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Nadiya Hussain

We chat to Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Life couldn’t be sweeter for Nadiya Hussain. The Great British Bake Off winner is the...
The Peppered Pig

A warm welcome awaits at The Peppered Pig

We’re proud to use as much locally sourced food as possible At The Peppered Pig and...
Antonio Carluccio

IN PICTURES: We join Antonio Carluccio as he celebrates his 80th birthday at the opening of his York restaurant

Friday night was big night for the Godfather of Italian cooking as Antonio Carluccio enjoyed...
Mango Ginger Cheesecake

Mango and Ginger Cheesecake

I spotted these lovely honey mangoes at the market and felt absolutely compelled to take...
Jack Monroe

We chat to ‘A Girl Called Jack’ author Jack Monroe

When Karen the Editor asked if I fancied interviewing Jack Monroe for this issue I...
best gin brands

We get to know some of the best gin brands in the North

Gin has often suffered from bad publicity. Back in the 18th century, the artist William...
Viet Shack

Viet Shack

I was leaving Manchester centre, already overdue lunch and thinking I couldn’t bear the thought...
North/South divide

Forget the North/South divide, the real issue splitting the nation is pie

Meat and Potato or Steak and Ale? Mashed Potato or Chips? Shortcrust or Puff? Forget...

Poached Venison in a Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce

Poached Venison in a Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce, with Scented Red Cabbage and Parsnip...
Mother Hubbard's

An award winning dining experience at Mother Hubbard’s Fish and Chip Restaurant

Mother Hubbard's is a traditional family style licensed fish restaurant located in Westborough of Scarborough,...
Butchers

We’ve found the best butchers the north has to offer

There’s nothing better than heading to your local butcher and picking up delicious, fresh, locally...
Phil Vickery Beef

Beef Simmered in Beer with Flat Mushrooms – Phil Vickery

By Phil Vickery This is a great winter dish and it’s so easy to cook. Just...
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Are you paying too much for sprouts?

Christmas shoppers could find themselves paying up to 1000% more for their sprouts this December...
kitchen cheat sheet

Kitchen Cheat Sheet

Do you feel lost when it comes to converting imperial to metric? Do you know...
Strawberry goats cheese pinchos

Strawberry and Goats’ Cheese Pinchos

Makes 20 canapés Ingredients • 15 strawberries, hulled and sliced • 1 tbsp strawberry vinegar or red wine...
Lowri Turner's Radish avocado and pumpkin seed salad

Lowri Turner’s Radish, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Serves 1 Ingredients For the dressing: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp lemon juice salt...
Cream tea

Here’s how to be the perfect cream tea guest

The Cream of Good Manners Delicious freshly-baked scones, a generous dollop of clotted cream and a...

Beetroot Chocolate Brownies, with a Chilli option

Makes 16 brownies Ingredients • 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) • 100g butter, plus a little extra...
Learn to bake bread with Jane Mason

WATCH & LEARN: It’s Real Bread Week – Time to Finally Learn to Bake Bread

Yeast freak you out? Not sure how to knead? The idea of free form baking...
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Karen Shaw interviews Paul Hollywood

I’ve never been a keen baker, in fact I’ve never baked very much at all,...

Roasted Shallot, Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Tart

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the pastry: • 170g plain flour • 100g unsalted butter, cut into dice and chilled •...
grilled asparagus sandwich

Griddled British asparagus, crab & watercress sandwiches

Serves 4  | Preparation: 5 minutes, plus pre-heating griddle pan | Cook: 5-7 minutes Ingredients: 300g British...
How to make the perfect pancakes

How to Make the Ultimate Pancakes

By Steve Smith at Michelin Starred Bohemia Pancake Day is crêping up on us (Tuesday 13...

Whey Hey for the new Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

A new weekend festival will celebrate the rich cheese-making heritage of the Yorkshire Dales as...

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From the streets of Leeds to the stages of the world…

Last year a video went viral. It was of a talented young girl singing ‘Hallelujah’ alongside a busker on a night out in Leeds....

There’s lots to love about the gorgeous North York Moors village...

There’s lots to love about the gorgeous North York Moors village of Goathland. Not only is it surrounded by peaceful moorland but it’s just a...

What is it like to be an extra in a film?...

By Karen Shaw I first met Paul Atkinson over 25 years when I was a waitress at a local restaurant in Colne, at the time...