National Bramley Apple Week

Sunday 6th – Sunday 13th February 2011 1809 – the first Bramley tree grew from pips planted by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. It was to be the start of millions of apple pies, crumbles and tarts. Celebrate the nation’s favourite cooking apple and a true British […]

Gourmet Food For A Fiver – Jason Atherton

So, credit crunch, everyone’s skint, business has gone down the toilet. Eating out’s now a luxury, for some a long-gone memory. Eating gourmet food – forget it. But at least you can find the money to pay your tax bill by rummaging around for loose change in the back of the sofa. (We like to […]

Hot fresh winkles

Having winkles for tea was quite usual in the fifties and sixties; they were quite plentiful then. Not so these days, a good fishmonger might have them, can’t remember the last time we saw any in a supermarket. The best way to get fresh winkles is to go out and find them yourself, search a […]

Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals – Jamie Oliver

There’s no stopping Jamie Oliver. The guy’s an inspiration. We love the enthusiasm he chucks into sharing his knowledge and experience. In his new book, Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals, he’s at it again. He shows you that by mastering a few kitchen tricks and being organized and focused, it’s not only absolutely possible, but also dead […]