Cakes and Food
If you thought vegan festivals were just for vegans and veggies – think again. Everyone is enjoying vegan these days from Will.I.AM and Jennifer Lopez to Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt. Vegan week from Great British Bake Off showed us just how much fun you can have with vegan food and now the supermarkets appear to be competing with each other as to who can bring out the best new vegan goodies. Vegans now have their own cool menus in most mainstream restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Northampton Winter Food Festival is a celebration of artisan food and drink in the run up to Christmas. It features delicious things to eat, warming winter treats and fantastic gift ideas so you're ready for the festive season!
There is set to be over 80 food and drink producers, gift stalls, chef demonstrations, free tasting workshops, foodie talks and open air street food market.
Three Little Words, an independent, premium cocktail bar and restaurant, opened its doors on Sunday 15th September.
Set under stunning Grade-II* listed brick railway arches in central Manchester, Three Little Words is the sister venue to the brand-new home of Manchester Gin - the Spirit of Manchester Distillery, which is located in the same premises.
Enjoy crisp, autumn walks across the Pennines, snuggle by the roaring fire in the pub and indulge in a hearty roast
As the days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, The White Hart at Lydgate provides the perfect setting for an autumn escape.
Surrounded by an abundance of picturesque autumn walks in the village of Lydgate, close to Saddleworth, the award-winning pub boasts a comfortable snug with cosy armchairs you can sink into and an open log fireplace, perfect to snuggle next to after a day of exploring.
Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their homegrown courgettes with an easy, quick and delicious vegetarian lunch of courgette fritters.
Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’ in-house plant expert, commented:
Taking up residence in Hackney, East London until this November, Squeg & Bonez is the all-new, must-visit vegan pop-up and specialty coffee brew bar from Liverpool-born school friends Alice Harry and Holly O’Leary. With the vegan landscape in London reaching fever pitch, Squeg & Bonez is the duo’s first solo venture together, and boasts a hotbed of plant-powered sharing plates alongside an extensive range of natural wines and a specialty coffee brew bar.
WSET marks its 50th anniversary with its first ever international celebration of wine education, and a Guinness World Record attempt
Ethical eating is big on the agenda. It's meteoric rise in recent years shows no signs of slowing down and we are fast becoming a nation more willing to be creative with diet and lifestyle than ever before.
Currently only around 3% of the population sticks to a vegetarian diet 100% of the time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all savour the delights and advantages of a meat-free regime. Vegetarians now have their pick of top restaurants and hotels in this rapidly growing sector of the hospitality industry.
This August will see the opening of The Kings Arms Hotel, set idyllically between the famed Bushy Park and bordering the maze of the Royal Hampton Court Palace - and The Six Restaurant, envisioned by Michelin starred chef Mark Kempson*. (*Mark is to continue his role as Head Chef at Kitchen W8, Kensington and will be at Six Restaurant, Kings Arms when his diary allows.)