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Marcus Lane
Marcus Lane

vote for sheffield’s best

From hip new bistros to well-established eateries; modern British to global cuisines... Sheffield has plenty to celebrate with an ever-increasing variety of food businesses.

Voting opened on Monday in the 2013 Eat Sheffield Awards and organisers are encouraging as many people as possible to have a say.

Simply log on to www.eatsheffield.com and vote for your six favourites, whether they be restaurants, pubs, cafés, shops or market stalls. Winners will be announced in October. Last year’s champions included Chefs’ Chef Marcus Lane of Rafters (pictured).

recipe for charity success

A new cookbook is aiming to conjure up a true taste of Sheffield – and raise money for the Children’s Hospital Charity into the bargain.

Local people are being invited to help create the book by sending in recipes for their favourite local dish, with the reasons and memories for their choice.

“Whether it’s an exciting new creation or an old family recipe, we’d like to hear from Sheffield’s restaurants, cooks, bloggers and producers – I’m sure they have some fantastic recipes to share,” says David Dudhill of Phoenix Catering. “This is a chance for the people of Sheffield to share their love of food and document their recipes in one place.” Send recipes to cookbook@cateringsheffield.com by July 15.

vegetarian special

The award-winning Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley has introduced a new vegetarian menu to run alongside its regular à la carte. Head chef Tom Lawson, who has created a special range of dishes, says: “We decided that we needed to cater more specifically to this growing market with a menu that is just as varied, interesting and tasty as our main selection.” The choice includes three starters and five mains, with Indian, Moroccan and European influences.