Press release from Belfast Continental Market

Hi all BFM been asked to share this press release on behalf of Belfast Continental Market

“THE BELFAST FOOD MAN AND BELFAST CHRISTMAS MARKET JOIN FORCES TO BRING SEASONAL GOODWILL TO THE HOMELESS

Self confessed local food fanatic and blogger, Dr Vivek Tohani, also known as the Belfast Food Man has been juggling a lot recently, (moving house, along with a busy work load) and now he has taken been proactively doing a good turn for the homeless and less fortunate of the city too.

Dr Tohani has joined forces with the local and international traders of the award-winning Belfast Christmas Market, to gather and distribute unused food to those in need throughout the City.

Vivek Tohani said
“I along with a few other blogging friends wanted to help the needy and less fortunate during the Christmas period and so we got in touch with the Christmas Market to see if they could help. Our timing was perfect and they have been enthusiastic and helpful in the collection of unused food from traders safely for distribution.”

Having approached Allan Hartwell, Managing Director of Market Place, (the company who bring the Belfast Christmas Market to the city), they set about working with the traders to prepare left over food for collection and distribution by local charity SOS NI.

Allan Hartwell said

‘As soon as we were approached by Vivek we jumped at the chance in becoming involved in this great initiative, in fact it is something we have wanted to do for quite some time. We have encouraged our traders to take part and are assisting them with guidelines, that, followed will ensure the food is safe to eat and distribute at the end of each trading day.’

Belfast Christmas Market traders serve a wide range of continental foods, freshly prepared on the market each day. Given the strict food storage regulations they often have to dispose of left over cooked food. By working with Dr Tohani and SOS NI they can now ensure their remaining food is put to good use.

Belfast Lord Mayor, Cllr Nichola Mallon, said Belfast City Council is also supportive of the initiative.

‘We are delighted to see that this food will not be going to waste and collectively we have worked to ensure it is delivered to those who need it in the safest manner,” she said. “Throughout my term in office I have been campaigning to highlight the issue of homelessness and later this week will be hosting a special lunch in City Hall for people whose circumstances sadly mean they are without homes this Christmas. The acid test of a society is how it cares for its most vulnerable members and I never cease to be amazed by the compassion and generosity of people and organisations right across Belfast”.

Like all good things, the market must come to an end, with the gates closing on this years festive event on Sunday at 6pm, but until then food collected from the market at the close of business each day will distributed for across the city.

For further information and updates on how this initiative is helping please visit http://www.thebelfastfoodman.blogspot.com OR follow the Belfast Continental Christmas Market on Facebook”

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The best Baileys Hot Chocolate ever at the Continental Market

The BFM was approached by John from Lutterworth to try his superb Baileys hot chocolate.He has been at Belfast Christmas Market for 10 years in a row, he has been there every year since 2004!! He made me a large caramel Baileys Hot Chocolate with cream and a sprinkling of chocolate powder. His secret is he puts hot chocolate in first,then the flavour and Baileys before the steamed milk and the cream. His stall is Little Italia Coffee House. All his coffee is whole Italian beans which are ground when ordered.

Belfast has been voted no 2 best Christmas Markets after Manchester, as voted for christmasmarkets.com users. Please keep this up!!!!

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The Belfast Pan House

A gr8 idea by a German and English man. Cooking chicken and pork dishes in large wide pans like paella idea. Also serving German pork Bratwurst.

There was chicken in tomato, chicken with peppers, potatoes and bacon (bratkartoffein), pork goulash and pork Schsclik. I tried a bit of them all except the sausages. I can’t choose a favourite, can u?

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Some mighty fine Tapas

The BFM had to taste the Tapas from Tapitas at the Belfast Continental Market. I tried sweet potato chips,cod bites,calamari rings,chicken paprika all on a bed of rice with garlic mayo and paprika Mayo.

Thanks guys!!!!!

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Get down to the market!!

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Welsh or Irish Hog Roast!?!

Greetings from BFM at Continental Market Belfast at City Hall. Today I’m trying the Welsh Hog Roast signature serving, the whole hog baguette (£6).

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I was chatting to John who has been in this game for 40 years. He has a small farm holding near Caerphilly in South Wales,and for the last 30 years has perfected the art of the hog roast. He uses a local pig from near Londonderry crossed with the Welsh White breed hence Welsh/Irish Hog roast!!

The Welsh White Breed has a uniform layer of fat which is the best for roasting and hence crackling.

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Everything is made from local produce eg the onions,Bramley apples,sea salt,pepper herbs,spuds and baguettes made by the master patisserie at the market (I will b speaking to him soon,father and son with loads of experience ).

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John is a busy man he is in at 7am every morning preparing the hog.He rubs it with sea salt,salt,pepper and herbs. Then skewers it and cooks on rotisserie for 8 hours!!!

It is amazing, don’t taken my word for it,come down and sample the baguette to the whole roast dinner!!!
The unit is shaped like a Welsh Cottage and stays in Ireland!!!!

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