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National Vegetarian Week 2010

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National Vegetarian Week

Monday 24th - Sunday 30th May is National Vegetarian Week. Throughout the week, events will be held up and down the country to promote inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. To find out about events that might be happening near you, search the Events Diary. Activities in your area might include social events, information displays, special meals or restaurant discounts. The Events Diary also allows you to submit your own event, and offers ideas and inspiration as to how you might be able to take part. Individuals who are taking part in National Vegetarian Week privately, for example by cutting out meat for a week, can submit their pledge on the Veggie Pledge Form.

A selection of events taking place are given below:

Supper with Friends, Brighton: Vegetarians are being encouraged to bring their non-vegetarian friends to Brighton’s Food For Friends restaurant on the evenings of Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th to meet others and share a dozen tasty vegetarian dishes. Cost £20 each. Booking essential.

The Mmmm Factor, London, 30th May 2pm-5.30pm: An afternoon of live demonstrations and wisdom from the kitchens of the world. Cost: Free. Register your attendance online here.

Vegan chocolate at Melange Chocolate, London, 26th-30th May: Special menu items for National Vegetarian Week: Hot chocolate made with soy milk, coconut milk or water, to spice to your taste and Dark Chocolate sorbet orange & chilli. Cost: £2.50 per drink and £3 per sorbet.

From Grass to platter (A Cornish Vegetarian Cheese degustation night), Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, 25th May, 7pm-10pm: Discover and appreciate the uniqueness and specialty of Cornish Vegetarian cheeses and the best ways to appreciate their diverse and unique flavors. Cost £7.50 per tasting platter.

An English Country Garden, The Angel Inn, Hetton, Skipton. A vegetarian charity gourmet dinner utilising locally sourced Yorkshire produce set to four Yorkshire wines from Rydale Vineyards! Dinner and wine £40.00 all proceeds go to Unicef Clean Water projects in Ethiopia.

Rendezvous by the River, Old Sawmill Cottage, Kilkerran, Ayrshire, Scotland, 23rd May 2pm-6pm. A veggie barbecue to celebrate National Vegetarian week. Marquee on hand for shade/shelter incase of inclement weather! Bring your own veggie/vegan food and drink.