June 30th, 2017   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Wimbledon starts on Monday. That means, for many, it’s time to pretend they enjoy watching two people (or four if it’s doubles) hitting a ball repeatedly at each other for hours. No doubt, the municipal tennis courts (if they are any left) around the country will also start filling up as Murray fever, and hopefully […]

June 23rd, 2017   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Glastonbury is underway, so after the recent hot spell that pretty much guarantees that the 100,000-plus people who attend the festival will find themselves drenched and bogged down in mud by the end of it. It’s hard to believe that the first festival took place in 1970 with just one act, T-Rex, who actually replaced […]

June 16th, 2017   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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National Picnic Week starts today and when doing our research for this blog we were surprised to discover that, for a change, picnics didn’t originate here in the UK. The first usage of the word can be traced back to a French book in 1692 which described a group of people dining in a restaurant […]

June 10th, 2017   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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We don’t often blog about drinks, given our forte is food, but we are making an exception for world gin day. And, believe it or not, we also have a gin-based recipe, but more of that in a while. The organisers of World Gin Day, now in its 9th year, must be rubbing their hands […]

June 2nd, 2017   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

We’re all used to fish and chip Friday but it’s even better that today is also National Fish and Chip Day. Believe it or not, as a nation we spend £1.2bn on the battered good stuff every year, eating our way through an amazing 382 million portions! We were intrigued by a recent survey which […]