How to write a scrumptious restaurant review: paying and writing it up, Part 8

In this final part of our serialisation of “How To Be A Savvy Restaurant Reviewer” author Sam Worthington shares final tips on paying your bill, and going home to write your review.

How to write a scrumptious restaurant review: paying and writing it up, Part 8

It is not a bad idea to let readers know what you did as far as tips were concerned as a guide for them when they visit the place.

And according to the wonderful and sadly late Sam, neither of the above needs to be painful…

Getting through the final reckoning – and writing up

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How to write a yummy restaurant review: food – the main event? Part 6

In this article excerpted from the late Sam Worthington’s book, “How To Be A Savvy Restaurant Reviewer,” Sam announces the arrival of the food.

How to write a yummy restaurant review: food - the main event? Part 6

Most people go to a restaurant not for the food, but for the event.

But is this really the be-all and end-all of dining out?

Is it all about eating – or experiencing?

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How to write a sexy restaurant review: foreplay, part 5

This chapter, “foreplay,” is one of the funniest in the late Sam Worthington’s short book, “How To Be A Savvy Restaurant Reviewer.”

How to write a sexy restaurant review: foreplay, part 5

Most restaurants know that getting your order is important: once they have got that, you are committed!

And just as is the case with the, er, other kind of sex, it has a lot to do with relationships, ambience and communication…

Why foreplay and restaurant customer service have quite a lot in common

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How to write a tasty restaurant review: introduction, Part 2

If you like eating out and want to share your experiences on Trip Advisor or elsewhere, you need to bookmark this serialisation of the late, great Sam Worthington’s (restaurant critic, not actor!) book. (You can start at the beginning with Part 1 here.)

How to write a tasty restaurant review

This was an earlier cover for Sam’s book – I prefer this one, but Sam’s final choice is below. Which do you like better?

It’s called “How to be a savvy restaurant reviewer” and shares everything you need to know not just about the elements like the food and wine, but also about the whole dining experience which in many ways is as important as what you eat and drink. Read on … and enjoy! [Read more…]

Top 10 books to help you write better

how to write better,howtowritebetter.net,writing help, help with writing,EnglishWe’ve gathered together our best books and ebooks on how to write better and related topics by your favorite columnists and guest posters here on HTWB, in this updated bookshop … browse and enjoy! It’s a good selection and consists of all the very best of our respective experience and skills, neatly packed in book form for you to benefit from. All print books are available in Kindle and/or other digital formats, too. [Read more…]

Food and eating in the UK, 1950s: what it was really like

Grateful thanks to my good friend Eleanor S. who has handed down this not-all-that-old gastronomic overview of Britain. What a long way this country has come since those days … but do any remnants still hang around in your life, if you’re here in the UK?

Food and eating in the UK, 1950s: what it was really like

In the 1950s a Big Mac was what they wore when it was raining, and a Pizza Hut was an Italian shed…

It’s only around 60 years since…

* Pasta had not been heard of.
* Curry was an unknown entity.
* Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet.
* Spices came from the Middle East where they believed that they were used for embalming.
* Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine.
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