Deluge of flavour on first day of North Leeds Food Festival

Scott Gibbon of Big Red Oven shows off his pizzas. PIC: Tony Johnson

Scott Gibbon of Big Red Oven shows off his pizzas. PIC: Tony Johnson

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The weather was less than glorious, but there was still a feast of flavour and colour to enjoy as the first ever North Leeds Food Festival opened its doors yesterday.

Organisers say the three-day event will be “showcasing, exposing and celebrating the most exciting local talent in street food, music, drink, art and culture”.

19 August 2016 ....... Martin Oliver from the Mussel Pot  at the first North Leeds Food Festival in Roundhay Park.  Picture Tony Johnson

19 August 2016 ....... Martin Oliver from the Mussel Pot at the first North Leeds Food Festival in Roundhay Park. Picture Tony Johnson

A message on its website said: “All of these areas represent the theme that provides the backbone to our festival; talent. We aim to expose as much as we can.

“If you can’t tell, we love the North of England and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate this; and where better than the biggest park in God’s own county?”

Among the attractions are 20 independent street food vendors and a market bringing together producers offering vegetables, cheeses, jams, pies and crafts.

19 August 2016 .......  Verity Griffiths fundraising for St Georges Crypt at the first North Leeds Food Festival in Roundhay Park.  Picture Tony Johnson

19 August 2016 ....... Verity Griffiths fundraising for St Georges Crypt at the first North Leeds Food Festival in Roundhay Park. Picture Tony Johnson

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