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

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Editor 27th February 2014

Chef Cyrus Todiwala to front salt awareness campaign 

Chef and restaurateur Cyrus Todiwala is to front this years Salt Awareness Week (10-16 March), which is urging consumers to 'Switch the Salt'.  The campaign hopes to persuade the public to try reduced-sodium alternatives to regular salt.  Todiwala has signed up his award-winning Indian restaurant, Café Spice Namasté, to the government’s Salt Reduction Pledge, and will support the campaign by speaking at a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

The Clink Restaurant in Brixton Prison gives inmates a taste of what life can be like on the outside - and the skills to thrive there

The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton in South London opens to the public tomorrow, after a launch event today. Diners seeking a table for breakfast or lunch must first pass government security checks to ensure they have no links to crime or any inmates. Read more from The Independent  

Marani brings a taste of Georgia to Mayfair 

Khinkali dumpings, Khachapuri cheese bread and spiced broths will feature among the menu of Marani, a new family-run Georgian restaurant opening on Curzon Street next week. Read more from Big Hospitality  

Co-op hoists 'for sale' sign over farms and pharmacies 

The Co-operative Group has hoisted the ‘for sale’ sign over its farming and pharmacy businesses as it seeks to reduce its £1.2bn debt pile amid mounting losses. Read more from The Telegraph

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th February 2014

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