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26/10/2018
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Pumpkin Stories

In case you haven’t noticed, pumpkins are everywhere! Not only can you literally buy them by the trolley-load from supermarkets (yes, we are guilty of this too!), but you can also go to a restaurant or café and indulge in pumpkin pies and even pumpkin spiced coffee!! We’ve even spotted food bloggers getting really creative and conjuring up things like pumpkin spiced porridge, cookies, smoothies, granola, even cocktails – everything! So why are pumpkins so popular?? Personally, we love them! We associate pumpkins with Autumn and Halloween. Every year, we... Read More

09/10/2018
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Hello Autumn!

Well hello there Autumn! Aren’t we pleased to see you? I mean, don’t get us wrong, we love Summer. The sun, the barbecues, the Al Fresco breakfasts, the beer gardens, but there comes a point when you are ready for a change. Not only in the weather but in food and the way you dine and socialise too. Autumn is probably our favourite time of year for produce. It’s just so vibrant, wholesome and healthy – think carrots, pumpkins, apples, mushrooms, figs, cauliflower…there is so much colour! And let’s not... Read More

02/10/2018

SEEING STARS

We’re seeing stars and lots of them…it was the Michelin Guide 2019 awards last night for Great Britain and Ireland (1st October) and we were following along, keeping everything crossed for our Goodfellows at Home chefs! And it turned out to be a spectacular night, with many of our chefs being awarded or retaining their stars! Featuring in the Michelin Guide or being award a prestigious star is a pretty big deal for chefs and is normally one of the most important dates in their calendar. The Michelin Guide can... Read More

08/08/2018

Poke bowl “The next generation of Sushi, but easier to eat”.

While this may seem like a new trend with poke shops popping up left, right and centre, this Hawaiian dish – typically enjoyed for lunch or dinner – has been around for centuries. Poke (pronounced “Poh-keh”) means ‘to slice or cut’ in Hawaiian and refers to cubed raw fish seasoned to your taste, essentially a raw fish salad. A tactile eating experience, featuring a range of textures and colours, the poke bowl is made up of several elements which are often sectioned rather than mixed in together, making a vibrant... Read More

03/08/2018

Mark Heirs – Life as a Private Chef

Having grown up in the hospitality industry, working in the kitchens of his parent’s pubs, becoming a chef was the only career path Mark considered. After leaving catering college in Glasgow Mark honed his culinary skills in top restaurants such as Glasgow’s One Devonshire Gardens and Heston Blumenthal’s 3 Michelin starred Fat Duck. Mark then went on to make it to the final 16 of the first series of Masterchef the Professionals in 2008. Since then he’s spent time teaching in a cookery school and owned his own country restaurant.... Read More