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I’d been considering publishing a weekly foodie newsletter for a while before I started it back in May 2019. I use TFN (The Foodie Newsletter) to share:

  • Some of the interesting reads I find about food (particularly free-from food and issues in the restaurant sector, but really anything foodie that I find interesting).
  • Any recipes I’ve stumbled across this week (including recipes I’ve used, recipes I’ve pinned but not used yet and recipes I’ve published on EatsLeeds).
  • A weekly recommendation – this could be a book, a podcast, another blog, a Netflix show, an event, a kitchen gadget, a fancy ingredient – anything really that I’ve been loving this week and want to share with yous

Plus any other foodie tidbits I’ve published – either on one of my own sites or elsewhere.

You can read archived issues below. I put them here on the blog about a month after they’re sent, so people who are actually signed up to the newsletter get to read it first. Speaking of…

Sign up to recieve The Foodie Newsleter every Sunday:


If you enjoy TFN or the EatsLeeds blog (or any of the other content I create online), you can always support me with a virtual coffee here.


The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #010 | 07 July 2019

Metre-long pizza, assimilation food & journaling

This week, I want to talk breifly about journaling (and specifically about gratitude journaling). I saw a tweet the other day from @anne_theriault that I loved:

I note in my journal whenever I am very happy so that I can read it, later, to counteract the depression lies

I love journaling, but hate ending up with pages & pages listing ‘this is what I done today’. This idea of describing, in poetic detail, one happy moment each day is powerful, far more so than gratitude journaling.

With grattitude journaling, I end up with day after day of vague ‘I’m grateful for my lovely life/home/husband/family/friends’.

I’m working out my thoughts in a blog post about this, but I just think that noticing and writing down very specific moments of happiness is more likely to make me feel lucky or grateful or happy or whatever (when I read them back later) than, essentially, a list of all the reasons I should feel lucky/grateful/happy/whatever.

Do you journal? Let me know your thoughts on gratitude journaling (or happiness journaling, or really any other kind of journaling).

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #009 | 30 June 2019

Umami, millet & feminist restaurants

This week I took a rare day off on Sunday, and my husband & I went to Blackpool pleasure beach for some old-timey funfair rides. Blackpool isn’t exactly known for its’ up-and-coming eateries, so I was actually super-impressed when I managed to find a place that did a vegan & gluten-free pizza 🍕 What’s the weirdest place you’ve managed to find ‘proper’ free-from food?

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #008 | 23 June 2019

Sell-by dates, exercise balls & old bottles of sauce

So, I joined the gym this week. I’ve been feeling kinda bleugh lately, and wanted some of those sweet exercise endorphins (in an air conditioned space – its definitely too hot to run outside).

I took my first class on Monday. I was super nervous, that everyone would be able to tell I don’t belong there (whattup, crippling self-doubt internalised from school PE teachers). As the leader/instructor dude was explaining each of the exercises we had to do in a circuit, I whispered under my breath ‘I cannot do any of these things’ and the girl next to me whispered back ‘maybe not, but we can try’ and that was the kind of #MondayMotivation I needed to give it a go.

I mean, I still managed to (loudly) fall right off an exercise ball onto the floor, but I really, really tried.

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #007 | 16 June 2019

Food labels, salad frosting & bananas going extinct

I was down in London at the start of this wek for Drift’s Hypergrowth19 conference. Technically, I was there with my day job (Drift is a chatbot, part of the marketing stack we use there), but that didn’t stop me from getting some awesome takeaways anyway – see this Insta post for the full deets.

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #006 | 09 June 2019

Calories, procrastibaking & hasselback potatoes

I’m off to London this week (I’m sure I’ll report back on that in the next newsletter), but for now I wanted to share a personal post I wrote. Its a bit of a departure from my usual recipes & city guides, but it felt umportant at the time 🤷‍♀️ in it, I talk about my history with calorie counting, and how I feel about calorie counting & diet culture now. Take a read, and reply to let me know what you think, and if you want me to write more of these kinds of posts. .

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #005 | 02 June 2019

Ghost kitchens, canned rosΓ© & FoodGawker submissions

This week I’m mega-excited because I had 3 (three!) submissions accepted to FoodGawker. That was a big goal of mine when I first started working on improving my food photography, and since I started submiting again recently, I’ve hardly had any rejections 🎉 See the accepted submissions here, here and here.

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #004 | 26 May 2019

Vegan farts, sober kitchens & the rise of veggie Pret

I’ve been working for my husband’s business, Doner Summer, this week – serving on at food festivals in Leeds & York. It reminded me of my days bartending & serving tables in my early twenties – kinda fun, but very hard work.

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #003 | 19 May 2019

Sharing food, queen Jaffrey & retro sandwich fillings

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The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #002 | 12 May 2019

Veggie Reubens, polenta bowls & the most beautiful cutlery I’ve ever seen

Welcome to the second edition of The Foodie Newsletter!


The Foodie Newsletter | Issue #001 | 05 May 2019

Vegan wedding meals, restaurant food waste & gender parity in kitchens

Publishing a weekly foodie newsletter is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I’m using it to share:

  • Some of the interesting reads I find about food (particularly free-from food and issues in the restaurant sector, but really anything foodie that I find interesting).
  • Any recipes I’ve stumbled across this week (including recipes I’ve used, recipes I’ve pinned but not used yet and recipes I’ve published on EatsLeeds).
  • A weekly recommendation – this could be a book, a podcast, another blog, a Netflix show, an event, a kitchen gadget, a fancy ingredient – anything really that I’ve been loving this week and want to share with you guys.

Plus any other foodie tidbits I’ve published – either on one of my own sites or elsewhere