The Week in Food


TASTE London — Nearly Here!

Tasting London at Taste of London

TASTE of London — Nearly Here!
Thursday through Sunday, 16 – 19 June, Regent’s Park is going to be action central for the capital’s foodies when TASTE of London opens its doors and the gourmets, gourmands, oenophiles, sippers, tasters, savourers and all who adore a great time with mates pour through the gates, ready to throw themselves into the TASTE adventure.  The only problem is that there is so much amazing stuff crammed into four busy days that if we try to list it all then a) this blogpost will go on forever and b) your eyes will glaze over.  So we’ll just hit a very few of the highlights and urge you to book now, using the toptable great special ticket offer.
Guest chefs at the Action Against Hunger pop-up restaurant:
Theo Randall, Marcus Wareing, Cyrus Todiwala, Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel — that’s at least two Michelin stars
Gwyneth Paltrow will be signing copies of her new cookbook on Sunday
40 top restaurants and we really mean top, not just inflated puffery
Kitchen demonstrations from exciting chefs
200 food producers to try
Get your tickets now by clicking here and we will see you there!
Newcastle Ground Zero
Beginning this Friday 17 June and for ten food-filled days, EAT! NewcastleGateshead is the other most amazing place to be in all the British Isles for food, drink, fun, creativity and ‘adventures in food’ as the festival bumpf styles itself.  And it all starts with a tornado of activity this weekend, 18 – 19 June, with The Big EAT! Weekend, taking over the streets and squares of NewcastleGatehead for a celebration of North East food and drink that will have you in a spin.  Actually, back up a sec.  There’s an EAT! 5th birthday launch party this Friday 17 June at Stephenson Works in Newcastle, then the thing really takes wing over the weekend.  We could spend the next ten minutes listing events, but that wouldn’t do the festival justice.  Let’s just give a few evocative words: Food Heroes Tasting Market, Chocolate, Chilli, Beer, Fish, Wine, Street Food, Whisky, Eat-A-Long Movies.  Will that do?  Children will love the exciting events created just for them and the fun goes on through next weekend.
Save money too!  For the entire month of June through 3 July, a dozen Newcastle restaurants are offering a recession-busting meal deal for just £20.11, including our own top diner rated Hotel du Vin and Bistro , Jesmond Dene House and Blackfriars restaurants.
Summer Fun
If you’re trying to take in all the amazing food events this weekend, we hope you’ve got the helicopter booked.  The BBC GoodFood Show Summer hits the NEC Birmingham this week, 15 to 19 June, and is it ever hot.  With its array of celebrity chefs, Producers’ Village, Grow Your Own area, Saturday Kitchen Live and MasterChef Experience with that loveable duo John Torode and Gregg Wallace, it is going to be an amazing few days.  And, oh look, it’s Fathers’ Day on the 19th — what a perfect way to enjoy the day with your food-loving dad.
Difficult to believe, but all that food may leave you hungry.  We have restaurants in Birmingham.