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30 July 2015

Super Beetroot Veggie Burgers

Photo: © childsdesign
If you’re growing your own veg, you’re probably experiencing a glut right now and we think we have just the recipe to use up some of that bountiful produce. If you’re not green-fingered it is perfectly acceptable to buy things in.

For vegetarians and observers of ‘Meat-Free Monday’, these burgers are delicious and satisfying plus they look good too with their purply-pink hue.
And why do we call them ‘super’? Well, they’re decently packed with healthy ingredients, so they have to be good for you.

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Photo: © childsd

29 July 2015

Roasted Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

Photo: © childsdesign
Tomatoes are the very essence of summer. We grow them every year outside in a sunny spot and cross our fingers for a bumper crop. Our tomatoes are promising little green marbles at the moment which will soon swell and ripen after regular watering and feeding.

This recipe is a good way to enjoy the full juicy flavour of a good vine-ripened tomato and is simple to prepare. The dish can even be assembled up to 24 hours in advance.
As well as celebrating the tomato, the filling uses an abundance of fresh herbs, so if you are a herb growing enthusiast, like us, what better way to show off their wonderful flavours.

The stuffed tomatoes can be served as a starter or light meal with a green salad and maybe some bread to mop up the juices.

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25 July 2015

Moroccan Style Meatballs

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These spicy meatballs are delicious and really simple to make. To get the best results you do need to get in there with you hands when you mix all the meatball ingredients together. You will end up with yellow fingers because of the turmeric in the Ras El Hanout but it's worth it!
The addition of semolina rather than breadcrumbs helps to bind everything together as well as adding a slight nuttiness.

Unlike most meatballs in sauce recipes there is no need to fry them first. They are just dropped straight into the sauce and simmered slowly – this releases their flavour into the sauce and everything becomes wonderfully infused, rich and delicious.

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23 July 2015

The Artisan Food Trail is proud to support the Farm Business Innovation Show and Rural Entrepreneur Live in 2015

This year, The Artisan Food has increased its activities in the public arena by getting involved with more trade shows.
We are now pleased to confirm that we are official supporters of the Farm Business Innovation Show and the Rural Entrepreneur Show. These co-located events are taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 11th and 12th November 2015.

Grow your farm business in new directions

The Farm Business Innovation Show is the show designed for all farmers, smallholders, land owners, estates and everybody with an interest in rural business, who are looking for new ways to use their land to bring in more money. It is not an agricultural show with farm machinery, plant and livestock, but a farming business show with new ideas, advice, suppliers and resources to make your business more profitable.

This is the event for Rural Businesses

The Rural Entrepreneur Show was inspired by the themes of diversification, innovation and rural business success, and these have been the foundations for the event’s popularity and growth over the last three years. This event is the unrivalled place where you can find the support, inspiration, products and advice you need to not only ensure your rural business is a success, but ensure it stays a success.

Come and visit 

The Artisan Food Trail

The Artisan Food Trail is exhibiting at this event where you can find us on stand 282.
If you'd like to know more about what we do and how we can support your food business, whether you're already established or just starting one, visit our stand for a chat.
Graham Childs, our co-founder is also part of the line-up of speakers and we'd like to invite you to attend his talk which covers marketing for those with a small budget.

It is completely FREE to attend and both days of the shows which are packed with un-missable seminars, industry experts, leading suppliers, innovation ideas and fantastic networking opportunities. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.

For more information about the shows and to register for your FREE ticket visit the websites:

9 July 2015

The Artisan Food Trail partners with The Food Entrepreneur Show 2015

The Artisan Food Trail are the proud media partners for The Food Entrepreneur Show, taking place on the 29th & 30th September at ExCeL, London.

For those searching for the spark to light up their business empire, this is the trade show to visit. The Food Entrepreneur Show, taking place on 29th & 30th September, 2015 at ExCeL in London, is Europe’s largest show for restaurateurs and takeaway owners looking to grow or start their business; offering over 200 market-leading suppliers, 85 expert-lead seminars on the latest relevant industry topics, unique interactive features, networking opportunities and more.

Whatever type of business you run, whether it’s a world-class restaurant, an independent family owned favourite, a small takeaway, or a street food van, this event has everything to help you stay ahead of the game.

The Artisan Food Trail will also be exhibiting so we invite you to come and visit our stand for a chat.
We will have some more exciting news related to this event coming soon so watch this space!

UPDATE! (7 Aug 2015) –  We can now reveal that exciting news we mentioned above.
The Artisan Food Trail has put together a panel of experts which you can pitch your business to with the chance to win £10k worth of help. Read about the 'Pitch to the Experts' event here.

The Food Entrepreneur Show is co-located with the Takeaway Innovation Expo and Street Food Live.

For more details visit The Artisan Food Trail website or visit the event's website where you can register for a FREE ticket to attend.