March 14th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

So, who has given up something for Lent? In the days before Veganuary, Dry January, Stoptober etc, the only time of the year when people tended to forgo nice things was Lent. Of course, this six-and-a-half week period before Easter was originally a Christian tradition involving fasting. But like many things it has become commercialised […]

June 6th, 2016   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Ramadan begins today. Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in the United Kingdom. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam and requires Muslims to fast during the daylight hours for the full month.