Phew! Well, that was festive.
You’ll be glad to know The Taster has been hard at work during the holidays, collating an entire Calendar of Events for 2015. Here’s the summary for JANUARY.
January isn’t a great month for food events, given most of us are on the wagon, recovering from the festive season. However, in Northern Ireland we have found a foodie talk from Jay Rayner on the 8th and, towards the end, a few Burns Night events — go out for a treat or plan your own Traditional Supper (everyone needs to try this once in their life). See our Haggis Guide for help (originally published Winter 2013).
In Scotland, Edinburgh is holding its Scottish Market in St Andrew’s Square today and the next three days. 2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, so it should perhaps be especially good this year.
In London, the big Christmas markets will carry on in Hyde Park and Southbank for a few more days (although personally The Taster is at the stage where he wants never to see another cup of gluhwein), plus The France Show in Olympia 23rd-25th.
For all you producers out there, the biggest happening in England will be when Birmingham hosts The Hospitality Show on the 19th-21st.
In Wales, we have found . . . not a sausage, so far. Sorry about that! On the plus side, perhaps it comes as a welcome relief . . .
Let us gird our loins for the coming culinary year. And from The Taster to all our readers,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!