Get ready to tuck into some tasty treats.

The Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is back and this year foodies have been getting a taste of things to come.

The main event runs from August 7-10, but this year a series of pre-festival events has been running with local food businesses showcasing their offer at Huddersfield Railway Station.

Paul Jackson, station manager, said: “The festival is one of the highlights of the year for Huddersfield and we’re delighted that we can be a part of it.”

Festival organisers, the Huddersfield Partnership, wanted to offer budding food businesses the chance to showcase their work ahead of the main event.

Karen Hobson, manager, said: “The Partnership felt it was imperative to develop this new fringe event to enable newly formed or very small businesses to showcase their business and products.”

Among those taking part were the Handmade Bakery and French crepes from La Petite Bretonne.

The main festival runs from next Thursday to Sunday and will have a typically Yorkshire feel.

 

Ice-cream maker Yummy Yorkshire is bringing its special Yorkshire Brack and Jam ice cream featuring the traditional regional tea loaf.

The term ‘brack’ refers to a fruity cake made without butter and other fats, apart from what occurs naturally in the eggs. Loaded with dried fruit that is soaked overnight in tea - in Yummy Yorkshire’s case, Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea.

Yummy Yorkshire co-founder Louise Holmes said: “We thought that most people were familiar with Yorkshire Brack as a traditional Yorkshire cake so were astonished to discover that most people hadn’t heard of it and have spent a lot of time explaining what it is when serving the ice cream.”

Up to 150,000 people are expected at this year’s Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival.

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