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  • Writer's pictureKatie Smith

Love British Food Launch 2018

On Thursday I headed down to London for the Love British Food launch for a fabulous lunch delivered by Phil Howard at the incredible restaurant Elystan Street. 

As one of the 14 youth ambassadors for Love British Food 2018, along with Richard Bower, Milly Fyfe, Ed Ford, Georgie Gater-Moore, Luke Winton, Hannah Binns, Ethan Kinney, Chris Manley, Linsey Martin, Mary Ankers, Jack Hodgeson, Josh Dowbiggin and Harriet Wilson, I was honoured to be attending the event.

I headed down to the event full of excitement, eager to meet all of the other young farmer ambassadors, as well as Liz Earle, Raymond Blanc and Candice Brown who are also ambassadors for the campaign.

Upon arriving, I recognised very few people there but after getting talking to lots of the guests it was clear that we all shared at least one thing – a passion for British food. It was great to hear from the competition winners and runners-up, the ambassadors in attendance and even the state secretary Michael Gove about their views on the future of British Farming.

The meal was of course incredible, and chef Phil Howard must be a genius to have produced an all British produce 3-course meal on the same budget that the NHS hospitals have to work on, £4.05.

We started off with steamed hispi cabbage topped with a coddled egg dressing and a sprinkling of Montgomery cheddar. This was followed by a roulade of chicken with creamed potato, leek hearts and spinach. To top it all off, we had organic buttermilk mousse finished with rhubarb and orange. The menu really incorporated seasonal ingredients, celebrated some great British produce, and tasted fantastic.

(P.S. If you want to check out all 3 courses of the meal, I posted photos to my twitter on the day of the event!)  

All in all it was a fabulous day, and we were sent away with a goody bag full of even more amazing British produce!

I am thrilled to be an ambassador for Love British Food, and if you would like to get involved there are plenty of opportunities.

Right now you can start posting photographs onto social media using the hashtag #BritishFoodIsGreat to show the public what is so incredible about the British food industry – these can be of anything from your farms to the fish and chips on your plate as it is all about celebrating British food.

Another great chance to get involved is to post a video of yourself saying ‘British Food is Great’ and post it to Twitter with #BritishFoodisGreat – making sure to tag @LoveBritishFood too. Doing this will not only be promoting British food, but will also enter you to win  a meal for 2 at Michelin-starred restaurant The Elephant courtesy of Simon Hulstone, a top level Michelin starred chef plus an overnight stay at the Cary Arms boutique hotel in Torquay.

For more details on the campaign and how to enter the competition be sure to visit

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