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This blog explains how Rooks Online, the online butcher offers nationwide home delivery of fresh meat, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, eggs, BBQ meat packs, homemade pies, pasties, pastry, sausages, etc. for restaurants, cafes, schools, nursing homes, hotels a
2018-02-15 14:17
Half term is coming up, and for most parents this means scrambling for ideas of activities and entertainment for the week! A fantastic way to keep the kids occupied for a while is cooking! C… Read More
Valentine’s Day Food
2018-02-09 10:58
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself and your partner to a delicious meal, and to make it that little bit more special, make it a home-cooked one! If you need some i… Read More
Our 5 Top Sausage Recipes
2018-01-23 13:52
With all this cold and windy (!) weather, there is nothing better than a big hearty meal to look forward to at the end of the day. Our favourite go-to comfort dishes normally start with saus… Read More
2017-12-18 09:40
With all the planning that goes into Christmas Day, it’s easy to forget to plan for the other meals in between. Don’t worry, there’s still time! In need of some ideas for y… Read More
5 Top Tips For The Perfect Roast Turkey
2017-11-15 16:47
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas Day, and most importantly, Christmas Dinner! Most family households will enjoy a traditional Roast Tur… Read More
What Is British Food Fortnight?
2017-09-22 15:18
What is British Food Fortnight? The annual event British Food Fortnight has been running since 2000, and was created following the Foot & Mouth crisis in 2001. The purpose behind the eve… Read More
Autumn Food – What To Eat This Season
2017-09-08 11:20
What’s in season? Along with the cooler weather and darker days, we welcome a fresh season as with it, comes a new harvest of great seasonal food. Unless we happen to have a surprise h… Read More
Love Lamb Week – Lamb Recipes
2017-09-01 09:43
Today is the start of #LoveLambWeek and we have some great special offers available for you to celebrate our love for lamb! Will you be having lamb for dinner tonight? Are you in need of som… Read More
Burger Month – Top Burger Sauce Recipes
2017-08-21 16:19
The last and final step in the creation of your burger is the sauce. Whilst we all love the classic ketchup or mayonnaise, there are so many great combinations and recipes to try, with textu… Read More
Competition – Rooks Burger Month
2017-08-09 17:00
To celebrate the burger and National Burger Day this month, we would like to know what you think makes the best burger the best, and be in with the chance to win £75 to spend with Rook… Read More
Tips For Hosting A BBQ (Even If It Rains)
2017-08-03 16:20
The weather of late seems to be rather unpredictable, the heatwaves seem a distant memory but let’s not lose faith just yet! It is still summer, and what do we enjoy doing more than an… Read More
Burger Month – Your Burger, Your Way
2017-08-01 11:27
Your burger, your way! National Burger Day takes place on the 24th of August, and to pay tribute to the humble yet iconic burger, we will be celebrating burgers all month here at Rooks! Augu… Read More
Top Tips For Cooking With Kids
2017-07-24 15:02
Cooking with kids is fun and interesting for everyone as it gives you the opportunity to bond and enjoy some great quality time together. As well as having fun and occupying valuable time on… Read More
Sausages For Summer
2017-07-19 10:48
Sausages are perfect for quick summer meals as they cook quickly and are extremely versatile – grill, fry, oven cook or BBQ, and add to a whole selection of dishes. Add to stews, pasta… Read More
Steak For Dinner?
2017-07-13 16:30
Steak for dinner? Steak is quick and simple to cook, as long as it is done correctly, and these recipes are perfect if you want to serve up an impressive meal with minimum fuss, with less ti… Read More
What To Eat While Watching Wimbledon
2017-07-05 10:56
What to eat while watching Wimbledon? It’s that time of year again when we are glued to our TV for two exciting weeks of Wimbledon – the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Wh… Read More
Holidaying In The UK This Summer?
2017-06-29 13:27
If you are holidaying in the UK this summer, it is likely that your car will be weighed down with everything bar the kitchen sink. So, let us take care of the meat for your self-catering hol… Read More
Top 5 BBQ Recipes For Summer 2017
2017-06-29 11:23
It is summer time now and everyone knows that this is the BBQ season. We, at Rooks have compiled a list of the Top 5 BBQ Recipes to really get your BBQ season off to a flyer! First on our li… Read More
Picnic With Rooks This Summer!
2017-06-15 08:42
Picnics and BBQ’s are the ultimate pastime during the summer. We aren’t sure exactly why, but summer-time food undoubtedly tastes better alfresco, and nothing beats standing arou… Read More
2017-05-29 13:22
BBQ Season is here. The glorious Bank Holiday weekend heralded the advent of National BBQ Week. DIY stores enjoyed bumper sales as old BBQs had seen better days and were in need of a shiny n… Read More
Tomahawk Steak – A Cut Above The Rest
2017-05-19 14:25
Tomahawk steak may not be something you have heard of before let alone tried, but once you have, you will soon see what all the fuss is about! With its trademark long bone and significant si… Read More
New Season Lamb – Available Now!
2017-05-09 13:05
It’s that time of year again – the weather is, hopefully getting warmer, the flowers are blossoming and we are excited to announce our fresh, new season lamb is now available! Bu… Read More
2017-05-08 08:28
Win An Overnight Stay, 3 Course Meal and Bed & Breakfast for 2 at The Corner House, Canterbury Together with The Corner House in Canterbury, we have a great competition for you. Simply e… Read More
2017-04-05 12:42
Turkey is generally eaten on Christmas Day (and Thanksgiving in America) and is often overlooked in our daily diet, losing out to other choices such as chicken, pork and red meats. Turkey ca… Read More
Buy Meat For Easter Holidays
2017-03-24 12:56
Easter Sunday is just around the corner, which means the Easter school holidays are also coming up. As well as having to ensure the kids are entertained for two whole weeks, you also have to… Read More
National Butchers’ Week 2017
2017-03-13 10:31
National Butchers’ Week – 13th – 19th March It is the time of year where we are celebrating National Butchers’ Week again and we have been looking forward to it! It i… Read More
It’s Pancake Day!
2017-02-24 14:31
Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is celebrated the day before Lent, and is believed to be the last day of indulging before fasting for Lent. Why pancakes? Traditionally, pancakes w… Read More
Win A ‘Try Them All’ Sausage Pack
2017-02-22 16:30
Limited time only – order any pack of our serious sausages between now and 12th March and have the chance to win a ‘Try Them All’ sausage pack worth £59.99. We love s… Read More
Rooks Roasting Packs
2017-02-14 11:43
Have you tried our delicious, new roasting packs? Specially selected and prepared for you in a convenient pack ready for your Sunday lunch. Our roasting pack includes one of our most popular… Read More
The Roast
2017-02-10 17:19
The Roast Dinner is a strong family favourite in most households across the country, and a dish that is very much close to all our hearts. Traditionally enjoyed on a Sunday and during the Ch… Read More
Meal Plan For Your Half Term
2017-02-10 09:49
Planning your family meals this half term could not get any easier – we have put together a daily meal plan full of classic, healthy family favourites to make half term more enjoyable… Read More
Choose Your Festive Feast
2016-11-21 15:27
Essentials needed to turn your Christmas Dinner into a festive feast There are now just 5 weeks until Christmas Day, and we have put together a guide to help you choose your favourite festiv… Read More
How To Guide – The Guide For Poultry
2016-11-16 16:17
Welcome to our first ‘How to…’ guide. This edition we will be focusing on roasting poultry, and a guide on exactly how to do it, with useful tips and information. Also, vi… Read More
How To Guide – The Guide For Poultry
2016-11-16 16:17
Welcome to our first ‘How to…’ guide. This edition we will be focusing on roasting poultry, and a guide on exactly how to do it, with useful tips and information. Also, vi… Read More
Christmas Dinner Meat
2016-11-11 13:57
We are nearly half way through November which means Christmas Day is fast approaching, and whether you are home or away this Christmas, plans for the day will now be underway; particularly t… Read More
Give The Gift Of Meat Hampers
2016-11-09 14:07
Christmas Meat Hampers Celebrating Christmas can mean different things to different people. Some of us have family traditions we enjoy every year and some of us create new ones (or even jet… Read More
5 Reasons To Buy Meat From Us
2016-11-03 14:27
The recent flurry of awards we have received has reaffirmed our belief that we represent and offer high quality meat and meat products. It is about time we shouted about why we are the best… Read More
Humble Pies – Great British Classics
2016-10-15 15:04
It’s the month of Halloween and we are getting into the Halloween swing of things – perhaps not as much as our American friends, but we buy pumpkins, we carve scary faces, and we… Read More
Getting Ready For The Winter
2016-10-05 15:51
After a long summer of BBQ’s, icy drinks and alfresco dining, winter is now approaching – bringing us to cooler temperatures, darker evenings, less salads and more comfort! Allow… Read More
Best Meats For Autumn
2016-09-28 12:35
The nights are drawing in, winter is approaching, and to make the transition from summer to winter more bearable, we have a selection of the best Autumn meats to show you. Autumn is a p… Read More
A Taste Of Great Britain
2016-09-14 10:12
Great British Dinners. As we enter autumn there is a craving for warming comfort foods; those meals that warm our hearts (and our stomachs) and have been a favourite since childhood. The gr… Read More
Back To School Meal Planning
2016-09-01 13:57
It’s back to school for many of our ‘little customers’ which means back to serious meal planning for the Mums and Dads. It is time to stock up on the meal staples so let us… Read More
Picnic Meat, We’ve Got It Covered
2016-08-18 13:44
Picnic Meat – perfect meat for the perfect picnic! At this time of year there are a plethora of outdoor festivals, planned excursions and days at the seaside. What better excuse can th… Read More
Meat For The Week This Summer
2016-08-05 14:07
Our Summer Meat for the Week meat pack is perfect for feeding the family over the summer holidays. With everyday staples such as beef mince, pork loin steaks and chicken fillets to easy cook… Read More
Check Out The Charcuterie
2016-08-05 09:28
We have been thrilled at the response we’ve had for our new charcuterie range. Many of the charcuterie products you will be familiar with but we also have a few that you might not know… Read More
Top BBQ Tips
2016-07-19 12:58
We have really enjoyed sharing some amazing BBQ recipes to tempt you with. With the prospect of some good weather we are firing up again and thought we would share some top BBQ tips. Tip 1 … Read More
Daily Deals – What Is It Today?
2016-07-18 14:10
Those of you that frequently visit our special offers page will know that we always have something new each week, and that will continue, but now we are introducing Rooks Daily Deals to the… Read More
Which Meat Is Right For Your Diet?
2016-06-27 11:00
Good quality unprocessed meat is at the centre of any well balanced diet, however every person has their own distinct needs concerning nutrition. Nutritional requirement is a spectrum; from… Read More
Campfire Cooking – Back To Basics
2016-06-21 10:17
Until now we’ve been very conventional about barbecuing, and concentrated more about the meat to BBQ, but this article is perfect for those who like a bit of an adventure or enjoy goin… Read More
BBQ Recipes – Fire Up The BBQ
2016-06-06 13:43
OK the weather hasn’t been great so far this summer but us resolute Brits are still barbecuing. We have had great fun putting together brand new BBQ meat packs and also looking for ide… Read More
2016-05-27 09:12
When it comes to an everyday BBQ the sausage is an ever present. They are relatively quick to cook and much, much quicker to serve and eat. So, our rule of thumb during the BBQ season is to… Read More
2016-05-19 13:20
Being stuck inside when it is a beautiful summer day is something we all have to bear. The longing to be outside enjoying the sunshine often encourages our minds to wander, thinking about a… Read More
2016-05-16 17:42
Give Your BBQ A Global Taste. Last year we introduced Picanha steaks to our range which has proved a great success. This steak is hugely popular in Brazil and barbecues really well and has l… Read More
Hop And Huffkin Supporting Martha Trust
2016-05-09 12:41
On the 12th May, 2016 one of our trade customers, the Hop and Huffkin in Sandwich, Kent, is hosting an evening of music, dance and food in support of local charity Martha Trust. The Music4Ma… Read More
Steak Is Your Favourite BBQ Meat
2016-05-05 11:00
The results of the survey are in and 32.6% of you voted steak as your favourite BBQ meat. There was a late rally from burgers but steak prevailed. So, what is the best way to cook steak on… Read More
2016-04-28 15:49
… be the go-to Sunday lunch this summer? If you want to try something different this summer why not try a spatchcock chicken on the barbecue. A great idea for a sit down family b… Read More
BBQ Competition
2016-04-27 11:31
What is Rooks Online best selling BBQ Meat?Simply fill in your answer, name and email address for a chance to win a BBQ meat pack for 10 people! To h… Read More
2016-04-21 14:22
Tell us your favourite BBQ Meat… Do you lose count of how many sausages you’ve eaten? Are chicken drumsticks the ultimate finger food, or is it spare ribs? Can anything beat a m… Read More
2016-04-15 17:17
Making Your Chicken Extraordinary The beauty of chicken is that it is so versatile. It can be flavoured and cooked in so many ways that it is seldom referred to as boring. In many ways chick… Read More
2016-03-16 15:07
With Easter just weeks away our attention turns to entertaining the family. Just as with Christmas, Easter is a time for the family. With two Bank Holidays, and the Easter Sunday roast… Read More
2016-03-16 13:46
In 2016 the 14th to 20th March is National Butchers Week and we are yet again appreciative that this master craft is being celebrated. It is important that future generations not only unders… Read More
2016-03-11 12:40
Delicious! There’s no other word… Guilty pleasure or culinary masterpiece the Meat Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Lovingly prepared, dutifully cooked and ultimately savoured… Read More
2016-03-04 10:32
With the BBQ season just round the corner our thoughts are moving towards how we can make your BBQ the best it can be every time. First on the grill: The burger Creating your perfect burger… Read More
2016-02-22 12:12
Many of you have noticed that we have added some bulk buy meat to the Special Offer section of the website and are very much aware of the significant savings that can be made. We have select… Read More
2016-02-17 12:10
Have you tried our New Pick And Mix Meat? It is commonplace to find pick and mix products in supermarkets and shops but we have made it possible to buy selected meat products online as part… Read More
2016-02-15 16:50
With all of the stresses of Christmas well out of the way it is hopefully safe for us to revisit the subject of roasts. As you know we like to know what foodie publishers are focusing on and… Read More
2016-02-02 10:35
Now you all know we are proud of our Award Winning Sausages, we also love good sausage recipes and were thrilled at the weekend to see the BBC website’s homepage had the article &lsquo&hell…Read More
2016-02-01 15:27
J.C. Rook and Sons were immensely proud to support Kent Cooks 2015 which saw a record number of entries. The standard was amazing and 2016 is likely to see continued growth and participation… Read More
2016-01-08 16:14
Black Pudding Superfood! Yes, black pudding is good for you!! This is not an early April fools, black pudding has been highlighted as a superfood for 2016 along with seaweed, black beans, av… Read More
2016-01-04 14:36
Have you decided that this year is about getting yourself into shape? Well, we can help! Last summer we introduced the Super Lean Meat Pack tailored specifically for those who might be close… Read More
2015-12-16 10:45
It’s the lead up to Christmas and the big day is approaching faster than you’d hoped. All your attention has been about buying in the food you need for the festive period and the… Read More
2015-12-15 15:07
Does the thought of a huge turkey, long cooking times and mountains of leftovers give you nightmares? If you are not feeding a large party this Christmas, maybe 2 – 4 people, then have… Read More
2015-12-09 12:31
There are few things more grand and ceremonial than a magnificent rib of roast beef with a dark crust and oozing with meaty juices. If there is one perennial contender to overthrow the turke… Read More
2015-12-09 12:31
For those who enjoy Chinese food then duck is a frequently enjoyed meat but this is rather limiting the true worthiness that duck has as a meat for celebration. At Christmas time roast duck… Read More

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