A Love-Hate Relationship


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A Love-Hate Relationship

Why Chefs Have Such a Love-Hate Relationship With the Michelin Guide

It was a crisis that could have only emerged in France.

In September, the award-winning French chef Marc Veyrat announced he would be suing Michelin for demoting his restaurant, La Maison des Bois, in January from three to two stars on account of…cheddar cheese. An inspector from the storied Michelin Guide is said to have mistakenly believed the decorated chef incorporated English cheddar into his cheese soufflé instead of local varieties such as Beaufort or Tomme de Savoie.

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A Love-Hate Relationship Original story on fortune.com

Online Restaurant Reviews are not All Equal Original story and image on today.uconn.edu

Online Restaurant Reviews are not All Equal

People searching online restaurant reviews give less value to those written on mobile devices than on other platforms, according to new research in the journal Marketing Science.

In a study of 275,000 restaurant reviews, researchers from the University of Connecticut, Boston College, and Peking University found differences in reader perception based on the platform where the review was generated.

With the increasing prevalence of mobile devices and apps such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google, consumers have ready access to real-time reviewing platforms.

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Meet the start-up saving cafe waste from landfill

A former barista turned entrepreneur has saved 268 tonnes of coffee grounds over four years from going to landfill, with the start-up working to find innovative uses for the coffee and plastic waste generated by Australian cafes.

Far from sorting household waste into eight different bins, Ms Larsen found that she would contribute an estimated 16kg of coffee ground into landfill each day while working as a barista in Melbourne.

It inspired her to do something about it, which is how her start-up Reground was born.

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saving cafe waste from landfill Original story and image on mybusiness.com.au

Trust at rock bottom Original story and image on smh.com.au

Trust at rock bottom

Food delivery platforms face shakeup

Restauranteur Gary Mink is juggling Uber Eats, Deliveroo and newcomer DoorDash for his online food delivery needs.

"I want to narrow it down," the owner of Melbourne's Bay City Burrito says. "The ultimate goal is to get rid of two of the platforms."

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