British Food Fortnight

September 25, 2015

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British Food Fortnight 

 

British Food Fortnight is the biggest national annual celebration that takes place during autumn, at the same time as the harvest festival.

The establishing factor of the festival was during the breakout of the Foot and Mouth crisis, where there were numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain. However, it was noticed that there was no flagship festival to bring them to the public’s attention.

Since establishment in 2002, British Food Fortnight has become the opportunity for those who work within the food and drink industry to come together and combine forces to promote the benefits of buying and eating British food that we have on our doorsteps.

Participation comes from numerous businesses and organisations alike across the whole of the UK, each year.

This year, it is celebrating its 14th year running. Our range and versatility of British food is just a few reasons why we should be eating as close to home as we can. This fortnight, let’s celebrate what is good about our homegrown food.

Just a few statistics:

We have more varieties of cheese available than France, 350 types of potato providing a range of tastes and textures, and seasonal vegetables. Even more so, Britain does not permit the use of growth hormones within farming and British chicken is amongst the safest in Europe.

 

You can see more details of the festival here: http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/pages/love-british-food

 

Lets celebrate our British food within the next two weeks! Tell us what your favourite British dish is or your favourite food available. Chat with us over on twitter: www.twitter.com/foodanddrinkhub

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