September 10th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Lindt, Hershey, Frys, Nestle, Cadbury all famous types of chocolate and they all have something else in common. But first, as we celebrate International Chocolate Day, let us peel back the layers of time and explore the rich history of this food of the Gods. It was said the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl was cast out […]

July 8th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Could it actually happen? Dare we dream? Is the unlikely about to become likely? After all, we have waited so long haven’t we? No, we are not talking about ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July but the little matter of a European Championship final in a few days time. And what a final it’s going to […]

May 13th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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There was a very special birthday this week, for one Homer J Simpson. Born 12th May 1956, our favourite yellow cartoon character reached the ripe old age of 65. Only one more year to go until you claim your pension Homer! Why, in a food blog, are we talking about an imaginary person, albeit a […]

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 […]