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What’s your ideal kitchen’s primary function?
A great way to take control of the chaos is to create a mood board of your favourite visuals from magazines and websites. You’ll find great inspiration on our Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest pages. In fact you can ‘pin’ any of our Pinterest images onto your own digital mood board to get theRead the full article
July’s recipe: Arthur Potts Dawson’s Pea purée with pan-fried scallops and parsley
From a very young age we either tolerate or despise them. They are the stuff drawn-out mealtime standoffs are made of. The only vegetable to come between us and our rightful desert, as parents issue the habitual ultimatum, “you must eat your peas before you can have pudding”. But for those ofRead the full article
What’s all this 3D printed food malarkey then?
Could this be the future of our dining experiences? Just imagine the possibilities of 3D printed food. Will dinner in our favourite restaurant involve salivating over beautifully styled dishes on an iPad? Or perhaps a quick Vine showcasing the chef’s signature dish? How about simple touch screenRead the full article
June’s recipe: Nigella’s Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova
Take raspberries for instance, often overshadowed by Wimbledon-favourite strawberries, these vivid pink berries are bursting with sweet, summer deliciousness. Raspberries come into season in June, so now is the time to eat them whilst they are available in abundance. The proof is in the puddingItRead the full article
Cooking the V-ZUG way
It was the talk of Twitter, Facebook followers were fanatical and there was certainly more than a little interest on Pinterest! Plus, we had a piece in Cotswold Life magazine. Oh yes! What do you mean you didn’t know about it?! Don’t worry; we hold them every month so make sure you sign up toRead the full article
Is your kitchen a pain in the back?
It responds to our insatiable appetites, stores an endless supply of food, takes care of our never-ending washing up and launders our clothes to within an inch of their lives. And on top of that we demand that it looks amazing to impress friends, family and the odd tradesman. When kitchens goRead the full article
Steamed to perfection
Gastronomic crusaders such as Jamie Oliver have entered our school kitchens brandishing unfamiliar vegetables and promoting a better diet to the masses. Nigel Slater and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall have been salivating over the merits of growing our own vegetables. Even the Government is on-boardRead the full article
Top 5 design tips for small kitchens
There are lots of classic design icons that fit this remit such as the iPhone and the Mini, proving that small can be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. The same can be said of kitchens. So don't be so down on your space-challenged kitchen, because there are lots of great tips and ideasRead the full article
Umami: taste enlightenment
After all that effort and expense, why does a long-anticipated culinary delight often turn into an instant culinary flop? Desperately seeking umamiYou could be missing the most important ‘ingredient’ of all, umami. Okay, so ingredient is a little misleading, let’s put it another way: umami isRead the full article
Kitchen gadget trends for 2013
If you’re anything like us, you love a cool new kitchen gadget. Some naff gadgets are given as gifts at Christmas, and with the best will in the world, they’re popped at the back of a cupboard never to see the light of day again. Others you use every day and wonder how you ever got by withoutRead the full article
5 top tips for redesigning your kitchen
It’s probably the room you spend the most time in, so your kitchen should be a place where you feel comfortable, relaxed and have everything to hand. And let’s face it, every room in your home should be a place where you feel proud to bring guests. If your kitchen is looking a bit drab and ifRead the full article