Liz will be showing the lucky people attending her cooking lesson how to create her ‘chicken dinner’ calling card dish that wowed the MasterChef judges. The dish includes a couple of techniques that are very useful for ambitious home cooks to have in their tool box and she’ll talk about the theory of great dish design.
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Olia is a Leith’s-trained chef, recipe writer and food stylist. She honed her cooking skills in the fiery kitchens of Ottolenghi after which she worked as a freelance recipe tester and developer for a variety of food magazines, including Sainsbury’s and Jamie’s, and appeared in a Food Network cookery show Red, Hot and Yummy. Last year she was picked as Observer Rising Star of 2015 in food category and her recipes are regularly featured in 10 Best column of The Guardian’s Cook supplement. Her cookery book ‘Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & Beyond’ is available through Amazon.
Pintura is inspired by the vibrant, food-crazed culture of the Basque region. They paint our own unique portrait of Pinxtos and Spanish tapas. In October 2015, they were awarded runner-up for best restaurant in the national Observer Food Monthly Awards. Head chef Greg Lewis now serves his own fresh take on some of his favourite Basque and Spanish dishes. He uses the finest imported Spanish produce married with the best seasonal ingredients to produce a modern British twist on traditional Basque recipes.
Shannon graduated from the Tante Marie Culinary Academy in 2007. He went on to travel the world learning various cooking cultures and cuisine. Since returning to the UK, he shares his vast knowledge and experience with Tante Marie students as a full time teacher and demonstrator.
Stefano Corvucci – the Boho Chef – welcomes foodies from around the world to his CIBO cookery school, located in the heart of Bologna in Emilia Romagna – a city renowned for Italy’s finest food and where he is also a hugely successful restaurateur. A passion for authentic Italian cookery – with an emphasis on authentic – will infuse Stefano’s demonstration, as he gives fresh ingredients an inimitable Emilia Romagna twist, showing how simplicity and using the natural flavours in foods in season can create fabulous tasting dishes. Fancy giving your Christmas a Bolognese feel? Come along & see Stefano!
The Star Inn The City (York)
Matt Hunter heads up the team at Star Inn The City, York.
The restaurant is situated in York’s historic Museum Gardens just within the City Walls, on the banks of the River Ouse – just a stones throw from York Minster and the beautiful city centre. Matt opened the restaurant in October 2013 for Michelin Star red Andrew Pern and a syndicate of local business men, since then it has grown it’s own following of foodies who come from far and wide for the locally sourced ingredients from the all day menu and seasonal specials!
Simon Jewitt is Head Chef at Harrogate restaurant, Norse. The critically acclaimed Nordic inspired restaurant. Since joining Norse, the restaurant received a glowing review from The Observer’s top food critic Jay Rayner during its first year and has been listed in the Waitrose Good Food Guide and the Michelin Guide.
OnRoundhay are thrilled to be working with local Food Festival experts Leeds Indie Food to curate the John Lewis Food Village, bringing together some of the finest local and regional pop-up and street food stalls to whet any appetite. A feast of tastes and cuisines for adults and children will be on hand all day to accompany our amazing line-up of music, entertainment and children activities.
Leeds Indie Food
Leeds Indie Food is a city-wide celebration of independent food and drink, supporting Leeds’ awesome indie bars, restaurants, coffee shops and traders through innovative events, pop-ups and festivals. This year Leeds City Council and Leeds BID helped put Leeds Indie Food on the map as country’s biggest and best independent food festival. #LIF16 has been a roaring success so far, and the team are looking forward to taking the show on the road and showing off some of the city’s best street food traders at OnRoundhay this summer.
Expect to see Leeds’ brightest lights alongside some favourites from the North’s vibrant street food scene. “We’re bringing all out best friends to the party”, says Festival Director Matt Dix. “We’re pretty sure it’s set to be the tastiest street food lineup Leeds has seen, with legends like Manjit’s Kitchen appearing alongside pop-ups from the likes of Laynes Espresso. There’s innovative, latin cooking from Yakumama, killer surf and turf from Clawhide… It’s all our favourite traders all in one place and we can’t wait to show them off!” Come hungry.
AWESOME JOHNSON’S CHICKEN EMPORIUM
Awesome Johnson does the simple things properly. Whether you fancy a southern fried tower burger, stacked with hash browns and slathered in dirty mayo, or a classic box of fried chicken to chow down on you’ve come to the right place. This isn’t your average chicken shop. In fact, they might not even have those little moist napkins for afterwards, so make sure to bring your own as you’re definitely going to get messy.
Banh Mi Booth
You might have come across Emily and her converted vintage Renault Estafette van Gloria at festivals and markets around Yorkshire. They’re hard to miss. After completing a PhD in Flavour Science, Em took her skills to the streets serving up perfectly balanced Bánh Mì – authentic vietnamese bread rolls packed with zest and flavour, filled with juicy Bun Cha pork patties, tender lemongrass chicken or crispy five spice tofu.
Claw Hide are a true original, serving up epic surf and turf grilled over charcoal packed into garlic-butter lathered flatbreads freshly baked in their wood fired oven, all on the back of what can only be described as a street food chariot. The team hail from the north east, and bring market-fresh fish straight off the boat and the kind of steaks the butcher saves for himself. Such awesome produce deserves respect. Real cooking, simply done. What could be better?
Crabbieshack are serious about seafood, celebrating everything that’s good about the humble crustacean. They really make the most of the ocean’s bounty, whether it’s in the form of their signature crab rolls or soft shell crab burgers with toppings like fennel, almond, avocado and harissa. If you’re lucky, the day boats might even have brought the boys a special catch for their lobster rolls, slathered in homemade thousand island sauce.
If you know your coffee, you’ll know all about Laynes Espresso. Their New Station Street shop is the home of speciality coffee in Leeds, and they’ve recently expanded their food offering with popular brunch pop-ups and an expanded menu. Hit them up for a flat white and a plate of ripe avocado with sumac on Leeds Bread Co-Op sourdough, or just a simple double espresso from coffee roasters Square Mile to keep you dancing well into the night. Gone are the days of scorching Nescafé at music festivals. Laynes Espresso are true lifesavers.
LONGHORNS BBQ SHACK
We’re super excited to see the return of Longhorn’s BBQ Shack, a tasty tin hut with a an onboard smoker included. These north eastern ‘cue-experts really know their stuff, coating pork buts, beef brisket and the like with their signature rub before a true low and slow smokehouse treatment. It’s pulled pork done properly. Even their seasoned fries are a festival hit, so step up to the shack, place your order and dig in.
THE MADELINE EXPRESS
The Madeline Express is one truly tasty roadshow, a feast on wheels dispensing the very finest goodies from artisan bakers Noisette Bakehouse. Sarah’s gorgeous vintage van will be packed to the brim with seasonal, small batch baked creations, so whether you’re in the mood for a famous sea salt caramel brownie, a slice of honey, almond and orange blossom cake or a bag of simple vanilla sugar madeleines you’ll be in dessert heaven, all washed down with a cup of Yorkshire tea of course.
Manjit is a true Leeds legend. After starting out delivering home-cooked gujarati Indian food to the doors of those in the know, all facilitated through Twitter, she’s worked her way up to slightly more glamorous accommodation – her sunny yellow horsebox,.crowdfunded by adoring fans after her previous van was vandalised! Manjit’s food is legendary too, of course, and all totally vegetarian. Grab a kick-ass chili paneer wrap, pull up a stool and taste the sunshine.
If you’re after proper dogs then Piggie is your man, with an enviable festival wrap sheet stretching from Glastonbury to Leeds International Beer Festival and everything in between. He’s the hardest working man in street food, and you’ll see why when you taste his puntastic specials. The Amy Swinehouse comes topped with pulled pork and Jim Beam BBQ sauce or maybe you’ll nab a Chilli Con Kanye, with rich beef chilli and nacho chips. Accept no imitations.
Pizza Fella is a local hero, and if you’ve seen his gorgeous converted Citroen H-Van at festivals and food markets in Leeds you’ll know why. The classic motor has been sympathetically adapted to incorporate a killer wood-fired oven, which belches forth world-class neapolitan-style pizza cooked in seconds, all topped with fresh, authentic ingredients. Pizza done properly. Just what we like to see.
SELA BAR GRILLED CHEESE
Boy oh boy. Do those Sela Bar guys know their way around a grill. Fresh from a kick-ass pop-up in Trinity Kitchen, the Sela Bar Grilled Cheese van will be firing up the burners and melting cheese between bread in the very best way possible. Expect oozy, cheesy goodness served up from a converted Bedford van, all decked out in traditional Sela Bar red of course!
THE MAC SHAC
Mac and Cheese is fast becoming a festival favourite, and Mac Shac are must be a contender for the comfort food crown. Fresh from serving food fans everywhere from T in the Park to Leeds Feast, they’ll be popping up at OnRoundhay with their glorious pots of pasta and mouth watering toppings, stacked with goodies like roasted chorizo, french ratatouille and even spicy creole shrimp. Who knew the humble macaroni could be elevated to such godlike status?
THE PIZZA BUS
The Pizza Bus is the brainchild of pizza legends Sela Bar, and if you’ve attended more than your fair share of sweaty gigs at legendary Leeds venue Brudenell Social Club (and who hasn’t?) you’ll probably have seen them serving up much needed dance fuel in that hallowed Hyde Park car park. The ever changing menu is sure to feature some line-up themed specials, so get your rocks off and grab a slice of Primal S-Cream Cheese and Spicy Sausage. Or something. Mic drop.
After a taking their food on tour down under, Yakumama are back in the north with a brand new stall, ready to thrill you with zesty, intelligent cooking inspired by Latin America. Believe us when you say you won’t miss their colourful ziggurat, and you won’t want to miss their food either. If you’re after truly amazing vegan cooking, they’re a good bet. Ingredients and dishes are ever changing, but a recent festival pop-up saw coconut crumbled cauliflower tostaditas with mango Chow Chow slaw grace the menu. Phwoar.