WHERE TO GET THE BEST AFTERNOON TEA OFFERS…

Afternoon Tea at Quince

The quintessentially British ‘Afternoon Tea’ is now recognised throughout the world after it has become one of the most popular meals around.

Everywhere you go from the little café up the road to the top Restaurants in London and around Great Britain, afternoon tea is being offered.

All the discount vouchers available have regular offers on them and even at outside events, pop up tea shops are fully booked with people enjoying their scones and jam.

Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857 was the originator of the British “Afternoon Tea” which became so popular that other social hostesses picked up on the idea and it soon became something quite normal for the fashionable society to enjoy sipping tea and eating sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

With so many on offer its difficult to know where to start looking but apart from the obvious vouchers available one of the best sites to go to is http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/ Afternoon Tea Company which has a list of all the afternoon tea venues in Great Britain. It also has an online booking service and shows all the offers available.

NEWS FOR FOODIES…

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is 23rd – 29th January 2011 – we all know we should be eating a good breakfast, and this is the week to take some time over the most important meal of the day. But not just that, the aim is to encourage people to think about where their food is coming from, so head down to your local farmers market and stock up on the best bacon, sausages, fruit and free range eggs. Visit farmhousebreakfast.com for more info.

The France Show is 14th – 16th January 2011 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which will host the biggest French market ever seen in the UK. With over 50 hand-selected French artisans, there will be a vast array of gourmet foods to try and buy.

The Outdoors Show is 13th – 16th January 2011 at Excel, London. The Outdoors Show is joining forces with the London Boat Show and the London Bike Show to create a supershow, with a Food Lovers Approved market area to see, taste and buy local and regional produce.

The Hampshire Potato Day is 29th – 30th January at Testbourne Community Centre, Michedever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire. There will be talks, planting and growing advice, over 140 varieties of potato’s, competition and more.