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WAFFLEY DE BANNER
27 Jul

At The Chef’s Table

Indulge yourself on a summer evening – or even a cheeky brunch, with this beautifully decadent banana waffle recipe. Rich and delicious, you can feel slightly less guilty as it does contain 2 of your 5 a day! 2 x Belgian waffles – easy to buy from any supermarket 1 x ripe banana 150g fresh strawberries 200ml x whipped cream sweetened with a spoonful...

FLAT BREAD SANDWICH BLOG BANNER
2 May

At The Chef’s Table

It’s two recipes for the price of one this month, as Exec Head Chef, Chris Spencer celebrates the great British butty for British Sandwich Week (14th to 20th May) and gets the coals on for National BBQ week (29th May to 4 June). So, why not try your hand at Chris’s delicious roast vegetable flatbread or his take on a classic...

ASPARAGUS BLOG BANNER
4 Apr

At The Chef’s Table

The English asparagus season officially begins on St Georges Day, 23rd of April and runs for just 6 weeks. Associated with everything from hangover cure to increasing libido, the asparagus is also linked to many historical folklore tales and stories. This mighty green can grow up to 10cm a day – it’s not affectionately known as the Usain Bolt of veg for...

PIE'S THE LIMIT BANNER
1 Mar

At The Chef’s Table

The perfect rabbit pie Celebrate this year’s British Pie Week (6th to 12th March) with a thoroughly British classic, rabbit pie. A rich and gamey favourite that’s spot on for a family gathering or dinner party – and is sure to get the table talking… rabbit, rabbit! Simple and quick to make, this perfect pie recipe will definitely get you in the...

PERFECT PUDS BANNER
3 Feb

At The Chef’s Table

The proof is in the pudding! To celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day (5th February) – (yes there really is a day to applaud this firm family favourite) – we’ve caught up with Exec Head Chef, Chris Spencer, to discover all the tricks of the trade and find out how he makes his Yorkshire Puddings just so damn good! There is definitely more...

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5 Dec

Chef talks

…Exec Head Chef, Chris Spencer catches up with wine supplier, Boutinot, to talk wine and the best options for your Christmas dinner table and our Christmas menus. Boutinot’s Top 5 Christmas Wine Matching Tips When food and wine matching this Christmas it’s important to take the flavours, weight and texture of the dish into consideration. For example, a chunky cut of red...

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5 Dec

At The Chef’s Table

It’s one of the most debated dishes out there – how to cook the best roast turkey for Christmas Day. Hear more from our Exec Head Chef, Chris Spencer, as he imparts his wisdom to help you create the perfect bird for your Christmas table. Chris’s top turkey busting tips! Make sure you note down the weight of your turkey to avoid...

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31 Oct

At The Chef’s Table

Sunday 20 November is ‘Stir-up Sunday’, the traditional day when the whole family gets together to make a Christmas pudding. Making your own Christmas pudding is such a simple thing to do and once you’ve given it a try you’ll never return back to a shop bought one. Have it your way with extra fruit, nuts, or booze if you want...

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6 Oct

At The Chef’s Table

Celebrate curry week and seafood week with this flavoursome Thai green curry. For those that want to make a vegetarian version, sweet potato and butternut squash make a great alternative. If you’re looking for an alternative fish, why not try the dish using delicious red gurnard, a native to the British Isles, or some large king prawns. There are some fabulous curry...

allthingseafood
5 Oct

Chef talks

...Exec Head Chef, Chris Spencer catches up with fish supplier, Direct Seafoods, to talk all things seafood. We’re hooked on great fish and seafood at the Bickley, but we also appreciate that our fabulous fish dishes should never cost the earth. We only ever source and serve fish that we know have been responsibility caught and are a regular on the Marine...