As you may know if you've been reading Gingey Bites for a while, I was a big fan of BRUM YUM YUM and their Streetfood Market which launched in April last year on the Village Square, Kings Heath, Birmingham. [See my review here].I'm very pleased to let you know that now the winter is behind us (ahem..) BRUM YUM YUM will be relaunching the KingshEATh Streetfood Market this Saturday.
Last year Birmingham’s reputation as a centre of food culture was boosted by local promoters BRUM YUM YUM. Founder, Duncan Stanley learned his trade in show business as a touring apprentice with local reggae superstars UB40 and now works full time to promote the region’s best independent food businesses. Duncan Stanley said: “I had a creative vision of what makes a really great streetfood market. A complete experience; a ‘streetfood show’ with quality food, drink and entertainment combined to create a special and unique vibe. Birmingham really took to my ideas and from day one we’ve attracted huge crowds.”
“People want to eat food that is sourced and produced with care and sold at an honest price. Streetfood ticks all the right boxes. Last year the public response was overwhelming and over the season we served our streetfood to thousands and thousands of Brummies. Streetfood has really taken off in Birmingham and our following just keeps on growing. In May we will launch our weekly streetfood market in the city centre.”
Highlights from the menu for the KingshEATh relaunch include Masterchef finalist Buddha Belly with real Thai streetfood, a Caribbean seafood grill, 10 hour roast Cotswold lamb, authentic Neapolitan woodfired pizza, Indian chaats from Lasan’s Raja Monkey, Valencian paella, South African braai BBQ, loaded pulled pork burritos, freshly made hot churros and chocolate pots, and Korean green tea. New for 2014 is the addition of selected food producers, importers and retailers. These include La Triestina who import fine olive oils, wines and coffees from the Trieste region of Italy, Vegetropolis who source the best organic fruit and veg from all over the Midlands, and Brum Yum Yum’s resident ‘spice girl’ Pip’s Hot Sauce.
Find BRUM YUM YUM on twitter @brumyumyum, facebook/brumyumyum or www.brumyumyum.com & get down to KingshEATh on Saturday 8 March and every second Saturday of the month. Open 12 - 6pm!
See you there guys and don't forget to skip breakfast! You won't need it!
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Friday, 28 February 2014
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Last week I popped down to the big smoke for an evening of wine, cooking and fun at the Underground Cookery School in central London. Not quite sure what to expect, Emily from Recipes & Reviews and I joined 18 other food and lifestyle bloggers from around the UK to find out more.
Sunday, 23 February 2014
The hubby and I recently discovered Oakley Grange Organic Farm Cafe, nestled between Hathern and Shepshed, near Loughborough. A family run working farm, Oakley Grange has existed for over 200 years and more recently, runs as fully organic. They opened the deli and cafe a couple of years ago and since then, its gone from strength to strength.
Saturday, 15 February 2014
The Red Lion in the pretty village of Great Bowden is a great find. Decorated with modern chunky frames, silver stags heads and minimalist scrubbed down floors, it has the feel of a traditional pub but with a trendy edge. I've never eaten here at night - I've been told its very good and I can imagine it is having tasted their lunch time offering. So, without further hesitation, here's my lunchtime review.