It’s the idea of it…

Originally posted on Spoilt Broth:
A few recent conversations got me thinking about the things that lead people to dislike a food or a food combination because they find the idea off-putting. I’m not talking about moral objections (eg. to battery eggs); rather, of the impact of preconceptions. In one conversation, I was explaining why…

A Lancashire Road Trip, Another Supper Club & Summer Plans

It’s been another busy two months since my last post. Beside the expected food tasting and cooking, I’ve also become an Aunty for the sixth time to Eddie Joseph, and what a beauty he is! I’ll be splitting this update over two separate blogs. Keep posted for ’72 Hours in Scandinavia’……coming soon! A Lancashire Road…

Life Through a Lense

This blog is going to be the shortest by far in terms of word content! Since I started blogging almost three years ago, I also started an interest in photography. I’d never even had a digital camera before, I’d always used a throw away camera back in the day. When I got my first I-Phone…

Vegan Supper Club, Must Try Eateries & Leeds Living Reviews

It’s exactly a month on since my last blog, and it’s been another busy food one! From hosting my first Vegan Supper Club, writing 2 new reviews for Leeds Living on-line lifestyle magazine, and excitingly trying out some Leeds eateries for the first time. The problem is where to start telling you about it all?…

Messy Cook Festive Videos Are Back!

The team is back together again filming some new Messy Cook festive videos! So far we’ve published Messy Mince Pie Samosas, and Sprouts with Chorizo and Walnuts. Beardy Tipples have also shown us their take on an Expresso Martini Cocktail, perfect to boost start your Christmas or New Year Parties! Check out these videos below….

Video: Messy Mince Pie Samosas

Do you hear that? I’m sure I’m not the only one with Michael Buble’s Christmas album blasting out as I put up the Christmas Tree. All across the country households will be decorated today. But! Nothing means Christmas in The Messy Cook household like my Messy Mince Pie Samosas. Check it out. Full recipe is…

Leeds Kirkgate Night Market Review

The first night market last month was well advertised and it certainly showed. The often sparse looking space at the bottom end of the market, due to its sheer size, felt less so this evening. Permanent stall holders, such as Banh & Mee and Fat Annie’s, were doing a roaring trade, evidenced by their long…

Guest Blog: Borscht with Dill Dumplings by Thomas Chalk

Beetroot soup, similar to the borscht in this post, was the first thing I cooked for Cath (aka The Messy Cook!).  Friends have told me that they are scared of cooking for me because I cook well therefore expect me to be a harsh judge. I didn’t really understand this until it came to cooking…