Linden Stores, in the Cheshire village of Audlem, has started a whole sharing menu of modern British food, with two people sharing seven dishes including charred pepper and Cornish Quartz cheddar croquettes, hake wrapped in wild boar pancetta and chocolate and peanut butter tart.

Laura Christie and her partner, Chris Boustead, relocated the restaurant to the village from London in 2020. She has been surprised by the reaction.

“We weren’t expecting it to be such a big deal,” said Christie, who grew up in Wirral.

“It was quite a new idea for people. We’re in a small village but it

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Recognition for hospitality sector pros usually comes from outside, be it from the media, some Internet accolade or a people’s choice award. This week, the Louisiana Restaurant Association brought back its own awards, and these are different because they come from peers in the business honoring their own.

Many New Orleans names are in the forefront for these awards, which were announced this week during a dinner at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge.

Here are the winners:

Restaurateurs of the Year

Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry, founders of QED Hospitality

The two business partners run the restaurants and bars

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In September, AFFIA held its annual conference meeting in Bangkok entitled ‘Forward with Fervour – the Asian Insect Industry.’ Photo: AFFIA

How the quest is going to develop the insects-for-feed and food supply chain within Asia and beyond. Now 7 years old, the Asian Food and Feed Insect Association (AFFIA) is gaining momentum.
Like other organisations of its kind in other parts of the world, it’s working to bring industry and research stakeholders from the insect sector together in a collaborative movement to develop insect farming and to boost insect use for food, feed and other applications.
Knowledge sharing

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Despite its poor reputation in the west​ due to sustainability concerns, palm oil is one of the most common food products used in the APAC F&B industry, penetrating almost every possible sector from bakery to snacks to beverages.

According to edible oils brand Mewah, at present the use of palm oil is extremely widespread both geographically and in terms of applications, so much so that completely replacing it at this juncture would be a near-impossible attempt.

“Palm oil is currently consumed by over three billion people in some 150 countries [and] virtually every sector within the Asian food industry is

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Exports of food and drink to the EU have suffered a “disastrous” decline in the first half of the year because of Brexit trade barriers, with sales of beef and cheese hit hardest.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) producers lost £2bn in sales, a dent in revenue that could not be compensated for by the increased sales in the same period to non-EU countries including China and Australia.

Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the FDF, said: “The return to growth in exports to non-EU markets is welcome news, but it doesn’t make up for the disastrous loss of

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The last year has completely upended the drinks industry. Bars crumbled in favor of at-home drinking. Consumers drank more, or not at all, fueling a wave of non-alcoholic options. Hard seltzer rose, then fell, then paved the way for a whole slew creative RTDs. Sustainability continued to become a larger and larger part of the conversation, while a proliferation of online ordering options made it easier than ever to order booze.

So what’s to come? Experts predict the top beverage industry trends of the season, from what’s next for

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