Category : Food

Gastronaut heads to Roots and Fruits

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Amidst the many new shops opening up in the Leeds Grand Arcade, you will find a humble vegetarian café that has been around a good deal longer than most of us. Tucked comfortably in the arched passageway, Roots and Fruits has been feeding many happy tummies, vegetarian or otherwise, for … Read More

The Best of Belgian Food

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When you think of food and drink in Belgium, things such as waffles, chocolate, mussels, frites and beer will probably spring to mind. Having returned from my year abroad, I can say with absolute certainty these sum up Belgian food and drink perfectly. #1. Waffles – Street vs Restaurant Which … Read More

Autumn Apple Crisps

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With autumn in the air, these healthy apple crisps are a great snack. They may take a while to make, but don’t let the baking time deter you. The scent of apples and warm autumn spice will fill your house with a festive feel. Ingredients 3 red apples 3 tsp … Read More

Gastronaut heads to Outlaws Yacht Club

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There is no reason not to go. In fact, why haven’t you been yet? This café, bar, exhibition space and all round good hangout is tucked away on New York Street, making use of local produce to knock up an array of homemade humbleness from breakfast time till tea. On … Read More

Colourful Caribbean Tortilla Cups

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This recipe is here to change your dull, pasta filled diet. These tortilla cups are easy to make and very versatile too – fill them with whatever you fancy! This recipe calls for a mix of colourful ingredients, giving you the food ‘rainbow’ you need in these darkening winter days. … Read More

Divine Chocolate Mousse Cakes

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Layering velvety mousse over rich, moist chocolate cake, there is no better way to indulge yourself this weekend. Ingredients Cake 3 large eggs 110g unsalted butter, diced 170g dark chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar 65g granulated white sugar Chocolate Mousse 90g chocolate (same warning as … Read More

A 1950s tea-time treat at Just Grand!

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Upon entering the cozy corner that is Just Grand!, I had the feeling of travelling back in time to the 1950s. The beautiful décor was incredibly detailed, from the little dolls to the porcelain tea pots, from the vinyl records used as menu holders to the mismatched old-fashioned chairs – … Read More

Food | A recipe from Nigeria: how to make Akara

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Bean cakes, or ‘Akara’, are a Nigerian snack or breakfast food, and the perfect complement to your morning coffee. Ingredients 125g bean flour 250ml water 1 stock cube ¼ red onion 2 tbsps of salt 1 pepper Vegetable oil Method Dice the onion and pepper and set aside. In a medium-sized … Read More

Food | Belgrave Street Feast is still the edgiest way to cause a coronary

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Belgrave Music Hall is certainly one of the best things to come to Leeds in the last year. With its eclectic live music selection, slightly overpriced yet insufferably trendy craft beers and a beer garden – for all those warm, dry Leeds days – it’s truly great. It’s the perfect … Read More

Food | Gastronaut heads to Tharavadu for the best in Keralan

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“Tharavadu” in Keralan means ‘family house’, representing the observation of traditions and all things familial. In this regard, Tharavadu has certainly stayed true to its name. Upon entering, we felt as though we were being brought into a home, where every dish has been specially crafted to capture all the … Read More