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Stir it up magazine March 2015

For starters... >> March is packed with opportunities for special events and a deviation from your normal everyday menus. Why not celebrate the best of Welsh cuisine on St David’s Day (March 1) with some hearty Welsh lamb dishes? March 17 is St Patrick’s Day when we celebrate all things Irish, so make sure you don’t get into a ‘stew’ by checking out our menu suggestions on our Food for Thought page (page 43). Other tasty events this month include British Pie Week and Red Nose Day and, of course, arguably the most important date in the catering calendar – Mother’s Day! – so be sure to include plenty of indulgent treats and special touches to lavish the nation’s mums on March 15. Ingredients... 7 NEW FROM COUNTRY RANGE 09 THE MARKETPLACE 24 FIVE WAYS Country Range Salmon Our editorial partners... As part of our environmental policy this magazine is printed using vegetable oil based ink and is produced to high environmental standards, including EMAS, ISO14001 and FSC® certification. If you’re looking to spring clean your menus this month, why not take a little inspiration from our Italian cousins and include some healthy Mediterranean dishes? Our Melting Pot feature this month looks at Italian antipasti (starters), whilst the “Godfather of Italian Cuisine” Antonio Carluccio talks about Piedmont and pasta on page 30. Happy March! 29 ON THE RANGE with Country Range customer John Ranfield 33 SIGNATURE DISH by Formula 1 and MotorGP presenter Suzi Perry @stiritupmag 43 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Celebrating special events with globallyinspired food 05 CUSTOMER PROFILE The Grove Café in Leigh-on-Sea 10 CATEGORY FOCUS – Hot beverages and teatime treats 12 CARE HOMES SPECIAL – Make time for tea 19 HOSPITALITY Pester Power and Allegra on Flexitarianism 20 HEALTH & WELFARE – Hospital caterers find common ground 23 EDUCATION Children are eating a healthier lunch 37 FOOD & INDUSTRY NEWS Gluten intolerance, FreeFrom Awards, IFE Chefs, Mintec 40 LIBRARY BARS – the new bestsellers 04 THE FOOD SAFE COOKS CALENDAR 14 COUNTRY CLUB 26 THE MELTING POT The Italian Job 30 LEADING LIGHT Antonio Carluccio 36 ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS – Let thy food be thy medicine 41 BAUMANN’S BLOG THE BOTTLE BANK Food Features Favourites Contact us... EDITOR Janine Nelson editor@stiritupmagazine.co.uk WRITERS Sarah Rigg, Amy Grace SUBSCRIPTIONS Telephone: 0845 209 3777 subscriptions@stiritupmagazine.co.uk DESIGN & PRINT Eclipse Creative FRONT COVER Laura Edwards COUNTRY RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY www.barrymellorphotography.co.uk www.countryrange.co.uk/stir-it-up MARCH 2015 03


Stir it up magazine March 2015
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