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How to COOK Our Stress-Free Christmas Lunch

Posted on 22 September 2021

Tags: Video, christmas, christmas lunch

Spend more time with your loved ones and less with your oven this Christmas with a Stress-Free Christmas Lunch from COOK.

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


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Co-Founder Dale COOKs up our Spring Roast...

Posted on 1 April 2015

Tags: Video

Co-founder Dale gets stuck in at the chef's kitchen with our Spring Roast!

This is the easiest ever Spring Roast, though Dale shows us how to fancy it up a bit with some chef-y tips.


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Co-Founder Edward Discovers the Joys of Bollywood Dancing

Posted on 20 June 2014

Tags: Video, fun stuff, founders

COOK Co-Founder Edward and our chef Damien discovered the joys of Bollywood dancing last Saturday at our Big Charity curry for Find Your Feet at the Oxted Food Festival. Look how much fun they're having...

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National Pie Week: Turn COOK Beef Bourguignon Into Individual Pies

Posted on 7 March 2014

Tags: Video, recipe, pies

With it being National Pie Week we thought it was high time we cracked out a couple of videos e made with development chef Lyndsay in which she turns two COOK classics into delicious pies. The Beef Bourguignon has been given a shortcrust lid and the Chicken Alexander a simple puff pastry lid. We're serious converts to the Alex Pie in particular - it transforms the recipe into something completely different (but still completely delicious).

Biggest bonus of all: both pies couldn't look more homemade if you tried.

Pie Number 1:


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How to Make the Perfect Shortcrust Pastry

Posted on 7 March 2014

Tags: Video, recipe, pies

Often people don't make their own shortcrust pastry because it seems too difficult (or perhaps simply unfamiliar) a task. It's actually very easy - and Lyndsay shows us how in this quick little video. She covers

  • the ideal ratio of flour to butter
  • how to keep your pastry cool
  • how to account for hot hands
  • how to breadcrumb
  • why you need to be careful about the amount of water you add
  • how and why you need to ridge (and what ridging is!)
  • why you shouldn't add too much flour to your worktop before rolling
  • and - lastly - how to roll it out neatly...


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National Pie Week: Chicken Alexander Puff Pastry Pie

Posted on 7 March 2014

Tags: Video, recipe, pies

Make our Classic Chicken Alexander into an awesome pie with a simple puff pastry lid. We're serious converts to this recipe - it transforms a well-loved COOK Classic into something completely different (and still completely delicious). Along with our Beef Bourguignon pies we're pretty set for National Pie Week.

Biggest bonus of all: both pies couldn't look more homemade if you tried.



Lyndsay's Tip: pick a shallow dish so you can stretch the puff pastry across and it won't sink and touch the pie filling.


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Not quite the Queen's Speech

Posted on 18 December 2013

Tags: Video, founders, Christmas



A festive message from COOK Founders, Edward and Dale

Thank you!

In the next couple of months, some lovely new COOK packaging will be appearing in a freezer near you. On the side of one of the new sleeves it says:

COOK is as much fun today as it was in 1997. Thank you for making it possible.” And the thing is, it’s absolutely true! Building a business is a slow and sometimes painful journey. You need brilliant people working with you and a good slice of luck. But most of all you need. customers who’ll give you a chance. So, whether you’re a recent convert or a long-standing fan, thank you.

Enjoy the festivities.




Edward and Dale (COOK Founders) 



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DIY Canapes

Posted on 5 December 2013

Tags: Video, dinner party, canapes, party food

These DIY canapés perfect for serving whilst your hot canapés are cooking (they take about 20 mins to cook from frozen) you can serve up some of your pre-prepared, cold 'DIY' canapés*. Simply prep before people descend - then glide seamlessly from kitchen to lounge with plate in hand looking like the kitchen deity you know you are. 

*No hammers required. 

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Smoked Mackerel Pâté with Original Crispbread and Wild Plum Chutney 

The strong flavour of the Smoked Mackerel Pâté goes very well with the sweetness and spice of the Wild Plum Chutney. The Original Crispbreads have been used so not to overpower the other strong flavours.

You might like to use a small sprig of dill for decoration. It’s fabulous with fish! 


Smoked mackerel pate  

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Veggie Christmas Recipes

Posted on 4 December 2013

Tags: Video, recipe, christmas



No, we haven't forgotten the vegetarians this Christmas. Our Goat's Cheese & Mushroom Filo Parcels make a sumptuous main course while our new Fig & Stilton en Croutes shown in this little video are "perfect" says Cook Vegetarian magazine. And don't forget our good old Nut Loaf (we've yet to taste a better one)...

Read more to find out how to serve our Goats Cheese & Mushroom Filo Parcels.

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Spectacular Puddings: How to Serve our French Brioche Pudding

Posted on 4 December 2013

Tags: Video, recipe, pudding

At the COOK Kitchen in Kent, Carol Malby's pastry team have created a sensational French Brioche Pudding that you can turn into a sophisticated dinner party dessert - as Lyndsay shows us in the video above... 

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