If you are a parent and are interested in improving the quality of children's meals in restaurants, then listen up! The Soil Association's Out to Lunch campaign returns this summer to raise awareness of the food served to kids and get parents involved in reviewing the restaurants. You will get the chance to review two restaurants in July and August with the children's meals being free, all you need to do is be a critic for the day!
In the calendar of food awards the Guild of Food Writers is a pretty prestigious date; past winners have included Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Heston Blumenthal and Claudia Roden so you're in good company. It's worth checking out the list of winners to bookmark up and coming blogs and journalists that are worth a read, and also the recipe books that were judged the best by fellow food writers, journos and editors. Diana Henry scored a double scoop with Cookery Journalist of the Year for her work in The Sunday Telegraph and Cookery Book of the Year for A Change of Appetite which is a beautiful collection of healthy recipes, (and by that I mean a traditional book of healthy food, there is sugar, gluten and dairy present so avoid if you're on that kind of diet). I'm a big fan of Diana; her latest book, A Bird in the Hand, is nothing short of a revelation - an absolute bible for chicken lovers. So big respect to her and the other winners. Especially Thom Archer's blog, Cous Cous Bang Bang, a must follow if you're in Leeds, or if you live anywhere else in fact. He's very funny and his Instagram feed has a lot of cats. Winning combination.
First up, top name for an article. Second, if you are confused about the new fancy seeds on the market, this is your guide. Chia, flax and hemp seeds are all covered so you'll now know what they are, how healthy they are and what to do with them. Good job.
If you're a massive feeder like me then you'll frequently be left with enough food to feed a small army which is where Casserole Club comes in. Sign up for the club and you'll be assigned a local mate (usually an elderly or vulnerable person) who you will visit for a chat and to give them your leftover meal. Saves food waste, helps someone out, leaving you and your new friend all warm and fuzzy. Not available yet all over the country, but type in your postcode to see if you can involved.