Monday, May 14, 2007

Vegan Kitchen Nightmares

Real Kitchen Nightmares - London Nutritionists Challenge British Chefs and Restaurants for National Vegetarian Week.

"Diners looking for meat free options on restaurant menus are still often getting a raw deal on quality, choice and value for money," says Tony Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life, Nutritionists, London. "Chef's should use extra demand during National Vegetarian Week ( 21st - 27th May) to try out healthy new dishes."

Despite the many vegetarian and vegan pubs and restaurants that have sprung up all over the UK (mono & Stereo in Glasgow, Banns in Edinburgh, 222 , Pogo and Mildreds in London , Bob Trollops in Newcastle, The Porter in Bath, Cafe Maitreya in Bristol, The George in Brighton), it seems only The London Brewery Fuller's in Chiswick are taking vegetarian demand seriously. According to The Publican Fuller's are now training their chefs about vegan diets, how to avoid vegan kitchen nightmares, and following the lead of Aramark, leaders in USA college catering.

There is a prize on offer to the best healthy vegan innovation from a chef during The UK Vegetarian Society's National Vegetarian Week - a gift box of Lush goodies from notoriously smelly, sparkling, vegetarian eco-superstars, Lush Cosmetics. Winners will be announced at The 5th Bristol Vegan Fayre on the 9th & 10th June after the program of vegan cookery demonstrations.

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