Fab freezing with Justine Pattison
If you only use your freezer for party ice and peas, queen of freeze and food author Justine Pattison is here to help you make the most of your freezer space and save you and your family time (and money) on meals.
Justine braved an 5.30AM wake up and travelled into London to demonstrate her best flat freezing and whole-meal freezing tips to ITV's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning, who were both "Blown away"!
Want to cut down food waste by freezing?
Food waste is a big issue right now and statistics have shown that half of the food produced gets thrown away.
Britain wastes the equivalent of £65 per household per month. So is freezing the answer? With her brilliant cheats and tips, Food writer and stylist Justine Pattison will show us there’s more to the freezer than ice cream, chips and peas!
Justine, again, made the early morning trip into London to get to the ITV studios and demonstrate her freezing know-how to Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden.
Click here to buy Justine's really useful Freeze book yourself
Fresh food kitchen hacks
Justine journeyed to the ITV This Morning studios, to demonstrate her handy tips on improving the shelf life of your perishable foods with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford (for more information and tips see our freeze page or click here to buy Justine's book)
- Don't let things get too hot.
- Try and get your shopping home as quickly as you can.
- Taking cool bags with ice packs with you on your shop is a good idea.
Burger V Steak Home Bistro Style recipe
The Food Standards Agency got in touch with us after hearing about our brilliant test kitchen which is stocked with an incredible array of props as well as opening onto a gorgeous garden. They asked for our help in making a short film about cooking meat safely.
Filmed in our test kitchen with Justine as food stylist (who, in between takes, was squatting by the table adjusting the burgers) this video for the Food Standards Agency demonstrates how undercooked, home-made burgers can be a risk to health. You can also spot Justine and our Studio Manager Claire in the background.
In the film, the burger is cut in half to see whether it is cooked inside. That is one way to check, but we reckon that a digital food thermometer is quicker and far more effective. We use them every day in the test kitchen.
Go to my SHOP to find out more on the Thermapen 3.
Burger V Steak: what's the difference?
This is the second film that we worked on for the Food Standards Agency. Also filmed in our fantastic test kitchen. It demonstrates in more detail why it's safe to tuck into a rare steak, while an undercooked burger could be risky.
Get the brilliant thermapen 3 to make testing burgers and steaks so much easier