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Food Love Stories

Behind every meal we love is a story. It’s more than just a bunch of ingredients. We know that the meals we make for those we love matter. Discover Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco.

Warming February delights

Jimmy’s steak for two

You might recognise ‘Jimmy’ from our advert. In our story, like so many teenagers, he’s had to grow up a lot since his parents divorced. Living with his dad has meant he’s had to take on new responsibilities, such as learning to cook. But it turns out it’s something he really loves to do, so, when his dad's got a date, to help him out, Jimmy's the one who rustles up a romantic meal for two - leaving Dad to pour the wine and take all the credit for the cooking!

You might recognise ‘Jimmy’ from our advert. In our story, like so many teenagers, he’s had to grow up a lot since his parents divorced. Living with his dad has meant he’s had to take on new responsibilities, such as learning to cook. But it turns out it’s something he really loves to do, so, when his dad's got a date, to help him out, Jimmy's the one who rustles up a romantic meal for two - leaving Dad to pour the wine and take all the credit for the cooking!

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Jo’s ‘showstopper’ fish pie

We’ve all been there: the in-laws are coming round for dinner for the first time and we’re desperate to impress. In our story, ‘Jo’ knows there’s one dish that never lets her down – her tried-and-tested cauliflower fish pie, which has always been her family’s Saturday-night favourite. It’s not going to fail her now!

We’ve all been there: the in-laws are coming round for dinner for the first time and we’re desperate to impress. In our story, ‘Jo’ knows there’s one dish that never lets her down – her tried-and-tested cauliflower fish pie, which has always been her family’s Saturday-night favourite. It’s not going to fail her now!

Al’s ‘ace’ gluten- free pancakes

In our story, ‘Al’ doesn’t mind getting up early to help the kids make Mum breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. Only problem is, they are so thrilled with how happy it makes her, they now want to make her pancakes every weekend!

In our story, ‘Al’ doesn’t mind getting up early to help the kids make Mum breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. Only problem is, they are so thrilled with how happy it makes her, they now want to make her pancakes every weekend!

David’s Mexican roast chicken

Many parents will identify with the character of ‘David’, who loves to cook for his family. When his 18-year-old son decides to go travelling around Central America with friends, he naturally wants to give them a proper send-off. And so he makes them a fabulous roast chicken – with a Mexican flavour, of course.

Many parents will identify with the character of ‘David’, who loves to cook for his family. When his 18-year-old son decides to go travelling around Central America with friends, he naturally wants to give them a proper send-off. And so he makes them a fabulous roast chicken – with a Mexican flavour, of course.

Bella’s ‘big night in’ sticky plum pork

Even though the kids have left home, life hasn't slowed down for 'Bella'. When it comes to entertaining at home, she doesn't need to think twice about which meal to make. A long-time favourite with the family, ‘Bella's’ delicious sticky plum pork is perfect for a Friday night get-together with her friends, too.

Even though the kids have left home, life hasn't slowed down for 'Bella'. When it comes to entertaining at home, she doesn't need to think twice about which meal to make. A long-time favourite with the family, ‘Bella's’ delicious sticky plum pork is perfect for a Friday night get-together with her friends, too.

Frankie’s ‘late- night’ breakfast

'Frankie' and her boyfriend 'Sam' love a night out. But the best bit for 'Sam' is always chilling out back at home with a large helping of 'Frankie's' Mediterranean baked eggs – a great late-night breakfast and the ultimate comfort food to help ease next morning's hangover

'Frankie' and her boyfriend 'Sam' love a night out. But the best bit for 'Sam' is always chilling out back at home with a large helping of 'Frankie's' Mediterranean baked eggs – a great late-night breakfast and the ultimate comfort food to help ease next morning's hangover

Anna’s ‘magnifique’ coq au vin

A love of cookery and a desire to experience different cultures is what keeps ‘Anna’ returning to France every year. This trip was slightly different, though – not only did she return home with the perfect coq au vin recipe, but the perfect person to share it with, too.

A love of cookery and a desire to experience different cultures is what keeps ‘Anna’ returning to France every year. This trip was slightly different, though – not only did she return home with the perfect coq au vin recipe, but the perfect person to share it with, too.

Food Love Stories from our suppliers

The bread perfectionists
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We choose to work with suppliers who share our passion for food and first up we have Rob and Mike, our 'Bread Perfectionists' from Heygates Bakery who supply our best-selling Tesco finest* White Cob. With a history spanning back to the15th century, Heygates are so in tune with the process of milling to baking that they can grade how fine the flour is just from touch, a real sign of their expertise and experience.
The cheese fortune tellers
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In this Food Love Story, our Cheese fortune tellers, Rich and Tom Clothier describe how they make cheese every day of the year at Wykes Farm. With over 150 years of family heritage in the heart of Somerset, their love for cheese has been passed down from generation to generation. They are passionate about the craft and care that they put into picking the very best cheese that goes on to make our Tesco finest* Cheddar.

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