It’s been a while since we’ve ‘newsed’. And all that is due for a change. With its longer days, spring seems just the right time to feed you the foodie news we’re so frequently gathering.
As the days are getting a bit warmer and we can now don t-shirts in Britain, it’s a pretty exciting time for us all to be hopping around doing our tasting. From Marazion (near Penzance) to Skye, and all sorts in between, our writers have been out gathering news and reviews about food and drink on this fair isle.
Around the coast, foodies are getting excited about the forageable foods on offer: seaweed, wild garlic and razor clams are just some of the foods for free that writers and chefs are getting excited about. There’s a blanket of edibles carpeting the woodland, which means taking a guide like Emma Gunn’s Never Mind the Burdocks is essential.
Free drink is harder to find, unless you’re Jack, who has a nose for these things!
However, this very nose has sniffed out some exciting news from Old Speckled Hen who are hosting a hen hunt across the UK. ‘Hunt For A Hen’ is an Easter campaign, which will see a special Old Speckled Hen bar on wheels, travelling to secret locations around Britain, offering you a free Old Speckled Hen. All you need to do is follow the clues from Old Speckled Hen’s social media accounts and you can find free booze in Manchester on the 28th March and London on the 4th April.
Some were very excited by the eclipse, supermoon, equinox combo that we saw this week, as astrologers claim it signifies major change. Whatever. It does tie in well with the Make One Change campaign, which calls for shoppers to give more thought to the way they shop for, eat and think about food.
Make One Change asks shoppers to pledge to make a single change in the way they think about food; whether it be only buying seasonal produce signing up to a veg box, shopping at a local butcher, grocer or farm shop, growing their own, or discovering a local producer near to them. The hope is that one change will lead to more and help grow rural economies, whilst making you more aware of the food you’re eating.
Pioneered by www.BigBarn.co.uk , this officially begins in May, but is something we at Tasting Britain believe to be important, and so we encourage all readers to think about the changes they could be making.
There’ll be more news popping up next week, so watch this space for latest foodie events and happenings across Britain.