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Fresh Produce, Insight, Seasonality

What is Fenland Celery?

Fenland celery is a white winter celery that has become the gold standard of all celery varieties. Grown right here in the UK within the Fens — a coastal plain in eastern England — it’s a crop with a strong heritage that dates back to Victorian times. During that time, it was cultivated in the […]

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Hints & Tips

10 Chefs of Instagram You Should be Following

For any chef — whether new to the industry or a seasoned pro — Instagram is a fantastic resource for inspiration. As long as you follow the right people that is. Navigate away from all the smashed avocado on toast and flat whites and you can find the chefs of Instagram that are worth following. Take a […]

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Fresh Produce, Insight, Seasonality

What is a Sudachi Lime?

The sudachi (commonly referred to in the UK as the sudachi lime) is a citrus fruit that originates from Japan. It’s a natural genetic mutation the yuzu. It was first cultivated in the Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island and is still cultivated there today. Cultivation has spread further afield since, with a notable level of […]

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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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