A great chef is an artist that I truly respect.
Robert Stack
Fresh Produce, Insight

A Chef’s List of Unusual Citrus Fruits

Autumn through to the end of winter is when our warehouse welcomes a wide selection of one type of fresh produce: the citrus fruits. Our list includes your everyday lemons and limes but it’s the quirkier varieties that get us excited. Sourced from all over the world — from the USA through to Japan — […]

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Fresh Produce, Insight, Seasonality

When is Jersey Royals Season?

The humble potato has been a staple vegetable around the world for many years. In fact, its origins can be traced back to southern Peru between 8000 and 5000 BC! After the Spanish took over they brought the crop back to Europe, and from there it spread worldwide — including onto the shores of a […]

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Eggs & Dairy, Insight

How to Store Eggs: Refrigerated or Ambient?

In the food world there are several age-old debates surrounding ingredients, dishes and the world of catering, such as: Should pineapple ever be on a pizza? Is a fillet steak best served rare or medium rare? Is the gluten-free trend a fad or here to stay? And is it jam first or cream first?! But […]

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf

The Chefs’ Forum at the Buddha Bar: 16th July

The Chef’s Forum are hosting an event on Monday 16th July at the Buddha Bar and First Choice would like to extend the invitation to all our customers. There will be welcome drinks and canapés followed by a range of demonstrations and masterclasses and the chance to speak to a number of suppliers — and all […]

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12 of the Most Expensive Ingredients a Chef Can Buy

There are hundreds of ingredients that a chef might deem expensive. But there are a select few that go above and beyond this accolade and are among the most expensive in the world. Some carry a high price tag as they’re heavily labour-intense. Some are scarce enough to push the price up. Some simply have […]

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