City Buzz: Masterchef host Gregg shows support for Leeds Food Month

Gregg Wallace meets Northern Monk Brewery founder Russell Bisset in Leeds.
Gregg Wallace meets Northern Monk Brewery founder Russell Bisset in Leeds.
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YOU MAY have noticed some fancy banners across the city centre championing ‘Leeds Food Month’.

If you’re wondering what it is, don’t worry – it’s kind of snuck up on us too.

To put it simply, Leeds Food Month means loads of foodie-based treats and events taking place across the city from May 7 to June 7.

It’s an umbrella term marking the arrival of both the Leeds Indie Food Festival (from May 7 to May 24) and the 10th Leeds Food and Drink Festival (from May 22 to June 7).

It’s got sponsorship from Asda too (hence the fancy banners, I imagine).

Even Masterchef host Gregg Wallace has visited Leeds to record a film and find out what the fuss is all about.

He visited Trinity Kitchen, Sukhothai and Leeds Bread Co-operative and Northern Monk Brewery, and said: “I’d heard great things about the food and drink scene in Leeds and I’m really impressed with everything I’ve tried – but even more so with the passion of the people.”

It’s great to see the city making a song and dance about what we have on offer and flying the culinary flag.

Let’s hope there are many more Leeds Food Months to come.

Visit www.leedsfoodmonth.com for details.

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