Tuck Box: Pot luck for Lucy

Lucy Mellon at her stall
Lucy Mellon at her stall

Shop assistant Lucy Mellon hopes her luck is in – after cutting her hours to launch her own business venture, One For Luck.

The 22-year-old now juggles her role at Wicker Pharmacy with running a stall at the newly-opened Nichols Building antiques centre on Shalesmoor, selling her home-made jam, cakes and tea cosies along with vintage crockery and jewellery.

She plans to extend the enterprise on Saturday, with a stall at Mosborough Music Festival, featuring items on the theme Truly British.

“It will be a flashback to childhood with solid British icons and brands such as Sir Winston Churchill, the Mini, Marmite, fish and chips and a good cuppa!” promises Lucy.

Chefs on the ball

Chefs from across the city will be swapping kitchen whites for their soccer kit when they line up to take part in the annual Feast of Football 5-a-side tournament.

Teams from restaurants around the Sheffield area are invited to take part in the charity event at Sheffield United’s Gym Plus in Crookes on Monday, September 12.

Organiser Mick ‘Knifeman’ Fox is hoping he won’t have to put on his boots this year – his Ultrasharp team took the 2010 title after stepping in to fill a last-minute gap.

Entry is £80 per team of five plus three substitutes. Last year’s inaugural event raised nearly £4,000 for Weston Park Hospital’s cancer charity.

The event will conclude with a Feast of Music at Cavell’s Bar in Sheffield High Street. Live music will be from Inn Helsinki, Kartica and headliners Section 60. Tickets £5. Details: mick.fox@ultra-sharp.co.uk

Glorious celebration

The Glorious Twelfth will be marked in fine style at Derbyshire’s Gastro Pub of the Year with a celebration dinner featuring the new season’s grouse.

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley will be serving up a five-course treat created by head chef Alan Hill and featuring roast grouse shot on the Chatsworth estate, served with bread sauce, game chips, redcurrant jelly and vegetables from Alan’s garden.

August 12 is the start of the shooting season for red grouse, which exists solely on heather. Tickets are £40 per person.

Great Taste of crisps

The Sheffield-based Yorkshire Crisp Company has been awarded a coveted gold medal in the 2011 Great Taste Awards for its first non-vegetarian flavour.

The roast lamb and mint crisps – previously a limited edition – will now become a permanent addition to the gourmet range. The flavour will also be available in 100g drums from October.

Smart way to safe eating

A NEW mobile phone application looks set to provide a smart solution for people with food intolerances and medical conditions.

FoodWiz can identify more than 86,000 food products by their barcodes – and then flag up which items are safe for the individual user to eat.

The app, for use on smart phones, includes the food databases of both Tesco and Asda. Users should download the app, then register online at www.foodwiz.co/