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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, fresh from the farm, will bring your cooking to life. For your chance to win a year’s supply of organic veg from Riverford, enter their competition

This vegetarian recipe is an adaptation of the traditional Spanish dish. Paella rice is readily available, but use short-grain brown or Arborio if you can’t find it. Saffron threads give the dish its unique flavour.

Serves 2

Ingredients

sunflower or light olive oil, for frying

1 onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, grated or crushed

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into 5mm-thick slices

1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into 5mm-thick slices

200g paella rice – Calasparra paella rice if you can get it

100g mushrooms, finely sliced

3 tomatoes, diced

¼ tsp smoked paprika

¼ tsp paprika

2 pinches of saffron threads

1 litre of good veg stock

100g green beans or sugar snaps, or a mixture of both (if using beans, top, tail and chop into thirds)

good handful of parsley, chopped

1 lemon, cut into wedges

salt and pepper

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVALS  NOVEMBER

 

Tatton Park, Cheshire - 17, 18 & 19 November & Edinburgh EICC - 24th, 25th & 26th November

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park for the first time on 17, 18 & 19 November. Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, is returning to the EICC on 24, 25 & 26 November.

Take home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top local chefs who will be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chef’s Theatre or Great British Bake Off winners and top patisserie chefs who will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre.

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine and Champagne masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the artisan market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from the UK’s most exciting unsigned bands on the Live Music Stage. With a luxury VIP area, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.

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