British Food Fortnight 2017 Kicks Off

22nd Sep 2017

Today marks the start of British Food Fortnight (23rd September – 8th October), the biggest annual celebration of British food and drink. The festival is a great opportunity for those who work in the food and drink industry to collaborate across projects and promote our home grown produce.

Lots of the food we produce in the UK is grown and harvested seasonally, and there are many reasons why eating seasonally is good for us – why not check out our blog post about why you should be eating more seasonal produce.

To celebrate British Food Fortnight and eat seasonally during the celebrations, here are some foods that are best in season over the next two weeks and some tasty recipes to go with them.



Spanish Chicken One Pot with Cornish New Potatoes

Although you might not realise it, just like fresh produce meat and poultry also has its best times of year to enjoy them. Chicken is in season during British Food Fortnight, and foodie blogger Taming Twins’ one pot recipe is really simple to prepare and enjoy. Instead of Cornish new potatoes, try with a baby or salad variety such as Maris Peer or Gemson. The recipe features in our Cornish new potato recipe ebook,


Potato, leek & rocket soup with blue cheese croutons

Rocket is at its best during British Food Fortnight and is a really easy ingredient to add to salads, but did you know some of the other ways that you could use it? Try our potato, leek and rocket soup recipe to warm you up in the autumnal evenings.


Apple Crumble Flapjacks by Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

Apples are one of the tastiest fruits that are in season during British Food Fortnight, so make the most of it and try these apple crumble flapjacks from one of our favourite bloggers Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen. 

Homemade Blackberry Jam by Lavender and Lovage

Blackberries are another juicy fruit that are at their best during British Food Fortnight, so what better way to celebrate than try making some homemade blackberry jam? Try this recipe from another one of our favourite UK food bloggers, Karen from Lavender and Lovage.

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