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Apr 3rd

Lets Get Fruity

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This week came the news that we need to eat more fruit and vegetables, the newspapers unveiled the major revelations explaining the positives behind dropping the Mars Bar and bag of Walkers in exchange for a fruit or veg based snack. Most people are unaware that the ‘5 a day’ campaign was based on little […]

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Mar 31st

April Fools

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Don’t be an April Fool this year and follow my top five ingredients to enjoy this month! Asparagus – I look forward to the first of the local asparagus, the bright vibrant green spears, that have an incredible crunch when tossed raw through a salad… Yes you can buy Asparagus all year around now – […]

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Mar 12th

Convenience Cake

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Convenience food is a growing market, ready meals make up £1.9 billion pounds of supermarket sales and the new area for growth is ‘Cheat Baking Mixes’. You know the stuff, just add eggs and here’s a red velvet cake, or add milk and you’ve got a chocolate brownie, mix it up and you’ve got freshly […]

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Jan 23rd

Feasting in February

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I can’t believe we’ve almost reached the end of January… But it’s time to start thinking about February’s food! What’s in season, what should be on every restaurant menu, but also ingredients for your evening after work dinners! Soups and stews are still to be enjoyed, with cold evenings and perhaps even some snow -swede, […]

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Jan 22nd

Eating Art Attack

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Can a plate of food be art? I guess the first question should be what is the definition of art? Art is an ‘expression of human creative skill and imagination’ – food I believe fits into this category. Art isn’t simply drawings, sculpture or crazy Neil Buchanan’s ‘big art’ creations involving bed sheets and a […]

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Mar 1st

Mother’s Day Pop Up Restaurant

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Mum’s the word on Sunday 10th March and what better way to lavish the special ladies in your life than with a three course Mother’s Day lunch at The Jon Gay Pop Up Restaurant in Zin Zeera, Norwich. Award winning local chef Jon Gay and a talented team will be cooking up a storm in one of Norwich’s most […]

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Jan 4th

New Year – New Oppor-tuna-ties!

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January is a great month for returning duplicate presents and exchanging ill-fitting cardigans but, more importantly, it’s prime time for seafood! With cold water surrounding our little island, the seafood is having one serious party. There’s clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, winkles, dover sole, dab, hake, langoustine, lemon sole and halibut all readily available (to name […]

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Dec 3rd

Christmas Top Ten Festive Foodie Tips

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Here at Jon Gay Food we’ve put together some simple tips to keep your Christmas running smoothly: 1. Perfect Planning  Without planning you are destined for festive food failure. Decide in advance the dishes you want to cook, be it turkey or goose etc, and make sure you have the cooking times noted and any recipes […]

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Oct 25th

Jon Gay Cookery School Christmas Hampers

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Treat your loved ones this Christmas to a very special gift- Presented in a beautiful wicker basket carefully wrapped – it’s the perfect gift for that person with everything. The hamper contains a Limited Edition Bottle of Jon Gay Red Wine with recipe and spices to create your own Mulled Wine, as well as a Handcrafted […]

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Oct 25th

NOVEMBER EVENTS

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November is a busy month for Jon – if you want to see him cooking live check out the events below:   2nd November – 11-3pm Jarrolds Department Store – Bonfire Night Specials Pop in and see Jon in the Basement of Jarrolds – lots of exciting dishes will be cooked and the opportunity to put any […]

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