Seasonal foods in Autumn

The changing of the weather greatly affects the food industry. Plants have adapted to grow in certain conditions, meaning their harvest times are best at certain times of the year. Our chefs have been busy preparing for autumn by … Read More

Styles of Cuisine

Cuisine is a style of food preparation characterised by ingredients, techniques, and dishes. It is often associated with a specific culture or region. Italian cuisine, for instance, typically brings to mind pasta and pizza dishes.

At La … Read More

4 Reasons Why the Dining Table Will Always Be Important

The dining table has long been one of the most important features of the home, but as our dining habits have changed over the years have we fallen out of love with it? A recent study conducted by Furniture … Read More

06 Oct '17

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What should you cook for Halloween?

We’ve rounded up some easy and tasty ideas to serve guests this Halloween, from appetisers through to mains and desserts. But don’t worry – these might look scary, but these treats taste anything but!


Whether you want … Read More

16 Jun '17

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Edible table decoration – how to make your table dressings taste as good as they look!

Setting the scene for your dinner party can help you and your guests get into the mood, and what better way to do so than with edible table decoration?

Centrepieces, candles and tablecloths are nice, but why not go … Read More

15 Jun '17

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Social media and food – how digital technology is transforming the food industry

Mealtimes have long been social occasions, and now in 2017, it seems they are social media occasions too.  

The advancement of mobile technology means we are rarely without an opportunity to snap and share our food online, and … Read More

14 Jun '17

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Entertain in style with unusual summer barbecues

When the warm weather arrives and the summer social season is upon us, it’s natural to gravitate towards planning plenty of summer barbecues!

While sizzling BBQs may conjure images of meat, there’s actually much more that can be … Read More

30 May '17

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How to refine the art of dinner party music

For many people, music is an important part of a social gathering, and music enjoyed over mealtimes or a dinner party are no different.

Food and music go hand in hand, and have done throughout history. In operas composed … Read More

26 May '17

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A world tour of the globe’s most expensive food!

For some, dining is a chance to get to spend time with loved ones and catch up with friends; for others, it’s an opportunity to sample some of the of the world’s most expensive food.

For those who can afford … Read More

25 May '17

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Top conversation starters for dinner parties

Ahh, the topic of dinner conversation starters.

Many hosts can find the prospect of getting the table talk underway daunting, especially if it’s his or her first dinner party. Nobody likes awkward silence, so how do you as … Read More