Did you manage to catch us on Clarissa Dickson Wright's current series Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner? We were so proud of our TV debut we got the whole kitchen involved in a screening.
Clarissa was particularly impressed with our Development Chef, Jamie's, Red Wine Jus - 'quite delicious - one of the best she'd ever tasted'. High praise indeed! Perhaps we should add a 'Clarissa Dickson Wright Approves' sticker to our Venison Wellington?
Our Mince Pies had a nice little write up in Home & Garden Magazine.
"Handmade to a 20-year-old family recipe in Sussex, the melt-in-the-mouth pastry and generous quantity of filling speak for themselves. Absolutely delicious."
We feel so famous!
Order yours now before we completely sell out of these remarkable little things. (We won't, don't worry - but you do want them sooner rather than later. Life is better with a mince pie in hand. And a glass of mulled wine.)
Last year the Hairy Bikers made the campaign to save the Meals on Wheels provision famous. We certainly enjoyed watching them ride to the rescue of one of our great national cultural treasures, and it reminded us that as Brits, we still know how to be generous.
But celebrity, hairy or otherwise, is not something we would usually associate with the Britsh institution of Meals on Wheels. It occurred to us that there was something we could do for the cause of Meals on Wheels as we watched our home delivery vans heading out across the country. The thing about our ready meals is that because of our commitment to using fresh ingredients, just like the ones you use in your own kitchens, everything really does look and taste homemade.
As council’s suffer from funding cuts, Meals on Wheels continue to come under threat, and the BBC is continually reporting on cut backs made by a growing number of local councils. Recently The Telegraph reported on the poor provisions offered by some councils, with the worst spending less than £4 a week on meals.
COOK has recently teamed up with Naked Wines, and we’d be hard pushed to think of a more satisfying pairing than good food and good wine.
Naked Wines support talented independent winemakers around the world to bring its customers the best of a global selection of wines. Just like COOK, Naked Wines are a company focused on quality and making their customers happy and satisfied.
Of the many brilliant results of our collaboration, these delicious food and wine match-ups are just some of the most fruitful. With these expert wine selections from Naked to complement the flavours of our dishes it couldn’t be easier to put together a praiseworthy dinner party, or to treat yourself to an extra-special night in (go on, why not!). Great food deserves great wine after all.
Last weekend we officially opened the doors of our new store in Muswell Hill (and we think it looks rather lovely). We've designed a whole new shop, and handy little shopping bags to go with our shiny new venue. We're overjoyed to have finally moved in!
In the run-up to the opening we held a competition over Twitter to try and find out just what makes our new neighbourhood so lovely. We asked people to tweet us why they #LoveMuswellHill and had suggestions coming in thick and fast. It turns out that there are a lot of reasons to love Muswell Hill (not that we ever doubted this). Here are just some of our favourites.