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  • French Cheese Vs. British Cheese

    Historically, it’s been French cheeses that have had the most prolific fame and attention. Call it marketing, call it the backlash of 13 years of post war rationing, but the UK cheese making industry took a heavy hit following the war, while production on the continent never stopped – the downside of being an island … read more…

  • Britain’s Favourite Vegetable

    There’s never been a more promising time for vegetables. From street food stands to trend-setting restaurants, vegetables are being promoted from side dishes to the main event in a meal. What’s more, is that vegetables are now being embraced in countless smoothies, cold pressed juices and even yoghurts and ice creams. Yes, it appears we … read more…

  • Summer fruits: Don’t let them pass you by

    The window of opportunity is small when it comes to British summer fruits, and that’s before we even begin to talk about the fleeting weather that is here one minute, gone the next. With changeable seasons and disruptive UK weather, there’s no guaranteed time when fruits will be in their prime and it takes great … read more…

  • Yoghurt has its day

    From hipster cafes that make their own cultured yoghurts, to Michelin-starred restaurants that demand only the freshest they can lay their hands on, yoghurt is having a bit of a moment. Thick-set Greek-style yoghurts have been gaining more and more attention for their versatility in breakfasts, brunches and dessert plates. Now the go-to bedfellow of … read more…

  • Catering For Vegans

    Following a slew of magazine and lifestyle features, a huge swathe of the millennial generation are now going vegan for the sheer hell of it. A lifestyle choice that has nothing to do with animal cruelty, and everything to do with the way it makes them feel. In recent history, the vegan diner was often … read more…

  • Exotic fruit: The time is now

    The intensity of exotic fruit can be hard to beat, particularly when the summer comes a-knocking. While the classical flavours of the British summertime are iconically popular, nothing rings the sunshine through as well as the alluring flavours of warmer climes. Acai bowls have been on the trend watch list for a while now and … read more…

  • The Best Cheeses For Spring Menus

    Cheese, the cornerstone of rich winter dinners and a mainstay of the Christmas offering. But as the sun starts to show its face a little more, and the temperature slowly begins to rise, the cheeseboard sometimes takes a hit and sees nowhere near as much action as it does in the darkness of winter. However, the freshness … read more…

  • St Patrick’s Day, it’s not all about Guinness…

    St Patrick’s Day is the traditional occasion to raise a glass of Guinness (or three or four…) to Ireland’s patron saint. But it’s not all about Guinness and whiskey … Food plays a huge part on this day, celebrating with the amazing seasonal produce that is on offer during March. With such delicious dishes from … read more…

  • Embrace the spice!

    Driven by globalization and the growing multicultural population, spices that were once exotic and unfamiliar are becoming familiar and universal. Flavours in this group include: chilli, pink peppercorn, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin and turmeric. So with the cold weather this month, heat up the kitchen with some on trend spice and spicy cuisines. A great … read more…

  • Alternative pancakes…

    As the breakfast space continues to grow in popularity, so too does the widespread consumption of pancakes. Although the never-ending batch of skimpy dinner plate sized pancakes, enjoyed on Shrove Tuesday have fallen out of favour in recent years, the American ‘stack’ is embedding itself as a cornerstone of the weekend brekkie, or more accurately … read more…

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