November 13th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Let’s be honest, professional footballers as a whole tend not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer (pardon the pun!). And then there’s Marcus Rashford. Here’s someone aged 23 who despite the prestigious wealth the game has bestowed on him, has never forgotten where he came from, which in his case was a working […]

November 6th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If we told you that Italian food is the most popular food in the UK, would you be surprised? Did you think Indian and Chinese would rank higher? A YouGov survey has revealed that Italian food actually beat all comers, not just in the UK, but around the world. Granted, the survey only involved 25,000 […]

October 30th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

From trick or treating to apple bobbing, Halloween is always a highlight, particularly with people taking inspiration from across the Pond and really making a ‘thing of it in recent times. In our day, Halloween consisted of carrying a carved out turnip (yes dear reader, there were no pumpkins back then and you try hollowing […]

October 23rd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s not often that we blow our own trumpet in this blog, but we are sure you won’t begrudge us making an exception in the week that saw the celebration of International Chefs’ Day. Yes, dear reader, there is a day dedicated to little old us! And why not? After all, we are the people […]

October 16th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Imagine if 40% of people in the UK were vegetarian. From a population of 66 million, that would mean 26.4 million of us would have opted for a meat-free diet. This may seem fanciful, but it is already being predicted that vegetarians and vegans look set to make up a quarter of the British population […]

October 9th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If you live in Northern England, the chances are that if you go to a pub this weekend, it may be your last visit in a while. We’ll know shortly what further restrictions are being put in place to slow the spread of Covid-19, but it’s no secret that pubs closing for a while is […]

October 2nd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Would you agree with us that curry is second to naan? We’re not trying to curry favour with you when we ask this question, but we hope you gave the raita answer. And if you rice to the challenge just don’t forget to ensure you have a soft pilau when you go to bed tonight, […]

September 25th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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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 […]