Monday, August 07, 2006

News Update

A few bits and pieces to keep you all up to speed ...

Leeds is having its own Food and Drink Festival this year, running from Wed 30 August to Friday 1 September. It will (mostly) be taking place in Briggate (one of the main shopping areas), which has had a recent cosmetic overhaul. I haven't been able to find a website for the event, although the flyer (which I picked up in Spice Quarter) suggested visiting The Leeds Guide for listings. At present, such information seems a bit sparse though the festival is also sponsored by Leeds Live It Love It, the Leeds City Council, and Let's Eat Leeds.

Once you've recovered from that, head up the road to the York Festival of Food and Drink. This festival runs from 22 September to 1 October, so you've got plenty of time to fit in a visit! I went along last year and had a great time, which included sampling an excellent venison and apple pie and checking out the real ale trail.

I've also decided to make a bit more of an effort linking to other food blogs. So ...

Random selection of the week is the Veg Box Diary. Gastropunk and Maths Chick work their way through their weekly (organic) veg box. They've categorised the fruit and vege so you can easily find a recipe for kohlrabi or tomatoes.

A couple of blogs that link here ...

Daydream Delicious is a fellow expat who has posted a beetroot and chocolate cake recipe. I was looking so longingly at the beetroots in the farmers' market yesterday and wondering what I could do with some too!

Extraordinarily Ordinary, while not strictly a food blog, is on the hunt for 'the perfect nasi lemak'. That qualifies the blog for a mention here!
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Blogger sourrain said...

Thanks alex!

I used to do weekly food reviews whilst living in Kuala Lumpur,but have cut down on my food reviews seeing that I didn't have many readers living near/around leeds;therefore no idea what on earth am I going on about.

And just as I was starting to give up on the culinary ability in leeds, I found your blog.

8:00 am  
Blogger Alex said...

There's plenty of culinary adventures to be had in Leeds ... just need to find them ... :)

I'm trying to make my way through as many bars and restaurants as possible - with new ones opening all the time it's quite a daunting task!

And I'll start keeping my eyes open for nasi lemak for you!

11:37 am  

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