July 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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If you are old enough, let me take you back to the future and cast your mind back to 1984. It was the year that Band Aid tried to feed the world, the AIDS virus was identified, a small company called Apple released a computer called the Macintosh and ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood […]

July 3rd, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Tomorrow (4th of July), millions of people across the nation will celebrate a very special occasion. There will be eating, drinking and perhaps even some fireworks. This will all be to give thanks for regaining our independence. Oh, and there’s also apparently something happening in the United States of America too. Yes, that’s right dear […]

June 12th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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So, where do you stand on sushi? Does the thought of eating raw fish fill you with dread, or is it one of life’s greatest pleasures? Well, here’s something you may not know. There’s a common misconception about sushi is that it is simply raw fish, or that raw fish is an integral part of […]

May 21st, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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We’ve talked about how lock-down has forced many adjustments, but in the case of National BBQ Week, which starts on 25th May, it’s one of life’s pleasures that you can definitely enjoy at home. When National BBQ Week started in the summer of 1997 it helped to grow the BBQ market from just 9 million […]

April 23rd, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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A few blogs back, we discussed batch cooking and how it could help you make your meals go further. You must have been listening because a survey carried out for Great British Beef Week has revealed that two thirds of the nation are now taking this approach. The Coronavirus lockdown has undoubtedly contributed to this, […]

March 27th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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In last week’s blog we gave some food preservation tips to help you in this self-isolation, social distancing world we currently live in, so this week we thought it would be useful to show you how you can also make meals go further. In particular we’re talking about batch cooking, i.e. making something which can […]

March 13th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you know why spring rolls are called spring rolls? Yes, you guessed it, it’s because they were a seasonal food consumed during …….drum roll…… the spring. Originating in Asia, they started as a pancake filled with the new season’s spring vegetables, a welcome change from the preserved foods of the long winter months. The […]

February 7th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you know that the Chinese New Year is celebrated for 23 days? That certainly beats the one miserly day we get off on 1st January which is generally spent in bed catching up on sleep and recovering from the alcohol-induced hangover from the night before. Our cousins north of the border do it right […]

January 10th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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If you read the news, there are some big questions on everyone’s minds this week. No, it’s not whether World War Three is about to break out or how much money Meghan and Harry will need for ‘financial independence’. For the record, we don’t think they will struggle! The big question is………. What tastes better, […]

November 15th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Italian Cuisine Week starts on Monday, a celebration of all that is good about food from this country. According to a survey, Spaghetti Bolognese is the UK’s favourite Italian dish, which is no great surprise. Do you remember the scene in Goodfellas (still one of the best films ever made in my view) where Henry […]