We’ve all had our eyes opened to cooking great food at home by the many lifestyle programmes we now watch on TV and the ease with which we can find recipes and serving suggestions on the internet. All of a sudden, we’re worrying about where our food has come from, what chemicals might have been involved in rearing the animal or growing the crop, and how it has since been transported. We want to know that our food is fresh, exactly what’s in it and then we want to do exciting things when it comes to cooking it.
We also want to accompany this great food with good drink too. Our supermarkets now stock wine from around the world and they are competed against strongly by the many online wine retailers and clubs that delight in offering new wines from new countries across the globe. On the nation’s dining tables an Argentinian Malbec might accompany a good steak on Saturday with a quality French Chablis sitting alongside Sunday’s roast chicken.
Any suggestion that the Brits are unimaginative in what they eat and drink has long since been dispelled with the UK’s fridges, larders and kitchen cupboards now stocked with the finest ingredients needed for recipes from around the world. We’ll have a quick look at what we’ve got in stock then search our recipe books or the web to find, for example, chicken breast recipes that suit.
There is absolutely no limit to what we can cook in our home kitchens nowadays and great quality ingredients are only ever a mouse click away. In fact, we can now cook great food using ingredients that are fresh from British farms without ever leaving the comfort of home.
The great British food revolution continues apace and whether it’s a fish fillet, a lamb shank or a chicken breast; recipes are always easy to find and the only limit is your imagination.