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Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted on 16 February 2024

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies … you’ve got to be kind.” - Kurt Vonnegut

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Download COOK January Menu

Posted on 4 January 2024

A new menu has landed at COOK! If you can't get to your local COOK shop for a physical copy, you can download the whole thing by clicking the button below.

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50 Uses of Ham

Posted on 14 December 2023

Ding dong! That is one serious ham. Big, isn’t it? But so versatile.

Here’s 50 reasons why you’ll be needing one over Christmas. Yes, 50. Count them. Ready?

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Life is Sweets

Posted on 30 November 2023

Puddings are a big part of COOK, in fact it could be said that the idea for COOK was borne out of a pudding. Ed and Rosie, who run the business, are brother and sister; their parents, Andrew and Anne, used to run their own small bakery. Their handmade frozen cakes were so popular that Ed started wondering why no-one was making savoury meals in the same way. He persuaded one of his favourite clients, Dale, to quit his job and join him. Even though the original name has changed from the rather prosaic Cakes & Casseroles to COOK, the business’ founding statement remains the same to this day: “To use the same ingredients and techniques a good cook would use at home, so everything looks and tastes homemade.”

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Knife Angel

Posted on 17 November 2023

The Cost of Violence

The Knife Angel is quite unlike any other sculpture in Britain. It was created in 2018 by the artist Alfie Bradley and the British Ironworks Centre out of 100,000 knives, either seized by police or handed in during an amnesty. It tours the UK to highlight to young people the terrible cost that violence has on their communities.

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Canape Calculator

Posted on 16 November 2023

If you’re serving up canapés at your Christmas or New Year’s party, here’s a good rule of thumb: For pre-dinner drinks, you’ll need four per person per hour; For a drinks party, up that to six.

Click below to watch a video of our chef George presenting our new canapés and how he likes to serve them.

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A Visit to Barber’s

Posted on 7 November 2023

Cheddar cheese is the world’s second most popular cheese … “Only second?” I hear you cry. Yes, the growing global appetite for pizza has just pushed mozzarella ahead but at COOK, Cheddar is King. And we couldn’t be prouder of where we get ours from.

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How to COOK Our Stress-Free Christmas Lunch

Posted on 11 October 2023

Tags: Video, christmas, christmas lunch

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

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Freezer Jenga: How to fit a Christmas Dinner Bundle into a freezer drawer

Posted on 22 September 2023

Check out our tips to help you get your Christmas dinner safely tucked away in a single drawer. Easily done when you know how!

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Download COOK Christmas Menu

Posted on 19 September 2023

Here it is! Everything our chefs have been busy COOKing up to make Christmas 2023 the easiest and most delicious one ever. Download, dive in, and start whistling 'Jingle Bells'. It's available to pre-order now.

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