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Foraging Essentials

As hunter-gatherers we were foraging for subsistence and today still in some areas of the world foraging for food is a normal way of life. Where I grew up this is just something people did. I remember my granddad picking mushrooms, berries, fruits, leaves, flowers and turning them into jams, drinks, meals and alcoholic concoctions. […]

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urban food fortnight 2013

Urban Food Fortnight – London 2013

Over the next two weeks, London will feast on the fabulous local produce being grown, produced and cooked on its doorstep. The second Urban Food Fortnight will begin on Saturday 14th September, at a host of different venues and settings across London with exciting events highlighting the amazing food being grown, produced and eaten in […]

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seasonal food

Reconnecting With Seasonal Food

Walking the aisles of supermarkets it is easy to be confused about what constitutes seasonal food. A lot of produce is now imported to give us the “choice” we have become accustomed to. It usually comes at the price of flavour, nutritional content and food miles. There is no doubt that vegetables and fruit grown […]

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world environment day

12 Easy Ways To Reducing Food Waste

Today is World Environment Day and the theme for 2013 is Think.Eat.Save. Food waste is a huge problem for our planet. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on the one hand every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted while on the other hand 1 in every 7 people in the […]

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slow food uk 2013

Slow Food UK Week 2013

Slow Food UK Week 2013 is in full swing so why not find out what’s happening and get involved. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. It was founded in 1989 in Italy. As […]

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National Vegetarian Week

It’s National Vegetarian Week! Dig In!

This week is National Vegetarian Week.  This is the perfect time to go meat-free and try your hand at some vegetarian cooking! The week long event is organised by the Vegetarian Society. There is plenty going on so make sure you check out their What’s Happening calendar for special offers, activities, events and happenings across […]

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