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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
Never afraid to speak her mind, our intrepid columnist JILLIAN BOLGER says bluntly that if we want to get to the bottom of the obesity problem there's no point in blaming restaurants. The problem - and its solution - lies a lot closer to home. And this month’s column is aimed squarely at parents.
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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
Remember the last time you went online to google a restaurant? Do you recall what information you were looking for? Maybe you wanted to learn more about somewhere new or to check the address, opening hours or make a booking. Perhaps you wanted to browse the menus to decide if the food would appeal to everyone, or whether it was within budget.
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Paul Kelly
Author: Jillian Bolger
JILLIAN BOLGER wonders why we so rarely see the work of highly skilled pastry chefs credited by including their names on menus
Over many years as a food writer I’ve always been struck at how many of us rank our dessert as the highlight of a meal. It’s not always those of us with the sweetest teeth either. That sensational citron tart, that amazing crème brûlée, that luscious chocolate fondant: they’re often the thing we remember most about dining out.
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Berthas Revenge
Author: Jillian Bolger
The first time I ever tasted a Hendrick’s gin and tonic was in Chapter One. Former manager, Declan Maxwell, introduced me to the cucumber-enhanced aperitif one evening several years ago, and with that it became my aperitif of choice for visits here.
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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
BAD SERVICE - Food & Travel Writer JILLIAN BOLGER has got the bit between her teeth on this one, and she’s not letting go. And she’s dead right.
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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
Disappointed with the service at a famous Irish restaurant, JILLIAN BOLGER says proprietors need to realise that investing in front-of-house training is investing in a satisfied customer.
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Cake
Author: Jillian Bolger
All the fuss about The Great British Bake Off leaving the BBC has got Food & Travel Writer JILLIAN BOLGER thinking about CAKE SALES - and she is on a (slightly tongue in cheek) mission to raise standards at school halls around the country.
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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
On the BBC’s Room 101, host Frank Skinner invites three guests each week to nominate their pet hates, things they’d most like to see banished to Room 101 forever. The chosen items usually range from the mundane to the obscure, but are all things that drive their nominator crazy.
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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
Some days you have to wonder about the qualifications of restaurant designers? There are times I think some of them can't have dined out in public at all. And if they have, are they actually paying attention to their surroundings?
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Jillian Bolger
Author: Jillian Bolger
Can someone please call time on kids' menus, asks Food & Travel Writer JILLIAN BOLGER
When did we ever decide kids’ menus were a good idea? Long before chicken nuggets, or goujons, or tenders became a thing, apparently.
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