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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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10 Tips for Saving Water at Home

Reducing how much water you use and saving on water doesn’t have to affect your daily routine. These simple changes can make a huge difference.

It may feel like we have too much rain in Britain but the UK actually has less drinking water available per person than most other European countries. As the population increases, it means water resources will become even more stretched. Reducing water waste saves energy needed for treating and pumping water for use in our homes as well as protecting wildlife.

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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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Delighted to be London’s Most Sustainable Cookery School

Sustainability is at the core of our school: we teach sustainable cooking for sustainable learning. This means that our classes and instructions are clear and fuss-free. They are straightforward- no jargon and no fads. Our students go away with lessons that are learnt thoroughly, equipping them with the ability and confidence to cook in their own kitchens at home.

Alongside our teaching philosophy, we ensure that we act sustainably in terms of limiting waste and sourcing our products.

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WIN TWO SPACES ON OUR ALL DAY BRITISH SUMMER CLASS

We’re celebrating that today finally feels a bit more like summer by giving away two spaces on our All Day British Summer cooking class taking place this Saturday, 9th July, 9.30am – 2.30pm.

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You’ll be using beautiful seasonal ingredients to cook up a delicious summery British feast before sitting down at the end of the class to enjoy all that you’ve made with a glass of English sparkling wine.

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Certificates of Excellence are awarded once a year to businesses that consistently receive four and five star reviews from visitors so were delighted to have all our hard work formally recognised.

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TripAdvisor reviews are immensely important to a small business like ours as lots of people book based on these reviews. We work so hard to keep high standards and every time we receive a lovely comment from a student,

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6 things every fresher should know

Hands up, who worries that their children will head out into the big wide world and live on baked beans and takeaway pizza?

We can’t teach your kids to grow money or write a top quality essay but we can give our top tips to help them in the kitchen when living in self-catered accommodation or a shared house.

 

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Buddy up: Cooking for one is much less cost-effective than cooking for four.

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Alternative Father’s Day gifts

The best alternative Father’s Day gifts

Ah, the never-ending question…what to buy for the dad who has everything?!

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For something that lasts longer than chocolate, perhaps even longer than socks, why not give him a skill for life – cooking? You can either book him on to a specific class or buy a gift voucher so he can book himself on a course of his choosing.

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Great British Chefs at Cookery School

On Friday we were pleased to welcome Great British Chefs’ Cook School to our kitchens. GBC Cook School is an opportunity for a select group of bloggers and keen cooks to have a hands-on lesson from the top chefs that feature on their website. 

Friday’s chef was Adam Gray from Skylon. Here’s Adam in action rolling out bread for his mackerel dish:

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We started with fresh mackerel wrapped in bread that was rolled out flat then pan fried so it’s crispy and just cooked then served with rhubarb.

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