December 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, apart from finding out that you have been moved to tier 3 or 4, that your children can’t go back to school until mid-January at the latest and that there is now a more contagious strain of Covid-19, did you all have a nice Christmas holiday? In any ‘normal’ time, this would be enough […]

December 23rd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Hands up, who really likes traditional Christmas pudding? We know we addressed the elephant in the room a few blogs back by discussing sprouts and concluded that they are actually amazing, but Dumbo is back in the room again and this time we are inclined to agree when it comes to Christmas pudding. Ok, we […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 9th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If you live in Northern England, the chances are that if you go to a pub this weekend, it may be your last visit in a while. We’ll know shortly what further restrictions are being put in place to slow the spread of Covid-19, but it’s no secret that pubs closing for a while is […]

October 2nd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Would you agree with us that curry is second to naan? We’re not trying to curry favour with you when we ask this question, but we hope you gave the raita answer. And if you rice to the challenge just don’t forget to ensure you have a soft pilau when you go to bed tonight, […]