Sun comes out for festival as foodies enjoy a summer feast

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..Ali Nazakat from Zouk, Bradford pictured cooking..3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..Ali Nazakat from Zouk, Bradford pictured cooking..3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
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The sun shone on the Yorkshire Food and Drink Show this weekend after a damp start.

It was packed on Saturday as Leeds enjoyed baking heat and the city’s food fans enjoyed a wide mix of local and independent goods and produce at Millennium Square.

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..Edward Fraser aged 3 from Leeds..3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..Edward Fraser aged 3 from Leeds..3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Crowds clamoured around the Cookery School stage for live demonstrations and tips and the heat was really turned up yesterday for an eye-watering chilli challenge.

There was also plenty of opportunity to take goods home.

Lian Furness said: “I live in Leeds and go to places like The Pit and Leeds Brewery quite a lot but there are smaller businesses we would not encounter. “It is good to support the Yorkshire businesses plus we love food and there has been a good atmosphere.”

Tom Pyke from Kirkstall Brewery said better weather made up for a cool start.

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

He said: “We paid a lot of money for the stall but we made good money on Saturday as Friday was awful weather but you can’t plan for that.

“For us it has also been worth it for brand awareness and we have had a great time.”

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds...3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds Food Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds...3rd June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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