Hello and welcome to the Hive & Hob!

We are Leo (on the left) & Arge (you guessed it, on the right), two twenty-somethings living in Lancaster, UK and who share a passion for food…

We both often experiment in the kitchen. We find inspiration from the traditions of respective home countries of France and Spain and let them be influenced by the fact we now live in England, and have a brilliantly multicultural group of friends around us.

On this site, you’ll find some of our favourite recipes, reviews of our favourite spots for eating out, tips to nice eateries we might encounter on our travels and perhaps some broader features on food and related topics. One thing you can expect from this blog in the longer term is a growing hive of collaborators, starting with our nearest & dearest and branching out to whoever else might fancy having a go! (And if that’s you, do click through to our contact page)

Lovely to have you along for the ride, we hope you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to interacting with you in the comments section! Still would like to find out a little bit more about us? No worries, keep reading through to our short biographies below!

Warmest wishes,

Leo & Arge


Leo is an artist, creative producer and writer working mostly in theatre. As you might have guessed, his shows do often involve sharing food with the audience… You can find out more about his Homemade projects on his website. As well as contributing to this blog, Leo has written for publications including Exeunt Magazine,  The Sick of the Fringe and The Guardian.

Arge is a creative engineer with a particular interest interactive media projects that blend technology with arts, design and other creative disciplines. You can find out more about his previous projects on his website and as he is currently cooking up a PhD, you will no doubt find out more about his current research on Human-Computer Interaction as this blog develops.