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The UK’s first Yorkshire pudding festival in Leeds

The favourite savoury batter cake will have its invention celebrated in Leeds of February 2020.

The free celebration will be held on Saturday 1st February 2020, and take place in Leeds Kirkgate Market the day before the UK’s official Yorkshire Pudding Day.

An assortment of Yorkshire puddings all shapes and sizes will be available to enjoy at the event, as well as a host of different delicacies to sample during the festival.

Sweet and savoury spin-offs of the traditional roast dinner item will be on the menu, and away from the puds there will be live entertainment and bars to accommodate a ‘proper party.’

The event is being supported by Northern Monk and it is sure to be very popular, expecting at least 3000 to flood in throughout the day. Organisers Ink Events Company, who hope to make the festival an annual fixture, claim this is the first festival in the country of its nature.

Ben Vollans, director of Ink Events Company, came up with the idea for the Yorkshire Pudding Festival after realising a food festival dedicated to the Yorkshire Pudding didn’t exist.

The festival is currently on the hunt for sponsors and stallholders, and the food vendors confirmed so far include a Punjabi Street food trader who will dish up Yorkshire puddings filled with curry, a dessert bar who will smother them with a sweet treat alternative, and the Yorkshire Pudding Pie Company, which makes traditional British pies using Yorkshire puddings instead of pastry casings.

There will also be non-food stalls, selling Yorkshire-made cider, homemade chocolates, gifts and homewares, plus children’s face-painting, sand art and a Yorkshire pudding corn hole toss game.

The event takes place on Saturday 1st February 2020 in Leeds Kirkgate market, and all details can be found on the Facebook page.

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