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Visit the Kitchen Table!

Celebrate your food, stories and traditions.

National Vegetarian Week 16 - 22 May 2016

20 April 2016 


 NVW16 National Vegetarian Week 2016



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. National Vegetarian Week 2016 (16 - 22 May 2016) is all about your food, stories and traditions, and you can tell others all about them, simply pull up a chair and visit our online ‘Kitchen Table’ at 

Go online to and share your stories about your favourite veggie dishes, discover new recipes and make connections with traditions old and new.Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive at the Vegetarian Society said, “Food has a special place on everyone’s table because it can evoke great memories of places, people and events. Maybe a family holiday once inspired you to rustle up something you now call Skegness soufflé, or perhaps you invented a recipe for banana curry the day you ran out of potatoes and you've loved it ever since – or have you lovingly refashioned a fabulous veggie version of a dish that reminds you of home? Whatever it is, we want to hear from you – and our ‘Kitchen Table’ is waiting to collect your stories.”

National Vegetarian Week 2016 (#NVW16) is from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May.  Now in its twenty-fourth year this celebration of all things veggie is a great time to talk about food, traditions and those special dishes. 

The Vegetarian Society is a charity that influences, inspires and supports people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. Being a vegetarian is a choice that is kinder to animals, to people and to our living planet. Established in 1847, we are the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world. Visit for more information.  

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