Sommelier’s view of succeeding in the toxic world of fine dining

  When Sommelier Victoria James (13) spilled a drop of wine on the tablecloth of a Michelin –starred restaurant in New York, she was publicly punished and  warned her next mistake  would cost her, her job. From then on her hands would tremble every time she poured.   Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans…

Kenya governor puts Hennessy bottles in coronavirus care packages.

   Mike Sonko, Kenya’s Nairobi Governor’s COVID-19  essential care packages include a few small bottles of the cognac, Hennessy and typical food staples. The governor justified the inclusion of alcohol as a very good “throat sanitizer”.  Sonko said in a video “I think from the research conducted by the World Health Organisation and various organisations…

Coronavirus 2.28m infected, 156, 144 dead worldwide

Queen cancels birthday gun salutes amid pandemic. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen will not be marking her 94thbirthday next Tuesday with the traditional gun salutes this year. PPE kit updated guidance could put hospital staff and patients at more risk. Healthcare workers have been advised to reuse gowns or wear different kit, such…

Our Fragmented food culture

  Our food culture is fragmented, a mix of mass “ultra Processed” foods ( high in salt, sugar and fat)  the effect of Europeanisation  as pizza is children’s favourite food and wee also eat the world’s cuisines, as UK got wealthier, allowing aspirations and tastes to flower. Industrial and post-industrial societies have moved away from…

Productivity-enhancing wonder drug

Would you believe coffee, the world’s most popular drug is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world – one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism? In1896 March, an American graduate did a strange contraption – “ glass cage” in fact a copper chamber, seven…

Coronavirus the facts

    According to John Hopkins University Coronavirus the following facts: “ The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of Lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their generic code ( mutation) and convert them into…

Frozen concentrated orange jui ces trading up 25 per cent

Consumers who were worried about contracting COVID-19 have been boosting their immune system by drinking orange juices. Frozen concentrated orange juice, traded in New York, rising 25 per cent to $1.214 a pound since the start of January. US shoppers were stockpiling on the staple, as fears over labour shortage in factories and transportation have…

Trendsetting soda inspiring by parsis in India

In India Parsis from Persia  were instrumental for popularising and producing carbonated beverages in India two centuries ago, which is now a £7bn industry.   A bottle of Pallonji’s Raspberry soda come with a disclaimer “Contains no fruit”Electric red in colour syrupy drink sold in the Irani cafes in Western city of Bombay. Soda had…

UK’s accelerated shutdown to stem spread of coronavirus

Social Shutdown pubs, Restaurants,  Cinemas, Theatres, Gyms, Spa ordered to close Mr. Johnson urged the public to stay at home as far as possible and think very carefully before visiting relatives on Mothering Sunday tomorrow .and said “bit by bit, day by day, your actions, your restraint, and your sacrifice, we are putting his country…