WELCOME to South Yorkshire – that’s a meat and potato pie, and this is Henderson’s Relish.
A series of monster feasts are introducing 6,000 Sheffield University students to the culinary delights of our fair region.
On the menu? Yorkshire puds, locally-sourced meat and potato pie, lashings of Henderson’s and Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts.
“What better way to welcome students here than by tantalising their tastebuds with Yorkshire’s finest?” asks uni head chef – and menu creator – Tracy Carr.
Indeed. When you see the local grub lined up like that it’s no wonder graduate retention rates are so high.
The free Taste Of Sheffield events – which will use 287 kilos of potatoes and half a tonne of ice cream – are being held at various uni halls for students moving here for the new term. That includes youngsters from more than 160 countries.
“Many are living away from home for the first time so not only will this help them settle, it provides an opportunity to get to know each other and taste some of the region’s best produce for free,” says organiser Pat McGrath, director of accommodation and commercial services.
And Tracy again: “I’m sure the students will become Hendo’s converts in no time.”
They better had, Tracy, or we’ve taught them nothing.