Posts tagged: Food

The Jersey Royals planted by Jimmy during his trip in January. The field where he planted these is now known as Jimmy’s field!

Last week, farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty joined our mission to get the nation celebrating that little Champagne of the potato world…the Jersey Royal. Jimmy hosted an exclusive media and bloggers dinner at London cookery school Food at 52, working with chef Bridget Colvin to serve up some of his favourite Jersey Royal dishes.…

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Ginger Pig

One of the many benefits of working at Phipps is the infamous Phipps 400. The chance to pick up a new skill in any discipline; from cocktail making to Taekwondo, upholstery to sushi rolling anything is on the table. This week our resident Texan, Jessie Dickerson headed to Borough Market to try her hand at butchery.…

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This February we found out that: – You can cook up a gourmet dish from your freezer in no time at all using surprising finds like crab claws – We can waste less food by using frozen herbs like chilli, coriander and garlic – Cooking with onions doesn’t necessarily mean tears – keep a bag…

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This last month has been full of ‘firsts’ for me – not in a competition sense, but more in a significant life experiences kind of way. To list a few, there was my first taste of Krug rosé, my first pint of Guinness ever (a bona fida one, on Irish soil), my first taste of…

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On home soil

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Having recently returned from a ski trip to Bulgaria that included rather a lot of hot, locally-produced Rakia with honey, I got to thinking about those drinks we regularly imbibe on foreign soil and how much better they taste when sipped in their country of origin. Whether it’s German beer, Mexican tequila, or a good…

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USA

As Phipps’ resident Americophile, it has been great to see some of America’s finest exports hit British shores in recent years – Homeland and J Crew to name but a few, it’s becoming ever easier to find that slice of Americana without even getting on a plane. However, regular visits Stateside still leave me wanting…

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My two loves…film and food…two seemingly different obsessions. And yet, together they make a great combination. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing a great food scene in a film? The cinema plays to your senses and when food is projected to 1000 times its size, it’s a recipe for success. I want to share with you some…

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If you haven’t heard about the battle of the Christmas adverts this year you’ve been living under a stone.  Cartoon bears, malnourished snowmen and singing gingerbread men have been as talked about as the programmes they have interrupted, and a reported 390 million pounds will be invested by retailers on advertising in the last 3…

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Cognac may not be the instinctive drink of choice to match with your burger of an evening, but at last week’s London Cognac Summit, The Guardian journalist and expert food and drink matcher Fiona Beckett (www.matchingfoodandwine.com), proved that it’s a match well worth leaving the beer in the fridge for. Cognac is often considered only…

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Miss Derham and Ms Hamburger

Food and drink innovations have gone through the roof recently. The UK (including Phipps) has gone loopy for food mash-ups, magical detox drinks and the ‘Dippy Egg‘. But, are we becoming too preoccupied with the next big thing? Is food and drink losing its substance? Take the humble cup of tea. Tea is many things to millions of people…

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Ramen burger

It’s official; the food world has gone mash up crazy. As with several recent food trends like gourmet ‘dirty’ food, the cupcake and the whoopie pie, many of these new hybrids hail from across the pond. Recent exports from New York include the ramen burger, the Krispy Kreme burger, and of course, the Cronut, which…

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