March 24th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

The chances are that in the course of the next 24 hours you’ll see at least one vending machine, umbrella or alarm clock. You might be surprised to learn they were all invented around 2000 years ago and in the same part of the world Greece is perhaps better known for being at the forefront […]

November 25th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

The end of November is the traditional start of Winter north of the border and the first of three landmark days in Scottish culture – St Andrews Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. As with many patron saints, St Andrew’s association with Scotland – a land he never visited – is shrouded in folklore, poetic licence […]

August 12th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

As the final rays of the sun slowly faded and I stood there on my patch of soil, I took a moment to reflect on the significance of the freshly harvested, somewhat misshapen, home grown potato in my hand. For me it was the culmination of that eureka moment 10,000 years ago when mankind first […]

March 12th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If the past 12 months have taught us anything, it’s about the importance of community. This is one of the things being highlighted in National Butchers’ Week, which started on Monday and runs until Sunday (8th to 14th March). It’s about celebrating retail butchers that have supported communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, they being one […]

August 6th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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 […]

June 19th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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If there’s one thing we have definitely been able to do during this enforced lock-down, it’s drink! Granted, it may not be in a pub or restaurant (can 4th July come any sooner?) surrounded by friends in great company, but in the comfort of your own home and still surrounded by friends, albeit virtually. Can […]

June 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

When we heard about World Food Week (24th to 30th June), we knew this was one blog we simply had to write. After all, creating amazing dishes from around the world is our bread and butter, or in our case naan and ghee! Apparently, over the course of our lifetime, us Brits spend £30,000 on […]

May 9th, 2019   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Hummus , I absolutely love it; it’s one of my favourite things to eat in the world, so I am all for International Hummus Day. I do however draw the line at eating it every day. That’s exactly what an Israeli man is doing in the run-up to the day on 13th May. He is […]

December 7th, 2018   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Do you recall the scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta’s character asks Uma Thurman’s character whether she had just ordered a $5 milk shake, suggesting she had expensive taste? He tastes the drink and declares it to be pretty ‘bleeping’ good, although he is still not sure whether it’s worth five bucks. Granted, 20-plus […]

October 3rd, 2018   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Oh my ‘cod’, it’s Seafood Week. When I ‘seafood’ I eat it. Do you like my new ‘herrings’? Isn’t this blog ‘brill’? No we haven’t lost our marbles; we’re just getting ready for the first day of Seafood Week on Friday which starts with National Fish Pun Day. ‘Seabass’ me the remote, I want to […]