Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press

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Editor 21st February 2014

South African street food concept plans 19 sites in London 

Bunny chow – a South African street food traditionally featuring curry in a scooped-out loaf – is to be the focus of a new casual dining brand with ambitious plans for expansion.  Atholl Milton, chief executive, launched the concept in London with a food truck at Brixton market, followed by a semi-permanent site in Shoreditch. Dishes include bunnies with fillings such as barbecued pulled pork, ginger chicken, South African bobotie or Boston baked beans with smoked cheese and spinach. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Cost of a cup of coffee to rise after spike in bean prices

The price of a cup of coffee may have to rise after the biggest jump in bean prices since 2000 following an unusually dry production season in Brazil.  The world's biggest producer of Arabica coffee, Brazil, has seen one of its driest summers on record, raising fears that supplies will be restricted in the coming months. The country produces around a third of the world's coffee. Read more from The Telegraph  

Chef offers diners classes on ‘food porn’ photos 

A TOP city chef is to offer diners classes in taking photos of their grub – following the explosion of a craze which sees restaurant customers take “food porn” snaps and upload them to the internet.  Mark Greenaway, who runs his eponymous restaurant in North Castle Street, has announced plans to run a “Tweet What You Eat” workshop from the premises. Read more from Edinburgh News  

Peruvian food: the new wave hits Britain 

Peruvian food is here to stay, with ceviche hitting supermarkets and restaurants serving new Andean dishes. Read more from The Guardian

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st February 2014

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press