Carrington Recipes is a luxury recipe publisher providing expert techniques, presentations skills and the mysteries of exquisite fine dining for you to create masterpieces at home.
We are on a mission to educate and lead on how to identify quality ingredients from sustainable sources, support local producers and independent suppliers helping to build local economies. This is something we feel extremely passionately about, especially on expressing the value of using your money to cast your vote when shopping.
We believe that food is designed for sharing, for talking, for falling in love and we believe it brings people together. Our environment has so much to offer and to explore, our world is a great background for talking, dancing and being with each other. Spending quality time together should be a priority. A date card is included with each recipe card.
We believe this combination will bring people and community’s closer together.
Carrington Recipes promote, advise and lead on how to identify quality ingredients from sustainable sources, support local producers and independent suppliers helping to build local economies. We strive to enable consumers to become leaders in supporting their local economy and building a sustainable future.
In this modern day we are able to produce, store, package and ship food to almost anywhere in the world, it can be stored or preserved to enable us to eat this at any time of the year.
What impact does this have on the environment and on us? It is hard to comprehend the end to end process of the global food industry and the impacts on the environment. A recent study has shown that transporting vegetables via air miles has five times the impact on the environment compared with that sourced locally. However, it is only recently that we have begun to capture this information.
Sourcing produce locally instead of from large supermarkets is key to supporting a sustainable environment. This completely removes the food supply chain of farm, packaging, transportation and distribution, warehousing and selling. The air miles that the food industry rack up during this process is having a significant negative impact on the environment and contributing to global warming via carbon emissions.
The vast amount of water we waste is inconceivable, it is running out, fast, yet it is a human right. As there is no value, water is not subject to capitalism and so many industries pay nothing for it, this is why you will not see a price reflected in products. As it is not priced to its value, we waste it.
How is so much water used in agriculture and the food industry? To consider a product such as a cup of coffee, one would consider all the water used to grow and transport the components of the one cup of coffee, this has been estimated at 130 of water per cup.
Meat has the highest estimated water use of any product. The popular product used to feed livestock is Alfalfa, which on its own uses 510 litres of water per kilogram and an average cow can consume 12 kilograms a day. Assuming the above, producing one hamburger requires 1,650 litres of water.
Places such as India and China both grow their most water intensive crops, such as sugarcane and wheat, in some of their driest regions. The land is cheap and water costs next to nothing.
The facts above do not include the cost to build the warehouses that make the vast number of vehicles used to transport food produce and water. Where should the impact count start and end and how do you put a value on something that is a human right?
We have become disconnected with food and its nutritional benefits, where great ingredients come from and the pleasure of coming together and sharing. This disconnect is encouraged by the convenience of modern life that steers us away from our own creativity and experimentation with food. Why do more than half of us eat fast food, each day, alone?
Carrington Recipes hand to you the knowledge to create masterpieces! Our aim is to enable people to fall in love with food, to provide the tools for them to experience new tastes, textures and ingredients, and to inspire experiments with great quality food. Through our recipe cards, videos, and educational pieces, we teach expert techniques, presentations skills and the mysteries of exquisite fine dining.
One of Carrington Recipes’ primary objective and passions is to showcase sustainable, local, ethical food producers. We meet with local producers to investigate and uncover the best way source ingredients. It is then our mission to promote their gracious work in producing foods that are sustainable, work with nature and truly care for environment and species.
Local producers are promoted through social media and marketing channels with an emphasis on how consumers can shop locally, support the global reductions in negative environmental factors and carbon emissions and build local economies by reducing the farm to plate miles.
We aim to make a difference by reducing supply chain from farm to plate and helping to deliver quality over quantity, where ingredients are ethically farmed where carbon footprint is managed well.
Our recipes do not come with ingredients, this is to enable our customers to support their local producers and source quality ingredients to enjoy.
Carrington Recipes take cooking education to the next level, we are innovative in providing detailed methods, techniques and presentation skills to provide you with the knowledge and skill to unlock the secrets of producing exquisite fine dining at home. Carrington Recipes has created challenging themes, Cook Books and also Recipes Cards for you to experiment with your own style and tastes to create masterpieces and let your inner chef blossom!
At Carrington Recipes, we believe that above all priorities in life, securing time to love, talk and spend quality time with each other is most important. This is why we have included a date card with each recipe.
Learn the secrets of fine dining with our 3, 6, & 9 monthly subscriptions. Every two weeks you will receive lovingly designed, challenging recipes with between two and five courses for you to experiment with. For the cherry on top, each recipe will come with a date card.
Our single recipe cards allow you the choice to learn an individual technique, or discover and create a series of feasts of your choice and style. Challenge yourself and experiment. Discover a technique and learn to create a fine dining feast. Each card comes in a presentation box and would make a great, unique gift.
Discover even more and become a master in the kitchen with our cookbook with 30+ recipes for you to explore at your own leisure, and create your own tasting menus.
Be enticed by new flavours, cooking techniques and learn how to deliver exquisite fine dining in your home kitchen from scratch.
We believe pure joy comes from the pairing of great wine with great food, the marriage, if done correctly creates a paradise for the senses. Each recipe comes with a wine pairing, join Carrington Recipes in this passion by, well, tasting!
Above all priorities in life, Carrington Recipes believe spending quality time with each other is the most important. Our environment has so much to offer, to explore and to be create in and is a great background for talking, dancing and being with each other. The luxury 12-month date card set is full of new and adventurous experiences to enjoy together.
To support our mission of supporting sustainable local producers and independent suppliers, we will be donating a portion of our profit to the Soil Association. This is to support their campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
All our products are made from 100% recycled materials.
We are crowd funding to help make our dream a reality. Your money is to provide the start-up capital required to produce the materials, marketing, and buy the equipment to support our future business needs and spend time in the community uncovering quality producers!