Our new saucepan ready range is here. Boasting exciting flavours
from both close to home and further afield, there are four dishes
to try - lamb hot pot, chilli con carne, chicken tikka masala, and
These handy pouches of sauce and meat promise nourishing,
satisfying flavours for your kitchen. I find that often the very
best food has simple yet quality ingredients, and it's this
principle that defines our saucepan ready range: simple classics
done well with the best ingredients.
Every meal, in my book, should be enjoyed, and the joy of these
dishes is their versatility. The range is simply ideal if you're
looking for an easy mid-week meal, an indulgent sit-down dinner,
or, in the case of one colleague, hearty food for hiking
It has been my ambition for some time to create something
original for our growing base of loyal customers. It was the
pandemic that facilitated this. While the supermarkets shut off
delivery slots, we made a company decision to make sure everyone
who wanted to could buy food from us. It was all hands on deck, and
it was a Herculean effort on the part of my colleagues. When I
wasn't helping to prepare orders, I was in the kitchen preparing
meals for the team to keep them going. The staff at Farmison &
Co worked around the clock, and I ensured they were fed with
nutritious and wholesome food to help keep the wheels on our
operation. It was somewhat of a return for me to my restaurant
days, catering for hundreds of people - and just like my restaurant
days - it was important to me that the food was stunning.
In the weeks that followed, I perfected my recipes. At the same
time as demand grew for our food, we were faced with carcass
balance conundrums. If everyone buys prime cuts, there's a lot of
meat left over still to use. Well, I enjoy working with the less
fashionable cuts; often they carry the extra flavour, but require
the extra work. They're also ideal for classic dishes, and I worked
closely with my colleagues in our butchery to get the right cuts to
bring out the flavours of the sauce.
I've prepared some servings suggestions to go with each dish.
The aim was to help you at home elevate the saucepan ready ranges
into more rounded and luxurious meals with simple additions. For my
money, that's much easier than a meal kit, and allows you to be
creative in the kitchen.