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Good Week Bad Week: 22/01/10

22 January 2010
Good Week Bad Week: 22/01/10

Our regular catch-up of what has brought a burst of sunshine - or a mantle of storm clouds - to the catering and hospitality world this week.


GOOD WEEK

Authenticity Italy's top chefs and farmers launch a campaign to educate the world in how to make real spag bol.

Pasty lovers The West Cornwall Pasty Co plans to open 15 new shops and kiosks throughout the year.

Future chefs Ferran Adrià and Heston Blumenthal are to lecture at the world's first gastronomic university, which will open in Spain in 2011.

Charitable thrill-seekers Hospitality Action invites the adventurous to take part in one of two fundraising parachute jumps in May.

BAD WEEK

Binge drinking Scots are found to be consuming 25% more alcohol per head of population than their English and Welsh neighbours, according to industry data.

Large appetites The Conservatives are to call on restaurants and retailers to reduce their food portions in a bid to curb obesity.

Hot water bottles Holiday Inn is trialling free human bed warmers in London and Manchester to help guests get a good night's sleep.

Michael Deane The Northern Irish chef-restaurateur is forced to close his Michelin-starred restaurant Deanes in Belfast following severe flooding.

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