Cooking and Dining

  • National Cupcake Day 2019

    Another National food day is here and this time it's National Cupcake Day. On the 13th June 2019, people, cafes and institutions around the UK will be baking a range of cupcakes to help raise funds for Alzheimer's Society and the fight against Dementia. You can show your support by joining in and baking or simply buying cupcakes to enjoy. It is an easy way to raise money for important research into a disease that so many people are affected by. National Cupcake Day has been a successful event for…

  • National Fish & Chips Day 2019

    The nation's favourite dish, Fish & Chips, is so iconic it's been recognised with its own National Day to be celebrated each year! Taking place on the first Friday in June, this year on the 7th, the celebration of this quintessentially British dish is supported by retailers, pubs and restaurants, fishermen and farmers and of course fish & chips shops across Britain. The aim of the dish having its own day is to give it the recognition it deserves whilst maintaining its prominence as the nation's…

  • Le Creuset Cooking Day

    Recently our Kitchen and Tableware buying team, Chloe and Lawren, had the pleasure of taking part in a cookery day hosted by Le Creuset. Known for their cookware and bakeware ranges, Le Creuset hosted the event with one of their chefs to showcase how their products can be used to make delicious dishes. Our team were shown how to make various sweet and savoury recipes, which they have gone on to make multiple times at home so they must be good! Read on to see what they got up to and learn some of…

  • National BBQ Week

    National BBQ week is fast approaching and is happening for an amazing 23rd time! From the 27th May to 2nd June households, pubs, restaurants and everyone in between will be encouraged to dust off their barbeques and embrace outdoor cooking. This week is not just about enjoying delicious bbq food, but also about spending quality time with your family and friends. To make sure you are ready and prepared for the week-long event we have created a quick list of the must-have items. Our recent post about…

  • Summer Dining - Ideas and Solutions

    Who doesn't love being able to eat and drink outside during the summer months? We know the lovely British weather isn't always blue skies and blazing sun, but that doesn't have to stop your al fresco experience. Whether you're wanting to relax outside in the day, or host parties in the evening, we have come up with the best ideas and solutions for outdoor dining. Furniture It sounds obvious but investing in a good garden furniture set will make outdoor dining 100 times easier and a lot more comfortable.…

  • BBQ Technology with Weber

    With so many types of barbeque out there, with different ranges of technology, it can be difficult to know which one to go for.  Weber has a whole range of barbeques, so whether you are a bbq professional or a complete newbie, read on to find the right one for you.   Charcoal Charcoal barbeques are normally seen as the traditional and cheaper option to cook your food. The charcoal gives a lovely smokey flavour, as long as you leave the lid on! Rule number one from Weber is to cook with the…

  • Weber Cookery Course

    Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a cooking course in our Llantrisant store, showcasing all Weber barbeque products. Hosted by American chef Shane who was trained by Le Cordon Bleu school in San Francisco, members of the public were treated to a 3-hour interactive course where they learnt how to make 7 separate dishes, all on BBQs. Here, we have highlighted the main tips and tools needed to recreate these recipes so you can make them yourself at home. First, you need to know the 3 Golden…

  • Le Creuset Freestyle Collection

    Known for their world-class cookware, Le Creuset have been making excellent quality products that adorn many kitchens across the world for almost 100 years. Innovation remains at the forefront of Le Creuset's success and their latest FREESTYLE collection has just launched, and it's bold, bright and full of life. With the aim of taking your cooking on an adventure with mix and match ingredients and cookware. This range of bold, flamboyant and eye-catching cookware certainly brings a new sense…

  • AEG Live at Leekes Llantrisant

    Discover how you can take taste further at home with AEG this January. If your New Year's resolution is to improve upon your home cooking, or simply to cook more often, come and join us at Leekes Llantrisant on Saturday 5th January for in-store demonstrations from our AEG expert - Penny Rumford. The fun and informative day will involve live cooking demonstrations featuring a selection of recipes from Penny, including the following: Sundried Tomato Bruschetta Bacon and Onion Mini Quiches Cheese…

  • Seasonal Bites - December

    With the festive season well underway, it’s the season to be jolly! Turkey takes pride of place and winter fruits come into season. Be inspired by our handy list of delicious seasonal produce and how you can incorporate them into your cooking this month. Fruit Pomegranate – a highly nutritious and packed with antioxidant vitamins, pomegranates are round in shape and filled with sweet, juicy jewel-like seeds. Pomegranate can be enjoyed straight from the shell, scattered over salads or used in…

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