Blog Archive - March 2016

Living Wage

Posted on 31 March 2016

Tags: Good Business, Good Relationships

Last year, we became an accredited Living Wage employer. Here’s what it meant to 20-year-old Jayde, who joined us two years ago as an assistant in our Kitchen technical team.


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Bananas in Coconut Syrup

Posted on 31 March 2016

Tags: Fancy Pants Thai, Thai

(serves 2)

A simple but exotic-tasting dessert with sweet bananas and fragrant coconut balanced by a hint of salt.


110g Granulated Sugar

110g Water 2 large, slightly under-ripe Bananas

60ml Coconut Milk Large pinch of Sea Salt...

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Posted on 24 March 2016


Hold on to your toast soldiers, people. It's time for a mass eviction in I'm a Celeggrity; Get Me Out of Here!

In the last round of voting, there wasn't much between three of the four remaining celeggrities. So, in a move that will no doubt go down in history, we've decided to end the game with a cooking eggtravaganza.

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How We Make Flatbreads

Posted on 23 March 2016

Tags: Good Food, Recipe

Watch our video below to see how we make flatbreads, and find out which of our dishes go perfectly with them. 


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COOK Petersfield is Now Open!

Posted on 18 March 2016

Tags: Good Business


They say the best things come to those who wait... I hope so because we’ve been trying to open a COOK shop in Petersfield for a very long time! Our first shop opened in Farnham back in 1997 and Petersfield was next on my list. What I hadn’t factored in was almost going bust (on a number of occasions) and then losing out on every decent site that came up in this lovely town


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Chocolate & Spiced Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Posted on 17 March 2016

Tags: Recipe, Good Food

The perfect recipe for Easter! 

Chocolate & Spiced Hot Cross Bun (makes 12)

You can keep your chocolate eggs. If you want a really traditional treat this Easter, there’s only one thing for it: Hot Cross Buns. Cheap to make – although not quite one or two-a-penny, despite what the rhyme says – this spicy, chocolatey version is an absolute winner.

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A Visit to the Pastry Room

Posted on 10 March 2016

Tags: Good Food, Good Business

A Visit to the Pastry Room

It’s British Pie Week, so we decided to brave the clouds of flour and visit the COOK Pastry Room. Carol and the team answer our questions.


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