Leicester Winter Food Festival: In pictures

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Leicester Market swapped its traditional fruit and veg stalls for street food from around the world today.

The sixth annual Winter Food Festival saw the undercover section of the market filled with local traders, selling everything from wood-fired pizzas to waffles.

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Blog of the Month: Ray Mears’ Extreme Housewifery

November’s Blogger of the Month is Laura Hadland, from Leicester, whose site Ray Mears’ Extreme Housewifery is a weird and wonderful mixture of restaurant reviews, baking, gardening and…mosaic making!
Laura holds the World Record for the largest toast mosaic and has also created a portrait of Pippa Middleton made from more than 16,000 crumpets!

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Review: The Ned Ludd, Friar Lane, Nottingham


Nothing says Autumn like a cosy pub lunch – especially after a bracing walk.

Last Sunday we decided to go on a search for a decent roast in Nottingham city centre, after taking a wander around the Arboretum park, soaking up the sunshine and crunching in the golden leaves. Not exactly strenuous, but enough to work up a decent appetite, especially after a few too many glasses of wine the night before.

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Review: Rocket@Saltwater, Nottingham

The nachos - mine had far more delicious guacamole on them than this

With hindsight it was probably a mistake to order a dish with a dinosaur symbol next to it on the menu to indicate its size. I should really have learned by now that if I want to do a restaurant review justice I need to try all three courses.

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