• Food,  Leeds,  Local food

    Grubstaker Launch Night

    Last week saw us at Leeds Food & Drink Association launch our Grubstakers scheme (supporters of LFDA). It was an evening filled with WINE and Food Deliciousness, all hosted in the private dining room at Salvos. It was so exciting to get a group of our new Grubstakers together, as they were all there because they love the fantastic, independent food and drink businesses within Leeds. What a collaboration it was… we had bruschetta from Mario, charcuterie from Friends of Ham, stew made by a further collaboration of Swillington Organic Farm‘s produce and Lazy Lounge‘s amazing chef, cheese from George & Joseph, and to round it all off, baklavas from…

  • Food,  Leeds,  Local food

    Leeds Food & Drink Association Launches Grubstakers

    I have been a little distracted recently, as I’ve been working on a new project with fellow food fan, Nick Copland. We’ve been setting up Leeds Food & Drink Association, which has the aim of promoting Leeds as a city that is passionate about great food and drink. It’s exciting times. We have incredible members (check them out here) – they’re some of our food and drink heroes. It’s all just beginning to take off, and the first official event is the launch of Grubstakers (excellent word, no?!). The event promises to be amazing. How couldn’t it be when it involves the likes of Latitude Wine, Salvos, Friends of Ham,…

  • Baking,  Food,  Leeds

    The Great Leeds Festive Bake Off

    What’s better than Christmas? Christmas with CAKE. And when I say that, I am definitely NOT talking about your traditional Christmas cake. I can’t stand the ruddy stuff, which is annoying as I love all things festive. But festive bakes (mince pies, christmas pudding, stollen etc.) are just not for me. It’s ok though, there are many more options… Make a chocolate cake look like a log and you’re there! Gingerbread houses, snowmen biscuits, reindeer faces or just about any sweet thing covered in glitter is just as festive as any spiced fruit catastrophe. To make Christmas and Cake even better, The Arch Cafe has created an event combining the…