We all have our own habits and patterns for ordering a takeaway. For some of us it's a welcome substitute to cooking after a hard day. For others it's a treat to look forward to. For our Review of the Week winner Samantha, a takeaway is a must-have accompaniment for good TV shows on a Saturday night. I think we're with Samantha on this one.
We give a big thanks to Samantha for a great review and for reminding us why we love takeaway!
We get a lot of reviews to consider for our Review of the Week competition. Some of them are passionate love notes to the Chef, some are functional and fact based, and some are just downright strange. This week's winner Sakina managed to write us a review that includes a little of everything – organised, fact based and passionate... We love it!
It's nearly time for a weekend of bunting, baking and bank holidays which can only mean that some kind of royal celebration is in order. This weekend marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee which celebrates her 60 years of reign and pretty excitingly entails a four day weekend for the whole of the UK. There are celebrations galore occurring with thousands of street parties, open-air screenings and concerts taking place nationwide, not to mention one of the largest flotillas ever sailing up the Thames with over a thousand boats taking part. Pretty impressive stuff.
Sausages at the ready - this week marks the 16th 'National BBQ Week' in the UK! Now at hungryhouse, we count any week that it doesn't rain as BBQ week (there are usually 2-3 of those a year), but we're always on board with chance to celebrate food. So, in honour of this most prestigious of weeks, we decided to debunk a few BBQ related myths. (Warning - some facts may not be 100% scientifically proven).
John Travolta's character in Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega, wasn't the only one to be surprised by the differences in McDonald's menus across the world. And believe us, the Royal with cheese is only the beginning! For such a big brand like McDonald's, one might assume their menus are the same the world over. You are wrong my friend.
We got excited about National Doughnut Week (who wouldn’t be?), we are celebrating National Vegetarian Week (go veggies!), and we are prepping for Cesar Salad Day (really? Yeah, it’s a day). This whole National [insert food] week has us thinking – is it all just one big marketing ploy? Do all these foods really need their own week? We set out to investigate!
What's the best way to celebrate completing a long, hard piece of work? Champagne? Check. Great food? Check. Good company? Check. The entire Back To The Future trilogy box set? Check.
We thank Review of The Week winner Zoe (and her boyfirend) for showing us how to celebrate in style, and congratulations for finishing your dissertation!
This week is National Vegetarian Week in the UK, an annual awareness raising campaign run by the Vegetarian Society to promote the benefits of vegetarianism as well as highlighting various tasty veggie dishes. Events are running throughout the week all over the country in addition to online giveaways and featured recipes which this year are focusing on the vegetarian breakfast.