What do frozen food and honey bees have in common? Not much, on the face of it … unless you’re me: the cousin of COOK’s co-founder Ed Perry and a keen beekeeper for ten years now.
People are waking up to the worrying decline in bee numbers in rural areas. This loss of pollinators impacts us all, so I have decided to do what I can to help. It is, perhaps, a bit rich coming from me as a Londoner for most of my life, but there is now no shortage of people keeping bees in the capital. So I decided to talk to Ed about raising awareness about beekeeping outside of London. With shops all over the country, COOK is well placed to meet potential beekeepers in the areas that need them most.
Fancy a spot of home COOKing? Below is the formally-secret recipe for our popular Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Curry. It’s a bit of a faff, but a great introduction to making Indian dishes at home. Master it, then invent your own! It makes eight portions, but that’s just as easy as making enough for one, and it freezes marvellously (of course). Let us know how you get on at firstname.lastname@example.org