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Gourmet Britain the only Truly Independent Food Guide?

Gourmet Britain the only Truly Independent Food Guide?

Tuesday 6th August 2013

Our hero's of honesty, The Good Food Guide, have been taken over by Waitrose, we think leaving us the only complete food guide with no axe to grind, no charges for the best shops and restaurants – and not also trying to sell insurance or tyres to it's viewers and subscribers. Some guides charge £100's of pounds per year just to have their B&B recommended - that's no recommmedation - just a glorified advert.

We greatly admire Waitrose as a supermarket – but as for being unbiased – time will tell.

An era, started by Raymond Postgate in 1951, has come to an end.

The general public now seem to think they are all experts, although most can't tell the difference between gravy made with a powdered mix, from one made over days with natural ingredients; and one of the two judges on Masterchef recently scored 2/10 for their South East London restaurant - with the Daily Relegraph comment of "Mate, have you eaten at your own bleeding restaurant".

We live in an age where former top chefs sell themselves to stock-cube-making companies – all very sad and disappointing!