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Christmas at sea

21 December 2009 by stepheng

Poster of an oven

Wilson’s cooking apparatus poster. Image courtesy Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

I enjoy cooking and this weekend helped prepare a traditional Christmas meal for six at Lowlands, the Victorian mansion in Liverpool where I am a trustee.

You do not need a great deal of space to cook a good meal – I once went on a French submarine for breakfast and was amazed at the tiny galley. They dished up their own Gallic version of black puddings.

Good food is very important at sea both to seafarers and passengers and this is even more so over Christmas for those who find themselves away from traditional family gatherings. Read more…

Christmas dinner tips from the professional

15 December 2009 by Karen

As a vegetarian I always think it’s strange that some people assume that I don’t eat Christmas dinner. As long as the potatoes aren’t cooked in animal fat and the stuffing doesn’t include meat there’s no reason why veggies wouldn’t have spuds, stuffing and all of the other veg along with something meat-free. It might be a stereotype but really like nut roast.

Whatever your dietary persuasion I’m sure you’ll find something useful in the Christmas dinner tips page I’ve just put live on our main site. Our Executive chef, Nigel Smith, spills the beans on how a professional cooks for his family on Christmas day. Actually, a lot of the preparations are the day before leaving you time to enjoy the big day rather than doing battle in the kitchen. There’s also a handy pdf for you to print off and consult at home. Simples! Read more…

Food and drink prize draw winners

14 September 2009 by Karen

Yesterday at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival we ran a prize draw to win a three course lunch for four people and afternoon tea for two to celebrate the recent launch of the Maritime Dining Rooms. The winners were Mr C Ragan (first prize) and Ms B Lemp (second prize). Well done – we’ll be contacting you in writing.

Have you visited the Maritime Dining Rooms?

7 September 2009 by Karen

If the answer is ‘yes’ and you enjoyed your visit then you might want to vote for the restaurant in the Liverpool Food and Drink Awards. The awards are part of the official Food and Drink Festival 2009 which runs 13 – 21 September at venues across Liverpool. The festival launches on Sunday 13 September at Sefton Park with a free event where you can sample food and produce from dozens of bars, restaurants and stall holders, listen to live music and watch live cooking demos. Read more…

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