Luxurious Leftovers

Published December 22, 2015

It is the same every Christmas, we over indulge but still never finish everything and there is always so much food left over. We will inevitably be enjoying a tasty turkey sandwich or two on boxing day, but there is so much more we can create. How about a delicious Turkey and Chestnut Risotto; just […]

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Koppert Cress Part 2

Published December 18, 2015

Our ‘Cressperiance’ day at the Koppert Cress HQ continued with a tour through the production facilities. Paul Da Costa Greaves, UK Sales Director for Koppert, eagerly showed us all round the extensive indoor gardens consisting of row upon row of delectable growing plants at different stages of their lives! We were taken in to the “secret […]

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Solaris. Botanicals

Published December 16, 2015

i-Chef would like to welcome our first Irish supplier – Solaris. Botanicals, who specialise in the blending and preparation of International Award winning Whole-Leaf Organic Teas. Their vision is to inspire people to discover high quality teas and herbs, therefore promoting a healthy lifestyle which is in touch with nature. There are a wide array […]

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Koppert Cress

Published December 11, 2015

With a rather cold, 4:30am start (that’s a lie in for the guys working at the market!!) we made our way over to Holland ready for our ‘Cressperiance’ day at the Koppert Cress HQ. For those who do not know – Koppert Cress specialises in cresses; seedlings of unique plants, which each have their own specific effect […]

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Ready for Christmas?

Published December 8, 2015

Is your Christmas tree up? Have you got enough tinsel and baubles? Traditional decorations in pubs and restaurants are great, however are consumers looking for something a little different? Keep it festive but innovative! Depending on the venue and space, discrete lighting when entering a place could be more effective, or even a fireplace. Instead […]

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The best UK Chippy

Published December 4, 2015

Just how good is your local chippy? The recent 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards found that the top chip shops in the country were in Norfolk, Yorkshire and the west country. Restaurants are assessed on the quality of the food, customer service, marketing and sustainable sourcing policies. These are the finalists: Hanbury’s Famous Fish […]

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Keep it seasonal, it’s so much better!

Published November 30, 2015

Without a doubt fruit and veg tastes best and is better value when it’s in season. Top chefs favour fresh seasonal produce, whether it peaks for just a month or half a year. For that extra juiciness and succulent taste that you never want to leave your mouth, choose your fruit and vegetables when they are […]

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Belazu ingredient company

Published November 26, 2015

After 25 years as the market leader of fresh, aromatised olives in the UK, The Fresh Olive Company have decided to change its name to the Belazu Ingredient Company. Due to the wide range of amazing products now available the Fresh Olive name just does not do the company justice. A gorgeous extensive range of […]

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It’s not just cricket!

Published November 23, 2015

Britain’s first insect restaurant has opened in Pembrokeshire. The Christmas menu looks fantastic; serving spiced crispy grubs and a mouth-watering vanilla mealworm panacotta. But what is the reason for such an original idea? Is it original? We as humans have been eating insects for thousands of years, but in somewhat different surroundings to a traditional […]

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