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Dear Britain, you are cutting your roast potatoes all wrong...
In October chef Heston Blumenthal revealed his top tips for achieving roasties that are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, every time. However, according to students from Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex, Blumenthal has been cutting his spuds all wrong.
Potato firm Albert Bartlett reports drop in profits despite increase in sales
Sales at potato firm Albert Bartlett have climbed 18 per cent to £146m, but operating profit was again impacted by price pressures in the supply chain.
Burts Chips acquires popcorn manufacturer Savoury and Sweet Ltd
Burt’s Potato Chips have announced the purchase of Leicester’s Savoury & Sweet popcorn manufacturer for an undisclosed sum.
Aviko launches Crunch Fast Food Fries in the United Kingdom
Aviko Foodservice has announced the launched of their Crunch Fries in the United Kingdom. These new French Fries are perfect for home deliveries.
Ullucu import and cultivation poses biosecurity risk for potato: DEFRA advice
Following an investigation by the Animal and Plant Health Agency earlier this year, it has been confirmed that ulluco tubers imported into the UK from a number of different sources were infected by harmful viruses, highlighting that there is uncertainty about the disease status of this crop in general.
McCain opens its Roastaurant to help settle the #greatroastdebate
McCain UK is opening a Roastaurant where one can sample 100,000 possible roast dinner combinations.