegraph

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th November 2013

Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press