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Everyone is talking about cooking. But what about food plating? It is an art that take time to master. Food plating is mostly down to a technique and practice but there are a few food plating tools that can help with those finishing touches. Very often it’s simplest, not expensive tools in the kitchen that chef’s like to use the most.


The Food Obsessions prepared a list of top 3 essential plating tools loved and cherished by chefs around the world.



1. Garnish tweezers

Take your food plating to the next level with the premium Garnish Tweezers. Designed for the hospitality industry for plate dressing, these tongs are perfect for use as chefs tweezers. These 8 inch (210mm) garnish tweezers aid you in placing delicate garnishes on plate. Ergonomically shaped with grooved finger grips on both sides of the tweezers to give very good grip when placing delicate items. The tips of this Garnish Tweezers are also grooved to help pick up any small item. Also suited for Cocktail Garnish. Whatever your use, the Food Obsessions Garnish Tweezers help you hone your presentations. These tool comes in three finishes: Gold, Black and Metallic Blue.



2. Offset Spatula

An Offset Spatula by The Food Obsessions has a long narrow flexible stainless steel blade with a rounded end and stainless steel handle. The long blade makes it easy to place an elements on the plate. Chefs hands can crush or mark a finished product. With a small offset spatula, you can pick up small elements from underneath and provide a safe transfer from one place to another without disrupting the sides or top. And even if you do get those small nicks on a soft surface like frosting or mousse, they can be eliminated by a gentle graze by the metal side. The Food Obsessions Offset spatula comes in classic Gold and Black version.





3. Rocher Spoons

Making a rocher, or one-handed quenelle, is a way to give a beautiful oval shape to an ice cream or even a pâte. Chefs are often taught to make a rocher with two spoons, and that can work well, but by design it creates a shape with three curving sides. By using our Rocher Spoons you are able to create a beautifully shaped oval in few simple moves! The food must be the consistency of butter at room temperature, so the rocher will form and hold its shape. The rocher spoon should be hot enough to release the rocher but not so hot that it melts the food. The Food Obsessions Rocher Spoons come in pairs, are made from stainless steel and are available in Gold, Black and Metallic Blue.



You can shop the whole range of the high quality professional chefs tools at The Food Obsessions website

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Recently we enjoyed an experience at Adam Reid at The French restaurant, which is homed in the elegant Manchester hotel, The Midland. Here we share with you the restaurants history and an account of our visit.


In January 1974 the restaurant was awarded one of Britain's first Michelin-stars, since then it has been a place that has been enjoyed by many, in 2013 The French re-launched to The French by Simon Rogan.





It was at this time that Manchester-born Adam Reid was head chef and the restaurant was recognised for many prestigious awards.


In November 2016 Simon Rogan ended his legacy after a successful three-year partnership and Adam Reid re-stablished the restaurant, becoming what it is today - Adam Reid at The French.


The restaurant is intimate and well presented giving a special, close experience for guests.


Adam Reid has developed a beautifully thought out traditional British menu, which strikes the perfect balance between feel good food and progressive cuisine, using familiar British dishes but with a twist Adam helps give guests a truly tasty British experience.




The modern take on the dishes produces a consistency of amazing flavours. Adam prides himself on using organic, hand-picked produce, and developing dishes with carefully-chosen suppliers from across the UK and you can tell, the chicken that we tried on the menu was far superior than any chicken elsewhere. The quality of the ingredients shines through in the taste of each plate, with serving sizes meaning that each guest leaves with a full belly and no room to complain.





The warmth of the friendly staff mirror the northern charm, whilst the elegance and grand decor highlight the glory of the restaurants reputation.


Overall our experience was one we won't be forgetting soon, and it was a pleasure to dine at Adam Reid at The French Manchester.











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An annual list of the world's best 50 restaurants has been revealed, and for the first time in its history one city dominated the top two spots.


Voted as number one was Copenhagen's Noma restaurant and at number two the city's Geranium restaurants.


This is Noma's fifth win in the awards since its arrival in 2003, it also has three Michelin stars. Chef René Redzepi prides himself on the restaurants entirely reinvented Nordic cuisine.


The restaurant wrote on Twitter: "What an incredible moment for us all in Copenhagen. We are so happy and proud of our team being voted the no. 1 restaurant in the world."



Geranium which was voted second best restaurant in the world, owned by Rasmus Kofoed who was the first chef in Denmark to earn three Michelin stars given to the restaurant in 2016.


They wrote on Instagram following the announcement: "What a journey the last 2 years have been for our industry. To be voted #2 in the world for something we love doing is a really great feeling. Thank you to our guests, our team, our families & our suppliers for helping us live our dream every day!"





The annual event didn't occur last year due to the pandemic but was allowed to go ahead in Belgium this year naming the top 50 restaurants in the world.


The awards are organised by UK based William Reed Media and work on a voting system, there are 1040 worldwide voters who are all restaurant industry experts, and each select 10 restaurants - each voter must have visited the restaurant at least once in the last 18 months.


The full list of winners:

The complete list is: 1. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark) 3. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain) 4. Central (Lima, Peru) 5. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain) 6. Frantzen (Stockholm, Sweden) 7. Maido (Lima, Peru) 8. Odette (Singapore) 9. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) 10. The Chairman (Hong Kong, China) 11. Den (Tokyo, Japan) 12. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria) 13. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 14. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain) 15. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy) 16. Elkano (Getaria, Spain) 17. A Casa do Porco (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 18. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy) 19. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan) 20. Diverxo (Madrid, Spain) 21. Hisa Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia) 22. Cosme (New York City, USA) 23. Arpege (Paris, France) 24. Septime (Paris, France) 25. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia) 26. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy) 27. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico) 28. Benu (San Francisco, USA) 29. Reale (Castel di Sangro, Italy) 30. Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia) 31. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany) 32. The Clove Club (London, UK) 33. Lyle’s (London, UK) 34. Burnt Ends (Singapore) 35. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China) 36. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium) 37. SingleThread (Healdsburg, California, USA) 38. Borago (Santiago, Chile) 39. Florilege (Tokyo, Japan) 40. Suhring (Bangkok, Thailand) 41. Alleno Paris au Pavillion Ledoyen (Paris, France) 42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal) 43. Atomix (New York City, USA) 44. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA) 45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig (Berlin, Germany) 46. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia) 47. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway) 48. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, USA) 49. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain) 50. Wolfgat (Paternoster, South Africa)


If you've visited any of these don't forget to share your photos with us on Instagram @the_food_obsessions

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