Thanks to a cancellation we finally got to appear at Levenshulme Market on Saturday 16th April. We had never been there before except for a quick look round a few weeks earlier. Though it was late and had just poured down – what’s new, it is near Manchester – the capital city of rainy days 😉
Anyway we took our hot food set up and this included Fresh Pumpkin Soup, slightly curried served with pumpkin oil and pumpkin seeds together with a Carrot Brioche bun. This is a classic Russian soup. Forget about Borscht – this is what everyone in St. Petersburg wants to eat – the other is for the tourists !
We also had an array of our multi-award winning savoury brioche pies – see news of our awards here – including Chicken & Chorizo and Cheesy Mushroom. Plus the unusual stuffed potato cakes – the choice today was mushroom or beef. Both dishes were served with our legendary handmade garlic sauce, plus the two most popular Russian salads – Spicy Carrot and Winter Salad.
Here’s a review from our Facebook page: (here)
We had the pleasure of working next Leeza at Levenshulme market on Saturday. She was kind enough to let us sample some of her pumpkin soup served with homemade pumpkin bread and I can honestly say it was the most amazing soup I have ever tried. Then came the pies… OMG the pies. First of all we had the mushroom pie and it was amazing, the effort and skill in the baking really speaks for itself.. we then had the spring onion and egg mayo and all I can say it was pure magic. Then came the bacon and black pudding pie, we took this one home and reheated it in the oven and it was delicious. The pastry on all the pies was a semi brioche and baked to absolute perfection. 10 out of 10
While a couple of tweets echoes the great comments we received at our busy stall.
We hope to be invited back soon. We will post future dates here. <bookmark it 🙂
Not specifically related to our food but as an Englisman and having met and listened to Russians objectively speak in a dispassionate way about how their country could be perceived – then I find this article speaks the truth – well sort of ! 🙂
But most of all know something of how the Russian will not let you leave their home without being , let’s say, “well fed” and “well watered” !
“….when you sit down for dinner with them, they’ll feed you until your stomach explodes and pour you shot after shot of vodka until your liver explodes too.”
I can vouch for that !
Not a joke. We have a pie in development that will please vodka lovers. Russian-born or not !
Note – We have similar positions available in Cheshire (e.g. West Didsbury, Wilmslow), Staffordshire (e.g. Uttoxeter), Nottinghamshire (e.g. West Bridgford) – note: we will deliver and collect everything from you. No need to drive over to Sheffield.)
What we have:
Uniquely, we – Cossack Cuisine – are the only people offering fresh, handmade Russian food at public events in the U.K.
What we need:
In brief, we want a small team of people – each of whom will ultimately become responsible for running our food stall at an artisan food event.
Food enthusiasts based in or near to Sheffield to help us grow in the North and Midlands region. Those who join us will be passionate about being part of creating the next big cuisine in the U.K.
We require you to be a driver, with a full British and clean licence. Also we would prefer an owner of a hatch-back style car/van. We pay AA recommended per mile car allowance. Sometimes we will hire a van for you.
What you do:
Tasks include taking boxed food and stall equipment, setting it up, selling produce, taking payment, offering advice and information to our customers, packing up, delivering unsold food/equipment back to our Sheffield base. The cycle concludes with completing appropriate paperwork. The typical day starts around 6am and finishes around 6pm.
What you get:
A fair rate of pay for working on a stall at a farmers market. Mileage allowance. A 30% staff discount on our highly praised food.
What you do now:
Email me if you are interested. Even tell me what your favourite food is and why – OR – tell me a great food shop or restaurant that I should go to. Then tell me why I should hire you. Thanking you, Steve – firstname.lastname@example.org
More Info > here