Guides & Recipes
Which Enamelled Cast Iron Pot Is Right For You?
Read about the difference between our 'best of the best' and 'best of value' cocottes (also called casseroles or Dutch ovens).
Four Fondues: Cheese, Chocolate & Beyond
These recipes, from our cook school's very first instructor Carla, include the classic cheese and chocolate versions, plus a fondue-ified Chinese hot pot and our personal favourite, fondue Bourguignonne, made with butter and oil.
Why We Love Rencraft
Based in Sevenoaks, Kent, Rencraft works closely with their clients—like us—to make bespoke kitchens. In this article, we've detailed why their approach is unique.
Tried & Tested: HORL 2 Knife Sharpeners
HORL 2 knife sharpeners eliminate the trickiest—and most time-consuming—aspects of using a whetstone: 1) getting the angle right and 2) the 15-minute soak. That means your Western or Japanese knives will have an ultra-precise, noticeably effective sharpness in approximately 90 seconds.
The Simplest Roast Turkey (Also the Best)
This recipe comes from The Ginger Pig, our neighbours at Borough Market. (Buy their cookbook here.) Perfect for beginners and veterans alike—you don’t even need to measure anything.
Barbara's Spiced Sponge Cake With Quince
This recipe corrals all the classic wintry spices together for a delightful, perfectly-textured sponge cake, made in the clear bowl of the Ankarsrum Assistant Original Mixer.
How to Make Pretzels in a Marcato Pasta Fresca Machine
The Marcato Electric Pizza, Bread & Pasta Fresca Machine kneads pasta, pizza, noodle, pretzel, and other doughs as if by hand, thanks to a gentle roller mechanism.
Introducing Mauviel M'200CI Copper Cookware
If there’s such a thing as culinary gold, it’s copper. Mauviel's M200CI range takes it one step further, while staying true to traditional design.
Whetstones, Steels, Pull-Through Sharpeners: What’s Best?
If you’re on this page, you already know that sharpening your knife is absolutely crucial. (If you didn’t know that, sharpening your knif...
Tried & Tested: La Pavoni Espresso Machine
We weren't sure about the La Pavoni lever-style espresso machine at first, but with practice, we found the right formula for the perfect espresso—and fell in love with the machine. Here's a thorough guide to how and why the machine works, so you can get over the learning curve faster.
A Bread Expert's Review of the Ankarsrum Stand Mixer
We love the Ankarsrum Assistent Original Food Mixer for its cleverly designed mechanism designed to imitate hand-kneading, a robust (but relatively quiet) motor, and a bowl that can hold up to 5kg of dough. But does a professional bread mixer feel the same?
A Guide To Picking The Best Copper Saucepan
Copper cookware’s reputation in the kitchen is unparalleled—that’s why you’ll find heritage copper cookware in countries as far apart as ...
Terry's Cinnamon Rolls (in the Ankarsrum Mixer)
When former Cook School Director Terry served this cinnamon roll recipe to our office, it took all of ten seconds to disappear from the t...
Thai-Style Roast Chicken on the Big Green Egg
This recipe takes all the flavours of Thai red curry and gives it the roast chicken treatment. Our Islington Square team uses it to demo the Big Green Egg on summer weekends, and multiple customers have requested us to write up the recipe.
The Best BBQ Tools & Accessories
These bbq tools are the ones we find ourselves using over and over again. Some are exceptionally versatile, in that you can use them on o...
A Guide to Stainless Steel Pots & Pans
Stainless steel, an alloy of steel and chromium, is well-deserving of its popularity in modern kitchens. In this guide, we'll walk you th...
Justin's Big Green Egg Côte de Boeuf
This recipe is one of our all-time favourites—a classic French côte de boeuf imbued with smoky goodness from the Big Green Egg.
6 Iconic French Brands for the Kitchen & Table
The French passion for gastronomy and propensity for spending hours (hours!) around the table has inspired dining culture around the worl...
Why We Love the Lotus Grill BBQ
While being at a barbecue is universally understood as an easy-going experience, the actual set-up of a barbecue is...a bit less so. If y...
Scott's South Carolina Pulled Pork Burgers with Gold Sauce
This juicy, saucy, sweet and tangy burger is messy but so worth it. Our recipe is a Southern US classic, and uses a tangy gold sauce inst...
6 Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farms Near London
Summer is here; don’t let the occasional scarf weather convince you otherwise! That’s why farms across the country are now opening their ...
Dan's Frozen Mango Margarita
Take summer, throw it in a blender, and you have this cocktail. The method for making Cook School Director Dan's frozen mango margarita i...
How to Make Fresh Herb Pasta, 2 Ways (Easy & Easier)
If you’ve ever looked at pictures of herb-flecked pasta on Instagram and thought, ‘yum, but I can’t do that’, then we are here to say you...
How to Care for Copper Cookware
Copper pans have character, and not just in looks. They conduct heat rapidly and evenly, responding to changes in temperature without hes...