National Vegetarian Week

Originally published on 10 May 2011 at

23 – 29 May

First of all, meat eaters – relax! This isn’t a compulsory programme to force people to give up meat. Rather, it’s a national week of exploration in food, with a focus on trying out different dishes that are meat-free, and raising awareness of the positive aspects of a vegetarian diet.

Organised by the Vegetarian Society, there are events happening across the UK. Here are a couple of events taking place in Yorkshire:

Seven-course Vegetarian Banquet
Friday 20 May, Northorpe Hall, Mirfield , WF14 0EG. 7pm.
Am I hearing you right? Seven courses? All vegetarian? This is bound to be a delight to any vegetarian’s ears, and a great way to dip into veggie food for meat-eaters. It’s £25, but for that you get a wide range of tastes, ranging from pumpkin to avocado to black pepper ice cream. All money raised goes to Northorpe Hall’s work supporting children facing challenges to their emotional well-being and mental health.

An evening with Hansa’s at Waterstone’s, Leeds
Waterstone’s, 93-97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AP
Local chef Hansa Dhabi will be in store at Watestone’s to talk about her award-winning Indian vegetarian restaurant, Hansa’s. Established in 1986, Hansa’s is renowned for its authentic Gujarati cooking – a primarily vegetarian cuisine- alongside a friendly atmosphere. Hansa’s two cookbooks have become local bestsellers. Food samples will be available, too.

You can also check out other events taking place across the UK, the National Vegetarian Week website.

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