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No dish can work without amazing ingredients. Find out what we look for when sourcing, preparing and cooking our sustainable ingredients.

 

World Environment Day at Cookery School

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This year`s World Environment Day theme is all about Ecosystem restoration, which focuses on improving the capacity and productivity of ecosystems to meet the needs of today’s society. How we source food and what we eat plays a major role in improving the world`s ecosystem.

We are proud to be London’s most sustainable cookery school. Sustainability sits at the very heart of the Cookery School ethos. We strongly believe in reducing our carbon footprint through practices in our kitchens and aim to do whatever we can to reduce our impact as far as possible.

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Benefits of eating Asparagus

 

The wonderful and vibrant asparagus is a fibrous vegetable and can be seasonally bought in the UK in the months of April to June! Asparagus is typically green but there are white and purple varieties. The purple variety has nutty and sweet notes, whilst green asparagus has more grassy and earthy undertones. The white asparagus is known to be mild in flavour but slightly bitter.

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Now lets talk health benefits…..

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Five top tips for meal prep

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Batch cooking, or meal prep, is the act of preparing a week’s worth of food in one session, ensuring that your lunches and dinners are looked after for the days ahead. It’s a fantastic way to ensure you’re eating well, saving money and most importantly, improving your cooking skills!

However, meal prep doesn’t mean having the same thing for five days straight. With a little forward planning and organisation,

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Ros Rants: The ethics of chocolate

I am an utter chocoholic and love the stuff but I always have one huge proviso – it has to be 100% slave free. The chocolate that I devour and that we use at Cookery School is always ethical.

In our chocolate making class, taught by the wonderful Jon Hogan from Rococo, we start the day with a tasting of a range of different ethical chocolates. Our students are always shocked to learn that the chocolates that they eat all the time aren’t free of controversy and ought to be given an enormously wide berth.  

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Ros Rants: A sprinkle of salt

Salt is magic for me. Of all the ingredients that can be used to enhance the flavour of food, salt is the most effective when correctly used. The emphasis being on correct! I loathe food that is over-salted. It kills the taste of any dish, so it’s essential to find the right balance.

There is a hysteria surrounding the use of salt.  It is not unfounded if one is a fast food or ready meal addict.

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The importance of sourcing sustainable fish

Why is it important to source sustainable fish? Fishing continues to be one of the biggest issues facing the food industry. With over-fishing and dredging jeopardising fish stocks and sea bed ecology, it is more important than ever that we investigate where our fish is coming from and ensure the methods used are as sustainable as possible.

What does sustainable fish mean?

Sustainable fish is caught in ways that allow the long-term future and viability of species,

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The top three benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables

Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres. Here, he shares the top three benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables at home.

As we become more conscious of how our everyday choices and actions can affect the environment, many people are making the switch to growing their own fruit and vegetables. However, the benefits extend beyond just helping the planet: it can save you money and improve your health too.

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World Meat-Free Week: Helping the planet through your plate

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17th-23rd June is World Meat-Free Week, a movement that aims to promote eating more plant-based foods. With experts saying that by 2050, the developed world will need to reduce their meat consumption by 50%, it’s becoming more important than ever for individuals and families to celebrate the humble vegetable. Here at Cookery School, we’re leading from the front, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan classes,

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