Welcome to the Creative Cooks website, a forum for exchange of ideas, tips and general information relating to food and cookery. 


In order for this website to function it requires the use of cookies to remember you and your personal preferences. You can rest assured that the cookies we use are purely so our website can function correctly and so you can get maximum enjoyment. For more details please see below.



The “Website” is operated and maintained by or on behalf of Epicure (“Epicure”, “We” or “Us”).  The Epicure brand is wholly owned by Petty, Wood & Co. Ltd., company registration number 82419.  Petty, Wood’s registered company address Livingstone Road, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NS, England.

1.Your access and use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this Website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified from time to time by any posted changes.


2. All rights, including without limitation, copyright and database rights, in the Website and its contents ("Content"), are owned by or licensed to Epicure, or otherwise used by Epicure as permitted by applicable law.

3. You agree that you may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, adapt, create a derivative work from, distribute, store in any medium (including in any other Website), broadcast, transmit, re-transmit, modify, or show in public all or any part of the Content without the prior written permission of Epicure. You may download, display and use the Content in accordance with these Terms and Conditions only on a single computer screen at a time and you may print out a single hard copy of any part of the Content for your personal non-commercial use only. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is prohibited unless authorised in writing by Epicure.


4.1 In order to access certain features and enjoy the full benefit of what our Website has to offer, you will need to register with us creating a user account (“Account”), which will require you to submit some personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. We will only use the personal information you submit in the registration process or as otherwise may be requested from time to time in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy. By using the Website you acknowledge and confirm that you have read and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy.

4.2 You are responsible for how you interact with other Account holders and users of the Website. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor how you interact with those persons through your Account.

4.3 We reserve the right at any time to terminate your Account with us where we deem your use of the Website breaches any of these Terms or otherwise at our sole discretion with without reason without incurring any liability to you.  Such breaches include, but are not limited to, posing of harmful or distasteful content or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose the Website and its users or Epicure to any harm or liability of any type.



5.1 Where you are invited to submit any contribution to this Website (including without limitation any text, graphics, video or audio) you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicense able right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, communicate to the public and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such work and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, consistent with privacy restrictions set forth in Epicure’s Privacy Policy.  If you do not wish to grant such rights to Epicure, you should not submit your contribution to this Website.

5.2 By submitting your contribution to this Website, you also:
(i) warrant that such contribution is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Epicure for all the purposes specified above;
(ii) agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the other purposes specified above.

5.3 You agree not to submit content that is not original to your or otherwise infringes the rights of, or that restricts or inhibits the use and enjoyment of this Website by, any third party. Your use and submission must not be unlawful, nor may it harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and will not contain obscene or offensive content or disrupt Website.

5.4 You will not, nor will you encourage any other party, to make any statement or introduce any content which includes:
(i) swearing and/or unacceptable, indecent, defamatory, threatening, violent or discriminatory (based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability, physical or mental) language;
(ii) discussions that encourage, promote or provide information about illegal or criminal activities (including but not limited to pornography, explosives, weapons, violence, drugs, programming viruses, computer hacking and copyright infringement);
(iii) posting of addresses for other web sites or content that infringes any third party's intellectual property rights;
(iv) exchanging telephone numbers or home addresses, the harassment of other users of the site (either privately or in a public forum), or the impersonation of our staff, celebrities or any other characters;
(v) actions that would disrupt or impair the functioning, stability or security of the site (including but not limited to the introduction of viruses, bugs, worms, Trojan horses or any other form of contaminants);
(vi) advertisements, promotions, unsolicited approaches, or any other use of the site for unauthorised commercial purposes; and
(vii) any derogatory remarks about Epicure or the Website.

5.5 You agree to indemnify Epicure against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Epicure as a result of a breach or suspected breach by you of any of the Terms or the rights of any third party or any violation by you of any law.

5.6 Although we ask all Website users to adhere to these Terms, you acknowledge that other users may submit material that you consider offensive or objectionable. We assumes no responsibility or liability for the individual user content submitted to the Website and such submissions do not represent the views of Epicure.



7. Other terms and conditions apply to our competitions and other interaction by you with the Website. If you wish to take part in any competition which is run on or through the Website (“Competition”) you must at the time of entry confirm your agreement to be bound by the general competition rules (“Epicure General Competitions Terms & Conditions”) and any other competition specific rules that may apply from time to time as stated in a ‘Competition Notice’. In respect of any other interaction, you will be asked to confirm your consent to any specific terms and conditions at the time. In the event of any inconsistency between such competition terms or other specific terms (collectively “Special Terms”) and these Terms, the Special Terms will apply.


8.1 This Website, the Content and the information, names, images, video clips, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Epicure its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

8.2 In no event will Epicure be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8.3 Epicure does not warrant that the functions contained in the Content contained in this Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of any or all of the Content.

8.4 Epicure is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through links on the Website. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk. Links do not imply that Epicure endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked site.

8.5 Epicure is not responsibility for any adverts posted on the Website. If you agree to purchase goods and/or services from any third party who advertises on the Website, you do so at your own risk. The advertiser, not Epicure, is responsible for such goods and/or services and if you have any queries or complaints in relation to them, your only recourse is against the advertiser.


9. No breach by you of any provision of these Terms shall be waived or discharged except with the express written consent of Epicure and no failure or delay by Epicure to act in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall operate as a waiver of that right. These Terms shall not be enforceable by any person who is not a party to these Terms.  If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms


10. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and by using the Website you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in the event of any claim or matter arising in relation to the Website and/or these Terms. 


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Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.



12. If you have any concerns about any content on the website or would otherwise like to get in touch with us you can contact us detailing your concerns or other requests by:

email to: info@epicure.co.uk
post to: Epicure, Petty, Wood & Co Ltd, Livingstone Road, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NS, England.

These terms and conditions were last updated 22/02/12.



The “Website” is operated and maintained by or on behalf of Epicure (“Epicure”, “We” or “Us”).  The Epicure brand is wholly owned by Petty, Wood & Co. Ltd., company registration number 82419.  Petty, Wood’s registered company address Livingstone Road, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NS, England.