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Memories of V.E. Day 1945

Posted on 6 May 2020

With the plans for V.E. Day scuppered by the coronavirus, we didn’t want to the day to pass unnoticed so we asked COOK customers who can remember that day in 1945 to share their memories. We were overwhelmed by the response.

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Jamie’s Vegetable Stock Recipe

Posted on 27 April 2020

A vegetable stock can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be, but the essential base ingredients are onion, garlic, celery, carrots, salt and a bouquet garni (a bundle of herbs tied together – at its most basic, just bay leaves and thyme).

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Kids Colouring Kit

Posted on 25 March 2020

If you need some colouring-in and games for your little monsters, there are some downloads on our website that you can print out at home. They should buy you enough time for a cup of tea, at least!

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The COOK Guide to Casseroles

Posted on 23 March 2020

Jamie is a chef who’s been with COOK for years. What he doesn’t know about batch cooking isn’t worth knowing. Here are his tips for turning what’s knocking around your fridge into delicious family meals. If you’re looking for a veggie recipes, check out the one for our Chickpea Curry.

This is the mother of all casserole recipes and is great with either lamb, beef, chicken legs, pork or even sausages. Makes around six decent portions. Scroll down for more adventurous versions, under ‘Casserole Hacks’.

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Tina's Top Tips

Posted on 12 February 2020

Tina from the People Team at COOK used to work for a matchmaking company, and witnessed first-hand its transition to online dating. Here are her tips to avoid the pitfalls of dating digital and finding love the old-fashioned way… It’s estimated the UK online-dating market is worth £119m, with over 9% of UK adults using sites. Online and mobile dating sites are easily accessible and low cost, some are even free to use. The best thing about them is that anyone can join … which is also the worst thing about them! If trawling through endless profiles isn’t your cup of tea, have a look at these options to meet new people.

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SJ’s Mushroom Carbonara

Posted on 31 January 2020

Serves 2

Here’s a great vegetarian recipe given to us by SJ, the COOK chef behind so many of our recipes. It’s a great option for Valentine’s Day, if you fancy flexing your culinary muscles. Plus, it only takes about 20 minutes to make.

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COOK Wellbeing Guide

Posted on 17 January 2020

We published this guide recently for our team. While a lot of it concerns courses, workshops and details specific to COOK, there are a few gems we thought we’d share that might help keep you happy and healthy over the coming year…

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Veggie Pigs-in-Blankets

Posted on 1 November 2019

A pig-free version of the Christmas classic from the small team of chefs in the COOK Development Kitchen.

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How to COOK Our Stress-Free Christmas Lunch

Posted on 30 October 2019

Tags: Video, christmas, christmas lunch

Spend more time with your loved ones and less with your oven this Christmas with a Stress-Free Christmas Lunch from COOK.

“Christmas dinner was spectacular and an absolute doddle" - Sean


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Best Ever Veggie Burgers

Posted on 2 August 2019

Meat-free burgers are not created equal, but they are an essential addition to a good barbecue. Our food team hosted a lunchtime workshop and taught a bunch of us from HQ how to make these delicious bean burgers. If you try the recipe for yourself, do send us a picture and let us know how it was.

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