Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula then these are the foodie picks for you.
For a taste of sunshine, join Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger as they serve up a delicious Caribbean dinner complemented by some fine rhymes at Come Rhyme With Me (18th May, 19:00, The Writers' Place). With rice and peas on the menu, alongside a range of witty and astute performers, this cosy evening is sure to tingle your taste buds and warm your spirit.
Italians are known for their love of good food and since Alex Martini has named his debut show Alex Martini Is Mad About Food (18th-19th May, 1st-2nd June, 17:40, Sweet @ The Welly) it proves he is no exception. With humour as dry as a gin martini, this early evening comedy is the perfect aperitif for anyone passionate about pasta.
After a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, George Egg: DIY Chef (24th May, 26th May, 20:00, The Warren: The Hat) shows that cooking doesn’t get tougher than this. An audacious combination of stand-up and comedy lecture, George cooks live on stage, using power tools. Don’t try these techniques at home, but do try the food, as everything cooked is eaten at the end by the audience.
If you’ve Instagrammed one too many avocado toasts or açaí bowls, then Clean Mean Eating Machine (17th May, 20:00, 18th-19th May, 16:30, 20th May, 13:15, The Warren: The Blockhouse) will hit home. This debut full length theatre show blends physical comedy, clowning and a whole lot of kale into a smoothie of satire. Join the Clean Eaters Anonymous to discover whether the #cleaneating lifestyle is really as simple as the bloggers make it out to be.
Recently crowned the hipster capital of the world, Brighton is proud of the many independent businesses championing locally sourced products in the Lanes and beyond. If you want to discover the unsung heroes of the Brighton food scene, then join Brighton Food Tours: The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour (4th May, 11th-12th May, 18th May, 11:00-14:00). Whether you’re a lifelong Brightonian, or just down for the weekend, you’re bound to discover something exciting to eat.
Marlene and Boycie have invited you to a Gala Dinner. Surely it would be rude to not accept? Only Fools And 3 Courses (11th May, 19:00, 27th May, 13:00, 19:00, The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel) is a comedy caper, served up alongside a slap up meal. Inspired by the stalwart British sitcom, you’ll get to see all your favourites, including Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert.
Finally, all real foodies will surely be irresistibly drawn towards Foodies Festival Brighton (5th-7th May, 11:00, Hove Lawns). At the largest food and drink festival in the UK, you’ll get to meet Michelin star chefs, Masterchef winners and GBBO winners and discover their top tips for inventive and delectable delights. With masterclasses, award-winning producers, a street food village and more on the programme, your tummy will be entertained the whole day long.