Italian duo hoping for joy

Rossi's, Sharrow Lane.
Rossi's, Sharrow Lane.

Two Italian restaurants in Sheffield are in the running for a prestigious awards ceremony.

Both Nonnas, of Ecclesall Road, and Rossis off London Road, are finalists in the English Italian Awards, which culminates in an awards ceremony at Manchester’s Principal Hotel.

The former is up for best team, and favourite Italian business, and the second for best cuaco (cook), and favourite Italian business.

Awards founder Warren Paul said: “We have been blown away by the support in England this year.

“Everyone loves Italy, everyone loves Italian food but we have had a staggering 30,000 public votes cast in this year’s competition and the calibre is high.”

The winners of the national awards will be revealed at the ceremony in October.

A new way of sharing food

Fuddle is a word with a fascinating origin.

Archaically, it was used to refer to a bout of drinking, while today it can mean confused, or if you are from Derbyshire, a buffet.

It’s the latter meaning which has been latched on to by a new food start up.

Fuddle.co.uk is a a subscription and pay-as-you-go box company, offering snacks aimed at students, families and for sports enthusiasts.

Director Ryan Hill is a University of Sheffield student, and the first box is a ‘fresher’s week essentials’ box to help students like the thousands which are about to descend on the city.

Street food haven

returns

Creole and Thai flavours are on the menu at this weekend’s Peddler street food market in Kelham Island.

The event kicks off on Friday, September 7 and runs on Saturday September 8.