PlantBased April 2021

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Can you feel the hope in the air? Not only is the sun shining more regularly, but there’s a little light at the end of the long, lockdown tunnel here in the UK. Here at PlantBased HQ, we are starting to think about summer days spent with family and friends that we haven’t been able see properly in over a year. When I think about fun times spent with the people I love, I always remember the food! Birthday meals, barbecues, picnics – food is at the centre of so many of our celebrations. This month, we have the long Easter weekend to look forward to. More than just an extra two days off work, for many people Easter is a religious festival, but even if you don’t observe it as…

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nestlé announce vegan kitkat

Following rumours on social media, chocolate giant Nestlé ( has confirmed its plans to release KitKat V, a brand new vegan chocolate bar. The company says that it will feature crisp wafer fingers covered with smooth chocolate blended with plant-based ingredients. Louise Barrett, Head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Centre in York, said: “Taste was a priority when developing the plant-based chocolate for our new vegan KitKat. We used our expertise in ingredients, together with a test and learn approach, to create a delicious vegan choice for KitKat fans.” The company is yet to confirm exactly when the new bar will be launched, except to say that it will hit stores later this year.…

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vegan life magazine launches podcast

The award-winning magazine Vegan Life ( has launched a brand new podcast, billed as perfect for anyone who enjoys playing with their food. Hosted by comedian, Vegan Life columnist and all-round foodie, Jake Yapp, each episode will feature the very best vegan chefs, bakers and food gurus out there. The first episode, called Go Suck on a Kale Leaf, focused on cake, with bakers Gretchen Price, Kate Emmett and Katie White joining Jake to share top tips and trade secrets. With subsequent episodes discussing everything from fine dining to frugal cooking, the podcast is light-hearted and engaging, and it’s not just for vegans! It’s for anyone who is experimenting with plant-based living, or looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen. It’s already taking the podcast charts by storm; listen on…

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april events

Vegang: an online cook-a-long 22nd April – Online - Free Ben Ebbrell, Nureen Glaves and Grace Hull will be joining up to discuss sustainable eating and living, and cooking a vegan carbonara. Chester Vegan Market 24th April – Free Taking place in the heart of the city, entry to the market is free. Hosting up to 50 stalls, including vegan fast food, handmade cosmetics, ethical clothing and charities. The V.I.B. Walking Food Tour 30th April – £55 A Brighton walking tour of independent foodie gems – a celebration of the eclectic sights and tastes found in the city. Suitable for vegans – specify dietary requirements on booking.…

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tell me more about… nutmeg

A warming and fragrant spice that can be used in both sweet and savoury cooking, nutmeg is the seed of an evergreen tree called Myristica fragrans. The tree, native to Indonesia, is also the source of mace, another spice used in cooking. While nutmeg comes from the seed, mace is sourced from the outer filament that covers the seed. Nutmeg can be bought as a whole seed or ground, and both varieties are commonly available in supermarkets. It has a strong flavour that is nutty and slightly sweet, and is best used in small amounts so as not to overpower your dish. It’s often used to flavour rice pudding, and in winter drinks. In Indonesian cuisine, it is often used in spicy soups and gravies.…

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cookbook supporting action village india released

Following the popularity of the first Madras Café Cookbook, Action Village India has released another book, with 70 brand new recipes. Over the years, Madras Café has become a well-loved feature of the WOMAD Festival, an international celebration of music, arts and dance that takes place in Wiltshire. Starting in 1992 as a chai stall, it now offers freshly cooked Indian vegetarian food to 4000 people over four days. You can buy the Madras Café Cookbooks on the online Action Village India website:…