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Tomato Market: 2021/22 influences

The tomato market roller coaster continues to cast terror into the hearts of all those who dare ride it. The hangover of shortages from the 2020 harvest will impact availability for the new season, coupled with additional market disruption caused by the widespread boycott of tomato products from the Xinjiang region of China. 2020 Tomato …

PRESS RELEASE: Smart Salt

Brusco Food Group announce exclusive partnership with Smart Salt® bringing patented Sodium Reduction Technology to UK food manufacturers and food service. Brusco Food Group are excited to announce their exclusive UK partnership with Smart Salt® to help companies meet the new 2024 sodium reduction targets announced in September 2020 by Public Health England. Smart Salt® …

Chinese garlic market heats up ahead of new year

Recent reports have suggested that the Chinese garlic market is firming due to adverse weather conditions and transportation influences. After a stable November and December, a sudden increase has been reported in the first two weeks of the year, with flake prices increasing by 14% since the 3rd January 2021. Weather conditions affecting the garlic …

How keep to Veganuary: Vegan Ingredients and Tips

Each year around 25% of Brits take on a New Year’s Resolution. They aim to improve their diet by using vegan ingredients, stop drinking alcohol, improve fitness or find ways to help with their mental health. Campaigns such as Veganuary and Dry January lead the way towards a healthier start to the year. On an …

Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

Our friends over at Fat Mow Cooking are warming up our winter with this delicious parsnip and chestnut soup! Not only do the chestnuts add flavour, but they also help thicken, creating a real hearty dish, keeping us nice and toasty until spring. Gluten and dairy free Although deliciously creamy, this soup has no dairy. …

Gluten Free Gravy

It’s important to the team at Brusco to make staple recipes more inclusive without compromising on taste. This gluten free gravy is  not only delicious, but it is also gluten and dairy free. What’s the secret ingredient in Gluten Free Gravy? We have a little confession to make, this isn’t our creation… This gravy recipe …

Festive Sausage Rolls Recipe

Festive sausage rolls are the ultimate Christmas party finger food; they are savoury, tasty and perfect hot or cold. This recipe offers a couple twists to really ramp up the festive feel, and according to Jamie Oliver, they were the ‘best sausage rolls’ he’s ever tasted! Created by our friends over at Fat Mow Cooking, …

Four Companies, One Mission

Company Update In 2015 we began a journey to transform our business. Our aspiration was to raise the benchmark for quality, service and integrity in food ingredients supply so that our customers and consumers can enjoy our products with confidence. I am proud to say we are making great progress in our journey, although the …

Christmas Opening Hours

Don’t get caught out this Christmas. Our opening hours over the festive period are changing, ready for our team to enjoy a well-earned break. The good news is, there is still time to get your order in, ready for December and early January! Christmas Opening Hours DATE OPENING HOURS Wednesday 23rd December 8.30am – 5.00pm …

Chicken Satay Recipe

The team at Brusco Food Group believes it so important to not only sell great quality ingredients, but to also learn about them and understand how they are used. This is why we booked an evening at The Foodworks Cookery School for team training. Nestled in the Cotswolds, Foodworks Cookery School offers a variety of …

Tomato and Basil Pizza Sauce Recipe

The weekend is creeping up, we are all looking forward to indulging in something yummy. For most, pizza is the ultimate weekend treat, but many haven’t tried making it themselves! This pizza sauce recipe can be used on any style pizza, and is unbelievably easy. Designed by our friends over at Fat Mow Cooking the …

Onion Bhaji Recipe

This onion bhaji recipe by Fat Mow Cooking is a must for Friday night dining! Great food, plenty of inspiration As you know, here at Brusco we love all things food, from creating our own delicious recipes to getting ideas from other food lovers within the industry. Recently we have been working alongside food blogger …

The Ultimate Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

We have stepped into September, Starbucks have launched their Pumpkin Spiced Latte, the weather has gone quintessentially British, meaning one thing… autumn has arrived. Every food lover enjoys a change in season. It offers the perfect opportunity to switch up dining choices and get creative with ingredients. Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix Hot chocolate is a …

Beer Batter Recipe

Today we are celebrating #NationalFishandChipDay with our very own beer batter recipe. Sure, you can buy from your local chippy, but if you fancy creating something new and golden, this is the recipe for you. What is #NationalFishandChip Day? #NationalFishandChipDay is a day to celebrate the nations favourite dish. Whether you dip your chips in …

Are Coconuts Vegan Friendly?

As a fruit/drupe, coconuts are naturally vegan friendly. They are the perfect alternative for those who are either lactose intolerant or living a vegan lifestyle. However, harvesting techniques used by some suppliers involve cruelty to monkeys which have been widely criticised by PETA and many of our local supermarkets. Monkeys used for Coconut Harvesting These …

Dried Fruit Ingredients: Christmas the right way

Classic Christmas treats are highly competitive. Every retail brand has their own version of Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding, Minced Pies, Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing. In order to compete, your produce needs to be delicious, innovative, great quality and competitively priced. Meaning your basic Christmas ingredients need to have the same qualities. What are the main …

International Beer Day – Gluten free beer marinade

In celebration of #InternationalBeerDay we have been dreaming and discussing our favourite beer inspired recipes; from beer battered fish to mussels in a beer and bacon sauce. One that almost made me want to ditch the laptop and pop open the BBQ straight away was the idea of beer marinated steaks… Gluten free marinade Our …

Unpredictable Market for Garlic Ingredients

June 2020 saw a good harvest and yield for Chinese garlic, offering an output of 8 – 8.5 million MT. Levels similar to those last seen in 2018. Because of the excess volume in garlic, prices at the start of the season were low which triggered earlier international buying activity. The high quality of the …

Chestnut Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

The sun is out, we need something to cool us down and sweeten our palette. Our Chestnut Vegan Ice Cream recipe is the best way to do it. We’d like to say this recipe is healthy and great for losing those lock down pounds, but it’s not. However, it does contain healthy fats and less …

Allergen free ingredients: Let’s help broaden your range

Allergies are very common within the UK, with 1 in 4 people being affected at some point in their lives. Some have very minor symptoms and suffer for years without treatment, for others it can be a real health risk; every label must be read, ingredients checked and people around them notified. Many recipes contain …

Introducing: Ambient Onions

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our onions range and are now offering ambient onions alongside our dehydrated and frozen range. Available chopped, pureed or caramelised, our new range is ideal for those looking to take a step out of production and reduce costs. What can you used ambient onions for? Our …

Market update: Tomatoes supply prices on the rise

Tomatoes, the humble fruit that has been keeping European dishes rich, juicy and utterly delicious since the 16th century. Due to recent weather conditions and the dreaded COVID 19, prices have started to rise and availability starting to fall, causing a knock on effect to customers and manufacturers. What has caused the tomatoes supply prices …

Pulled Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

The sun is shining, the BBQ’s are heating up and we are ready to enjoy some delicious pulled Jackfruit! This recipe can be added to a burger bun with all the trimmings, in a salad or in tacos! Pulled jackfruit taco ingredients Our favourite recipe is pulled jackfruit tacos. Crunchy, zesty and can be easily …

The Plant-Based Diet: how to live a healthier lifestyle

The main tip that health professionals always offer is to ‘not diet but change your lifestyle’.  Fad diets and unhealthy alternatives can help you lose weight quickly, but also help you gain it back even quicker If you are looking to feel healthier, take control of your weight management and feel better physically, a plant-based …

Chestnut Truffle Vegan Cheesecake

Treat yourself this afternoon to this delicious, gluten free, vegan cheesecake. Full of flavour, utterly indulgent and the perfect way to treat you and your loved ones with a glass of milk, cup of tea or a glass of something fizzy. Cheesecake ingredients Crust 300g vegan digestive biscuits 5 tbsp Biona Organic coconut oil Filling …

Know your Onions : Understanding Dehydrated Onion

Onions are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables first discovered over 5,000 years ago. Easy to grow throughout the world it’s no surprise they became a staple kitchen ingredient. Whether you are a restaurant chef, a baker, a butcher or a home cook, onions are sure to feature in your store cupboard. Used in a …

Chestnuts: Not just for Christmas

As soon as the clock strikes twelve on new years eve the race to develop new lines for the next Christmas period begins. Food manufacturers and the retail industry start the hunt for new ingredients and food creations to fill the shelves. For the average consumer, the idea of talking about anything festive before October …

Brusco’s Covid-19 Business Statement

Dear valued customer, I want to provide an update on the steps we are taking in light of the Covid-19 virus. These are unprecedented times, the likes of which have never been experienced by our generation. While uncertainty is unsettling, we must all keep a level head and ensure we follow the guidance being provided …