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The controversial origins of Cajun cooking

Who doesn’t love a steaming hot bowl of gumbo on a cool winter’s night? Cajun food is known for its strong flavours and spice. It relies on spices like bay leaf, bell pepper, black pepper, chilli and cayenne pepper for its characteristic smoky flavour. Our precise blend of cajun spices is a great addition to your kitchen and ...

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The controversial history of the chicken tikka masala

Ah, the chicken tikka masala – is there a dish in the world that is more redolent of the Indian sub-continent? With its sumptuous blend of herbs and spices (including cumin, coriander, chilli, ginger and, of course, garam masala) your tastebuds would swear they were being tickled from the very heart of Punjab, right? Well…...

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How to host the perfect Bonfire Night feast!

Bonfire Night is one of the cosiest times of the year, with cool dark nights perfect for stunning firework displays and huge, warming bonfires. Whether you’re planning to host a bonfire night party, or you want to take a dish to one you’re attending, we have some great suggestions to help you create the most delicious feast. From del...

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Warming dishes perfect for autumn

As we move from summer to autumn and the weather grows colder, we all start craving warmer dishes to get us through the dark nights. Many of the recipes listed on our website are also perfect as left overs eaten up the next day, making for a delicious lunch during your working day. For some of our top autumn recipes, read on below. Chill...

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4 interesting facts about the humble doner kebab

The doner kebab has become a staple of British late-night street food, standing alongside the burger van and the pizza place as the stop-off of choice for after-hours diners. Created in Turkey, the inverted cone of seasoned meat turning slowly on its spit in front of a heating element is a familiar sight on the British high street. Like ...

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Autumnal sausage casserole recipe

With Autumn in full swing, there is nothing like a warming, hearty casserole to brighten up colder, longer nights. With JD sausage casserole seasoning you can create this classic family favourite with minimal prep time and minimal fuss! Ingredients 1 pot of JD Seasonings Sausage Casse...

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Four legends about the origin of chilli con carne

For such a staple American dish, the history of chilli con carne is surprisingly shrouded in mystery. Food historians agree that it did not evolve in Mexico, although it appears to be at least inspired by Mexican cuisine. While the true origin story of chilli con carne is not known, theories abound - here are a few of the more popular ones. ...

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Delicious, healthy steaks in no time

A well cut, high quality piece of steak is a beautiful thing, especially if you season and cook it to perfection. Steaks are the ideal choice if you want a quick but delicious dinner, as the meat can be fried up within minutes - far more luxurious than a ready meal, we think you’ll agree! Better yet, when you use low calorie cookin...

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The history of the doner kebab

The doner kebab as we know it today is a staple fast food sold on street corners all around the world. It’s easy to assume, due to its mass popularity and global consumption, that it came into existence hundreds of years ago and has been enjoyed ever since. However, the opposite is true. Where did it all begin? The doner ke...

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