5 Things to Consider Before Opening a Cafe

You don't have to look far to realise that coffee is big business. According to the International Coffee Organization, 148 million bags containing 60 kg of coffee were produced in 2015/16 alone, which goes to show just how high the demand is for the world's most popular hot drink. But just because coffee is in high demand, that doesn't mean that everyone should be opening a coffee shop or cafe. Plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes struggle to survive their first year, and there is a competitive market in the coffee industry. Read More 

Chinese Cuisine: Three Guidelines on Choosing Healthy Meals When Eating Out

If you are on a diet and enjoy having Chinese cuisine, you might be cautious about going to a restaurant. Most people assume that eating out and maintaining a healthy diet is impossible. While this can be challenging, it can be done with a little discipline. In simple terms, if you evaluate and compare your options before making an order, you can keep your calories intake at your preferred level. If not, you might end up throwing out your diet plan. Read More 

How to Get Your Picky Eater to Try Indian Food

If you're the parent of a picky eater, you probably end up serving your child the same bland foods every day, and there is no shame in that. At least that way you know your child is going to eat something and acquire the basic nutrition needed to grow. However, this approach can get boring, and you no doubt find yourself wishing your child would branch out a little. Well, many kids that refuse to try new dishes at home are a lot more willing to try new foods if they are eating at a restaurant, especially if they are allowed to bring a friend along that they admire. Read More 

Why You Need to Get More Seafood in Your Diet

A typical Australian or Western diet tends to focus on white or red meat, with a smattering of fruits and vegetables thrown in. For some reason, seafood seems to have been left out of the equation to a large degree, or even to be adjudged as an occasional "treat." Yet there are many good reasons for including at least one or two meals each week that focus on fish or shellfish. Read More 

4 Quick Tips for Your First Time Ordering a Whole Lobster

So, you fancy ordering a whole lobster for your dinner tonight, but you've never done so before. Eating a whole lobster can take some getting used to, and this often scares away first-timers. Instead of going for something simpler, just follow this quick and easy guide. 1. Visit a Good Seafood Restaurant Firstly, make sure you visit a quality restaurant, preferably one that specialises in seafood. Their lobster dishes might be more expensive, but this is one meal where you'll truly be getting what you pay for. Read More