Stocks and sauces manufacturer Essential Cuisine has unveiled a chef-focused, productivity-boosting recipe guide.
The Summer Superfoods recipe book sees the company’s team of development chefs take some of its best-known products to create a host of inspirational spring and summer-inspired recipes.
Recipes include smoked duck, heritage carrot, orange and wild rice salad with a hazelnut and pomegranate dressing; tofu poke bowl; jerk fish with corn salsa; and a one-pot Moroccan chickpea brown rice salad.
The recipe book includes a foreword by nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker, about the effect a poor diet can have on individuals and their families, employers and wider society, recognising that people are happier and more productive if they feel and eat healthily.
Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, senior business development chef for Essential Cuisine, commented: “Essential Cuisine may be more famous for autumn and winter inspiration than spring and summer, but hopefully this new guide goes a long way to proving the sheer versatility of some of our best loved products. There are certain sectors – B&I, education – where using food to boost productivity is a real science. We’re here to say that, with some 87% of UK diners stating that the healthiness of their food is important to them, these recipes can be used in any sector, their simplicity, freshness and vibrancy playing into the hands of chefs and working kitchens across hospitality.”