LNER Offers Inspiration For Mother’s Day Treats At Home

12/03/21 LNER Offers Inspiration For Mother’s Day Treats At Home

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched the first in a series of online videos to celebrate the talent of its chefs and the fantastic food and drink available across its route.

LNER Weekend Kitchen is a series of videos filmed with well-known Scottish chef Mark Greenaway and focuses on some of the many recipes featured in LNER’s recently-launched charity cookbook, Cooking for CALM.

Created by LNER during lockdown, the book’s recipes feature in this new series of cook-along weekend videos, providing some light relief and encouraging followers to get cooking, all whilst raising awareness of the work of LNER’s charity partner, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

The cookbook contains an eclectic collection of recipes by LNER chefs and colleagues across the East Coast route, which have been specially collated to provide inspiration in the kitchen.

Following the popularity of a cook-along for Burns Night in January, LNER Weekend Kitchen launches tomorrow (Saturday 13 March 2021) ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday. As well as providing an ingredient list ahead of time to encourage followers to make the chocolate and hazelnut florentines recipe from the cookbook, the video allows followers to give the recipe a go by providing a step-by-step process. 

LNER has teamed up with renowned chef Mark Greenaway, who runs Grazing by Mark Greenaway within Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian. During the first episode Mark talks to LNER Chef Alison Ross from Leeds, as together they whip up a simple recipe for chocolate and hazelnut florentines, which all the family can easily make.

Kate McFerran, LNER Director of Communications, said: “LNER is passionate about supporting the many communities across our route and this new online series will celebrate the wonderful food and drink that is available locally as well as the talented chefs we have working on board.

“The series of short episodes aims to inspire followers to get into the kitchen and to give viewers the confidence to experiment with different ingredients. All the recipes are featured within our charity cookbook Cooking for CALM, which raises vital funds to support suicide prevention. We hope customers will join in on our social channels and try some of the mouth-watering recipes on offer.”


LNER Chef Alison Ross from Leeds commented: “This is an exciting project to be part of and it is great to share my own tips as well as learn from Mark all whilst having fun. As a mum, Mother’s Day is such a special occasion, and cooking is a great way to spend time together and do something different.”

Chef Mark Greenaway, said: “I am delighted to be involved in this project and working alongside talented LNER chefs and colleagues. It is a great opportunity to try out some of the easy-to-follow, delicious recipes from the LNER Cooking with CALM cookbook and help followers to try them out at home.”

LNER Weekend Kitchen will launch on 13 March at 12:00 on LNER’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

Videos will be released every few weeks to mark different occasions, with Managing Director David Horne featuring in April.

Customers can visit https://www.lnermerchandise.co.uk for more information and to purchase LNER’s cookbook Cooking for CALM.

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