Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough

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A very quick post after a crazy busy week! I just wanted to give a little shout out to Farndon Fields Farm Shop. This place is fantastic - imagine the best farm shop you can and you'll be about there. Just on the outskirts of Market Harborough, Farndon Fields is a treasure trove for local suppliers with enough veg to feed an army, lots of which comes from their own farm. Their in house butchers sells meat from Leicestershire and Northamptonshire farmers and I was really pleased to also see some great local brands on the shelves, including Warner Edwards gin and Lincolnshire Poacher cheese. The food is enough of a draw for me but they also have some lovely gift items too. 

Now take a virtual walk through these unassuming doors and see what wonders await (and if visiting for real... maybe wait til pay day! You'll spend a fortune!)

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Review: Seven, Derby

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I have to admit that although I call myself a 'Midlands foodie' I really don't have too much on the blog on where to eat in Derby. That's quite bad for saying that I worked in Castle Donington for almost 6 years and have some good friends from that neck of the woods.  


Anyway, time to rectify that, starting with my visit to newly opened Seven near Pride Park. I ate there earlier this week with my Mum. For those of you who read my blog, you'll know that self-titled Mummy Bites likes to get involved in what I do and she was really looking forward to stepping into the hubby's shoes for an evening of reviewing.



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Review: Edmunds Fine Dining, Birmingham

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We're quite lucky really that we've eaten at some fantastic restaurants over the last 5 years including plenty of Michelin starred establishments and I guess this is why we're fussy. Now last weekend we ate at Edmunds in Birmingham and I can honestly say that the service and food were comparable and in some cases better than some of those.

Situated in trendy Brindley Place in Birmingham, Edmund is small, probably less than 20 tables, and serves modern French cuisine. We were greeted by smiling staff who quickly took our jackets and took us to our table and throughout the meal, they continued to be friendly and helpful without being intrusive. There was a choice of menus - the Al a Carte priced at £40 for 2 courses or £45 for three, and the 'Didiers Surprise Tasting Menu' 8 courses priced at £75 per person. We went for the Al a Carte menu which was small but perfectly formed.

Ginger Foam, Butternut Squash Amouse Bouche, Edmunds
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Searching for Birmingham's 50 Hidden Food Heroes with No Ping No Bling

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Around a month ago I was contacted by Carole at No Ping No Bling. She told me about a project she was working on to uncover Birmingham's 50 hidden food heroes. These could be anything from family run restaurants to streetfood vendors, farmers markets, bloggers, caterers and more. It sounded like something quite unique and unlike a lot of the PR and product emails I get, this one piqued my interest. I was especially keen to find out more as I learnt that she's taken this mammoth project on off her own back.

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BRUM YUM YUM is back!

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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. 


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