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Benefits of team away days, according to Mail Online

We were delighted to be included in today’s article by the Mail Online’s ‘This is Money‘ feature.

When weighing up whether team away days are worthwhile – (spoiler: they are) – Mail Online put us as one of the top choices for an activity with the highlight being: “talking about it with colleagues around a large table in a restaurant-style setting as we tucked into the meal we had prepared”.

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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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Gut Health + Mixed Pulse Salad Recipe

‘Gut health’ is the word on everyone’s lips – and with good reason! UK’s top gut expert, Tim Spector, was at Cookery School and loved our Mixed Pulse Salad. It’s great to boost prebiotics and utterly delicious.

 

The key for this salad is that we brown lots of leeks lightly in loads of extra virgin olive oil and use that as the oil to dress the salad alongside lemon juice,

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To Ve(gan) Or Not To Ve(gan)

Veganism is one of Britain’s fastest growing lifestyle movements according to The Telegraph. November is officially ‘World Vegan Month’ so here’s a quick introduction to why people choose to be animal-free, according to The Vegan Society.

Animals – Vegans don’t eat any meat products and defend the lives of animals. This extends further than just food and includes cosmetics, clothing and even medicines.

Health – A lot of vegans believe that the health benefits of an animal-free diet include increased energy and younger looking skin!

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Sustainability Glossary

There are so many words that get thrown around with regards to sustainability that it can get a bit confusing at times and occasionally misleading. We thought we’d list the main ones here to help you live a little greener.

 

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. A carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

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Sustainable Cleaning

Sustainability has always been a key part of our ethos and we have always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible.

In an effort to become even more sustainable, we realised we needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so we made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.

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The BIG launch: The Cookery School Handbook

To celebrate The Cookery School Handbook launch we invited our nearest and dearest to come along and enjoy an evening of chopping, stirring, cooking and of course – eating! Our cherished suppliers and much loved supporters gathered in our kitchen on Little Portland Street where we collectively created dishes from the Handbook.

It was full on as we had people making choux pastry, others making aioli, potato fritters and then cupcakes and apple pie for dessert.

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The Cookery School Handbook is out now!

We’re so excited to have launched our Cookery School Handbook produced and written by our principal, Rosalind Rathouse.

With eleven chapters and not a photograph throughout, the new Cookery School Handbook has been produced with true cooks in mind.  It is not designed as a coffee table book but instead hails recipes which convey key methods for original cooking including chapters on sauces, soups, baking, pastry, Sunday roasts amongst others. Whether a beginner or a professional,

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Our Magic Ovens

Just like us, Fisher & Paykel strive to emphasise sustainability in everything they do

 

We all know the precision that’s needed when measuring ingredients for baking, but did you know that the oven you bake it in is as equally important? That’s why we’re so happy to have launched some brand new, state of the art ovens by Fisher & Paykel.

We have a long-standing relationship with Fisher &

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HAPPY TURKEY DAY!

Alissa, our resident American (and Corporate manager), is excited. It’s Turkey Day! Otherwise known as Thanksgiving.

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It’s a day that is usually about getting together with family but as she’s 4537 miles away from home, it’s an opportunity to bring her fellow American friends together and share their own family food traditions, resulting in quite a spread! Here are just a few dishes from last year’s meal…

Certainly not a light meal but one that reminds everyone of home.

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