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Time for the perfect coffee: A complete how too on cafetières

Time for the perfect coffee: A complete how too on cafetières
By Angie Hardwick 2 months ago 194 Views No comments

For most of us, a cup of coffee, whether it's that first caffeine kick of the morning or an after-dinner treat, is all about the ritual of making it. It's in this aspect that the cafetière (known more commonly in America as the 'French Press') pulls way ahead of the competition. It's a hands-on and suitably old-school way of making the perfect cup and an ideal way of serving coffee from upmarket bistros to your home breakfast bar.

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Your questions answered on disposable aluminium foil food containers.

Your questions answered on disposable aluminium foil food containers.
By Angie Hardwick 3 months ago 267 Views No comments

Whether you're a food business offering food for takeaway or an individual who loves to cook, disposable aluminium foil food containers can be indispensable. But are they safe? Why are they so popular? And what are they used for?

Read on to have all of your questions about disposable aluminium foil food containers answered.

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Restaurant Cleaning Supplies (The best professional cleaning products)

Restaurant Cleaning Supplies (The best professional cleaning products)
By Angie Hardwick 3 months ago 616 Views No comments

If you run a busy restaurant, you'll know that investing in high quality, robust cleaning equipment is essential. With tough health and hygiene standards to meet, restaurants face the daily challenge of effective cleaning. However, having the right cleaning products can make running your business so much easier and will prevent harmful viruses and bacteria from spreading onto food.

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What is a balti dish?

What is a balti dish?
By Angie Hardwick 3 months ago 929 Views No comments

Found in several different languages including Hindustani and Bengali, the word Balti, meaning 'bucket', was originally derived from “balde”, the Portuguese word for 'pail' or 'bucket'. According to scholars, the word Balti can be traced back to Northern Pakistan’s Baltistan, where a cast-iron pan similar to the woks used by the Chinese is employed for cooking traditional dishes.

Balti dishes, also called karahi, are today used in Indian restaurants and homes all around the world to both make and serve Balti curry.

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How to Cook Perfect Pasta (A How Too Guide)

How to Cook Perfect Pasta (A How Too Guide)
By Angie Hardwick 4 months ago 817 Views No comments


Pasta is a food that is loved by many across the globe. It's famous for being a cuisine from Italy, although it has interesting origins that actually come from China. Nowadays, it's served everywhere - from New York to New Dehli - as a popular Italian dish. But not all pastas are created equal! Here's a bit more about pasta and how you should make it.

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Pancake Day, Pancake Yay! (All you need to know about pancakes.)

Pancake Day, Pancake Yay! (All you need to know about pancakes.)
By Angie Hardwick 4 months ago 781 Views No comments

Pancake Day is on the way, falling on the 16th of February in 2021, and it is sure to brighten up the cold winter months for many of us.

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Wonderful Winter Warmers (Britains Favourite Winter Dishes)

Wonderful Winter Warmers (Britains Favourite Winter Dishes)
By Angie Hardwick 5 months ago 491 Views No comments

Though the weather outside is frightful, the food inside is absolutely delightful. Yes, winter has arrived and along with it comes a wonderful selection of wholesome dishes. For us, this chilly season is all about the food. From classic beef stew to homemade soup, it's time to stop watching that waistline, and indulge in some hearty British fare instead.

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Christmas and New Year Ordering and Opening Times

Christmas and New Year Ordering and Opening Times
By Angie Hardwick 6 months ago 2305 Views No comments

Everyone at Cooksmill would like to wish all our customers a happy holiday and a happy new year. Over the holiday period we will have the following opening and delivery times.

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Containers to Go - keeping Britain's food industry moving

Containers to Go - keeping Britain's food industry moving
By Angie Hardwick 6 months ago 995 Views No comments

This year has made a lot of us think twice about how we can best serve our community and keep going ourselves. It has been an especially challenging time for those in the food service industry. Whether you work in a restaurant, a pub or a takeaway, you will have felt the repercussions of Covid-19 restrictions. Some have been shut down during lockdowns and have had to change their business model to suit the current circumstances. This means increased takeout services across the board – whether you are established in this field or have just started offering the service, you will need to make sure you have a range of containers available.

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English Breakfast Day

English Breakfast Day
By Angie Hardwick 7 months ago 1698 Views 2 comments

Who doesn’t love a deliciously traditional English breakfast? Whether your favourite part is succulent sausage, perfectly crispy bacon or a side of tasty toast with a smidge of marmalade, everyone enjoys this classic spread. Otherwise known as a fry up, we celebrate this true national treasure of a dish on 2nd December – which is officially English Breakfast Day!

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