The Leeds Food & Flavours Festival, which is organised by Makor, will take place in February.
The Leeds Food & Flavours Festival, facilitated by Makor, the Jewish culture office for Leeds, will take place on 18th February at St. Edmunds Church.
The new festival, organised in partnership with the church and supported by Near Neighbours and The Heritage Lottery, features a colourful line-up of the city’s vibrant minority and ethnic communities and tastings of delicious traditional recipes. Groups taking part and set to talk about their culinary customs include East African, Greek, Gujarati, Jewish, Lithuanian, Punjabi, Cameroon, Thai and Zimbabwean communities.
The winter tasting festival also offers a range of live cooking demonstrations, live cultural arts performances, family fun and a chance to chat about international food traditions past and present. There will also be local producers selling goodies, and an all-day eatery – so nobody needs to go away hungry.
Ellie Ruhan, festival director of Makor explains, “Our mutual love of food opens up a great opportunity to celebrate not only what we have in common, but what makes us unique. Makor are extremely proud to be the instigators and organisers of this city event, showing support for multiculturalism in the city as well as putting our own tasty Jewish food in the spotlight.”
The celebration of vegetarian and fish-based international cuisine will take place between 11.30am to 4.30pm in the church, which is based on Lidgett Park Road in Roundhay. Tickets are £5 for adults, and can be bought on the door or directly from Makor.
For more information, contact Makor on 0113 2680899, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.