Food & Drink Quarterly

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The Taster is a fresh new upbeat magazine, full of ideas, cartoons and original perspectives, for those who enjoy reading about food as well as eating it. We are completely independent and we champion decent food of all kinds, from organic fruit to artisan chocolates and English & Welsh wines. SUBSCRIBE HERE or GET THE APP, with links to cookery demos.

The Taster magazine Welcome to our Sustainable Restaurant special issue! The Sustainable Restaurants Association only set up in 2010 but has since gained the patronage of Raymond Blanc OBE and 5500 restaurant members; it recently
named Jamie Oliver as its ‘Sustainable Hero’ of 2016.
We focused on sustainable restaurants in this issue because the Association helps all its member restaurants to continue improving their credentials, whether by growing their own ingredients, paying staff decent wages, or engaging with local communities. Some restaurateurs have devised brilliant initiatives: keeping bees, using kitchen waste to generate power, or sending a mobile unit around schools and markets to promote local foods and delicacies. Find out more about them in our summer magazine or app. We also have ideas for summer picnics and barbecues, nearly all from ethical & independent businesses — the sort The Taster loves to champion. With so many brilliant items online, don’t heave out to the supermarket for the same tired old brands. Instead, use the new ‘shopping list’ feature in our print magazine. Buy online, support the new food producers and this way, we can all be sustainable heroes.

Here on the website, if you’re looking for menu ideas, take a look at our seasonal COOK series. All our issues feature only the healthiest foods, most sustainable fish, happiest pigs and chickens, farms that enhance our environment, most readable books, and — of course — the tastiest dishes. We hope that whatever you find in our pages, you can rely on to be as good as it gets.

Some nice things people have said about us:

“Just received two copies of The Taster which featured our book Mama’s In The Kitchen. I don’t normally respond with more than a sincere thank you for the review, but I felt I had to say: what an entertaining little magazine! Well done! I hope it goes from strength to strength” — Melanie Warren, Gazelle Book Services

“My husband has loved reading the winter issue. (Him reading is unheard of, so well done you)” — Evelyn, a reader in High Wycombe

“I think this magazine is fantastic, the content is so interesting and easy to read — streets ahead of its glossy contemporaries” — Isobel Davies, Farmaround Organics

“I received a copy of your magazine today. What a breath of fresh air! It was interesting, colourful, quirky and very relevant” — Colin George, Rotigrill

Remember your wellies in this lovely Spring,

Catrin Thomas-Price, Editor39 Catrin mono shopped NEW

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