September 25th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

We couldn’t think of a better way to end our celebration of British food in September by looking at one of our favourite Sunday dinner staples – lamb. Granted, we can’t claim it as our own, because if we did, the good people of New Zealand, who are also well known for their lamb, may […]

September 18th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

There were times during this (beep beep) pandemic when it seemed like life would never be the same again. We stopped going to the movies, restaurants, pubs, meeting family and friends, and all of life’s other pleasures we used to take for granted. Thankfully, we can now do most of these things again (we’re still […]

September 11th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Imagine our surprise when we were researching this week’s blog and discovered that an English muffin is not actually English at all! That certainly set the cat among the pigeons, especially as Chef Chris has already prepared his recipe (more on this shortly) with this in mind. In a month of blogs dedicated to great […]

September 4th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

There’s a lot happening in September. The schools are back (thank heavens we hear you all say), people are returning to their offices, albeit it slowly, after spending the last five months working from a bedroom, kitchen, attic or as far as they could get from their home-schooled children, and the football season is about […]

August 28th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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As it was National Burger Day this week, it seemed apt to finish our BBQ themed month talking about the staple of every good barbecue. Named after the German city of Hamburg, although not even Wikipaedia can establish exactly why, few would argue that when you ‘think’ burger, the good old U S of A […]

August 21st, 2020   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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It’s typical isn’t it? You theme a month of blogs around BBQ in August thinking it would be the perfect time for some outdoor cooking and then what happens? Yes, the great British weather intervenes. This week, even the south has experienced some bad weather as Storm Ellen brought her 70mph-plus winds to our shores, […]

August 14th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Is there anything better in life than a good old-fashioned Sunday roast. Whether made and eaten at home or enjoyed in your local pub (always the latter for us given we spend all our time cooking for others!), it’s quintessentially British, up there with a pint of beer, a cup of tea or a game […]

August 6th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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How many times have you heard talk about a BBQ summer, only for the great British weather to put a dampener on it? Well, dear blog, reader, we’re in the final full month of summer 2020 (the best year bar none……said no one ever!!!) so come rain, hail or shine, we’re determined to go out […]

July 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Percy Pig is under attack! Yes, the sweet so beloved of people young and old sold by good old Marks and Spencer is in the firing line dear reader How, what, where, why, we hear you ask? Well, according to the nation’s Sweet Czar (we made that title up by the way!), the packaging on […]

July 24th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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So, after much confusion, the Government finally revealed this week that it will be compulsory for people to wear masks when buying takeaway food and drink from cafes or restaurants in England. Given today (24th July) is the day when masks need to be worn in all shops and supermarkets, it’s fair to say they […]