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Sustainable Tips for Sustainable Living

“Sustainability is highly embedded in Cookery School’s business strategy and its initiatives are among the best in the hospitality industry.”

– Sustainable Restaurant Association

Sustainable living runs through our veins, offsetting the higher cost of such things as renewable energy and eco-friendly detergents against their fundamental morals. Over 75% of ingredients are sourced locally and of organic status.

For anyone who wants to learn ways to integrate environmental practices within their food business,

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The Pity with Plastics

2018: People have woken up to the problem with plastics.  With jaw-dropping facts emerging almost daily, we now know that huge quantities of plastic (larger than a big rubbish truck) are being dumped into our oceans every minute and that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, by weight. The irony is that the cost to clean up the sea is greater than the profits made by the plastic industry as a whole – what a dystopian economic landscape we’ve created.

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RECIPE: Asparagus risotto

Asparagus Risotto –  (as taken from the Cookery School Handbook.)

Risotto follows the same principle as other rice recipes in that liquid is used to cook the rice and is absorbed by the end of the cooking time. But risotto always cooks in stock and/or wine and not water. Unlike when cooking plain or basmati rice, risotto is stirred continuously during cooking to release the starch in the rice grains,

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BRAND NEW CLASS: We’re tackling food waste!

Waste Not Want Not

We’re proud to announce the launch of our  ‘Waste Matters’ class which teaches people how to reduce waste in the kitchen, in light of the 7.3 million tonnes of food wasted in the UK annually. *

The class launches in September and covers how to use food which may be deemed waste but is perfectly edible.  You will learn how to repurpose leftovers and be more sustainable in the kitchen.

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International Women’s Day: Ros’ Triumph

It’s the 8th March, known to many as International Women’s Day – a celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe and a fine time to highlight Rosalind’s pioneering early days when she set up her first company, Piemaker. Piemaker specialised in making fine pies and cakes using traditional English recipes.

Coming as no surprise to anyone, Ros defiantly refused any ingredients that contained additives or preservatives –

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RECIPE: Pizza

It’s National Pizza Day on 9th February (yes that is such a thing!) so we thought it no better time to share our homemade pizza recipe. It’s really easy to make and so much tastier than anything store bought (with no nasty preservatives!).

This recipe serves four as a main course.

To make the dough…

 

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– 450g/1 lb strong white flour

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Happy 15th Birthday to us!

To celebrate our 15th birthday this February, we wanted to compile a list of 15 of our favourite Cookery School facts – but we got carried away!

 

Did you know…

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

1. We make sure that our suppliers deliver our produce in containers that we use again and again so to eliminate one-use plastics. We store all our food in glass containers and never use cling film!

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RECIPE: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

This soup is one of our favourites! Jerusalem artichokes are often underrated but to us they are perfectly delicious when in season. This soup is very good for your gut as it contains strong prebiotic properties that stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the body. Antioxidents are abundant so these root vegetables do you the world of good!

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– 450g/1lb Jerusalem artichokes

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