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Why The Mind Of A Chef is a Must Watch for Restaurateurs

The Mind of a Chef stands out as a rather unusual method for food television. It’s less about  scripted, choreographed moments designed to entertain in easily consumed bites, and more about deep-diving into a chef’s life. And deep-dive it does into each chef’s motivation, their influences outside the realm of food, and more importantly, what it takes to be a chef at that level. It’s a celebration of food and culture, with the guest chef also acting as the host. Continue reading “Why The Mind Of A Chef is a Must Watch for Restaurateurs”

The Art of Restaurant Menu Designing

Perhaps your restaurant makes the greatest lasagna the world has ever known or maybe your truffle tart is to die for. If you are like most restaurants, listing our dishes down with a few food images slapped in seems to be about it when it comes to menu presentation.

Dining-out has evolved a great deal. Notice the multitude of creative concepts, pop-ups, food trucks and other innovative ideas in your hometown? This will continue, and that’s why you may want to take a one long hard look at your menu. Continue reading “The Art of Restaurant Menu Designing”

How To Create A Serene Listening Space

It can be hard to find peace and quiet, even in your own home. What’s the feeling you are hit with when you walk into your home? Calm or overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ list? Your home either nurtures you or depletes your energy, leaving you exhausted.

Allocating spaces to rest in, play in, and work in can help you unconsciously move from one activity to another with ease. Designate areas in your home for various activities. This creates an automatic cue to your subconscious informing you that it is time for a specific activity. This will help to create a space that supports balance and harmony. Continue reading “How To Create A Serene Listening Space”

The Best Beer and Music Pairings Every Pub Needs

We are constantly surrounded by sensory stimuli, like sound, sensation, scent, and colour—all of which influence our taste. We wouldn’t think music would have such an impact on taste, but science proves otherwise.

Since drinking and listening to music are both sensory experiences, it makes sense that they affect each another. In fact, the flavour perception of beer can be greatly enhanced by listening to the right jams.

As per a study published in Frontiers in Psychology done with The Brussels Beer Project and English band The Editors where the focus was on the influence of background music on the beer-tasting experience, it was found that rock music pairs best with malt beers that have a roasted grain flavour, slight sweetness, and notes of spice and/or chocolate. Continue reading “The Best Beer and Music Pairings Every Pub Needs”