Tag : food

Drunken violence forces café to close at weekends

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A flagship pay-as-you-feel café in Leeds has been led to close its doors at weekends due to growing problems with drunken violence and anti-social behaviour. Adam Smith, co-founder of the Armley Junk-tion café, has voiced concerns for the safety of customers, staff and volunteers at the Real Junk Food Project. … Read More

Leave your presence behind this Christmas

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When students go home for Christmas, an enormous amount of leftover food from people’s kitchens is thrown away. LUU has teamed up with a number of local charities and Leeds City Council so that unwanted food goes to those who need it, not to landfill. Collections will be held on … Read More

Seeing double: Hyde Park’s Sainsbury’s situation

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A new Sainsbury’s supermarket opened on the 1st December on Royal Park Road, only 0.2 miles away from the 24 hour Sainsbury’s on Brudenell Road. The Brudenell Road ‘Sainos’ has become a student institution, dominating the student-packed Hyde Park area when it comes to big supermarket brands. Which leads nicely on … Read More

Starting a Food Revolution with Billy Collins

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Last week, Leeds University Union played host to an innovative event: Leeds Creatives. The events saw creative people from in and around Leeds come to give speeches about the great work they’re doing to improve the city. One of those people was Billy Collins, proprietor of Honest Edibles, a vegan … Read More

Flavoursome Fare at Comptoir Libanais

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In amongst the Christmassy chaos of the Trinity Centre, new Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais offers a welcome glimpse of heavenly summer with its colourful souk-like interiors and delicious exotic food. The new Lebanese canteen is (based next to the Everyman Cinema on the top floor of Trinity) offers tasty Middle … Read More

Kirkstall Abbey Market Showcases Best Local Business

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Last Saturday marked the final appearance of the Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market of 2016, which takes place within the ruins of the 864-year-old abbey toward the end of each month. Kirkstall Abbey is a go-to for niche entertainment – from music festivals to last year’s outdoor Lord of the Rings-themed … Read More

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival

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It seems the Vegan stereotype has been outgrown. I was initially surprised by the length of the entry queue to the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, although it quickly became clear why the hoards were gathering. The £3 entry fee, which went towards Animal Welfare Charities, was just the start of … Read More

Boxing Day Pie

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A traditional Thanksgiving meal is made up of some very hit-and-miss dishes, such as pumpkin pie – not as disgusting as it sounds and, if made right, tastes like heaven. Their combination of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, however, is such a hit even here in the UK that households … Read More

Langar on Campus: Leeds Sikh Society teaches us about community and harmony

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Integration is possible if we are willing to talk, share and celebrate each other’s festive moments, be it cultural, social or religious. The University of Leeds Sikh Society recently organised an incredible event, ‘Langar on campus’, which made this possible. Hundreds of British and international students in colorful headscarves gathered … Read More

Recipe: Mum’s leek and potato soup

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Mum’s leek and potato soup My mum’s Leek and potato soup recipe is unbelievably cheap, and easy to replicate so long as you have some kind of blender. 2 medium-sized leeks 1 large baking potato 1 medium-sized white onion 1 Knorr vegetable stock pot (chicken works too) Parsley (shaker in … Read More