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Ben Tollworthy, Somerset Foodie

Ben's passion for good food stems from a rural childhood experimenting with an abundance of homegrown produce. An inspiring and accomplished chef, Ben  relishes the energy and creativity of busy restaurant kitchens. Working with professional chefs for over twenty years has made him an expert in seeking out the most delicious and versatile ingredients.

Ben and the Somerset Foodie team are committed to sharing this knowledge and passion for creative cookery with you. Shop our ingredients and follow our video recipes. Ben is on a mission to transform the meals you create at home, bring the secrets of the professional kitchen to your family table and take you on a new food adventure every day.

Ben's Foodie recipes to follow
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We care passionately about our carbon footprint, so we pack all our raw wholefood ingredients in 100% compostable wood-pulp bags and use biodegradable paper labels. We make deliveries in our 100% Electric ZERO emission van.

We aim to offer an alternative foodie shopping experience to the price-driven, ultra-convenient supermarket 'big guns' that we have all grown used to. 

Our mission is to encourage more people to shop locally for good food and to create sustainable diversification within the food industry. 

Here at Somerset Foodie we hope we can play a small but significant part of the local food revolution. 

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Mafalda Pasta with Swiss Chard, Capers, Cherry Tomatoes & Burrata
Mafalda Pasta with Swiss Chard, Capers, Cherry Tomatoes & Burrata

One of the things I love about pasta is that you can pair up seasonal produce at any time of year to create a delicious meal - simply and quickly. We've been getting a fair amount of swiss chard in our veg box recently. The leaves wilt down very quickly so I cook the stalks first, creating a flavour bomb with garlic and anchovies. To contrast the sweetness of the chard, I use some fresh cherry tomatoes and capers before finishing the dish luxuriously with some torn up burrata, a grating of Grana Padano and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Spatchcock Za'atar Chicken
Spatchcock Za'atar Chicken

I like to think of chicken as a blank canvas, it's brilliant at taking on flavours, especially if you allow time for a marinade to work it's magic. Za'atar is a wonderful blend of Middle Eastern herbs and spices that will transform a humble chicken into a thing of beauty.
Jimmy's Seafood Satay Noodles
Jimmy's Seafood Satay Noodles

The lovely and supremely talented local chef Ping Coombes is the brand ambassador for Jimmy's Sate Sauce and this is her recipe for the famous Malaysian street food dish, Seafood Char Kway Teow.
Jimmy's sate sauce - Somerset Foodie Ping Coombes
Jimmy's Chicken Satay Skewers

I love the way amazing food can conjure up vivid memories. I first tasted satay years ago at my mate Woody's 18th birthday party - his wonderful Malaysian mum had made chicken satay skewers. I can remember thinking that it was possibly the most delicious thing I had EVER eaten. 

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Golden Oat Granola from Priddle's Pantry
Golden Oat Granola from Priddle's Pantry

If you haven't yet tried these granolas, you are in for a real treat. They are scrumptiously delicious nobbly oat granolas; perfectly blended with jumbo oats, sunflower seeds, sweetened with banana, sultanas and brown sugar, toasted in extra virgin rapeseed oil and finished with warming notes of ginger and cinnamon. We can guarantee you'll be addicted in no time.
Donald Mudie's Somerset Honey
Donald Mudie's Somerset Honey

Our honey is made by bees less than one mile away from our warehouse here in Rode in Somerset. It's bottled by master bee-keeper Donald Mudie who also happens to be a friend of ours. Donald's Somerset Honey is delicious, healthy, local and a store-cupboard essential for every foodie household.
Rupert's Fancy Fowls
Rupert's Fancy Fowls

We are really proud to stock beautiful Class A Free Range eggs from local artisan producer Rupert's Fancy Fowls.Rupert's eggs taste superb and are laid by happy hens, living their best lives just 2 miles away from the Somerset Foodie warehouse in Rode.
April Collins - The Leafy Tea Company, Bath
April Collins - The Leafy Tea Company, Bath

Hey! I'm April and I run The Leafy Tea Company, which I started when I was 16 and is nearly 5 years old! I started the business to introduce people to great tasting tea without the hassle of loose leaf and without the dust of 'standard' tea bags. Tea that tastes as good as it smells.