Blog Archive - November 2023

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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