BRIGHTON SNIPPEATS: Gluten free pizza in Brighton, Brighton Tap Takeover, Brighton Food Tours booze edition, Am.Lou. spread and SODT


Last week I headed over to Fatto A Mano to try out their gluten free pizza bases. Now this was my first sample of gluten free pizza but in the past I have seen some very sorry examples, either tiny, pre-frozen or just very, very sad. FAM have waited until now as they have been perfecting the dough which uses a rice and potato based flour blend. Impressive to look at (almost identical to a regular pizza) with a real cornicone and blistering to boot. It was a little spongy for me but Alice Reeves over at Gluten Free Dining RAVES about it in her review so I would say it's the answer to Gluten Free diners prayers. You can top it with vegan cheese and even wash it down with gluten free beer. Bravo fattoamanopizza.com


Brighton Tap Takeover is back on 31 March to 2 April 2017 in pubs across Brighton which sees craft beer breweries taking over the taps at 14 of our best Brighton pubs. Each of the brewers takes over the taps of their partnered pubs to create the world’s greatest pub crawl, with each of the city centre pubs within a 10 minute walk. As well as great beer, the pubs are gearing up for a weekend of fun, food, beer education and great music. Wristbands for the event - which come pre-loaded with four beers, swag bag and priority entry are available now for £15 from www.taptakeover.co.uk. I'll be running a competition for wristbands over on my Instagram page shortly!


Also on the booze are the fabulous team over at Brighton Food Tours who are offering a monthly drinks special, starting Sat 8th April 3-6pm - featuring mostly alcoholic drinks, some not… but all designed to surprise and delight. Their tours are really fun and informative with plenty of hidden gems which showcase our city's best food and drink spots and producers.
There have been a few really good new Brighton boutique food producers cropping up this year. One is AM.LOU, a Moroccan inspired breakfast spread made from 3 organic ingredients; almonds, culinary argan oil and honey. It's flipping delicious! I polished off the whole jar bar what my kids could tear away from me. It's like a rich, decadent and grown up version of peanut butter, toasted, sweet almonds with a real savoury kick from the argan oil. It's made by hand in small batches here in Brighton and available in Flour Pot Bakery, Hisbe or via their website. A must try. amloutree.com


Hygge was a MASSIVE trend for this year and nothing says it more than big blankets and comfort eating. But slaving away in the kitchen for hours on hend is not hygge - no, no. Enter SØDT (pronounced soot, which means sweet in Danish) who hand make frozen, ready to bake Danish pastries. Take them out of your freezer, heat the oven and 20 minutes later you have delicious freshly baked treats. Order from www.sodt.co.uk