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Lee Mangles with his foraged fruit
Lee Mangles with his foraged fruit
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Award-winning Silversmiths restaurant is renowned for its local sourcing policy – and it doesn’t get much more local than this…

Meat, dairy produce and much of the greengrocery come from Sheffield producers – but the rest is hand picked by head chef Lee Mangles on foraging trips near his home in Heeley (pictured).

This week’s haul included blackcurrants and apples for a gluten-free crumble; rosemary for garnish and rowan berries for a late summer hoggatt dish. “It’s amazing what you ocan find in the parks and hedgerows,” he says.

A world of delights

Sheffield Peace Gardens will be transformed into a giant picnic site next week as restaurants converge on the city centre as part of the fourth annual Food Festival.

Eleven ‘pop-up’ restaurants will offer a diverse range of cuisines: Turkish from Lokanta; Kashmiri from Aagrah; Mexican from Street Food Chef; South American from Cubana; Italian from Nonnas – as well as a variety of British food from Roast, the Showroom, Napoleons, Owlerton Stadium, The Milestone and Swanky Franks.

And Sheffield Breweries Co-operative will be on hand with a showcase of local ales to wash it all down. The event runs from September 20 - 22.

All out for Britalian

Al fresco eating is now on the menu at the award-winning Old Post restaurant in Chesterfield, following the launch of a new outdoor terrace. It has been under construction for two months; now chef patron Martin Clayton is hoping for an Indian summer so diners can make the most of the new attraction.

Martin – former head chef at the Cavendish Hotel, Baslow, and at nearby Calabria, has just introduced a new ‘Britalian’ menu: “It’s the latest trend sweeping London – try it here in Chesterfield first!” Lunchtime diners are offered two courses for £12.95 or three for £14.95.