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Archive for February, 2011


The Chip – A very British Love Affair!

Category: Food, Sustainability by Foodie folk on February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The Belgians claim they were frying potatoes as early as 1680 but bizarrely it is US President, Thomas Jefferson, who provides the earliest evidence that the chip was invented by a Frenchman. In one of the President’s manuscripts (circa 1801-1809) he mentions “Pommes de terre frites à cru, en petites tranches” (“Potatoes deep-fried while raw, in small cuttings”) which was certainly one of Honoré Julien’s dishes, his renowned French chef.


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Food and Service are Equal Partners

Category: Food, Hospitality and event catering by Foodie folk on February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

There is a theory that us Brits and servitude do not go hand in hand and indeed our ranking of 14th in the 2010 international customer service rankings from the Nation Brand Index supports this (the Canadians were top if you were wondering). It is possible that a class filled ‘Upstairs-Downstairs’ attitude to a career in service has held the country back from developing this vital ingredient in the consumer experience.


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Trainee Sodexo Prestige chef scores a place in Futurechef final

Category: Sodexo stories by Sodexo Prestige on February 11, 2011 Leave a comment

A big well done from all at Prestige to Jordan Esmaeili, trainee chef at Everton FC, who has won the regional heat of the FutureChef competition, seeing him go on to compete in the national final.


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Fab Feb Food – Keep it Seasonal!

Category: Food by Foodie folk on February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

As The Ethical Company Organisation launches an app which will allow customers to get real-time advice on the ethical nature of the goods they are purchasing, Sodexo Prestige maintains its drive for cutting down on food miles with support of seasonal British food!


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Chinese New Year

Category: Food by Foodie folk on February 2, 2011 2 Comments

According to a poll undertaken by Sharwood’s, Chinese food now ranks above Indian and Italian as our favourite national cuisine. As Chinese New Year takes place tomorrow amidst dragons, lanterns and fireworks to celebrate 2011 and the year of the Rabbit (peaceful and prosperous apparently), what is it about the Oriental cuisine that has propelled it to the top of the list?


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