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 […]

February 9th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

It’s not often that we would recommend throwing food around a kitchen but we always make an exception for Shrove Tuesday. Do you know that the tradition of tossing pancakes originated in 1445 when a housewife from Olney, Buckinghamshire, was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells […]