#BETTERFOOD FOR YOU

We love food. And we love to share our passion with you. Delve into this section and you'll find recipes you can use at home, top tips from our chefs and some topical insights from the team. If you like what you see, sign up and join our Taste Panel and become part of #BetterFood for everyone at EY.

Christmas Dinner Bookings Now Open!

Book your teams Christmas dinner at RiverSide or the Nest to join in on the festive fun

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Gingerbread Mansion competition

The Gingerbread Competition is back!! Check out this article for more details and to see the prizes up for grabs.

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Happy Halloween!!

We are hope you are having a great Halloween! If you are looking for ways to make the most of those pumpkins check out some recipes here.

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November Focus: Salt

A staple in diets worldwide, but lately with research suggesting links between salt and cardiovascular diseases it appears we are having too much of it. Check out some low salt recipes.

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TOP TIP

One of my favourite vegetables is asparagus, I have learnt when cooking this to tie the bunch together and stand it in a pan of water that is already boiling, this will cook the sturdier stems and steam the delicate heads all at the same time.

Well dressed

A salad is not a salad without a dressing, why not try infusing you own oils with some chilli or garlic and rosemary to use as a dressing? A couple of things to remember though, never add vinegar or lemon to delicate leaves before you have infused the oil with it as this will 'cook' the leaves and never season the salad once you have dressed I as the salt and pepper to the first bit of oil it finds, last but not least always toss your salad in bowl to ensure an even coating of dressing.  

Know your spuds

If you want quality potato results you will need to pick the best one for the job, for chips you will need starchy, for mash you want floury and for a gratin you will need a waxy potato. If you are unable to source the exact potato you need, why not go for one of the best all rounder's either the maris piper or the king Edward. One more thing that will determine  the early potato season is that a new potato is only new if you can rub the skin off with your fingers otherwise its just a salad potato.  

Hot pan!

When sealing meat ensure you pan is hot before you add anything else, then add a small amount of oil then seal your protein on all sides ensuring when this goes into the pan you place it away from you to ensure no hot oil is splashing towards you.

Season to taste

Seasoning is a vital part of cooking, seasoning should happen during the marinating process and at the end of the cooking process if needed this will help to tenderise and enhance the flavour.

Al dente

When cooking pasta ensure its under cooked ever so slightly drain this off and finish cooking it in the sauce you will be serving it in, this will boost the flavour and ensure it gets into the pasta.

Waste nothing!

Parmesan rinds can be a great addition when slow cooking a sauce, just add it whole and this will enhance the flavour. Vegetable peel and trim can be used to in soups, stocks and sauces or event as a trivet when roasting.

Equipment

A micro plane or peeler is a handy tool that can used to zest fruits to use in a marinade or on desserts, grate hard cheese to finish a pasta dish or peel vegetables for a salad.

Marinades

Marinating is a versatile and indispensable technique. It boosts the flavor of lean cuts of meat and also works wonders with vegetables and fruits. It doesn't require special equipment and involves simple steps to produce unfussy-but delicious-food. Ideally meat should be marinated for a minimum of 12 hours and fish for a minimum of 2 hours.

October Focus: The Versatile World of Vegetables

There are increasing amounts of scientific research to suggest that by upping our intake of veggies we can lower our risk of a multitude of health problems, so how can we make sure we eat a rainbow?

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Sugar: Getting to Grips with the Sweet Stuff

Refined sugar has similar addictive qualities to that of heroine or cocaine but with sugar now believed to be a bigger factor in obesity than fat, how can we reduce our intake of it?

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Fruits: Eat Yourself Happy with Healthy Fruits

Feeling fruity? Discover some new recipes to incorporate more fruits into your daily routine.

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Taste Panel

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I Have 8 Tips to Improve Your Diet. Do You Have 10 Minutes?

Changing dietary habits can be hard. Not only are routines difficult to break, but there’s also ample information and various recommendations everywhere you look. So where do you begin?

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Fluids: Why you should drink more of the good stuff

Summer is here and with any luck we might get a bit of sunshine this year, check out some recipes for some different types of drinks to keep you hydrated and cool in the warmer weather.

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Top 3 Tips for Busy Professionals

Are you looking to update your health and wellness routine but don’t know where to start? I get it – change is hard.

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Protein

Understanding your body’s building blocks

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Fibre – How to Get More of the Rough Stuff?

This months Made Well focus is fibre.

Fibre is an important for our digestive health, helping you feel fuller for longer, it can even help lower cholesterol and blood sugars.

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Is Batch Cooking for You?

Are you overworked and pressed for time? Do you want to eat well, but aren't sure what that really looks like? Or, maybe the idea of making dinner after a 10-hour day leads you straight to take-out?

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Are You Made Well This April?: Portion Size

Welcome to our first Made Well monthly focus - Portion Size!

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Intuitive Eating – What It Is and What It Isn’t

If you’ve been following the buzz around diet culture lately you’re sure to have seen what appears to be a new approach to diet and consumption.

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Nutrition vs. Exercise vs. Sleep – Where Should Your Priorities Lie?

When discussing health and weight management, there are three major components to consider – nutrition, exercise and sleep. 

But which is most important?

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Taste Panel

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The What You Eat Series – Breakfast

Last post we focused on how you eat. Today we’re focusing on what you eat.

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NEW Sushi Platters Now Available!

The NEST restaurant are now offering sushi platters for you to pre-order! Come and find out more!

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Why You Should Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution

We’re three days into the New Year, and many of us are trying everything in our power to stick to the resolutions we’ve made for 2019.

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The Power of Snacks

The holidays are around the corner, celebrations are in full swing and your eating habits may be all over the place.

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Turkey Time This Thanksgiving

Two months of Turkey? Go on then!

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Remember, Remember

The 5th of November!

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Sweeten Your November Mornings

Go sweet or savoury with our delicious French toast!

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Do Multivitamins Really Improve Your Health?

Let’s start with one simple question – do you even need a multivitamin?

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This month’s Food Heroes

Beautiful blackberries are notable for their significant contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Check our menus and counters for our Blackberry heroes

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The White Collection – Mulberry restaurant and the Nest

Kai Koerber from your team at 1MLP proudly presents his White Collection dish and will be cooking live for you at White Collection pop-ups in the Nest Restaurant on the 18/10 at 1MLP and 19/10 at 25CP

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In August at your Restaurant

A lot is happening at #Betterfood in August. Fresh peaches, Perfectly Portioned Eat Lean Range, American Peach Pie Day. Come at see us at your local Restauran

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American Peach Pie Day

Hold on to your hats! Our Pastry Chefs have a real treat for you on August 24th - come and see us at the Mulberry and Nest

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EY Kitchen Hour – join our team on 15th of August

Passionate about cooking? Join our chef's brigade in professional kitchen on August 15th at 1 MLP. You can sign up via email: rewardanemployee@uk.ey.com

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This month’s Food Heroes

Delicious fresh Peaches, loaded with fibre, vitamins A & C or tender low in sugars Sweetcorn - you will find both of August's seasonal ingredients across range of the dishes this month.

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White Collection

Dan Wilson, our Executive Chef at 1 MLP will be cooking live for you in the Mulberry Restaurant (19/07) and in the Nest Restaurant (20/07)

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Fresh is best…

Made to order breakfast smoothies - choose from 3 varieties or build your own. Monday to Thursday in Mulberry and Nest.

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Sandwich of the month

In an hurry?!Why not try our sandwich of the month? Succulent pulled pork, Emmental cheese and tangy plum tomato chutney!

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Cold brew Coffee

We have been developing a cold brew coffee bespoke to @betterfood and this is now ready for you guys to enjoy

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What’s on in July @ #Betterfood

Plan your month's eating habits around what we have coming up in July at both 25CP and 1MLP

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EY Kitchen Hour – Cookery class – 26th of July

HealthEY alongside #Betterfood will be hosting EY Kitchen Hour - spend time with professional chefs in the Mulberry Restaurant Kitchen learning how to make fresh pasta on 26th of July at 4 pm

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Summer is here!!!!

One of this months food heroes are British tomatoes, fantastic this time of year just as summer is upon us so look our for our food hero's and give them a try.

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St Georges day is coming!

Come and celebrate our national day with some of your favourites including Beer battered fish and chips or rare roast Hereford beef, watercress and horseradish in a Yorkshire pudding wrap.

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This month at 25CP & 1MLP

This month we bring you a flavour of famous Catalan market through our delicious tapas menu

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This Month at EY Skyscape & 1MLP

This Month in Hospitality

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HealthEY work shop at 1MLP

Don't miss our chance to have your say what goes in our grab and go range boxed salads is our focus for this month.

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Come and celebrate St Patricks day at both CP and MLP

What more could you want other than slow braised lamb and Guinness stew with hand made soda bread

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Another great dish from our white collection……….in both our London sites

Our white collection pop ups give you the chance to enjoy a 'fine dining' experience with our retail restaurants available at both MLP

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March’s Food hero……

At its best in March kale is one of the fast growing in popularity within the UK, one of my favourite vegetables its very versatile and can be used in salads, drinks as well as many hot dishes

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Stars Of The Future at EY “Soner Dervish”

One of the EY chef's taking Skyscape by storm

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Taste Panel

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Star’s Of The Future at EY “Robert Sussex”

One of the EY chef's breaking the boundaries and pushing for perfection

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Alan Sosa On the Pass #Betterfood

This month EY 25CP executive chef Alan Sosa will be showcasing his skills both in the Nest & Mulberry

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This month in Skyscape

New York's top restaurant comes to Skyscape in February

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This Month at #Betterfood

This month sticky ribs and dirty fries at 1MLP & 25CP

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Fair trade Fortnight this month at #Betterfood

This month we will be supporting Fair trade fortnight at 25CP & 1MLP

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This Month @Betterfood

February at 1MLP & 25CP

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Burns night menu at both The nest and The Mulbery

The famous neeps and tatties and Scotch lamb broth only available @betterfood

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This Month in Skyscape

This month Coi Comes to Skyscape

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Eat yourself lean…….

Why not visit our deli bar and try our new deli range all under 500 calories!

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HealthEY

2016 HealthEY classes were a great success 2017 first one see's us look at smoothies so why not come on down to the kitchen and have the chance to have your say with what is on our menu.

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Food hero…Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables at this time of year not only does it taste great but 100g of cauliflower florets only contains 26 calories.

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White collection at 25 CP and 1MLP see’s Peter Lambie

Come and experience our 'White collection' fine dinning experience, Head chef Peter Lambie will be doing succulent Tamworth belly of pork, cauliflower and crispy crackling

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Betterfood Christmas EY

Check out the chefs from EY reviling there tips for the perfect Christmas!

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Skyscape Tribute November

This months tribute Glynn Purnell in Skyscape

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Ivan Baldzhiyski – My time at Purnell’s

Skyscape's star man on his amazing experience at Purnell's

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This month In Skyscape Glynn Purnell

This Month Executive chef Alan Sosa will be brining Glynn Purnell recipes from his new book based on his award wining bistro.

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Join us to celebrate Thanks giving 2016 at both MLP and 25CP

Join us on 24th November to celebrate thanksgiving with an American themed menu only @ #betterfood

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Hot pots are back!!!

With Autumn upon us we have reintroduced our very popular hot pots for the colder months with all your favourite flavours including scotch broth. cock-a-leekie and Tuscan bean and vegetable.

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Cheese glorious cheese!!!

This month we feature Cropwell bishop Shropshire blue as our feature cheese this was awarded the supreme champion from 910 cheese's across Britain, with a nutty flavour and creamy texture.

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Its all about the bagel…… During November only @ #betterfood

Choose one of our artisan bagels from our seasonal November range either from our deli or hot counters during November.....

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this months food hero…….. Parsnips and Brussels sprouts @ 1MLP & 25CP

Keep a look our for our food heros this month, bang in season and at its best only @ #betterfood

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Doughnut Wednesday’s at 1MLP & 25CP

A little taste of what's coming this month at Betterfood

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Hot dogs German Style at 1MLP & 25CP

A little taste of what's coming this month at Betterfood

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Fresh Raw Pea, Asparagus & Fava Bean Salad with Herbs & Pecorino

Another Summer salad using fresh ingredients at there best!

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Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

Nice fresh Thai salad, ready for the summer!

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Baked tofu with coconut & kale

Nice Veggie dinner if you fancy skipping the meat

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Smørrebrød

What is Smørrebrød?

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Skyscape, Eleven Madison park

Story about the restaurant in focus this month!

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Skyscape in April, Eleven Madison Park

This Month in Skyscape Eleven Madison park

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Ramen Talk!

Little bit of history about Raman!

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Momofuku Skyscape, David Chang

Meet the chef behind the menu for skyscape March!

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Momofuku, chicken & egg dish coming to Skyscape

Classic Momofuku dish coming in march!

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Coming next month Skyscape: Momofuku, New York

Skyscape brings for March David Chang's ground breaking restaurant Momofuku.

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Power Your Mornings Up!

Power eggs are back in full swing!

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Next Month Skyscape Tribute, The Hands & Flowers

Next Month skyscape will be paying tribute to The Hands & Flowers

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Next Month Tribute in Skyscape, The Square, London

Next Month Tribute in Skyscape, The Square, London

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Next Month Tribute in Skyscape, The Square, London

Next Month Tribute in Skyscape, The Square, London

Next month Executive Chef Alan Sosa will be paying tribute to London's two star restaurant The Square with some of there signature dishes.

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Popcorn Granola Bar

Something a little different then the normal granola bar!

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Simple French maple toast

Some simple & sweet for the cold weekends

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#Betterfood , Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

It’s all about Christmas, Try our special, Toasted Marshmallow Hot chocolate

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It’s Coming!

Look out for all our Christmas treats & goodies from the 23rd November!

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Healthy Pumpkin Bites

A recipe that kids can make and eat

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Food Heroes – Pumpkins

We're big believers in Food Heroes -. Here we have a look at one of my favourite ingredients... the humble pumpkin from Oakley Farm Wisbech http://www.ogsuk.com/farms/pumpkins.php?page=pumpkins

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Summer lemon tart

Summer lemon tart

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Super Boost Bar

Energy boosting, health giving, mood uplifting – these yummy boost bars are even better when you know you made them yourself.

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Orange Cake

A classic Spanish recipe using whole oranges, this cake has zingy fresh flavours and a light delicious texture.

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Taste Panel

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Mango Salsa

Bright and beautiful, fresh and zingy, this uplifting mango salsa is great with everything from fish and chicken, to curries and barbeques!

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Strawberry and banana smoothie

Super quick, super healthy, super yummy!

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Tandoori salmon skewers

Healthy, delicious and oh so sizzly – a proper taste of summer.

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Taste Panel

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Bright and rich, sweet and warming, roasting tomatoes and peppers gives this tasty soup an added depth.

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Irish Soda Bread

Try this easy soda bread recipe for when you want bread in a hurry – it's ready in less than an hour.

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Homemade Hummus

Simple, nutritious and delicious, it’s so easy to make your own homemade hummus.

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Calzone

Packed with flavour and deliciousness, this clever folded pizza is always a crowd pleaser.

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Tomato Gazpacho Mousse

A cheeky little Gazpacho mousse with roasted tomatoes and black olive soil

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Join our Taste Panel

Calling all amateur food critics. Come and help us to develop new menus, test new ingredients and evaluate new suppliers.

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Taste Panel

We’re always looking to make #BETTERFOOD even better – and we’d love your help. Join the Taste Panel now.

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