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Blog: Eating like a Brit on foreign turf

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The Jolly English Pirate, UK expat since 2008, lets her taste buds lead the way as she travels across Central and South America in search of foreign food to calm her voracious British appetite... ..

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Blog: Eating like a Brit on foreign turf

Blog: The National Harvest Service - A Chefs Perspective

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Last month I took a group of students from Southfield School for Girls to Birmingham Cathedral to present a ‘food of Northampton’ harvest box to the Duchess of Cornwall at the National Harvest Ser..

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Blog: The National Harvest Service - A Chefs Perspective

Case Study: Burnham on Sea Food Festival

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The organisers of Burnham on Sea Food and Drink Festival (http://www.burnhamonseafoodfestival.org.uk/) set out to celebrate the harvest festival in & around Somerset by taking fresh food and d..

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Case Study: Burnham on Sea Food Festival

Case Study: University of Brighton

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The University of Brighton made a special effort to include British dishes on the campus menu. They switched to using British fruit and vegetables for British Food Fortnight, sourced from J R Whol..

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Case Study: University of Brighton

Case Study: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is an exquisite example of intimate country house charm, where you can expect to find English traditions upheld, with high standards and impeccable service at ever..

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Case Study: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

Case Study: Small Retailers Sherston Post Office and Londis Peverills

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Sherston Post Office has a strong focus on local products with most of their suppliers being from within a 30 mile radius. They organised fun promotional activities during the two weeks of British..

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Case Study: Small Retailers Sherston Post Office and Londis Peverills

Case Study: Royal Brompton Hospital

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Royal Brompton Hospital is situated in Chelsea, in the heart of London. The hospital has more than 1,600 staff and 295 beds, including 48 for surgery, 93 for respiratory patients, 48 for cardiolog..

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Case Study: Royal Brompton Hospital

Case Study: HCA and NHS Trusts

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The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is a hub for nutrition and catering advice and best practice for the trade. It champions the sourcing and use of local and seasonal food in hospital meals. ..

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Case Study: HCA and NHS Trusts

Case Study: Hallmark Care Homes

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British seasonal food is an important part of daily life for older people and 2014 was the 4th year that Hallmark Care Homes, who have eighteen homes, have been taking part in British Food Fortnig..

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Case Study: Hallmark Care Homes

Case Study: Kent County Council

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Kent County Council organised a Kentish Food Week during British Food Fortnight. Over 347 schools took part by offering local recipes and menus during school dinners. Some of the recipes inclu..

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Case Study: Kent County Council

Press Release: Scottish Farmer and School Teacher, Bryony Muir, is crowned Queen of the Harvest

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Love British Food, the organisers of British Food Fortnight, in association with Farmers Guardian, has today crowned Scottish school teacher Bryony Muir the winner of the 2013 Search for a Harvest..

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​Blog: Season of mists and mellow fruit by Fanny Charles

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Marlene Belbin’s Home Farm Shop is really off the beaten track at Tarrant Gunville but worth the journey for the food and the warm welcome. ... from the Jurassic larder IT’s Octo..

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​Blog: Season of mists and mellow fruit by Fanny Charles

Case Study: Oxfordshire Waste Partnership

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Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) is a partnership of the County and District councils of Oxfordshire who are working together to continuously improve waste management services within the county..

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Case Study: Oxfordshire Waste Partnership

Press Release: Bring Home the Harvest with British Food Fortnight 2013, A modern day Harvest Festival and you are all invited!

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British Food Fortnight is the biggest patriotic showcase of food on the national calendar. Running from 21st September to 6th October, the national food promotion celebrates its twelfth year with ..

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Producer of the Month: Anna Mitchell, Castleton Farm Shop

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What a season it has been for British soft fruit! Castleton Farm's harvest of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and cherries is testament to what a great year it has been. Anna Mitchell and h..

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Producer of the Month: Anna Mitchell, Castleton Farm Shop

Press Release: British Food Fortnight 2013 - more opportunities than ever for Churches to get involved

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British Food Fortnight (21st September to 6th October 2013) is spearheading a major new campaign to reinvigorate the tradition of celebrating the harvest and is rallying Churches to reach out, re-..

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Press Release: Bring Home the Harvest in your pub or restaurant for British Food Fortnight

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An opportunity for caterers to show their support for British food. 21st September to 6th October 2013 Following the success of Love British Food 2012 when British Food Fortnight was hel..

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Press Release: British Food Fortnight 2013 - more opportunities than ever for farmers to get involved

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British Food Fortnight (21st September to 6th October 2013) is spearheading a major new campaign to reinvigorate the tradition of celebrating the harvest and is rallying farmers to reach out to th..

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Press Release: Bring Home the Harvest for British Food Fortnight - A modern day Harvest Festival and you are all invited!

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21st September to 6th October 2013 Following the success of Love British Food 2012 when British Food Fortnight was held during the Olympics and its school activities were part of the Diamond ..

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Press Release: Bring Home the Harvest for British Food Fortnight - A Harvest Lottery for schools

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Win the opportunity for your school to be part of British Food Fortnight’s Harvest Festival celebration in Westminster Abbey in the presence of VIPs and a host of celebrities! British F..

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Producer of the Month: Philip Hall, Beaufort Boer Goats

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The winning main meal on BBC2's Great British Menu was Boer goat tagine cooked by the chef Michael Smith. Goat meat had never been on the show before. Rest assured, it will become a permanent feat..

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Producer of the Month: Philip Hall, Beaufort Boer Goats

Producer of the Month: Matthew Fort, Mr Trotter's Great British Pork Crackling

Producer of the Month

Matthew Fort is a British food writer, broadcaster, critic and judge on BBC2's Great British Menu, now in its eighth series. Celebrated for his brilliant Around Britain with a fork and Fort for Fo..

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Producer of the Month: Matthew Fort, Mr Trotter's Great British Pork Crackling

Blog: Celebrate British Food Fortnight with a Plum...with The Sauce

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Plums are traditionally the last fruit of summer and the first fruit of autumn. Referred to in the writings of Chaucer, they are a truly British fruit not least because they nurture the nation's i..

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Blog: Celebrate British Food Fortnight with a Plum...with The Sauce

Blog: Dreaming of British Food

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I love food. I think about it all day, every day. When I wake up I work out what I am going to eat that day. When I go to bed I analyse what I have eaten that day. I thought this was completely no..

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Blog: A real ale bonanza with Badger and friends...from the Jurassic larder

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IT’s an odd fact that while public houses are closing all over the country, more and more micro-breweries are opening, often attached to a free house, and there is an apparently boundless thirst f..

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Blog: A real ale bonanza with Badger and friends...from the Jurassic larder

Blog: Spuds we love...from The Sauce

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When one thinks of Harvest festivals one thinks of potatoes. This fantastic vegetable that comes in so many varieties and can be cooked in so many ways. I have often wondered whether Jane Grig..

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​Blog: Yey Humbug! Keeping the Christmas spirit alive...from the Sauce

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I look back rather fondly on the mild, occasionally menacing, culinary competitiveness between families and friends over the Christmas period. Who made the fruitiest Christmas cake, the greater se..

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Blog: Celebrating Apple Day...from the Jurassic Larder

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APPLE Day is 21st October, a national day of celebration of orchards and apples. Nowadays many people believe it is an ancient tradition and if you ask the average visit to an Apple Day event,..

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Blog: Celebrating Apple Day...from the Jurassic Larder

Blog: Love Dorset Food...from the Jurassic larder

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AUTUMN arrived with a bang at the weekend but with the delights on offer at Sturminster Cheese Festival, a bit of wind and rain hardly spoiled our enjoyment. With the Wessex Food Festival at W..

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Blog: Love Dorset Food...from the Jurassic larder

Blog: Cookbook Cafe Judges Lunch

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Paul Bates, Executive Chef at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel’s Cookbook Café talks about his inspiration for the lunch he created especially for the Judges of Love British Food and th..

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Blog: Cookbook Cafe Judges Lunch

Blog: A family affair at Morcombelake...from the Jurassic larder

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FARM shops – why should you support them? Because they bring us the best produce of the area at affordable prices and help the rural economy. It really is that simple – support your local farm..

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Blog: Making history...from the Jurassic larder

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WHAT Heston Blumenthal is talking about today, the rest of the world will be jumping up and down and gabbling about tomorrow. So this past week it was historic recipes. And if some of the details ..

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Blog: Making history...from the Jurassic larder

Blog: A very British Gin and Tonic

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As I drove through a little country village in Northamptonshire at 8.30am, I wondered whether it was too early for a spot of gin. Luckily it was a warming cup of tea that greeted me in the convert..

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Blog: Festival time in Dorset...from the Jurassic larder

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No sooner are the agricultural and country shows over in Dorset than the food festivals begin, and one of the best and most unusual in the country is Screen Bites Food Film Festival, which celebra..

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Blog: Festival time in Dorset...from the Jurassic larder

Blog: Twenty five years of organic at Child Okeford...from the Jurassic larder

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Fans of The Archers will know that going organic is not an easy option for farmers. It is a hard life, with constant threats from the weather and bugs that cannot be treated or eliminated with eff..

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Blog: Twenty five years of organic at Child Okeford...from the Jurassic larder

Blog: Broad beans are brilliant, as long as they are podded!

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Are you looking for a seriously good activity to engage and occupy an irritating presence in your kitchen?-read flat mate/child/spouse/partner… Then look no further. Give them a mountain of..

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Blog: Burnham on Sea Food and Drink Festival

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I remember the turning point came at about 11pm on Sept 29th last year, after the first Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival. Three of us sat round a table, exhausted after running around all ..

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Blog: Burnham on Sea Food and Drink Festival

Producer of the Month: Tony Stoats, Founder, Stoats Porridge Bars

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Tony Stoats is in the Guinness Book of Records for making the world's largest bowl of porridge. Oats isn't just within his name they are the core ingredients of everything he does. In 2005, Tony s..

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Producer of the Month: Tony Stoats, Founder, Stoats Porridge Bars