Turning the Tables on the Food Critics

Leeds Indie Food Festival began yesterday and runs until 28th May. There are still tickets for a host of events. Take a look: www.leedsindiefood.co.uk. Having just enjoyed a fabulous five course lunch at Home presented by a very professional team … Continue reading

A Pair of Dirty Pigs

If you haven’t yet come across A Pair of Dirty Pigs, then you should take a look at their Instagram site where you will find their independent and well informed reviews of restaurants  in Yorkshire and London. The Dirty Pigs … Continue reading

BBC Good Food Show

The popular BBC Good Food Show Spring takes place at Harrogate International Conference Centre (HIC)  8-10 April. It has a celebrity line up of Paul Hollywood, Tom Kerridge, Michel Roux Jr. and the Hairy Bikers. Take your pick according to … Continue reading

Black Swan Guesting

We raved about Tommy Banks’ cooking at the Black Swan at Oldstead after we lunched there in the summer so we are happy to report he’s at the stove for a special guest night with Matthew Lockwood at Lockwoods of … Continue reading

Lisa’s Dinner

We’ve been very circumspect about pop-up dinners after a couple of poor experiences where the organisers were more excited by the venue than the food. We think the Lisa@the Gallery dinners at the Staithes Gallery get the balance about right, … Continue reading

Top chefs invade the Devonshire Arms

If you want to sample dishes prepared by the best Yorkshire chefs then you need to book a place at the Devonshire Arms (Bolton Abbey) Food and Wine Week which begins on Monday. Mandy and I were invited last year … Continue reading

Are You a Food Obsessive?

If you love ‘fine dining’, if you know every Michelin starred chef in the UK, if you study the ‘World’s 50 Best’, if you own a copy of ‘Historic Heston’ and you follow www.elizabethonfood.com or www.andyhayler.com then listen up. From … Continue reading

York Food Festival

  Ticket’s are now on sale for Yorkshire’s biggest food festival. The York Food Festival runs from 19 September for ten days. This year’s theme is ‘good food in diverse locations’, these include dinner in the Treasurers House, a St … Continue reading

Lunch in the Pink Shed

To Trinity Leeds and an invitation to lunch at the Pink Shed to launch the Leeds Loves Food & Drink Festival that runs 23rd May-9th June. What’s the Pink Shed I hear you ask? Nothing more than a shocking pink … Continue reading

Winter Barbie

Have you discovered Andy Annat yet and his Crackerjack BBQ events?  Apparently he’s the  barbecue king having won various championships, designed fire pits for Heston, run celeb. events, done telly, hauled his gear up to Balmoral for the Queen’s 80th … Continue reading

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