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

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Editor 24th March 2014

Masterchef host Gregg Wallace's restaurant goes bust with £300,000 debts

Masterchef host Gregg Wallace has lost almost £300,000 after his latest ­business collapsed.    The troubled star – due back on BBC1 on Wednesday for a 10th series of the hit cookery contest – shut his Wallace & Co restaurant in Putney, south-west London, last month.  Official documents show its ­parent company Wallace Cafes Ltd has gone into voluntary liquidation, leaving him £293,000 out of pocket. Read more from The Mirror  

Assembly Rooms chef launches gourmet food delivery business More More More

Antony Michaelides, whose family's company has run Newcastle’s historic Assembly Rooms for 40 years, has now created More More More, offering freshly-made food from the venue’s kitchens, delivered to homes around the UK. Read more from The Journal  

Pub landlords face tenfold rise in cost of licence under new Government plans

Pub landlords could be hit by tenfold rises in the cost of their licences under plans put forward by the Government.  The Home Office is proposing to hand the power to set licence fees – paid by bars, pubs and anywhere that serves alcohol – from Whitehall to local authorities.  It also plans to scrap the banding scheme that links the price of the licence to the rateable value of the property. Read more from This is Money  

Like seaweed? Like kale? You'll love sea kale!

A vegetable that was a Victorian favourite, but then almost disappeared from our plates, has found itself back at the top of the hip list for chefs across the British Isles.  As commercial growers nurture their first crops of sea kale in decades, and green-fingered foodies plant their own seeds, fans hunt for sea kale recipes online. Read more from The Independent    

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 24th March 2014

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