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Support Our Crowdfunding Organic Foodie Chat Show for Fab Prizes!

June 14, 2020 in Organic & Biodynamic Food
Matcha Powder
What will you create with organic Matcha? This vibrant, antioxidant rich jewel is so versatile in cooking, baking and tea rituals

Stop press! Our organic foodie chat show evening is happening this Thursday 18th June! Can you help us make it a big success? We’ve got prizes to give away to readers who spread the word and help sell our crowdfunding tickets to support our editorial runnings costs and paid internships. We earn pennies from advertising controlled by big business and we would like to get rid of showing ads altogether.

So, let’s get started. How would you like to win some Ceremonial Organic Matcha Green Tea Prize or have a privileged Sneak Peek at the First Chapter of My Journalism Memoirs – Alison in Wonderland?

Buy Tickets Here

Read on to find out how.

Fifty Top Gastro Pubs
A vibrant starter of spring vegetables and egg at the award-winning Black Bull Inn Sedbergh

Calling lovers of the finest shade-grown organic matcha green tea, journalism memoirs and social media stars! We have a box of exquisite Clearspring organic ceremonial grade matcha green tea powder, RRP £16.99 to give away. The prize also includes a scoop and whisk to make your own organic matcha lattes to put an emerald zing in your day. The combined prize is worth £33.98.

The prize will go to the first Ethical Hedonist reader to inspire a friend or two to attend our crowdfunding organic foodie night by 6 pm GMT tomorrow eve latest. Please note there are no cash alternatives to this giveaway and the editor’s decision is final.

Black Bull Inn Sedbergh
Organic Foodie Chat Show – Luxury, minimalism and foraged details come together at the Black Bull Inn, Sedbergh

Inspired? Snap up your foodie chat show tickets here + optional dinner party menu for Thursday at 7.30 – 9 pm via Zoom. Maybe you could give a ticket as a gift? It’s an evening devoted to interviews with the chefs, organic producers and doctors who champion real, deliciously healthy food and organic farming. The show will also inspire you all to visit chef Nina at her chic Inn in Cumbria, just a hop and skip from the Lake District.

Foodies and Chocolate Lovers

If the time isn’t convenient, we can send you a recording. Can you think of a foodie or chocolate-loving friend who would be delighted to attend? We’ve also got the fab chef’s giveaway of dinner and B+B at the Black Bull Inn Sedbergh during the chat show. Or perhaps you would you personally like to soak up the latest, no-nonsense medical advice on how to eat well from the comfort of your sofa and support your favourite independent organic magazine?

Impressive Foodie Star Guests

Organic Foodie Chat Show – Chantal Coady in the gorgeous Moroccan garden at her chocolatier and tearoom

It’s going to be fun, informative and magical and the response has been uplifting. People who have booked are saying how excited and impressed they are by the guest line up and scope of the magazine show which I have created during long days in self-isolation.

The organic foodie chat show includes interviews with top chef Nina Matsunaga from the Black Bull In in Cumbria, organic and fair artisan chocolate queen Chantal Coady and Dr Ken Berry MD – the doctor speaking out about hidden sugar in processed food that triggers type two diabetes.

The MD Inspiring Scratch Cooking

Ken is a science and nutrition-based MD inspiring millions to return to cooking real food from scratch and one ingredient cooking. He also loves to eat indulgently healthy food.

Bring a friend and let’s make this night of incredible storytelling and real organic heroes rock! The prize also includes a scoop and whisk to make your own organic matcha lattes to put an emerald zing in your day.

Top Secret Memoir

Black Bull Sedbergh
Organic Foodie Chat Show – A starter using organic produce by award-winning chef Nina Matsunaga

For readers and supporters not based in the UK, I am offering the first ten readers to support our crowdfunder today a top-secret peak at the first chapter of my journalism memoir with a draft title of Alison in Wonderland – A Memoir of Newspaperland, Love, Celebrity, Trauma and Rebirth. For your eyes only. As for the price of the first chapter Alison in Wonderland, of course, it is priceless!

One very close friend and my greatest critic had this to say about the first draft chapter of my memoir “funny, moving and absolutely delightful.” Buy. your ticket here. Organic Foodie Chat Show.

Energy, Creativity and Focus

Matcha Latte
Matcha Latte

Now back to matcha! As the founder and editor of this organic culture magazine, I can tell you that I drink organic matcha green tea two or three times a day to boost energy, creativity and concentration whilst writing and editing. Together with increasing my energy levels, I have noticed that it really helps to reduce acid reflux and problems with a congenital hiatus hernia. In fact, it is such an effective energiser that I don’t drink it after 6 pm unless I plan to stay up all night writing, as it is the most powerful organic rocket fuel.

Magical Matcha Experiments

I’ve also started to experiment with using organic matcha powder in yoghurt, cakes, muffins, puddings and no fruit smoothies. The jewel-green colour creates an impressive pop of alluring colour.

Clearspring Ceremonial Matcha
Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder by Clearspring

The proven health benefits of matcha green tea have been revealed in numerous scientific studies. They include boosting antioxidants which protect cells from oxidative damage, increased brain function, alertness and mood; and matcha is especially high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties. But let’s be clear. Matcha needs to be organic and sustainably grown, otherwise, it is grown using pesticides.

What are you waiting for? Sound the bugles. Call your friends. This is our third chat show and our second live event and there will be many more.

Grown in the Hills of Kyoto

Matcha Mountain
Organic Foodie Chat Show – The hiking trail on Matcha Mountain,

Matcha is a finely milled vibrant green tea powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves. Clearspring Organic Ceremonial Matcha comes from Uji, a region high in the hills around Kyoto, renowned for producing the best Japanese teas.

Lady Birds and Dragonflies

Only accessible by foot, this remote area is unpolluted and rich in friendly bugs such as spiders, ladybirds, praying mantis and dragonflies to keep the pests under control (best to use organic matcha as non-organic matcha is grown using excessive amounts of agricultural fertilisers and pesticides).

The matcha is shade-grown for the final few months to allow the leaves to fill with chlorophyll, the finest young tea buds are picked, dried and ground in a granite mortar.

Supported by Clearspring Organic

Our Organic Matcha Green Tea Prize has been kindly donated by Clearspring one of the UK’s oldest certified organic food companies. They make over 250 certified organic food products and ingredients from matcha to apple puree pots and soya condiments inspired by the ancient culinary traditions of Asia, notably Japan.

James Ratcliffe and Chef Nina Matsunaga
James Ratcliffe and Nina Matsunaga in the bar area, Black Bull Sedbergh

This first chat show is a warm-up to our forthcoming and very delayed crowdfunding campaign on crowdfunder.co.uk. You can read our missions statement for the magazine here – Support Ethical Hedonist Magazine for More Fab Good News Journalism


about the author

Alison Jane Reid

Alison Jane Reid - Journalist, Editor & Emerald Princess of Slow, Sustainable Luxury Living - 18 year track record interviewing real icons for: The Times, The Lady, You, The Mirror and Country Life. Now leading her alluring fairtrade, emerald revolution - Don’t Miss Out - Have you joined The Ethical Hedonist set?

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