Foodie Features

  • The Rise of British Wine

    For centuries, the British were fully committed to drinking wine rather than really producing it! So when it comes to quality wine, the UK is proba...
  • It's Wild Garlic season, so get foraging!

    How to forage wild garlic:Visit woods between late March and July.Look out for their bright white flowers on damp soils and slopes.The smell is un...
  • Ethical Caviar is no longer a contradiction in terms.

    Despite a worldwide ban on wild caviar in 2006 following the decimation of Sturgeon stocks, 85% of all sturgeon remain at risk of extinction. With ...
  • The History of Afternoon Tea, a Truly British Affair.

    Perhaps the most quintessential of British customs, Afternoon tea is surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. Whilst tea drinking dates back to th...
  • Do you know the difference between Biodegradable & Compostable?

    Despite being used somewhat interchangeably, the meanings of Biodegradable & Compostable are not the same.If something is biodegradable, it wil...
  • Surprising facts about what you can & can't compost at home.

    All organic matter will eventually break down, but for efficiency, a mixture of dry or "brown" matter, such as dead leaves, paper & straw, with...
  • The Real Magic of Mushrooms: Mycelium Packaging

    In a move to disrupt the use of non-sustainable packaging in the high-end gifting market, Thackray Brown are proud to have collaborated with the Ma...
  • Supplier Spotlight: Meet the female entrepreneurs tempting our tastebuds

    In honour of International Women’s Day on 6th March 2022, here at Thackray Brown we are celebrating some of our successful female producers who hav...
  • Just how free are "free range" eggs?

    Many of us uncompromisingly buy "free range" eggs for our belief in their ethics. However, as highlighted by the Guardian newspaper in 2017 the ter...
  • The correct way to cut Stilton cheese.

    Did you know there is an etiquette to eating Stilton? To "nose" a wedge of Stilton (cut off the narrowest point of the triangle) is to commit a ga...