Eat Tapas Day Monday 28th February 2011

I have been sent an email about Spanish cuisine, produce and ‘Eat Tapas Day’ which is on Monday 28th February. The information I have been given says that, The fiesta, which falls on a Monday, is dedicated to the great Spanish custom of accompanying drinks with a small plate of food or ‘tapa’. Tradition has … Read more Eat Tapas Day Monday 28th February 2011

The Taste Adventure Birmingham NEC November 2010

The Taste Adventure is a hands on activity aimed at four to ten year olds, which encourages children to engage their five senses when eating and enjoying food. The Taste Adventure was launched by Slow Food UK and is supported by grainchain.com For those interested in taking part in the Taste Adventure, the next Taste Adventure will … Read more The Taste Adventure Birmingham NEC November 2010

Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Jack O Lanterns

With Halloween only a day away and a friend of mine selling pumpkins, I thought I would write about pumpkin carving and making a Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin. Jack o Lanterns are popular at Halloween (31st October). Children love to help to make the lantern.  (For Safety – Adults can do the cutting/carving work and … Read more Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Jack O Lanterns

Sustainable Seabass Fishery Visit

On Saturday, 26th June 2010 we are taking my mother in law and father in law to Withernsea for a Slow Food North Yorkshire Seabass Fishery Visit. Our host for the day will be Food Journalist/Historian/Chef/Beekeeper/local lad Gerard Baker. The day consists of going down to the beach to BBQ some fresh fish, have a … Read more Sustainable Seabass Fishery Visit

Farmhouse Breakfast Week January 2010

I have just been reading that this January (2010) will be the 11th annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week organised by the HGCA. Farmhouse Breakfast Week highlights the benefits of starting the day with a healthy balanced breakfast and is a great opportunity to celebrate the rich wealth of breakfast foods found across the country. What is … Read more Farmhouse Breakfast Week January 2010

Labelling Pork – Defra Introduce New Code Of Practice

I was interested to read in the Farmers Guardian about Defra drawing up a new code of practice for labelling pork products. The new code of  practice will see retailers and processors clearly displaying the origin of the pork on the front of packets which will see an end to ambiguous labelling that has previously … Read more Labelling Pork – Defra Introduce New Code Of Practice