Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen’

A man’s place is in the kitchen…

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

…That’s why it’s full of mess and gadgets!

So says an article in today’s ‘Lifestyle’ supplement in the Yorkshire Post – we thought we HAD to blog about this!

‘According to a new survey, 1 in 10 men believe their place is in the kitchen, as they increasingly take charge of the cooking – and the dinner parties.’

New lifestyle app Great British Chefs (check it out – it’s AWESOME!) conducted the research and found:

• 70% of men AND women said they enjoy cooking (equal)
• 1/3 men admit to kicking their partner out the kitchen when cooking a meal (probably they don’t want them to see their mess?)
• 1 in 10 men state that the kitchen is now the room they spend the most of their spare time in (because that’s where all the food is?)
• 50% of men admitted that they offer to host dinner parties and gatherings because it gives them a chance to use their fancy kitchen gadgets (showing off)
• 1 in 10 men spend over £500 a year on cooking gadgets (Londoners are likely to splash the most cash on their kitchens – 18% spend up to £1,000 a year – ouch!)
• 74% of men own a hand-blender or milk frother (but do they actually USE them?)

So, as a male or female, what are your thoughts? Here in the office we sort of agree this is becoming the case: the lads are (mostly!) keen cooks, fancying themselves as Jamie Olivers, and think they can cook a better meal than their girlfriends…

…While the girls, as much as they enjoy cooking, feel their other halves sometimes dominate the kitchen and get all bossy – not that we complain though! As long as they do the washing up afterwards ;)

Putting Together the Perfect Student Kitchen

Friday, September 30th, 2011

We’d like to introduce our guest blog writer, Michael Thornton from Magnet Kitchens. As well as doing online research and marketing for the company, Michael has spent the past few months writing about food and enjoys rustling up his own Chicken Tikka Lasagne – interesting! Here’s his tips on the ‘Perfect Student Kitchen’ – straight from the expert.

Putting Together the Perfect Student Kitchen

So you’ve just moved into your student home for the next year. You’ve got your bedroom just how you want it, and there’s even a garden for a good old summer barbeque. However, there’s one room left to sort out, and it’s one in which you and your housemates may end up squabbling about the most: the kitchen!

Oooops, slight kitchen error!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

We just came across this while having a random browse on t’internet and thought…


Just a slight kitchen error!!

Make sure you don’t do the same thing (or at least not quite as drastic). If you watch some of our videos about cooking and kitchen tips, this shouldn’t happen!!

Veggie chilli for two!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011


  • Pack of veggie mince (Quorn)
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 red or green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 peppers, sliced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 small bar chocolate (yes, really!)
  • Pinch curry powder
  • Cooked rice, to serve!

Serves: 2


  1. Head the oil in a large pan, then add the onions, peppers, garlic and chillies. Stir thoroughly, then add the chilli powder, curry powder and chillies.
  2. When the onions are golden, add the mushrooms and cook for a further few minutes.
  3. Add the mince, tomatoes, kidney beans, a cup of water, lime zest and juice, broken up chocolate and chopped coriander.  Simmer for 20 mins.
  4. Serve with rice and enjoy!

All Hail The King!..The Kitchen King!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Harry: I’m actually still not sure how or why me and Brad won that. I did taste the other guys’ food, which was incredibly gingery so maybe that’s what worked against them?

Brad: I think it was that and the fact that we were just better. Look at the presentation on our plate, it’s unBOWLieveable! There is an argument to say we should maybe being disqualified for dangerous cooking….?

Harry: The microwave. That was a big ooopps but it doesn’t matter no harm done.

Brad: The whole thing was a great laugh overall. Think it goes to show like cooking doesn’t need to be a chore  – you can have fun with your mates while you’re cooking. Fair enough we’re not going to get a film crew and a crowd every time but still.

Harry: yeah you’re right. It did bring a lot of us together and that’s something that’s carried on since. Not a competitive edge to it, more just communal cooking really. Keeping each other company and share food and ideas and stuff. It’s good!