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The Birmingham Cook Book! 

1 Jul 16

When we were asked if we wanted to contribute to The Birmingham Cook Book, we jumped at the chance! Find us, along with many familiar faces on the Birmingham food scene inside! For our contribution, we’ll give you the secret to making your own …


Business
Asda joins Birmingham Central Mosque for Iftari 

1 Jul 16

Shopping giant co-operates with feeding poor and needy during Ramadan.


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New restaurant with rooms opens in Cotswolds 

28 Jun 16

Step this way for a night with a difference.


Blog feature
Vegetarian Parmesan Style Cheese – Gran Kinara from Vorrei 

27 Jun 16

Not all parmesan cheese is vegetarian friendly.


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Lunch this week! 

27 Jun 16

Hi everyone, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka daal with sourdough // Ham, pea mayo and rocket baguette Wednesday: BLT on ciabatta // Halloumi, caramalized onion, avocado and rocket on ciabatta Thursday: Spicy chicken, roast garlic aioli…


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July in the Cookery School! 

24 Jun 16

We’re coming to the end of June, and our July courses are filling up fast! What better way to spend an evening or day, than learning great new cooking skills, and more importantly EATING! Kicking off the month with our Earth Oven Building course (…


Blog feature
Review: Japanese Food at Rofuto 

22 Jun 16

Auckinlech House in Five Ways Birmingham was a prime example of 1960’s architecture.


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Urban Pop Up – Gin Night @ JQ 

22 Jun 16

The second of our summer-long #UrbanPopUp  promises to be an awesome one on Thursday 7th July.


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Heritage Weekend at Cadbury World 

21 Jun 16

Learn about the history of the world-famous brand.


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Lunches! 

20 Jun 16

Hi everyone, enjoying the rain? Hope that it doesn’t stop too many of you coming down for our lunches this week: Tuesday: Tarka daal with sourdough // Ham, emmental, pickles, lettuce and mustard mayo on ciabatta Wednesday: Moroccan spiced mince …


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Urban Film Club @ Fargo 

20 Jun 16

On June 30th we have the next instalment of The Astral Gypsy’s films, screening ‘Memories’ by Otomo Katsuhiro.


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Ben Tesh Pop-Up @ Church St 

18 Jun 16

After the amazing demand for Ben’s original one-off pop up at ours back in May, Ben has decided to extend his residence with us and will be hosting it every week Thurs-Sat at Church St! Service starts at 7pm each evening.


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NEW STOCK! 

17 Jun 16

If you’ve been into the shop this week, you may have noticed we’ve got some new stock gracing our shelves! We’ve curated a spice rack, with spices we use ourselves in the bakery and the cookery school.


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Summery Salads @ #JQ 

16 Jun 16

Ok, so the weather might be set against it being summer but we are determined! To go alongside our new wine menu (the butternut squash with halloumi salad and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc = heaven), our Andy has created a lovely menu to give you guys …


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Father’s Day Menu at Chaophraya 

15 Jun 16

 Photo: Word In Veg Ways When I was telling people that I was going to Thai Restaurant Chaophraya in the Bullring, they weren’t sure where I meant, until I said “it’s the one covered with grass by the church” – “ah yes!” they’d …


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LUNCHTIME 

13 Jun 16

Here’s the menu this week: T uesday Tarka Daal with sourdough Prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato fresh basil pesto baguette   Wednesday Spicy roast chicken, roast garlic aioli, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun Pea, asparagus goats cheese frittata…


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Italian Artisan Goods – The Pop Up Deli Co 

8 Jun 16

I’ve written about my love for delis numerous times over the years on this blog and nothing has changed, I still love them wholeheartedly.


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Coventry Pride @ #FV 

8 Jun 16

On Saturday 18 th June – Sunday 19 th June Fargo Village Coventry will be hosting the second annual Coventry Pride.


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Inaugural Birmingham Food Drink & Hospitality Awards announced 

8 Jun 16

Best places to eat, drink and sleep honoured.


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Lunches! 

6 Jun 16

Hi everyone, here are this weeks lunches: Tuesday: Tarka daal with sourdough // Bacon, brie and avocado on ciabatta Wednesday: Carrot and coriander soup with sourdough // Pastrami salt beef, pickles, emmental and mustard mayo on a brioche roll …


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Donations for the Calais ‘Jungle’ 

6 Jun 16

Loaf cookery tutor Lap-fai Lee and former Loaf baker Dom Clarke are heading to the Calais Jungle to cook for a few days in the Refugee Community Kitchen.


Blog feature
Culinary Captures – May 2016 

30 May 16

In a month sprinkled with Bank Holidays and bluebells, May’s foodie offerings have been aplenty too.


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Lunches! 

30 May 16

Hi everyone, here are this weeks lunches for you: Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Prosciutto, provolone, olives and rocket baguette Wednesday: Pulled pork, thyme, gruyere and rocket sourdough pizza // Cheddar Ploughmans sandwich Thursday: Roast…


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Urban Film Club @ FV 

28 May 16

Urban Film Club is bringing you films thick and fast at Fargo! Our next one is Thursday 2nd June courtesy of Steve @ Sgt Bilko’s Vintage Emporium .


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Final few places for June! 

27 May 16

We’ve got lots of exciting courses coming up this June! What’s even more exciting is that we have the final few places left for the taking (even on our usually sold out and ever popular  Bread: Back to Basics course!) Take your plate round the …


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Espresso Events Presents: Acoustic Sessions @ CS! 

27 May 16

Our Church Street emporium is very excited to host a live music session by Espresso Events, to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


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Birmingham City Mission fundraising appeal launched 

27 May 16

Homeless charity asks supporters to hold a cake sale in June.


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Clipping the Church for Erdington 

27 May 16

Czech artist brings long-lost English tradition back to Birmingham.


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Launch Night – Be At One Birmingham 

26 May 16

I am quite choosy when I go out these days, I like to find places where I don’t feel too old, but somewhere where I can still have a fun time.


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Lunch 

23 May 16

Hi guys, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Caprese sandwich on foccacia Wednesday: Ham, pea mayo and rocket baguette // Sloppy Joes on brioche with slaw Thursday: Muffaletta // Greek lemony hotpot with black eyed …


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Half-term family fun at Cadbury World 

23 May 16

Extra attractions laid on for school holidays.


Blog feature
Grab & Go at Grand Central Birmingham 

22 May 16

Modern life means we can’t always take time for a lunch break like we used to and often our lunch is bought on the hop with a limited timeframe to eat it in.


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Wine & Cheese Night @ JQ 

21 May 16

So the first of our #UrbanPopUp nights is almost upon us! To celebrate us getting our permanent alcohol license, the JQ will be putting on a little shindig and inviting everyone to join us on a summers evening to drink wine, eat cheese and be merry! …


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DIY Butchery! 

20 May 16

Impress your friends at your next dinner or BBQ by doing your own Butchery! The question is: Chicken or Lamb? Local Master Butcher Steve Rossiter, who runs Birmingham’s first organic butchers –  Rossiters  – in Bournville, leads our …


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Godiva Calling @ FV 

20 May 16

Urban music comes to Urban@ Fargo !! Love live music? Love a bit of competition? Love our food and drinks?! Then this Sunday has been made for you – live music from 4pm for only £2.00!!! For more info, check out our Facebook page.


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Yumzee launches in Birmingham 

19 May 16

New social dining experience aimed at local foodies.


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20 Years of Spice @ FV! 

18 May 16

Come on down and join us here at Urban for this film night special! ’20 Years of Spice’ documenting the meteoric rise of the 90’s pop phenomenon – the Spice Girls.


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Brazil arrives in Birmingham 

18 May 16

Carnival parade heralds new restaurant.


Blog feature
Culinary Captures – National Vegetarian Week Birmingham Special 

17 May 16

National Vegetarian Week is a great platform for restaurants and organisations to showcase their vegetarian wares and it gives us vegetarians the opportunity to find out what’s new as well as for those who want to just be a little more flexitarian…


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#UrbanPopUp is Coming! 

17 May 16

We are really excited to be able to announce that we are launching our Urban Pop-Up nights at JQ to celebrate getting our alcohol license! Over the summer we shall be hosting a completely new and different event on the first Thursday of every month, …


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Marco Pierre’s right 

17 May 16

A terrace of all seasons at MPW Birmingham.


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Epicurean Mementos Interview – Katy Beskow – Little Miss Meat Free 

16 May 16

In this very special edition of Epicurean Mementos to mark National Vegetarian Week , I’ve invited Katy Beskow aka Little Miss Meat Free , to share her culinary keepsakes and favourite things, offering us a little glimpse of her life in the kitchen.


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Lunches 

16 May 16

Hi everyone, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Smoked salmon, dill and cream cheese on brioche Wednesday: 4 cheese sourdough pizza // Ham, egg and chive ricotta baguette Thursday: Brie, cranberry sauce and rocket on…


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Urban Film Club at #FV 

15 May 16

The next instalment of our Urban Film Club is courtesy of Al from The Astral Gypsy screening the classic film, 1966 Batman: The Movie.


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New restaurant venture for city centre 

14 May 16

Ben Tesh launches new restaurant pop-ups.


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NEW COURSE! Flavour Geography: Thailand 

13 May 16

We’re introducing a new course into our popular Flavour Geography series – Thailand! Join Loaf and expert cookery tutor Lap-fai Lee for this exploration of Thai flavours and classic Thai home cooking.


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Ben Tesh @ CS 

12 May 16

FOODIE ALERT! We’re excited to announce that the awesome Ben Tesh will be hosting a pop-up restaurant at Church St on Saturday 28th May! Ben has trained at some of the UK’s best Michelin starred restaurants.


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Basil Brush set for Cadbury World 

12 May 16

Family fun at chocolate attraction.


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Urban Film Club : All about Sgt Bilko’s Vintage Emporium 

11 May 16

As many of you will know, we have been working with Steve at Fargo Village screening some great films and we thought you guys should get to know him and his business! Sgt Bilko’s Vintage Emporium is a unique venture launched in March 2015 within …


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Wizard of Oz 

10 May 16

Food and drink expert to link wine and music.


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Lunches! 

9 May 16

Hi everyone, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Roast chicken, avocado and tomato on ciabatta Wednesday:Parma ham, olive tapenade and provolone on challah // Caponata with ricotta and foccacia Thursday: Roast lamb …


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Adult Colouring @ CS 

9 May 16

As Spring arrives and the sunshine comes out, now is the time out of your busy day to appreciate the beauty of the present moment –  join us for our Spring colouring in session at Church St on 14th May from 2pm-4pm! Brunch is served all day and as…


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Summers Under The Tamarind Tree 

7 May 16

Even before I open Summers Under The Tamarind Tree , I find myself taking a minute or so to contemplate what’s inside, what the contents is.


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Cosford serves up another tasty festival 

6 May 16

Museum set for food fair.


Business
Kings Heath farmers’ market celebrates this Saturday 

6 May 16

Village Square to host tenth birthday party.


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Death Cafe @ JQ 

5 May 16

Drink tea.


Blog feature
Hola! El Borracho de Oro 

4 May 16

Edgbaston has changed.


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Lunches! 

2 May 16

Hi all, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Salami, pickles, mustard mayo and provolone ciabatta Wednesday: Pesto, halloumi, red onion, tomato and little gem ciabatta // Prosciutto, black olive and mozzarella …


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May Courses 

29 Apr 16

Can you believe it’s May already?! Almost half way through the year, have you kept up with your resolutions to learn new cooking skills or just cook better? It’s not too late! We’ve still got places on courses this month! Here’s what we’ve …


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Urban’s Film Club @ FV 

29 Apr 16

We’ve got a special night planned for this bank holiday weekend as we pay special tribute to the legend that will eternally be known as Prince.