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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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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 […]

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 10th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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On Monday 13th July, spare a thought for those working in the IT department at Her Majesty’s Government. After several website crashes – the contact tracing and ‘Pick for Britain’ sites to name just two – over the last few months, it then doesn’t bode well when the Government announces the meal deal to end […]

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 […]