Goodfellows at Home | We Love

31/07/2019

MAGIC AT MAHE

If you love food and you love cooking then you need to plan a foodie road trip to Padstow in Cornwall and soon! In case you haven’t heard, Paul Ainsworth and John Walton have recently launched Mahe, an intimate Cookery School and Chef’s Table. Named after the place where Paul’s parents met and fell in love, you just know this place is going to be special, just like all of the Ainsworth family establishments in the area. You can read more about Paul here but we will give you a... Read More

12/06/2019
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Our Chefs on Top!

Monday 10th June was a very important day for the restaurant industry, it was the National Restaurant Awards. Around this time every year, the 100 Best UK Restaurants are revealed (organised by Restaurant Magazine), voted for by chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. It was a great night for some of ‘Our Chefs’ who featured on the list and we couldn’t be prouder! Just think, there are probably thousands of restaurants in the UK, so it is pretty impressive to be listed within the top 100! We thought we would share... Read More

07/06/2019

WE LOVE GREEN PLATES!

We are just going to put it out there; we love green plates! Green crockery is something you don’t see much of on the High Street, so it’s probably something you haven’t really considered before. Believe it or not, it is a really popular colour in hospitality, especially healthy cafe’s and vegan restaurants. Although it can be a bit of a wild card, trust is, green is a great colour for vibrant spring dishes and this is why you should be setting it at your table this season… Firstly, there... Read More

30/05/2019

Chef of the Month: Mark Heirs

May has been a fabulous month here at Goodfellows at Home! We launched our fantastic new ‘Kitchen & Baking’ range, which is all about bringing you, the home cooks, all the best kit used in professional kitchens from pastry to chef knives! Have a browse here. We went all ‘moody’ on our Get the Look page with the hottest new trend ‘Scandi-Cool’. You can create your own Scandinavian look at home – go on have a play around! We also celebrated the talented Mark Heirs as our Chef of the... Read More

30/04/2019

CHEF OF THE MONTH: JAMES MACKENZIE

April has been a great month here at Goodfellows at Home! We rejoiced over all things spring (the produce and the tableware) and we also celebrated James Mackenzie as our Chef of the Month! If you follow us on social media, you would have noticed us sharing all sorts of information about James, from his recipes to what tableware he is using at his restaurant. So it seemed right to round it all up with a blog! Read on to find out how it all started for James and how... Read More

17/04/2019
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GUEST BLOGGER: THE FAMILY HOME COOK

GOODBYE WINTER, HELLO SPRING We are delighted to introduce you to Richard Rodriguez; a passionate self-taught home cook and Master Chef Contestant 2017. We first came across Richard when we were scrolling through Instagram and spotted one of his pasta dishes. It was winter, it was cold and his image was comfort food goals! How could he make a simple pasta dish look so good? We instantly wanted to know more. After a few months of working together on social media, we just had to feature Richard on our blog.... Read More

20/03/2019

HELLO SPRING!

Well hello there Spring! Today marks the first day of Spring (20th March). We wave good bye to the grey winter and welcome a fresh new season with open arms. There is always something so refreshing about the start of a new season, especially spring. Rhubarb, asparagus and spring greens come into season, which means dishes burst with colour. In the home, people start their ‘big spring clean’, we have already started this at Park House, which always ends up being like a military operation! Although it hard work, it... Read More

28/02/2019
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CHEF OF THE MONTH: KENNY ATKINSON

There’s a reason why Kenny Atkinson is the first chef to be crowned our Chef of the Month. Actually, there’s more than just one reason! Chef owner of Newcastle’s renowned House of Tides restaurant, Kenny Atkinson is the man to follow if you are looking to start a career in the hospitality industry. We are in awe of his talent and success! Kenny is well known in the North East region because of House of Tides (seriously, his restaurant is just pure class, find out more here), however, if you... Read More

15/02/2019

Bringing Home Metallics

Metallics Plates. You would probably never think to put the words metallic and plates together, but trust us, it is a match made in heaven. Metallic plates are currently being used in some of the best restaurants around the UK. This is a hot new trend and we are delighted to be able to introduce this to you and for you to be able to bring this restaurant look home. As you probably know, if you follow us on social media, we were involved in Rockliffe Hall’s Artisan Food Fair... Read More

06/02/2019
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A FOODIES DREAM

Delectable scents of pastry and spices waft tantalisingly through the air. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming with a tinge of anticipation. People are scurrying around, putting the finishing touches to their displays. These are just some of our first thoughts whilst waiting for the doors of Rockliffe Hall (a beautiful hotel and spa in Hurworth, just passed Darlington) to open and for their Artisan Food Fair to officially begin. Before the first flurry of visitors push their way into the hall, we take a moment to look around. There are... Read More