Chefs @ School – World Salami Day

World Salami Day was first started in 2006 in Virginia, USA by the SAS (Salami Appreciation Society) and is now celebrated worldwide.
What is salami?
Salami is a type of sausage made from dried and salted meat with herbs and spices.
Where does it come from?
Salami originated way back with the Ancient Romans who would mix meat with salt and …

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Chefs @ School – Organic September

Organic September is an iniative led by the Soil Association to raise awareness of organic farming and produce.
So what exactly does organic mean?

Food produced without the use of man made fertilisers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives.
No drugs, antibiotics of hormones to be given to animals for human consumption.
No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Animals must be kept in a more natural way

Why buy organic food?

It is better for the environment
The animals have a better quality of life
It tastes better more like the food from decades ago before we started messing around with chemicals etc.
Farmers pay closer attention to nature and this enhances wildlife and biodiversity.
There are no antibiotics in food and higher nutrient content.

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Although it is more expensive to buy organic food in the supermarkets you can buy it at good prices from farm shops and farmers markets.

All organic produce must pass the Soil Association’s testing and …

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