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Richard Johnson

A Yorkshire Christmas

We are SO over the ‘German’ Christmas. Forget the gluhwein and bratwurst — let 2016 be the year we brought Christmas home. In Manchester, we’re hosting a truly postmodern knees-up at the Winter Gathering — with DJs and craft beer in a listed fire station. But for a Yorkshire Christmas, come along to Trinity Kitchen from now until January 22. The new rotation of traders have been making a list (and checking it twice) as they arrive to cook up a storm in God’s own county.

Fresh from winning the People’s Choice at the 2016 British Street Food Awards, Buddha Belly are getting all local and seasonal by serving up their famous vegan curry with a side of Thai-seasoned sprouts. As Sai, the founder of Buddha Belly, likes to say, “Yule not find meat in this, baby!”

For something sweet, Bournville Waffle are bringing along their infamous orange chocolate fudge waffle, with fudge made using Terry’s Chocolate Orange – from York. Of course.

And Zouk Tea Bar are offering up Desi Chai, which is an aromatic, milky take on Yorkshire Tea, with a plate of Yorkshire chestnuts, roasted with a special blend of Indian spice.

Diamond Dogs are bubbling up a mac and cheese with a medley of Yorkshire’s finest – including Smoked Wensleydale, Gromit! And, as an alternative to ketchup and mustard, the Diamond Dogs gang are mixing up a cranberry BBQ sauce. Ho ho ho!

KerbEdge will be matching their Yorkshire Blue burger with a Lager and a Pale Ale from Leeds Brewery. And on the weekends they will be doing the Full Yorkshire, their mighty breakfast offering.

Don’t bother writing that letter to Santa. Or looking under the tree. Just head straight to the middle of Leeds.