New Food Calendar 2015 — February

Thank goodness for that. Goodbye, January

The Taster has continued collating his Calendar of Events for 2015. Here’s the summary for FEBUARY.

Valentines DayAfter the dark dreariness of January, The Taster has espied the green shoots of culinary activity in 2015.  We expect to see chocolates, special dinners and other treats on Valentine’s Day on the 14th, quickly followed by pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (the 17th).

Not so very much on in Northern Ireland although there is the Causeway market on St Valentine’s Day (probably get some nice romantic gifts there) and a food conference at St George’s Market in Belfast on the 17th (click on the link to book a place).

In Scotland, two events of note: the Kingussie Food on Film festival (5th-8th) and a taste of Loch Fyne up near Cairndow on the 13th.

In London, there’ll be a lot of borscht soup and other Russian delicacies during the week of Maslenitsa (8th-15th), and a huge new BBC food show on at Olympia from the 27th.

For all homegrowers and allotment-lovers, England sees a lot of Potato Days and Seed Fairs. Arguably the largest cake event, Cake International, takes place in Manchester, while Penrith enjoys its annual Marmalade Festival. Lots more events, see the calendar for full details.

In Wales, we have found the day of the soup in Cardiff on the 3rd and 10th; plus the international culinary championships in Rhos-on-Sea.

More generally, among other things, 1 February is British Yorkshire Pudding Day;  another Breakfast Week takes place from the 2nd to the 8th, raising funds for bereaved children; and FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT begins on the 23rd.

Bye for now. From The Taster to all our readers,


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