We met up with some of our customers to ask them a few questions about their experience with field&flower and food in general.
Box type: Small Regular & Christmas Specials
Job: City worker
How long have you been ordering from field&flower?12 monthsHow many does the box feed? And who?It feeds four people. I live with 3 other mates and we all cook for each other.Where do you get your box delivered to?Under the tree in the front garden. How do we compare with the supermarket price wise?You pay a little more but the payoff is huge in terms of taste and convenience. It also goes a lot further than supermarket meat which tends to be bland and watery.How long does your box last you?Approximately 2 weeksWhat’s your favourite cut from field&flower?Rib-eye steak, served medium rare, cooked on a hot griddle with a little olive oil.Who’s your favourite chef?Georgio Locatelli – I lived in Italy for a while and love Italian food.What is your favourite meal you have prepared with field&flower produce?A cherry Coke gammon with a fruit glaze at Christmas.What 3 ingredients could you not live without?Parmesan, nutmeg and sage.What do you think of British food at the moment?Simple food is making a comeback which is being helped by local markets. I love going down to my local market and buying fresh food, I’m lucky to have Brixton market on my doorstep. What is your signature dish? Chicken, mint and prosciutto risotto. How has field&flower changed the way you eat?It’s meant we eat more as a group of mates and are more social. My mum also orders boxes for me as special treats. She lives in Australia and likes knowing I’m being well fed!
Box type: Small Regular
Job: Partner in headhunting firm
How long have you been ordering from field&flower?2 yearsHow many does the box feed?At least 3 of us. I normally try to include cuts that we can use during the week and then something special for weekend entertaining.Where do you get your box delivered to?My home, left outside in the recycling cupboard.How do we compare with the supermarket price wise?It’s difficult to compare because the quality is far superior, which is reflected in the price.How long does your box last you?It normally lasts 6 weeks but this can vary, so it’s great that it’s so easy to amend the box or delivery date. I can have it every 3 or 4 weeks if I like. What’s your favourite cut from field&flower?Ribeye steak, pan fried and medium rare. I also like the beef burgers, which are really thick and the free-range turkey crown at Christmas was fantastic.Do you cook for family and friends?Yes – too often! I keep most of the meat in the freezer as you never know who’s around for dinner but we always try to have a Sunday meal together - our favourite is a leg of lamb.Who’s your favourite chef?My sister Karen and then Jamie Oliver.Who would be your dream dinner party guests? Peter Kay and Mary PortasWhat 3 ingredients could you not live without?Onions, olive oil and wine to drink whilst cooking!How has field&flower changed the way you eat?I now really appreciate good quality cuts of meat. What is your signature dish? One pot leg of lamb cooked in a bottle of red wine.
Box type: Luxury Steak Box
Job: Marketing services mentor
How long have you been ordering from field&flower?2 yearsHow many does the box feed? And who?My wife and I – across 3 months.Where do you get your box delivered to?Delivered to my home and left in the porch.What’s your favourite cut from field&flower?Definitely the sirloin steak, it has a fantastic taste and it’s always incredibly tender.Who’s your favourite chef?Tom KitchinWho would be your dream dinner party guest/guests? What would you serve?Bill Clinton and the late Ronnie Peterson. I’d serve an Italian starter followed by medium rare steak with vegetables from my local farmers market followed by profiteroles - because I just learnt how to make them from scratch!What is your favourite sauce with a steak?I wouldn’t have a sauce – there’s no need to if you’ve got a great quality steak.What 3 ingredients could you not live without?Tomatoes, lemon and plain flour. What is your ultimate comfort food?Toasted cheese and tomato sandwich with Heinz tomato soup.What do you think of British food at the moment?A bit of a mix really, it has definitely changed over the last ten years. Restaurant food is getting better and better, my favourites are the Pollen Street Social and The Waterside Brassiere. I think supermarkets still promote too much of the same bland stuff. Vast amounts of cookery programmes meant that everyone thinks they’re a great chef. What sort of cook are you?A good but simple chef - I love cooking with fresh ingredients and am pretty chilled out but prefer not to have someone looking over my shoulder.What is your signature dish? A Spanish monkfish dish cooked with almonds and peas.How has field&flower changed the way you eat?I’m now much more confident cooking steak. The ‘how to cook a steak’ card that comes in the field&flower box really helped. I now have enjoyable and special cooking experiences.