About Swper.Box

About Swper.Box

Welcome to Swper.Box! We are a brand new meal box delivery company, located in rural West Wales, bringing you fresh, nutritious, tasty and easy recipes to cook at home. Started by two Welsh chefs: Alex Cook, creator of Pink Peppercorn Food Co, winner of the Welsh...

Why we are a Community Interest Company

Why we are a Community Interest Company

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a company that has been set up specifically who want to use their profits and assets for good. A CIC does not, and cannot have shareholders, so any surpluses are reinvested in the business or the local community, meaning that they...

Peas please

Peas please

Peas Please started in 2016 with the aim of making it easier for everyone to eat more fruit and vegetables. Since the 1970s our vegetable consumption has fluctuated, and despite the government's 5-a-day campaign is currently on par with consumption in 1970. Peas...

In praise of vegetables

In praise of vegetables

I was lucky growing up, my Dad is a classically trained French chef, although in my formative years he and my Mum owned a fish and chip shop, then later he became a gardner, so whilst we ate well at Christmas, New Year and Birthdays it wasn’t a highly nutritious feast...

How to season

How to season

Seasoning our food correctly is probably the most important part of any meal, for the chef and home cook alike! We are trying to build a flavour profile bringing every element together making the final dish even better. We love eating seasonally here at Swper.Box,...

Umami

Umami

Umami is originally a Japanese word roughly used to describe deep flavour. It loosely translates in English to Deliciousness, or Blasusrwydd! Your tongue can detect 5 distinct tastes, saltiness, sourness, bitterness, sweetness and savouriness, or Umami. Savoury...

5 Kitchen Essentials

5 Kitchen Essentials

Our experienced Welsh Chefs have put together their top 5 picks for kitchen essentials that should take your cooking to the next level! These five bits of handy equipment are small but worthwhile investments to upgrade your home-cooking and get the most out of your...

5 Fridge Essentials

5 Fridge Essentials

Capers/Anchovies/Both Capers and Anchovies are an incredible way of getting deep Umami into just about anything, their salty, briney, acidity pairs well in pretty much all circumstances. Stuff cuts of meat, cooking into rice or grains to stuff vegetables or just...

5 Cupboard Essentials

5 Cupboard Essentials

Tinned beans Beans aren’t just Beans, and they aren’t just bland, tasteless things. Beans provide fibre and protein, taste and texture, added into a soup before blending; they are a cost-effective way of providing a huge hit of extra nutrition. Particularly when...