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Time to share a veggie feast! National Vegetarian Week 18-24 May,sponsored by 'Nothing But'.
03 March 2015

Dust off your apron, grab your utensils and start choosing your recipes! It’s time to share your favourite veggie dishes with friends, family, work colleagues, community groups and the big wide world. National Vegetarian Week 18-24 May 2015 ..... read full story here 

This Valentine’s Day love your food and canoodle with noodles!
09 February 2015

This Valentine’s Day love your food – canoodle with noodles, tempt yourself with tarts and find pleasure in little pots of love......... read more

Meet KIN 2015 - a kinder way of living - a thought provoking event!
28 January 2015

The Vegetarian Society is pleased to announce a brand new event: KIN 2015. On July 11 2015, speakers from around the world will more

Celebrate Burns night - Sunday 25 January. Not so offal mini veggie haggis.
21 January 2015

No traditional Burns Night menu would be complete without the haggis but now you can cut out the ‘yuk’ factor with your own veggie haggis! Packed with the wholesome goodness of oats and deliciously spiced for a traditional taste, there’s definitely nothing offal about this recipe.

Five festive feasting tips - keep all your guests happy!
16 December 2014

Christmas celebrations bring family and friends together for festive food but keeping all your guests happy at Christmas can be tricky. Read full story...

Meet KIN 2015 - a kinder way of living a new event!
11 December 2014

The Vegetarian Society is pleased to announce a brand new event: KIN 2015.  Scheduled for 11 July 2015, KIN will bring together speakers from around the world to Manchester to take part in this thought-provoking event more here

Are your customers falling out of love with meat this Christmas?
04 December 2014

With Christmas approaching around 20% of the population could be considering a meat free Christmas! This news prompted us to contact catering press to ask "Will your customers be happy with your menu? " Read the full news release here


Nothing But are headline sponsor of National Vegetarian Week 2015
18 November 2014

 The Vegetarian Society is pleased to announce “Nothing But” - a brand of the Premium Snack Company - as the headline sponsor of National Vegetarian Week 2015. Commenting on the more here

Halloween - treats without the tricks
28 October 2014

It’s dark and spooky, the pumpkins are carved, cobwebs in place and frightful happenings are on the cards – it’s time for a Halloween party. Disgust your friends and family with sumptuous slimy snails and scare your taste buds with a black widow cake. For more on this 


Foie gras - in the news
21 October 2014

Today Vanessa Feltz's show on BBC Radio London is discussing a butcher's shop in Primrose Hill which is importing foie gras pate from France. Our Chief Executive Lynne Elliot is appearing on the show to discuss this issue......

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Climate Summit 2014 - Why food choice matters
22 September 2014

The UN Climate Summit takes place this week in New York where world leaders will debate one of the biggest challenges ever to face the planet.There is a lot on the agenda. While for world leaders global energy use and fossil fuels might be a big issue when it comes to climate change, as individuals, one of the best things to consider is our food.

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Latest diploma students from the Vegetarian Society’s cookery school
12 September 2014

The Vegetarian Society’s cookery school Cordon Vert is pleased to announce the two latest graduates from the Cordon Vert Professional Chef’s Diploma programme as Gavin Kellett from Surrey and Jackie Phillips from Kent.

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Study says global consumption of meat needs to fall.
03 September 2014

Research from Cambridge and Aberdeen universities says that global consumption of meat
needs to fall - to ensure demand for food can be .....

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Vegetarian Society – response to BBC2 Horizon programme.
19 August 2014

The BBC2 programme entitled “Horizon: Should I eat meat?” shown on Monday 18 August 2014, has sparked quite a debate on social media and in the press – and has evoked comments from people with a variety of viewpoints.

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Should I eat meat? The Big Health Dilemma
18 August 2014

Tonight the BBC’s Horizon programme is asking the question ‘Should I eat meat? – The Big Health Dilemma.’ The Horizon programme’s pre publicity says that in the first episode Dr Michael Mosley seeks to establish the truth about meat. Are those barbecue favourites like burgers and sausages really that bad? Should we all go vegetarian instead?

Ahead of the programme the Vegetarian Society was invited onto several regional BBC radio stations to discuss how a well-balanced vegetarian diet is kind to the planet, your health and animals.

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World War 1-The Vegetarian Messenger's editorial on the outbreak of war
08 August 2014

The outbreak of war on 4 August 1914 was commented on in the September issue of the Vegetarian Society's magazine The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review. To mark the centenary .......

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Special offer for a tasty September
08 August 2014

Back to school? Forget the uniform – grab an apron! The Vegetarian Society’s Cordon Vert cookery school in Cheshire have a special offer for a tasty September.  To soften the blow of the end of the holidays, Cordon Vert are giving you the opportunity to increase your cookery skills, recipe ......

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Top five al fresco favourites
30 July 2014

Eating outside can bring its own pleasures. When the sun shines grab a blanket, a cool drink, something tasty and head to the hills, .....

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Beef ten times the damage
22 July 2014

Further evidence of the damage beef production is doing to the environment was revealed yesterday. ...

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No sirloin for Sir Richard
10 July 2014

Yesterday Sir Richard Branson announced in his blog that he had given up beef, adding that “Eating less red meat can be healthier, better for the environment and – surprisingly to me – really easy to do so.” His blog also asked .....

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National Vegetarian Week 2015 dates announced
09 July 2014

National Vegetarian Week 2015 is from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May. Keep up to date with news of the week through Now in its twenty-third year this celebration of all things veggie is a great time to ....
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Turn the heat up - top ten BBQ tips
08 July 2014

It doesn’t matter whether the skies are blue or grey, the UK has caught the barbecue bug and veggies are no different than the rest of the population. So if you are hosting an outdoor food extravaganza it’s best to be prepared.......

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Vegetarians have helped to change school meals for the better
02 July 2014

Earlier in 2014 the government asked for feedback on the proposed School Meals Plan. The Vegetarian Society sent official feedback and encouraged parents and members to do the same. Now, following ...

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Put your chef hat on with Quorn and the Cordon Vert Cookery School – winners announced.
01 July 2014

To mark National Vegetarian Week Quorn UK ran a Facebook competition giving customers the chance to win a day’s cookery experience at the Vegetarian Society’s Cordon Vert cookery school in Altrincham.

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Cordon Vert goes one better than the World Cup - Knockout food created by chefs from Brazil, the Netherlands and England!
30 June 2014

Brazil, Netherlands and England all had representatives at the Cordon Vert cookery school this week. This was no footy match but chefs getting some top training in catering and developing knockout menus for their meat free customers.

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Rabbits are not the only animals...
19 June 2014

Award-winning writer, Jeanette Winterson, has received a backlash from the social media community this week by posting images of a rabbit she caught, killed and cooked.

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Cordon Vert Chef of the Future 2014 is Gavin Kellett
21 May 2014

The Vegetarian Society’s cookery school, Cordon Vert, is pleased to announce that the winner of the Chef of the Future 2014 competition is Gavin Kellett, Head Chef at the Manor House, Godalming.

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Nearly half of British public would rather go veggie for the week!
16 May 2014

If you were asked to go meat free for a week could you do it? What would you miss? Would you rather do something else instead? 

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Meet Matt, he's a cat man!
12 May 2014

Meet Matt, Winnie and Alan. Matt’s a cat man, Winnie loves her granddaughter and having adventures, and Alan wishes he loved his waistline a little more! These three are the lead characters in the Vegetarian Society’s brand new set of films called ‘Every Meal Counts’.

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Free veggie recipe app launched for National Vegetarian Week 2014
01 May 2014

If you like to browse your recipes on the move, then you need the Vegetarian Society’s free recipe app, launched just in time for National Vegetarian Week 19-25 May 2014.

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