Does anyone know a child over the age of four who isn’t a fussy eater? Answers on a postcard please. In our experience, even the most adventurous eater turns three and immediately decides they don’t like potatoes, anything with more than one ingredient mixed together and any food with an ‘r’ in the name.
We can’t get enough of dips. It’s the perfect way to transform a humble vegetable from dull crudité to purveyor of taste sensation in every bite. Continue reading “Summer Dips to Dazzle at Your Next Party”
The slow-cooker has long been seen as the preserve of those cold winter months, when all you crave is a hearty thick stew or slow-cooked meat. But it’s so much more versatile than that! Continue reading “Slow-Cooker Recipes for Summer”
The Great British Summertime being what it is, we have to grab good weather with both hands when it arrives. If it’s sunny on a Tuesday evening, that is when the barbecue must be lit! Continue reading “SimplyCook on the BBQ”
Asparagus generates a level of excitement unparalleled by any other vegetable. Its short season is celebrated with festivals and special menus across Europe. In Germany, it is such an obsession that it’s difficult to find a menu without an asparagus special from April to June.
There’s been a real sea change in the public view of eating meat. As developing countries start to consume more meat, so many in the developed world are starting to cut back. The reasons are many and varied but boil down to three areas – health, cost and the environment.
Winter is absolutely the right time for a stew. Not school dinner stew. Dismiss thoughts of watery gristle with inexplicably uncooked pieces of carrot. We’re thinking of meltingly tender meat slowly cooked in unctuous meaty gravy. When it has been dark since 4 o’clock in the afternoon and wind is threatening the structural integrity of your house, a pot of savoury goodness fits the bill.
After unsuccessfully trying to fit into a ‘one-size-fits-all’ hat this winter it got us wondering: is there such a thing as a one-size-fits-all romantic meal?
After a completely unscientific poll of friends and team members, we’ve come up with at least three styles of ‘perfect romantic evening’.
What is comfort food?
Imagine the scene: you’ve just finished a 15-hour work slog, the rain is coming down sideways, you’re starting to get a cold and now the washing machine’s leaking. What do you most want to eat?