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Recipes Harissa aubergine kebabs with cucumber, red onion and mint relish

These spicy, sweet and satisfyingly sticky kebabs are perfect on the grill – or even the barbecue come summer. Serve in soft flatbreads with the tangy relish and jewel-like pomegranate seeds and a generous drizzle of tahini. Once exclusive to Middle-Eastern grocery shops, harissa is now available in most large supermarkets – simply check out…

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Recipes SUMMER VEGETABLE PAELLA FROM VEG BOX PIONEERS RIVERFORD

Riverford Organic Farmers really know their veg. Founded by twice BBC Farmer of the Year Guy Watson, they’ve been farming and delivering organic food from Devon since 1987, carefully selecting the best varieties and growing them ever-so-slowly so each veg box delivers maximum flavour. Feeling inspired by Foodies Festival? A beautiful, seasonal, 100% organic box of veg,…

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Wellbeing Side plank / Vasisthasana by Yogahaven

This pose if great for strengthening the obliques and shoulders. From a high plank, keep the shoulders over the wrists, and pivot onto the right hand and the outer edge of the right foot, stacking the feet. Flex the feet, and reach the left arm up to the sky, looking up towards the hand. Lift…

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Recipes Andhra Prawn Curry by Atul Kochhar

Veinchana Royyalu Andhraiites typically eat fiery hot food, but this prawn curry packs a lot of flavours too! SERVES 4 500g raw peeled tiger prawns 6 green cardamom pods fresh coriander sprigs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cloves 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 4 tablespoons Onion Paste (page 218) 4 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon red…

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Wellbeing Downward Facing Dog / Adho Mukha Svanasana by yogahaven

Start in a high plank, shoulders over wrists, and then lift the hips high (without moving hands or feet) to create that upside down V shape, allowing the heels to drift towards the mat. Hands should be shoulder width apart, wrists parallel to the top of the mat, and feet parallel, hip width apart. If…

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Recipes Barbecued Gressingham Duck with White Coleslaw by Josh Eggleton

This quick and flavoursome barbecued duck recipe is ideal for the summer months, but can equally be enjoyed in the winter by adapting the method slightly. Kohlrabi is an earthy, crunchy and refreshing addition to coleslaw. For a gluten free option, replace soy with tamari sauce. Ingredients: Glazed duck 2 Gressingham duck breasts 100g of…

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BIRMINGHAM  23 June - 25 June 2017

 

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Birmingham Cannon Hill Park over the weekend of 22nd, 23rd & 24th June.

Watch Great British Bake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown baking live in The Cakes & Desserts Theatre and Michelin starred Chefs Brad Carter and Nathan Eades cooking their signature recipes in the Stoves Chefs Theatre with and MasterChef’s Juanita Hennessey, Saira Hamilton and Dhruv Baker.

Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; enjoy free yoga classes with yogahaven, buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Unsigned Music Awards Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus and Pimms Teapot, and have a fun day out in the VIP experience.

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