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Jo Colman, Summerdown: healthy soil, healthy business

Posted on 3 February 2023

Looking out across a field of buckwheat, planted to provide shelter and food for wild birds, Jo Colman sums up his challenge as “having to make decisions for generations to come.” Jo himself is the third generation of his family to farm Summerdown Farm in Hampshire. It’s the UK’s largest peppermint farm and its eponymous brand produces a range of luxury mint products from teas and bath lotions to the mint chocolate crisps you can buy in COOK shops.

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The COOK Guide to Batch Cooking

Posted on 27 January 2023

As the nation’s experts in batch cooking for the freezer, COOK shows you how to save time and money by making healthy, nutritious home-cooked frozen meals.

Download Guide to Batch Cooking

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Meatballs in a Rustic Tomato Sauce

Posted on 9 January 2023

COOK meals are perfect for when you fancy a night off cooking … something even the most passionate home cook needs now and again. But how do our prices compare with making it yourself?

We followed our recipe for two for Meatballs in a Rustic Tomato Sauce at home and found it was more expensive getting the ingredients from the supermarket. We based this on checking Sainsbury’s online ingredient prices in October 22 for a two portion recipe. We didn't include ingredients we had in the fridge or kitchen cupboard (including any alcohol) and used the smallest available amounts of what we needed. 

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Moroccan Spiced Lamb Tagine

Posted on 9 January 2023

COOK meals are perfect for when you fancy a night off cooking … something even the most passionate home cook needs now and again. But how do our prices compare with making it yourself?

We followed our recipe for two for Moroccan Spiced Lamb Tagine at home and found it was more expensive getting the ingredients from the supermarket. We based this on checking Sainsbury’s online ingredient prices in October 22 for a two portion recipe. We didn't include ingredients we had in the fridge or kitchen cupboard (including any alcohol) and used the smallest available amounts of what we needed. 

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Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Posted on 9 January 2023

COOK meals are perfect for when you fancy a night off cooking … something even the most passionate home cook needs now and again. But how do our prices compare with making it yourself?

We followed our recipe for two for Beef Stroganoff at home and found it was more expensive getting the ingredients from the supermarket. We based this on checking Sainsbury’s online ingredient prices in October 22 for a two portion recipe. We didn't include ingredients we had in the fridge or kitchen cupboard (including any alcohol) and used the smallest available amounts of what we needed. 

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Chilli con Carne Recipe

Posted on 4 January 2023

 

COOK meals are perfect for when you fancy a night off cooking … something even the most passionate home cook needs now and again. But how do our prices compare with making it yourself?

We followed our recipe for two for Chilli con Carne at home and found it was more expensive getting the ingredients from the supermarket. We based this on checking Sainsbury’s online ingredient prices in October 22 for a two portion recipe. We didn't include ingredients we had in the fridge or kitchen cupboard (including any alcohol) and used the smallest available amounts of what we needed. 

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How to COOK Our Stress-Free Christmas Lunch

Posted on 15 December 2022

Tags: Video, christmas, christmas lunch

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

Christmas Dinner Timings

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RAW Talent Behind Bars

Posted on 2 December 2022

There are 25 of us squeezed into a small classroom in the education block of Rochester Prison in Kent. Broad smiles are on all our faces, we’re clapping and whooping. A few tears are being shed. We’re celebrating the finale of COOK’s first ever RAW Talent training programme held inside a prison. For some of the guys in the room, this might just be a life-changing moment.

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Avian Flu Update

Posted on 15 November 2022

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the worst avian flu outbreak ever and its impact on Christmas turkeys, in particular.

We're relieved to say COOK turkeys have not been affected.

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