British Food Fortnight takes place across the UK from 23rd September to 8th October and promotes all that is great about British-grown produce.

Autumn’s here and this weekend sees the start of ‘British Food Fortnight’ - now established as the biggest, national celebration of British food and drink, held every year during harvest time. With a particular emphasis on community, it’s a great opportunity to check out what’s on around you and try some new local foods and delicacies.

Just a few miles away from us, ‘Emsworth British Food Fortnight’ returns and embraces the whole town with a full programme of foodie fun.

We’ll be harvesting our British bell peppers for another 7 weeks, so do make the most of the British crop while you can. We’re blessed that peppers are an amazing, versatile ingredient that can be utilised in all sorts of dishes. Once cooked, they come into their own and intensify in flavour. From comforting soup to stew, we think you could eat them a different way each week until the end of the season (yes, we’ve thrown down the gauntlet).

Rich pickings 

Afternoon tea is a great British tradition and now is the perfect time to sweeten cakes and chutneys with some seasonal fruit and veggies. It’s not just carrots that work well in cake - these pepper muffins from The Emsworth Cookery School taste delicious with a cream cheese topping.

Sometimes the best way to celebrate is with family and friends (and cake!).

Join in the celebration of British and visit Love British Food to find out more.

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