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Blog: Brakes & British Food Fortnight

Not Long to Go Now!.... Just under a month to go until this years’ British Food Fortnight and Brakes can’t wait! We’re planning some positively amazing activity to encourage our customers to ..

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Blog: Brakes & British Food Fortnight

Blog: Helping Hands by Rachel Wheble

Helping Hands When I was just 3 years old, I remember my farmer Dad spilling grain on the barn floor. I desperately wanted to help so I rushed over and with my tiny hands and started to gather..

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Blog: Helping Hands by Rachel Wheble

Blog: The Best of British – Afternoon Tea at Metrodeco

This August from the 14th – 20th is National Afternoon Tea week. The tradition of Afternoon Tea is typically British, having first come into fashionable society in the mid nineteenth century. Alth..

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Blog: The Best of British – Afternoon Tea at Metrodeco

Blog: Cyrus Todiwala – British Produce at Café Spice Namasté

Cyrus Todiwala has long been a tremendous supporter of Love British Food from its early days and has led the involvement of Indian restaurants in British Food Fortnight by running wonderful menus ..

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Blog: Cyrus Todiwala – British Produce at Café Spice Namasté

Blog: University of Sussex - Real Junk Food Café

Over the past year, the University of Sussex Students' Union (https://www.sussexstudent.com/) has teamed up with The Real Junk Food Project Brighton (http://www.realjunkfoodbrighton.co.uk/) to hos..

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Blog: University of Sussex - Real Junk Food Café

Blog: Liz Earle - Love British Food Ambassador

Love British Food is tremendously proud that Liz Earle MBE has joined the campaign this year as Ambassador, working alongside Raymond Blanc and others to champion British Farming. Liz is know..

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Blog: Liz Earle - Love British Food Ambassador

Blog: Calling Chocolate Innovators

At Montezuma’s we are lovers of local food and passionate about British manufacturing. But as producers of chocolate, we have a fundamental difficulty with local food since our main ingredient, th..

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Blog: Calling Chocolate Innovators

Blog: Ever wondered if your Cumberland Sausages really come from Cumbria?

The name ‘Cumberland Sausage’ is protected. This means that not just any old sausage can be called a Cumberland! There are lots of different foods in Britain that have protected names. The li..

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Blog: Ever wondered if your Cumberland Sausages really come from Cumbria?

Blog: Food for Schools

Our latest blog was written by Love British Food ambassador Olivier Blanc (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/people/olivier-blanc). Food for me now, is one of the great pleasures in life b..

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Blog: Food for Schools

Blog: Celebrate Local with the SRA

This blog was written for Love British Food by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. As May melts away into June, asparagus season gives way to a plethora of peas and shortly beans. Ea..

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Blog: Celebrate Local with the SRA

Blog: Milly Fyfe's Spring Update

This blog post was written for Love British Food by ambassador Milly Fyfe (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/people/millie-wastie). After two months, I can safely say that our lambing sea..

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Blog: Milly Fyfe's Spring Update

Blog: It’s all about Education! Education! Education!

Our latest blog post comes courtesy of Ownsworth's (http://www.ownsworths.co.uk/) With some brighter, sunnier days we’ve seen the grass growing sufficiently to finally turn our cows and..

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Blog: It’s all about Education! Education! Education!

Blog: Sowing the Seeds...

Our latest blog comes courtesy of Alistair Gibson of Emsworth British Food Fortnight. Sowing the seeds………… The pretty coastal town of Emsworth with its array o..

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Blog: Sowing the Seeds...

Blog: Spring life on the farm

This blog post was written by Love British Food Ambassador Milly Fyfe (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/people/millie-wastie). Our daffodils are in full bloom, daylight hours have increa..

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Blog: Spring life on the farm

Blog: Love British? Love British Food.

This months blog comes courtesy of Abigail Holt from Cucina. September may seem a long time away but will be here before we know it. September for Cucina, is a busy month. It’s not only the ne..

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Blog: Love British? Love British Food.

Blog: What Makes a Real Pie

This month's blog comes from Brett Hornby at The Real Pie Company, who explains what makes a 'Real Pie' The Real Pie Company: Mouthwateringly Good Pies for Pie Lovers When it comes t..

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Blog: What Makes a Real Pie

Blog: How to buy British foods for less

Buying British produce and products has many benefits (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/british-food-and-drink/why-do-it), but a major misconception about buying British is that it might come at a..

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Blog: British Quality Mutton

British Quality Mutton British mutton is one of Britain’s food icons, whose popularity is on the rise. During the Victorian period, mutton was more popular than beef, and was enjoyed across s..

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Blog: Brussels Sprout Tops – The Buried Treasure

Yes, believe it or not, this multi-greened tender vegetable is often ploughed into the ground rather than sent out to waiting customers. Celebrity chefs remain deafened to my pleas, choosing inste..

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Blog: Brussels Sprout Tops – The Buried Treasure

Blog: Oli Blanc - My Year with British Food

Love British Food is about supporting local business, appreciating seasonality and of course celebrating the best of British! I feel with big business and intensive food practices increasingly dom..

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Blog: Oli Blanc - My Year with British Food

Blog: Why We have to Buy British

My mantra as caterer of over 35yrs is the same as it was when I first started out – Use good ingredients, seasonal produce and use the garden we call United Kingdom With Austerity impacting o..

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Blog: Why We have to Buy British

Blog: Food and the WI

As someone interested in food and drink, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the WI. You might have sampled some WI jam, been to a WI event, or even attended a WI meeting or local event. As stereotyp..

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Blog: Food and the WI

Blog: Love your eyes - more reasons to eat kale

Kale is one of the so-called 'superfoods' that lives up to thename. It is a good source of fibre and several important nutrients including vitamins K and C as well as calcium. But why is it good f..

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Blog: Love your eyes - more reasons to eat kale

Report: Open Farm Sunday with Co-op

This year Co-op (http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/) were a primary sponsor of Open Farm Sunday (https://farmsunday.org/), a nation-wide event where farmers open their farms up to the general publ..

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Report: Open Farm Sunday with Co-op

Blog: Postcard from Oxfordshire

Last Tuesday, eight guests from Peterborough, among them world-class gardeners, chefs and artists gathered in celebration of a great achievement; winning the Love British Food community competitio..

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Blog: Postcard from Oxfordshire

Blog: Spring Produce to Shout About

Spring has at last arrived! We can’t help but get excited; spring means lighter nights and mornings, milder temperatures, spring flowers starting to appear and best of all, a whole new season of f..

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Blog: Launching Free Range Milk in London

Last week Free Range Dairy CIC (http://www.freerangedairy.org) took a big step towards offering consumers a more informed choice when they buy milk, as the first Free Range Milk was launched ..

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Blog: Launching Free Range Milk in London

Blog: Kick-start your resolutions with sustainable, British seafood

Here in the UK, we can be a bit unadventurous when it comes to the fish we buy to eat at home. At the Marine Stewardship Council (http://www.msc.org/) (MSC), we recently surveyed UK shoppers and f..

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Blog: Kick-start your resolutions with sustainable, British seafood

Blog: Re-ignite a Culinary Christmas!

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 great..

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Blog: Christmas Gifts for the Foodie who has Everything

From a small but perfect stocking filler to ideas for those with an extra large budget, here is our Christmas gift selection for the foodie in your life. Be sure to read to the end, where we sugge..

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Blog: Christmas Gifts for the Foodie who has Everything

Case Study: The Abbeyfield Society

The Abbeyfield Society celebrated British Food Fortnight by bringing in the harvest and feasting on the fruits and vegetables from a unique cross-generational gardening project, bringing together ..

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Case Study: The Abbeyfield Society

Blog: Great British Produce, Thai Style

Award winning Thai Chef Suree Coates of the King and Thai in Broseley, Shropshire is a passionate supporter of great British produce and sources most of her menu from within British Shores - inclu..

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Blog: Great British Produce, Thai Style

Blog: They’re the Chef – how we’re teaching students about British food.

They’re the chef – how we’re teaching students about British food We’ve been delighted to continue our involvement with British Food Fortnight this year. Our association with this major..

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Blog: They’re the Chef – how we’re teaching students about British food.

Blog: 5 Tips on Food Photography, by British Corner Shop

Food photography is quite a hard thing to get right! So many different factors come into play; whether it’s lighting, arrangement, props, equipment, not to mention the food has to look attractive!..

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Blog: 5 Tips on Food Photography, by British Corner Shop

Blog: Harrison talks British produce & British Food Fortnight!

Harrison Catering Services is proud to once again be an official partner of British Food Fortnight. While the fortnight puts the spotlight on the great ingredients and traditional dishes found..

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Blog: Harrison talks British produce & British Food Fortnight!

Blog: Launching into Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2015

Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2015 has been launched! All the foodie news from Emsworth can be enjoyed each week with a new blog, the first of which we are delighted to be able to share... ..

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Blog: Launching into Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2015

Blog: 10 Ways to Have A Perfect British Picnic

Our friends at British Corner Shop have some top tips for the best ways to have a perfect picnic... With summer trying to break through in England, it's got us thinking about al fresco dining..

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Blog: 10 Ways to Have A Perfect British Picnic

Blog: A Year in the Life...

This blog has been kindly supplied by our friends at Stone Food and Drink Festival (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/member-and-partner/stone-food-drink-festival)... Ian ‘Brad’ Bradford of Lym..

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Blog: A Year in the Life...

Blog: Ale Tale

This month's Blog has been kindly supplied by our friends Whiting & Hammond (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/member-and-partner/whiting-hammond). The Ale Tale was first published in their fa..

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Blog: Ale Tale

Blog: What do outside event organisers do at this time of year?

Our friend and supporter, Emma Owen from Oakleigh Fairs tells us the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions put to her... ‘So, as an outside events’ organiser, I’ll bet you put y..

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Blog: What do outside event organisers do at this time of year?

Blog: Flavour Your Food!

Ronnie Ownsworth of Ownsworth Rapeseed Oils, explains how to bring out taste using flavoured oils. Commercially produced and manufactured flavoured oils are generally UV pasteurised for a long..

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Blog: Flavour Your Food!

Blog: How to Source a Local Christmas Dinner

We all want our Christmas dinner to be the best possible quality to ensure the most important meal of the year has the wow factor. So, this year, why not look locally for your festive food? An..

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Blog: The National Harvest Service - A Chefs Perspective

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

Blog: All About Oil

Love British Food’s Member Ownsworth’s produces a fantastic cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil, so Ronnie Ownsworth tells us all about it here... The oilseed rape that goes into “Owns..

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Blog: All About Oil

Blog: Whiting and Hammond, keeping it local

As a family run business, Whiting and Hammond prides itself not only on providing an outstanding customer experience but also on supporting local businesses. The group has consistently grown and f..

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Blog: The Rough Guide to Food Festivals

In the next 1000 words we aim to share with you how we go about designing, organising and hosting a food festival. 1000 words isn’t much to squeeze in what might be 12 months of planning but hopef..

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Blog: The Rough Guide to Food Festivals

Blog: Behind the Scenes at Waddesdon Country Fair

Have you ever wondered what it takes to organise an outdoor show? Well, Oakleigh Fairs gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into the planning and preparation that goes into one of this summer’s fo..

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Blog: Behind the Scenes at Waddesdon Country Fair

Blog: Britain's Gone Fishing

Did you know that millions of people in Britain go fishing each year? Angling, as it is officially known, is the sixth largest sport in the UK based on once-a-month participation. What’s even more..

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Blog: Why I Shop Locally and Buy British

April Harris ( april@21stcenturyhousewife.com) explains....... Britain has a rich farming heritage, producing an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products. Being an island, our ..

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Blog: Why I Shop Locally and Buy British

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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