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Kitchen Rat: It's a cracker; Making a mountain out of... tofu

15 January 2020 by
Kitchen Rat: It's a cracker; Making a mountain out of... tofu

It's a cracker

Café Rouge's latest marketing ploy has seen the creation of a cheese-themed hotel room in London's Camden Town, with fromage fans entering a ballot to win a night's stay. It has teamed up with an aparthotel to offer prize winners a stay that will include a cheese hotline delivery service and a mini-bar stacked with cheese and wine. There is no word on whether the ‘lucky' winners will be sleeping on a Port Salut pillow on a Manchego mattress, but this rat certainly knows the room it'll be nibbling into the next time it hits the capital's centre of alternative culture.

Cheese suite
Cheese suite

Making a mountain out of… tofu

Richard Corrigan didn't mince his words when discussing Veganuary, or ‘vegan January' on Ireland's The Late Late Show last week. During a grilling from host Ryan Tubridy, the no-nonsense chef provided his perspective on the phenomenon, saying: "Every paper, every magazine, I'm hearing about vegan January, just coming at me like a big, big mountain. The only mountain I want to see is sirloins and fillets." The view wasn't a great surprise for a chef who adds a bone marrow crumb to the mash at new site Daffodil Mulligan, but he may find he gets a bit of a roasting from any diners brave enough to head in for some braised kale on toast or crispy polenta with tofu mayonnaise.

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corrigan-collection-richie-corrigan

Stayin' alive

Hats off to Premier Inn, which has installed lifesaving defibrillators in all 800 of its hotels. It's a worthwhile move, if you ask this rat. Whenever I make an appearance in the kitchen, or even a bedroom for that matter, anyone who sees me looks like they're about to have a heart attack.

Premier Inn
Premier Inn

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