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A Drama Free Christmas

Christmas Day is barrelling towards us at a terrifying pace, so we asked our family and friends for their top tips to help you get organised and arrive at your Christmas table with festive cheer aplenty and as little drama as possible. Get Organised The key to a stress-free Christmas meal is prep. It’s essentially […]

Build Your Own Christmas Hamper

Nothing says Christmas like a hamper overflowing with decadent luxuries you’d never think twice about buying at any other time of year. They’re a festive tradition for many of us, but hampers filled with the best seasonal goodies don’t always come in cheap. Fortnum and Mason’s Family Christmas Hamper would set you back £225 and […]

The Ultimate Bonfire Night Get Together

In case you didn’t already know, we absolutely love autumn at The Chopping Block. Cosy jumpers, hearty stews, kicking dry leaves along the path and, oh go on then, just one more glass of red wine – what’s not to love? Bonfire Night, in our humble opinion, is the most exciting evening of the season. […]

Beer & Curry – What a Pair!

There’s not many things I love more than Beer, but Beer with a cosy Curry is the ultimate treat. And since it’s National Curry Week, we thought we’d match some of our favourite Beers with a classic Curry – as if we need an excuse to have a bottle with dinner…   Tandoori Chicken with […]

What exactly is Dry Aged Beef?

Dry ageing is the traditional and, in our opinion, ultimate way of storing and maturing meat. You traditionally hang beef for 28-35 days, in which time the meat begins to change.Moisture evaporates from the muscle – creating a deeper flavour (that’s why proper dry aged beef shrinks) – and the natural enzymes further break down […]