January 15th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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“We’re all going on our summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.” Ah, read that first paragraph and imagine listening to the dulcet tones of the great Sir Cliff Richard. Granted, we may just have lost half our readership with that reference (Cliff who we hear the millennials say?) but there’s a […]

January 8th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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We bet the organisers of Veganuary feared the worst when the Government announced lockdown 3.0 this month. The same could be said about the charity Alcohol Change UK, who are behind Dry January. Given January is always the most miserable month of the year, global pandemic or no global pandemic, you could forgive people if […]

December 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If Waitrose is anything to go by, and let’s face it, it’s not a bad barometer, we’re in for a Merry Vegan Christmas. The supermarket this week reported a 700% increase in pre-orders for its vegan Christmas offerings. Yes, you read that correctly, that’s 700%. And it’s not just Waitrose that are taking advantage of […]

December 11th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, with exactly two weeks to go (if you are reading this on Friday) until the big day, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. Yes, we’re talking about Brussels sprouts. The most controversial part of any Christmas dinner. Whether you love them or you hate them, it’s not Christmas without the tiny […]

December 4th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Ok, let’s see a show of hands. Who put their Christmas decorations up in November? Apparently, according to a survey in Good Housekeeping, 63% of Brits think November is too early to put up a Christmas tree. Well, from our observations, it would seem the great British public are telling fibs! We’ve never seen as […]

November 27th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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We couldn’t let our month of Italian-themed blogs and recipes end without talking about pizza, could we? Especially as we are currently in World Week of Italian Cuisine, an event which promotes the country’s high-quality cuisine around the globe – not that anyone needs reminding of how good Italian food is! There are few things […]

November 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If you understand chefs, then in all likelihood you know we don’t suffer fools gladly. Whilst we’re not condoning the Gordan Ramsay school of tough love, during our chef lives, we come across many things that make us want to scream. Being glued to your phones when you are eating a meal in a restaurant […]

November 13th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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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 […]

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 […]