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…

Beautiful Prague: Accommodation Mishaps & a Trip to A&E

It was my first visit to the Czech Republic back at the end of March this year, my first new country of 2017!  After returning back to work after the Christmas break, a trip was needed to ease the new year blues. With my colleague and friend Sofyanah, Prague was decided on, as it was…

My ‘Around the world’ Supper Club @ The Union, Leeds

I was much more apprehensive leading up to hosting my second supper club than I was for my first one. There were logical reasons behind this though. Firstly, there were more people coming along to this one who I didn’t know, and secondly, I had someone reviewing it!  The evening this time was being held…

My Masterchef Audition Experience! 

I didn’t for a second think I would hear anything back after sending off my application form to be on the TV series Masterchef (UK). My ex-housemate Angela, who got me addicted to the show, sent another application form to me insisting I applied. I’ve never had any aspirations to be on TV but I…

Luxury Food & Drink Hamper by Infiniti Cadeau

What a lovely present that greated me when I got home from work the other week, a Kensington Hamper. I’d been asked to review the hamper by newly established Leeds based company Infiniti Cadeau, who specialises in luxury hampers and gifts.  The Products:  Inside the study red box, which was draped in a gold ribbon, was a…