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The Modern Preserver: Meet Pickling Guru Kylee Newton

Posted on 8th Nov 2018 in Cook And Eat


When Kylee Newton pickles, magic happens. With vinegar, fresh produce and just the right amount of seasonings, this kitchen alchemist can wake taste buds you didn’t even know you had. Newton & Pott preserves, which Kylee handmakes in Hackney, have become hugely popular across London, and her first book, The Modern Preserver, has received high praise from critics and home picklers alike.
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Springtime - season of the year?

Posted on 23rd May 2018 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Whilst digging our potatoes in recently (Anya’s, Pentland Javelin and Cara if you’re interested), I found myself humming “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. I’m no hard core Andy Williams fan, so probably like most people – at least until I looked it up – I couldn’t get as far as the second line of kids jingle-belling and everyone telling me to be of good cheer. I know, it’s a Christmas song.
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STIR-UP SUNDAY

Posted on 25th Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Last Sunday was “Stir up Sunday”. If you have no idea what that means, you can relax; I would like to say you are in good company as until recently I didn’t either.
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Great Cheese and Cider Matches

Posted on 21st Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Why the world’s best restaurants don’t have cider matches on their cheese menus is becoming increasingly more mysterious to me. What is on offer to go with a cheese platter tends to be a one size fits all sweet wine or a port.
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The Theory of Cheese and Cyder

Posted on 18th Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


As anyone who has done any statistics will know, to prove a theory you have to set out to disprove it. It’s called the negative hypothesis, and you keep on at it until you have failed enough times to prove that the theory is actually right.
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Guy Fawkes

Posted on 4th Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Most of us know Guy Fawkes as an effigy burnt on bonfires everywhere across the UK on November 5th – Bonfire Night; usually accompanied by fireworks, you would be hard pushed to find a child in this country who doesn’t know about it. Too bad it now seems to be playing an ever more second fiddle – certainly effort wise – to the imported trick or treat antics of Hallowe’en. Not enough sweets on offer from Guido’s night I guess.
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