This Saturday I will be mostly eating orange and whisky marmalade, spicy potato wedges
and ginger sponge pudding, washed down with Elderberry wine.
The 12TH of February saw the arrival of over fifty purveyors of fine food and
drinks to the Vulcan Arena in Hull. Many of the long established names in
traditional Yorkshire produce were there to showcase quality goods as part
of a weekend celebrating home grown fare dubbed Deliciouslyorkshire.
During the weekend there were demonstrations by top chefs and catering students
from Hull College promoting regional foodstuffs.
Inside the modern arena were row upon row of stands and stalls, displaying everything
from preserves and pickles, to pies and puddings.
There was something for everyone; many of the stallholders encouraged you to sample
tasty titbits and give them feedback.
This was an excellent opportunity to buy unusual specialities under one gigantic roof.
In a world where our taste buds have become accustomed too mass produced
supermarket fodder, it was refreshing to be able to sample homegrown
fare from people that really care about food; making it to the highest standard.
As well as all the family comestibles on show were farmers proudly advertising
free range and farm raised meat products.
A lot of the products were made from
age-old recipes handed down from generation to generation.
For example the Irish marrow chutney from Granny's Kitchen, Bramley: which
had a particularly piquant flavour.
Brian Turner was the central figure at the two-day event.
He demonstrated new twists on wholesome Yorkshire dishes including: fillet of
Yorkshire beef spiced with red chilli.
Brian was friendly and warm, cracking jokes; all the while making his
assistant for the day, Matthew Dominey, feel less nervous, cooking in
front of over 200 or more people.
Twenty-year old Matthew was presented with this unique opportunity to cook alongside
the popular TV chef after winning Chef Idol, a competition held by East Riding and Hull Colleges.
We were happy to meet Brian, a celebrity who was approachable, down to earth,
and non pretentious; in short a true, hearty Yorkshire lad.
He even agreed to pose for a photo with young Jane. 'appen it were grand.
All the food made us thirsty, luckily Blacksheep Brewery from Masham, Ripon were on
hand to wet our whistles.
The attractive stall manned by the friendliest folk imaginable; was never
without some one clambering to try the different bottled ales on show.
They spent the day pouring out measures of ale for all to sample including
Rigwelters, a dark ale; Emmerdale, a lighter version; and Holy Grail which had a fruity finish.
As well as the liquor on sale, (four bottles for a fiver bargain) there were
t-shirts, mugs and the lovable mascot: the little black sheep himself.
Go to www.blacksheepbrewery.com for details of open days and special events at the brewery.
I saw some rip lips the other day and it brought fond memories flashing back!
Does anyone remember the 80's sweets? They were so much better than the crap on offer today.
Here are my favourite 80's sweets:
Milk Bottles - made by Haribo - fatter
Food and Drink - Newland Fisheries By Matt
Thanks thisisUll, having recently read your review and being a Newland Ave resident
I have just visited Newland Fisheries. It was fantastic, the fish is white, the
batter is light and crispy, the chips are tasty. Definitely the best on Newland
Ave and surrounding area. Highly recommended.
Food Reviews - La Perla, Newland Avenue By Andrew Martin
In June Nick Quantrill wrote a review that gave a rather unfavourable impression of Pier Luigi,
the Italian restaurant situated on Princes Avenue. Indeed, Pier Luigi is the
most disappointing restaurant I have so far encountered in Hull
Food Reviews - Relax coffee shop, Newland Avenue
Picture an over-sized sitting room complete with potted palms and large comfy leather sofas,
music to listen to, daily newspapers to read, or enjoy a game of chess, scrabble or cards..
Sitting on your own or meeting up with friends
Food Reviews - The Zoo café, Newland Avenue
Follow a narrow path off Newland Avenue by the side of Skelton's shop
and you will encounter a gardened area leading to the Zoo vegetarian café
and coffee shop.
It is surprisingly easy to miss, even with the banner across the top of
Food Reviews - Pier Luigi's, Princes Avenue - 19th June 2004 By Nick Quantrill
Birthdays are special. They are even more special as you hurtle rapidly towards the door marked
30. It's becoming increasingly rare, for one reason or another, that my friends
and I all gather in one place. All it takes is one
Food Reviews - Yankeeburger - Hessle Road, Hull
By Nick Quantrill
Hull undoubtedly has many fine places to eat and enjoy different styles of food in pleasant surroundings.
When we cut away the often pretentious warbling about contrasting flavours, smells and colours
Coffee Shops Reviews
- Wired Cyber Café and Network Gaming Centre, Cottingham Road, Hull By Starpaw.
The world is turning digital, it's true.
WAP mobile phones, digital televisions and palmtops, the works.
Computers are here to stay and the net is playing an even larger role in our everyday lives.
Once the domain of geeks and computer fanatic's, cyber space
From the ashes of the defunct Sydney Scarborough building rises Hull's one and
only cyber cafe. It's decked out with huge dark blue comfy sofas, massive
ultraviolet waveform artwork adorning the walls and Avril Lavinge's Sk8er
Boi playing out through the sound system. Liberal amounts
Food Reviews - Thai House by Allen Miles
Last Friday after leaving Mo to do his thing at the Waterstones "Is Hull Really Crap?" debate, I was fortunate enough to indulge in an evening's dining for two at the Thai House restaurant on Princes Ave.