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Birmingham Made Me!

No, silly, not me as in ME, as in James McIntosh.  But ME as in some of the best products that we know and love and all talk about and know as British.  I was made in Northern Ireland, but grew up with a product made in Birmingham.  And that way, I can say Birmingham Made me, as can so many other who grew up with an AGA cooker. Continue reading
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A ‘Bloody Good Sandwich’

Empires rise and fall.  Personally I think of the monument to Oscar Wilde at Charring Cross station that says “we are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”. Continue reading

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The Best of British Gin

Like most of us I love a tipple….. or maybe two. My tipple is gin and tonic. Not any old gin but one that comes from near to where I live. I was joking a few weeks ago to some friends about how my gin consumption was ethical as my “gin miles” (well, we all know of food miles!) are low. My favourite gin is distilled 4 tube stops from my flat in London. A distillery on the door step! I’m proud of this fact which something that people like Betty Ford may cringe about, but when you have a London Dry Gin that has won more awards than any other gin and is the only premium London Dry Gin still distilled in London, one can be proud of of what they are enjoying as they sup. Continue reading

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Tractors, Cheltenham Ladies and Nutty Krust!

It’s not every day that I attend a horse race however last night’s was special.  It was the final of the AGA Total Control Ladies Point to Point Race at Cheltenham Racecourse.  I was there in attendance and what a great night of Hospitality AGA provided.  Congratulations to the winners and how lucky  Claire Hart is to have won an AGA Total Control cooker.  After 10 years of working for AGA I now know the dilemma she faces. What colour?  Well there are 13 of them! Continue reading

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The Great British Cooking Pot

After my Best of British food blog yesterday I want to tell you a bit about Great British Manufacturing which is part of my job role as AGA Brand Ambassador.  AGA cookers, style icons of the UK, are made in Shropshire in the Coalbrookdale Foundry – the same one that Abraham Darby started the Industrial Revolution from by manufacturing cast iron with coke rather than charcoal. It was in this foundry that the famous Iron Bridge over the River Severn was cast in 1777. Continue reading