Leicester Winter Food Fest in technicolour

Pictures and captions by Hazel Paterson

Leicester’s Winter Food Festival took place on November 20 and Leicester’s famous market. Great Food magazine writer and recipe creator Hazel Paterson was on hand to take some pictures that capture the vibrancy of the local food scene.

Afia Akrom from Afia’s Home Cooked Indian Food and a very shy mum!

Eilene Reis’s Vila Brasil – her Brazilian Street Food was absolutely amazing and my food highlight of the day

Emma Bradshaw from Baldy & Bing’s Homemade Things

Thierry Daugeron from Stamford’s new Thierry at Home Range looks (and tastes) fantastic


Rana from Leicester’s Top Nosh Kebabs

Vanessa Toon and Sarah Wills with their amazing hog roast from Neil Green Catering

Flavoured coffee, fresh veg and vintage homewares

Elizabeth’s Patisserie from Nottingham had queues of people eagerly waiting to buy her delicious cakes and breads

Even canines were well catered for

Leah Spicer gave out samples of Entropy’s mulled wine and spicy cider – so good!

Squisito of Warwickshire’s delicious bread, smoked garlic and olives

Helmuth Osborne with his travelling delicatessen and incredible Welsh Mead

Leicestershire’s Olive Grove Cookery School were serving up delicious mince pies

Picks Farm Shop’s delicious organic meat

Nicola from Delicious Cakes and Catering

Adam Piotrowski from Leicester Market’s new Food Enterprise Workshop in the Demonstration Kitchen

Fosse Meadow Farm of Frolesworth’s free-range chickens were on sale

A chef enjoying eating his wares!

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Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.