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Chef Loosing taste
Bitter, Weird and Uncomfortable: When Chefs Lose Their Taste
We spoke to some chefs and food professionals who revealed what a deeply personal and emotional journey the experience of temporary loss of taste or smell was after contracting coronavirus.
Camilla Moccia
Image of Restaurant Owner's Pain a Symbol of Italy's Desperation
The photo of Camilla Moccia, bent over in despair over the closure of her trattoria, has gone viral in Italy as a symbol of the suffering faced by those across the hospitality industry. Here she speaks to Fine Dining Lovers about the photo and her plight.
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UK Restaurants Adopt Pay-Before-You-Eat Policy Ahead of April Reopening
With demand for reservations surging ahead of the UK's April reopening, many restaurants are adopting a pay-before-you-eat policy.
Joe Biden
Stimulus Approved: Now What will the Biden Era Mean for US Restaurants?
With a $1.9 trillion stimulus package winning final approval in Congress, what are the implications for the restaurant industry going forward? Will the Biden-Harris administration help the sector to rebound in the wake of the pandemic, or will restaurants continue to struggle? Andrew Friedman investigates.
Tel Aviv Tanya Chuvpylova
Israel's Restaurants Begin Return to Normality
Israel has allowed indoor dining at 75% capacity, and with a limit of 100 guests in restaurants and bars for those who could prove vaccination. Find out more here.
Dash and dine fraud
'Dine and Dash' Fraudsters Hit L.A. Restaurants
Los Angeles restaurants are dealing with a new kind of 'dine and dash' customer during the pandemic. Find out how.
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UK Restaurants to Reopen from 12 April
The UK's pubs and restaurants can welcome customers back for outdoor service on 12 April, with indoor service resuming on 17 May.
Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford Joins Chefs to End Child Food Poverty
Marcus Rashford joins with some of the UK's top chefs to call on the government to end child food poverty long-term.
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The Independent Restaurant Coalition's Guide to PPP2
The IRC Independent Restaurant Coalition has put together a video with everything you need to know about PPP2 and how to apply.
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A Tale of Three Cities: How these Nordic Capitals are Fighting the Pandemic
It's been the worst of times for the restaurant industry all over Europe and beyond. But in Scandinavia, the cities of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen have faced their own challenges. Discover how they are dealing with the Pandemic.