Bringing small independent food producers to your kitchen
Welcome to the Cooking Plumber. We stock a growing range of artisan produce to cook with, from curry pastes and stir-fry sauces to chilli sauces and vinegars, plus over 80 different herbs, spices and chillies from Fox's Spices. If you're looking for something different to cook for dinner or a great foodie gift, you've come to the right place! You won't find these artisan products in any major supermarket and we've personally cooked with them all so we love sharing just how good they are. Plus we stock and send everything direct so you only pay once for postage, whether you buy from one producer or several.
Who is The Cooking Plumber?
I used to think spam, chips and beans was the way to go. Topped with brown, red and chilli sauce and a dash of vinegar. Not forgetting the salt and pepper for seasoning, naturally. I look at food very differently today!
So what changed my food carnage for the better? Well, I was lucky enough to have friends and family from different corners of the world. They introduced me to different flavours, textures and cooking techniques which became a hobby that I enjoyed exploring. I started to travel and to attend cookery courses. I also started to think more about what was in my food and where it came from. Oh, and I became a plumber!
Many years later, I decided to put my money where my mouth was and have a go at producing and selling a food product myself. Attending food festivals up & down the UK, I have come across some amazing artisan food made by small, independent producers. Really good food you can't buy in major supermarkets.
I still do shows, I still do cooking courses and I still regularly cook with great artisan food - but as a small producer, I now know how tough it is out there, especially in a pandemic when most food shows are cancelled. So I set up The Cooking Plumber to help shout even louder about these fantastic small producers. Happy browsing!