Versatile Blogger Award

A few months ago I was very kindly nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Tales of Chinese Cooking but because I was very busy studying towards my MA I didn’t get around to properly accepting the award. Having decided to take a break in studying for a while, I plan to get back into blogging as soon…

Our Growing Edge Round Up – June 2015

Gourmet picnic snacks galore… Earlier this month I announced that I would be hosting the Our Growing Edge link up event for June. Well, the month is now over and I’m delighted to tell you that some excellent recipes based on the theme of gourmet picnic food have been received, so thank you to everyone who…

Our Growing Edge – June 2015

Picnic preparations underway… So, the UK’s favourite season is officially upon us, and to mark the beginning of what will hopefully be a long, hot, fun-filled summer, The Grumpy Chef and I will soon be cooking up some tasty picnic snacks, so keep your eyes peeled for some healthy, easy-to-prepare summer grub coming soon. I’m also delighted to announce that I’ll be hosting…

Odd Bits by Sassafras | Bristol

New Bristol-based pop-up restaurant venture gives offal the recognition it deserves… Earlier this month, chef Richard Bowman (aka The Grumpy Chef) of award-winning restaurant The Ethicurean and Tessa Tricks of the Sustainable Food Trust teamed up to form Sassafras — a new pop-up restaurant venture based in Bristol. Their first event, Odd Bits, marked the beginning of their career together and was…

Ally Pally to Host Street Food & Craft Beer Festival

A whole day of free foodie fun… This Saturday, Alexandra Palace will be hosting a street food and craft beer festival to celebrate the opening of its new beer garden, from which visitors will be able to enjoy some of the best views of London in the whole of the city. The free event is set…

Brand New Food Festival Website Goes Live

The definitive guide to food and drink events across the UK and Ireland has launched! Over the past six months, the Food & Drink Guides team (including myself!) have worked hard to get the new Food Festival Finder website up and running. A whole load of blood, sweat, and a fair few tears have gone into writing…

Get your Grill on at Grillstock 2014

The UK’s meatiest music event returns for another two lip-smacking, toe-tapping weekends of fun… This month in Bristol and Manchester, masses of meat and music lovers will gather to enjoy the finger-lickin’ offerings of this year’s Grillstock Festival – set to be the meatiest event of the year. Since its debut in 2010, this music and…

The British Street Food Awards 2014

The definitive ‘who’s who’ of the street food world returns for its sixth year running… To celebrate the quality and diversity of the UK’s thriving street food scene, The British Street Food Awards is this year holding seven regional heats across the country. Today’s event, taking place from noon-9pm at the Lloyds Amphitheatre in Bristol’s city…

Bristol Food Connections 2014

11 days of foodie fun and frolics comes to Bristol…  From 1-11 May, Bristol will be hosting one of the biggest food events of the year. Celebrating Bristol’s thriving independent food scene, Bristol Food Connections will see over 100 events taking place at various locations across the city, with some of the most inspirational food…