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Festive feasting! From the Vegetarian Society Cookery School.
30 November 2018

 

This Christmas, the Vegetarian Society Cookery School has three new recipes for your festive table. There’s an easy-to-make Festive Savoury Tray Bake, a rich Chestnut and Seitan Stuffed Christmas Roast, and a Hasselback Butternut Squash showstopper. Read our media release.

 



Top Christmas Tips for Caterers
30 November 2018
Every restaurant wants to be fully booked this festive season. One of the best ways to bring in the big crowds is to make sure you have your veggie and vegan options covered. With a recent report suggesting one-third of UK adults had reduced or stopped their meat consumption, it’s important to keep up with trends. To help you get it right, Sam Platt, from the Vegetarian Society Cookery School has come up with a list of Top Christmas Catering Tips.

A pledge for a veggie spread - thank you.
29 November 2018
We launched ‘ A pledge for a veggie spread’ crowdfunding campaign to give fantastic vegetarian Christmas dinners to people who need a festive treat. Thanks to your help we have made this a reality, raising £2,432. This will provide festive meals to a range of incredible groups, such as community organisations for adults and children with disabilities to those aspiring to decrease loneliness in their local communities. A special thanks to Nick Warner, Jetinder Shergill and James Turner for their gifts to our campaign! 

New Veggie Training for Catering Staff – we’ll come to you
05 November 2018
 Need help sorting out your vegetarian and vegan options? When you run a busy café, restaurant, or in-house kitchen, there are always a million things to do. This is why the Vegetarian Society Cookery School’s new Veggie Training for Catering Staff is delivered to your team in your workplace. Find out more ...

New report says one-third of UK adults have reduced their meat consumption
01 November 2018
Today Waitrose published their annual food and drink report showing one-third of UK adults had reduced or stopped their meat consumption. Read our media release. 

Reduce meat and dairy to limit environmental impact - new report
01 November 2018
A recent report on climate change by world-leading scientists has identified reducing meat and dairy products as one of the biggest ways individuals can limit their environmental impact on the planet. The report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) detailed the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. The report focused on how to keep the rise below 1.5 degrees C to avoid catastrophic and significant changes to our world. Read what the BBC had to say about the report.

Flu vaccinations: what you need to know
26 October 2018
Flu vaccination season is underway and we have started receiving enquiries about the vaccines on offer. Here is what we know ...

Salt levels in meat-free products
23 October 2018
Today the media reported a story about high levels of salt in some meat-free products which may have caused consumers concern. More than 150 meat-free products were checked and over a quarter contained high salt levels. Here's our response

One in two UK shoppers are interested in plant-based diets
17 October 2018
Did you know one in two UK shoppers are interested in plant-based diets, according to new research. You can read more about the research by grocery trade organisation IGD here...

The Vegetarian Eatwell Guide
16 October 2018
The government's Eatwell Guide advises on healthy eating, but it contains meat and fish. That’s why we've adapted the guide for vegetarians. Read more about the Vegetarian Eatwell Guide. 

Should veggie and vegan products be in their own section?
04 September 2018

You may have heard in the news that some supermarkets are thinking of placing veggie and vegan products alongside meat. The growth in ranges specifically aimed at vegetarians and vegans means that there will be more products in store but where should they be displayed?  Read more...


National Tofu Day - 1 September 2018
28 August 2018

On Saturday 1 September the first official National Tofu Day takes place. It’s a day to celebrate tofu and guess what? We’re an official partner of National Tofu Day alongside Cauldron Foods.   
Alex Connell, Principal Tutor, from the Vegetarian Society Cookery School said: “National Tofu Day is a great idea. I love tofu and it’s time this adaptable ingredient was celebrated. Tofu soaks up flavours and takes on textures – it’s perfect for kebabs, marinades, stir-fries, curries, tofu-bacon, chocolate desserts and even battered tofu, perfect with chips. Our own Tofu Guru cookery course is proving popular with foodies interested in finding out how to master this ingredient. Try it in a recipe today.”

Check out the National Tofu Day website for recipes. We’ve also have tofu recipes in our online recipe collection. If you’d like to know more about cooking with tofu take a look at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School’s tofu courses Master the Basics: Tofu, and the Tofu Guru.

Visit our Vegetarian Society Approved pages and search for tofu products.   


Play Veggie Lotto and get your hands on some awesome prizes
03 August 2018

We have a lottery called Veggie Lotto. If you match all six numbers you will win the £25,000 jackpot, and there are also seven guaranteed cash prizes to be won each and every week! Plus we have a prize draw. Read more...


Our website is award-winning for the fourth year running!
01 August 2018
Our website is award-winning for the fourth year running! The results of the 2018 Veggie Awards have been announced, and our website has won one for the fourth consecutive year! Read more here.

Get ahead of your competitors with free-from desserts
30 July 2018

Get ahead of your competitors with free-from desserts and learn skills to give you a unique selling point to tap into this rapidly expanding market. The Vegetarian Society Cookery School has refreshed their Professional Chefs’ Diploma course to include a full day on vegan patisserie. Read more.

 


National Vegetarian Week 2019
21 June 2018

National Vegetarian Week 2019 will run from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May.



Media statement: About the Vegetarian Society Approved Trademarks
11 June 2018

We’ve been asked a few questions over the weekend about our trademarks. Here is some information about the trademark process.  Read our statement.

Media statement Re: Meat-free meals story in The Telegraph
09 June 2018
On Saturday 09 June, The Telegraph published a story claiming some vegan and vegetarian products had been found to contain trace amounts of animal DNA. Read our full statement. 

Latest school to gain Green Flag staus with the Vegetarian Society support.
22 May 2018
Congratulations to Pembroke Park Primary School, in Salisbury, the latest school to obtain its Green Flag status for Eco-Schools with the support of Vegetarian Society funding. Read about the school in their local press. Find out more about the funding available.

For feta or worse...
17 May 2018

 

All weddings are special occasions, but royal weddings are a celebration for the whole nation. Harry and Meghan will tie the knot on Saturday 19 May, which is during this year's National Vegetarian Week.So what could they serve up if they wanted to celebrate their big day in a veggie way? .....Find out here 

 


How to make National Vegetarian Week work for you! Sam’s top ten tips for caterers.
25 March 2018

It will come as no surprise to anyone in the food industry that veggie and vegan food is in high demand. Not only that, but the number of consumers choosing to reduce their meat intake is increasing at a great rate. So how do you make National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14 - 20 May) work for you? Sam Platt, manager of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, has put together some handy tips to make it easier for you to create saleable and on-trend veggie and vegan options. Read full story.

Love food? Then you’re going to love National Vegetarian Week 2018! (Loaded Mexican Tortilla Pan)
26 February 2018

National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14-20 May) is all about eating delicious and exciting veggie food. If you are looking for a tasty way to join in, head to the website for loads of mouth‑watering recipes like this sumptuous Loaded Mexican Tortilla Pan! Read more


Meet Sam, she’s on a roll in her new role - The Vegetarian Society Cookery School’s new manager!
12 February 2018
Back in January, Sam Platt took charge as the manager of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School. With her background in restaurants and catering management she has a keen eye for the current foodie trends. A keen weekend roller derby player, Sam’s already ‘on a roll’, boosting the school’s on-trend credentials with the launch of a brand new course packed with finger-licking indulgent Vegan Junk Food. Read more

Flagging up green opportunities for 100 schools in 2018
12 February 2018
When eight-year-old Millie decided to run a veggie sandwich-making competition for her class during National Vegetarian Week last year, she had no idea this could lead to 100 schools achieving an environmental award. Read more

New research states a quarter of UK evening meals have no meat or fish
08 February 2018
Recent research published by Kantar this week states vegetarian and vegan meals are on the rise. According to the report, a quarter of all evening meals eaten in the UK are vegetarian or vegan. Read more

Comfort Soup
29 January 2018
The Vegetarian Society has created a warming ‘Comfort Soup’ recipe packed with goodness. Give it a try! Read more

Free tickets - Just V Show
25 January 2018

Try (and buy) thousands of vegetarian and vegan goodies at the SEC Glasgow on 3-4 March 2018!

Discover the best in vegetarian and vegan food from brands including Follow Your Heart, Freedom Mallows and Suma, find vegan-friendly skincare and lifestyle products with a wide range of exhibitors, hear talks from thought leaders in the veggie and vegan world in the Just V Theatre and meet like-minded people! Get your free tickets to Just V Show at www.justvshow.co.uk/go/vegsocnews



The Vegetarian Society launches its first ever London Underground Advertising Campaign for National Vegetarian Week 2018
15 January 2018
All things veggie and plant-based are very much on trend at the moment so National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14-20 May) is set to be huge! This year will see a first for the Vegetarian Society: the launch of a London Underground poster campaign. Read more

How to make cauliflower steaks
12 January 2018
Pre-packaged cauliflower steaks are in the news this week but you can make them cheaply and free from packaging with our 'how to' film and recipe from the Vegetarian Society Cookery School. Read more

Festive recipes to delight
30 November 2017
To celebrate its love of seasonal cooking the Vegetarian Society Cookery School has compiled its favourite festive dishes for Christmas 2017 and there’s something for everyone. Starters, mains, treats and even a vegan Christmas gravy! Discover them here 

Stocking fillers, crowd pleasers and festive dishes to delight!
10 October 2017
Looking for a stocking filler for the foodie in your life - then look no more! The Vegetarian Society Cookery School has fun, friendly cookery experiences throughout the year jam packed with flavoursome dishes, terrific techniques and effortless expertise. Read more

Bank of England update
10 August 2017

 

Bank of England update - decision on polymer notes. Full story here. 

Love food? Then you’re going to love National Vegetarian Week 2018!
03 August 2017
If you love keeping your finger on the pulse of fab food then you are going to love National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May 2018! Read more here.

Heart health in the news
21 July 2017
A story about a new research study into heart health and diet has been reported in a number of papers this week – some with more ‘creative reportage’ than others. Read full story here.

The Vegetarian Society scoops an award!
17 July 2017
The results of the annual Veggie Awards have been announced, and the Vegetarian Society is proud to have scooped one... again! Read full story here

First 'pasta' post for meat-eaters' favourite veggie meals
12 May 2017
When it comes to vegetarian meals, it seems we are a nation of pasta-lovers.  According to the Vegetarian Society's findings from a recent survey, the Italian comfort food was the top choice of veggie meal for the 1,500 respondents who answered the question. Read about the results here. 

Look who’s getting stuck in to National Vegetarian Week 2017! The Hairy Bikers are getting stuck in…are you?
10 April 2017
Hairy Bikers news TV chefs the Hairy Bikers are on board for National Vegetarian Week 15-21 May 2017! Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, are getting involved in National Vegetarian Week and they think you should too!  So visit nationalvegetarianweek.org  to get your free poster packs and sign up for newsletters filled to the brim with recipes, tips and fun stuff. Full story here.

How does £25,000 sound? New Veggie Lotto!
05 April 2017
Veggie Lotto news How does £25,000 sound? Whether it means jetting off somewhere warm, buying a new electric car or throwing the biggest party ever for family and friends - it can be music to your ears.The Vegetarian Society are delighted to announce the UK’s first Veggie Lotto – a new weekly lottery supporting vegetarian and vegan interests, and giving players the chance to win £25,000! Read full story here.

The Vegetarian Society launches new vegan trademark
29 March 2017
The Vegetarian Society today announces its new vegan trademark, a major development in the organisation’s offering to support both vegetarians and vegans. Read more here.

Statement from the Vegetarian Society about free-range eggs
02 March 2017
Back in December 2016, the government ordered all bird keepers to house their animals in order to protect the UK from a virulent outbreak of avian flu on mainland Europe. These restrictions applied to everyone from poultry farmers to families with a few chickens.

Under EU rules, if hens have been housed for more than 12 weeks, any eggs they produce cannot be sold as free-range. As the 12 week mark has been reached this week, all free-range egg boxes will now carry a sticker explaining that the box contains “eggs laid by hens temporarily housed in barns for their welfare”. Read the full statement here

Get stuck in! Sink your teeth into these recipes!
01 March 2017
National Vegetarian Week 2017 pink sticker National Vegetarian Week 15 – 21 May 2017 is all about getting stuck in and going veggie for the week. But that’s not possible we hear you cry, of course it is! Start by sinking your teeth into... read full story here.

Bank of England update – new public consultation announced.
16 February 2017
Bank of England update – new public consultation announced.
Towards   the end of last year, the Bank of England hit the headlines when it emerged that the new plastic £5 note contained the animal fat, tallow. Yesterday the Bank of England announced that despite a public  call for the plastic notes to be made  without animal products , the £5 note will not be withdrawn. Read the full story

Flipping good pancake recipes
15 February 2017
pancake Everyone enjoys a flipping good pancake – sweet and savoury, veggie and vegan – these recipes tick the boxes. There’s even a gorgeous gluten-free galette. You can even use them to sneak some veg onto unsuspecting plates. It’s time to get the frying pan on!  Get the recipes.

 



It's raining love hearts, flowers and chocolate - gorgeous Valentine recipes
02 February 2017
valentines meal It’s raining love hearts, flowers and chocolate - yes February 14 is approaching so the Vegetarian Society Cookery School has picked its favourite recipes for two from the Vegetarian Society’s Happy, Healthy and Delicious cookbook. Whether you fancy sharing them with a friend or a sweetheart you can be sure you’ll have a delicious time. Read on for recipes.

Perfect for Burns Night
23 January 2017
thumbnail haggis Thinking of celebrating Burns Night on 25 January? Well dive into these tasty and tempting recipes - perfect for enjoying with neeps and tatties. Read the recipes here

What’s for dinner? Welcome to a tastier world in 2017
29 December 2016
As 2017 arrives it’s time to meet a tastier world. Everyone wants to enjoy their food and anyone going veggie in 2017 is going to love what’s on their plate.  So if you’ve decided to find out more about going veggie then the Vegetarian Society can help you with a downloadable new free guide. Learn to make simple switches to your favourite dishes that are good for you and good for your wallet.Read full story here....

Get stuck in! 15 – 21 May 2017 National Vegetarian Week
22 December 2016
National Vegetarian Week 15 – 21 May 2017 is all about getting stuck in and going veggie for the week. Visit www.nationalvegetarianweek.org  to get tasty recipe inspiration from bloggers, chefs and foodies.  While you are there sign up to newsletters, discover delicious discounts and find fun fab freebies. Go on – get stuck in! .....Full story here

Veggie Christmas ready-made! Our taste testers perfect Christmas shopping list.
14 December 2016
Whether you’re having your first veggie Christmas or your fortieth, the Vegetarian Society has been finding out what’s in the shops to help make the festive season easy, tasty and veggie. There are lots of ready-made meat-free options out there, so everyone can be full of Christmas cheer. Full story here.

Duel of the Dishes - Christmas 2016. The winner is!
12 December 2016
The time has come to crown the triumphant winner of Duel of the Dishes Christmas 2016. The victor was decided through an online, knockout competition which saw veggie main courses from festive menus pitted against each other in a public vote until only one remained. The winning main of the Duel of the Dishes 2016 is.....read full story here.

Let’s get this party started! Tried and tested snacks and sweet treats
06 December 2016
To help you discover what’s on the shelves for the festive season, the Vegetarian Society invited some of its members along to a taste-testing panel to give their thoughts on a few of the snacks and sweet treats around for Christmas.....Read more here

What should happen about the current five pound note? Poll results
05 December 2016
Last week the news broke that the Bank of England’s new £5 notes contain traces of tallow. The Vegetarian Society decided to gauge the views and opinions of the public and of Vegetarian Society members via an online poll as to what should happen about the current five pound note.Here are the results.

Re: Animal tallow in new five pound notes
30 November 2016
We were recently alerted to the news that the Bank of England’s new £5 notes contain traces of tallow. Read full story here

Love a Christmas roast?
14 November 2016
The Vegetarian Society have been finding out what’s in the shops to make the festive season easy, tasty and veggie......this week it's Christmas ready-made roasts. Read full story here

Festive Flavours - New - The Vegetarian Society Christmas Recipe Collection
17 October 2016
Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy great food – whether you are treating yourself or sharing with friends, family or neighbours. Add a sprinkling of inspiration to your Christmas kitchen with eight delicious dishes from the Festive Flavours collection.... read more here ...

Duel of the Dishes – Christmas 2016. Are you ready to (tummy) rumble?
17 October 2016
Calling all caterers, restaurants and bars – are you ready to (tummy) rumble? Duel of the Dishes is about to begin and you need to be in it to win it. This online, knockout competition will see veggie main courses from festive menus go head to head until only one remains – to be crowned the triumphant winner of Duel of the Dishes Christmas 2016...read more 

Looking to increase your plant protein intake? It's easy with our delicious recipes.
02 August 2016

A study reported in the news today suggested that to boost life expectancy people should aim to get more protein from plant sources. For anyone looking to increase the plant protein in their meals here are a couple of delicious recipes.


Chef of the Future 2016 - winner announced
17 June 2016


The Vegetarian Society Cookery School is pleased to announce that Gavin Kellett, from Powys, is the winner of Chef of the Future 2016 competition. The live final, saw four contestants from Cheshire, London, Powys and Surrey battle it out to produce a three-course meal, plated for four people, within three hours.....read more here


Chef of the Future 2016 - finalists and menus
13 June 2016
The Vegetarian Society Cookery School is pleased to announce the finalists for its Chef of the Future 2016 competition. The live final, on Tuesday 14 June, will see four contestants from Cheshire, London, Powys and Surrey battle it out to produce a three-course meal, plated for four people, within three hours. Read about the finalists and their menus.....

New report calls for major overhaul of dietary guidelines
25 May 2016
A recent report by the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration calling for a major overhaul of current dietary guidelines has sparked a debate in the headlines. Read more here.

Happy, healthy and delicious! New recipe book launched to celebrate National Vegetarian Week 16 -22 May 2016
11 May 2016
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2016, the Vegetarian Society is publishing a new cook book: “Happy, Healthy and Delicious” – full of tasty, nutritious and health-conscious dishes. This collection of over 80 creative vegetarian recipes has stunning full-colour photography throughout.... read more.  

Visit the Kitchen Table! Celebrate your food, stories and traditions. National Vegetarian Week 16 -22 May 2016
20 April 2016
nvwsmall We often eat because we love the taste, or because it’s good for us. Sometimes, however, food does more than just nourish our bodies. Sometimes flavours can remind us of good times, or past celebrations, or a sense of home. We all have a dish or meal that that is special to us – and this National Vegetarian Week is your chance to celebrate them.....full story here.

National Vegetarian Week 2016 - Official sponsors announced.
15 March 2016
The Vegetarian Society is pleased to announce the four official sponsors for National Vegetarian Week 2016 ...read full story here 

Who ate all the pies? Pie tips.
11 March 2016
This week is British Pie Week which means Alex Connell, Principal Tutor of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School has tasted lots of gorgeous vegetarian pies! Read more here...

Chef of the Future 2016 competition now open!
18 February 2016
Vegetarian food has experienced a revolution in recent times. The amazing creations seen in the finest restaurants up and down the country have never been more varied, inspiring and delicious – all thanks to their virtuoso chefs. To celebrate the work of these often unsung culinary geniuses the Vegetarian Society Cookery School is hosting its 'Chef of the Future 2016' competition. To enter the competition .....full details here 

Three in ten people in Britain have cut down on meat
18 February 2016
Three in ten people in Britain (29%) say they have reduced the amount of meat they eat in the past 12 months, according to new findings from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey, commissioned by the Vegetarian Society...read full story here

Love your food this Valentine’s Day
03 February 2016
This February show someone you care by creating a delicious meal that will leave them feeling loved, nourished and glowing with health from the inside out. Visit www.unstuffed.org.uk to take a look at the recipes - all designed for two people to share. It’s free to sign up to Unstuffed and you won’t be on your own, thousands of people are already enjoying the mouth-watering collection of inspirational meals and snacks......read on  

 


Boost your body and get Unstuffed in 2016 - new 5 week meal plan
04 January 2016
As 2016 begins, it’s time to get Unstuffed and try a delicious eating plan during January, designed to get you back on track - feeling refreshed, nourished and glowing with health from the inside out. All five week-long menu plans........read full story here.

Enjoy a meat-free 'Christmas all wrapped up'
14 December 2015
Last week Arnold Schwarzenegger encouraged people to enjoy two meat-free days a week to help the planet and reduce their carbon footprint. If this Hollywood megastar’s words have inspired you or your family to reduce your meat-intake this festive season, then the Vegetarian Society has ‘Christmas all wrapped up…’ at www.vegsoc.org/christmas.  As well as special favourites, this year there’s a new recipe for you from celebrity cook, stylist and writer Anna Jones, who was one of the first apprentices at Jamie Oliver’s project 15.  A passionate vegetarian herself.....read more here

Our cookery school visits catering and hospitality students
18 November 2015
The Vegetarian Society Cookery School were out and about recently visiting NVQ Catering and Hospitality students at St Monica’s R C High School in Prestwich, Manchester.... read more here

Christmas all wrapped up - now online
10 November 2015
Dust off your decorations, grab your wrapping paper and ribbon, and then switch on those sparkling lights – the Vegetarian Society has ‘Christmas all wrapped up…'.....more here 

Black widow cake – dare you take a slice!
28 October 2015
The night is dark, the pumpkins are carved, cobwebs in place and frightful happenings are on the cards. It’s time for a Halloween party and all parties need a cake. This black widow cake is a sweet-but-spooky treat, is vegan and makes a perfect centrepiece to any Halloween party table. ....recipe here. 

World Health Organisation classifies processed meats as carcinogens.
26 October 2015

The World Health Organisation has today released a report which has classified processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham as carcinogenic. The report also states unprocessed red meats are ‘probably carcinogenic’ but there is only limited evidence.  Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive at the Vegetarian Society, said: "Millions of people across the UK enjoy meat-free meals – even if just a couple of times a week...... read more here 


National Vegetarian Week 2016 dates announced
09 October 2015
National Vegetarian Week 2016 dates announced...read more here 

It's the bake off final! Baking recipes from the archive.
07 October 2015
It's the great British bake off final tonight - we've had a look through our archive and found a few baking recipes from the 50's.  More here  

World Vegetarian Day 2015
01 October 2015
It's World Vegetarian Day today (1 October 2015). Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds to get involved. 

It's our birthday - 168 years old - 30 September
29 September 2015

 

The Vegetarian Society is celebrating its 168th birthday on September 30. Help us celebrate online.....read more here

 


Tasty Tips for students
21 September 2015
 

Started back at university? Then it’s time to get some tasty tips to help you rustle up delicious dinners for you and your friends.


The Vegetarian Society Cookery School at the Ludlow Food Festival
08 September 2015
This September the Vegetarian Society Cookery School is out and about at the Ludlow Food Festival. On Friday 11 September the cookery school’s Principal Tutor Alex Connell will be demonstrating delicious veggie dishes – if you are heading to the festival you can see him at the ‘What’s cooking stage’ at 12:30.  

Response to Daily Mail article - How three women ruined their health by giving up meat
25 August 2015
The Daily Mail published an article entitled “Hair loss, chronic exhaustion and even mental breakdowns: How three women ruined their health by giving up meat.” We felt there were several issues that warranted a response from the Vegetarian Society. In the Vegetarian Society’s view the piece was in many instances inaccurate and in essence misleading and scientific evidence runs counter to the author’s stance. Read our response here. 

KIN 2015 a big success for the Vegetarian Society
31 July 2015
From the moment the superhero banners unfurled either side of the main stage it was clear that this was not your typical vegetarian event... read more here

New Abel & Cole partnership!
22 June 2015
The Vegetarian Society is delighted to announce the brand new partnership with Abel & Cole. Famed for their fruit and vegetable box deliveries,  Abel & Cole now deliver to over 60,000 addresses per week. Under the partnership scheme, Abel & Cole will donate ...... read more here 

Celebrate World Meat-Free Day – head to KIN 2015 for a feast of ideas for only £20!
11 June 2015
To celebrate World Meat-Free Day on June 15 book your ticket to KIN 2015 for just £20! World Meat-Free Day is all about taking one small step for our planet and KIN 2015 is all about how those steps can help the planet, animals and people. KIN 2015 is a feast of ideas packed into a day! more on this story 

The Vegetarian Society's website wins an award!
11 June 2015
The Vegetarian Society’s website www.vegsoc.org was nominated in The Veggie Awards 2015 in the ‘Best Vegetarian Online Resource’ category and has won!... more details 

 

Choose KIN 2015: the first vegetarian event of its kind
02 June 2015
The Vegetarian Society is staging a unique event, KIN 2015, in Manchester on Saturday 11 July 2015.  It has been designed to help people learn and share more about why vegetarianism affects not only the choices we make about the food we eat, but also how it’s produced and the impacts on both our health and our planet that those choices create. Read more here 

 

National Vegetarian Week 18-24 May 2015, sponsored by ‘Nothing But’ - launches in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
06 May 2015
On Monday 18 May National Vegetarian Week, sponsored by ‘Nothing But’, will launch in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. More details 

 

 

UK gets a 'pizza' National Vegetarian Week - on tour! Dates and locations.
06 May 2015
They say the best things in life are free – well, you can’t get better than free pizza during National Vegetarian Week, sponsored by ‘Nothing But’ (18-24 May 2015)! This May the Vegetarian Society is visiting seven locations across the UK giving out free pizza slices and celebrating how food brings people together. Dates and locations announced .....details here

 

Get a 'pizza' National Vegetarian Week – on tour!
01 May 2015

They say the best things in life are free – well, you can’t get better than free pizza during National Vegetarian Week, sponsored by ‘Nothing But’ (18-24 May 2015)! This May the Vegetarian Society is visiting seven locations across the UK giving out free pizza slices and celebrating how food brings people together. Read more. 

Get together, cook, eat and share! Free Share toolkit available now.
09 April 2015

Food always tastes better when it’s shared and food sharing initiatives are on the rise in Britain and across the world. What’s involved? ....more on this story

New meal service guide - Dinners to Your Door
08 April 2015

Having ready meals delivered directly to your home has become an increasingly popular choice for many people across the UK. Particularly for those who are older or unable to get around .....more on this story.

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 gather......read 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 ...read 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 announcement....read 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 www.nationalvegetarianweek.org 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! Everymealcounts.org
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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