Five foodie dates for your diary for the month of July.
1.2nd-11th July is National BBQ Week – National BBQ Week has grown in popularity every year since its inception and even a lockdown and a pandemic could not hold the event back last year, neither will it this year. More details on BBQ Ben’s website here.
2. 5th – 11th July, is the Great British Pea Week , is an annual celebration of peas! It aims to increase awareness and understanding of the provenance and heritage of peas, giving British consumers a reason to celebrate the little green nutritional wonders during harvesting time. Head to the Great British Pea Week website here for more details.
3. 7th July is World Chocolate Day – people around the world raid their cupboards, treating themselves to some chocolate. Whether it be dark, milk or white chocolate, World Chocolate Day is a great excuse to enjoy the delights of cocoa, either with a comforting favourite or by trying some new flavours! Who needs an excuse to eat chocolate anyway!!!
4. 16th July is National Cherry Day – this will be the 11th year of celebrating the humble cherry. And National Cherry Day was originally started back in 2008 to raise awareness of Britain’s cherries. Do you know that during the 20th century, Britain lost 90% of its cherry orchards? This is because following the wars, cherry orchards were planted over with more vital crops to feed the people.
So, the good folks at CherryAid (we thought this was a drink!) started a campaign to get more cherries grown in the UK. And whilst we still import 95% of all cherries, we’re now producing much more of these little red delights, which is good news. For more details on National Cherry Day head to the website here.
5. 18th July is National Ice-cream Day – A dessert as scrumptious and versatile as this deserves to be celebrated, and National Ice Cream Day gives you the perfect excuse to do so! Ice Cream Day gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in this sweet treat and to experiment with different ways of enjoying it. #IceCreamDay