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Life couldn’t be sweeter for Nadiya Hussain. The Great British Bake Off winner is the...
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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...
Parmesan Crusted Chantenay

Speedy Parmesan Crusted Chantenay

Method Par-boil some whole (or halved, if large) Chantenay for 5minutes, then drain and toss with...
Slow Cooked Shoulder Lamb

Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb with Rosemary Scented Shallots

Serves 6 Ingredients • 1 boneless shoulder of lamb • 1 head of garlic • ½ bunch of rosemary •...
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Are you paying too much for sprouts?

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Paul Leonard - The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Provenance meets Decadence at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

As everyone knows, food is a necessity; it’s up there with water, shelter and of...
The Ultimate Cheese Board

The Ultimate Cheese Board | Michel Roux

If you are entertaining at home, your choice will be determined largely by the number...
meaty flan

Baked Meaty Flan

Baked meaty flan with peanuts. Yes, I know that sounds odd but it's a variation on...
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Plating up for Christmas… how to make your dinner look as good as it tastes

Christmas traditions can be controversial, and none more so than the main event - dinner....
Lancashire Pancakes

Lancashire Pancakes

Ingredients For the pancake batter 125 g plain flour a pinch of salt 1 medium egg 300 ml milk a knob...

Lowri Turner’s Radish, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Ingredients For the dressing: • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • ½ tsp Dijon mustard • 2 tsp...
fruit scones

Michelin Star Fruit Scones Recipe

Head Chef Steve Smith at Michelin Starred Bohemia Bar & Restaurant shares this delicious fruit...
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A Cocktail Of Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a time to crack open the festive spirits and celebrate with friends, and...
Midnight Treat

Midnight Treat

A decadent indulgent cocktail with rich notes of raisin, chocolate and leather that embodies the...
vegan pizza

Living a vegan lifestyle for a week | Jen Popiolek

Going from being an avid meat and dairy eater, consuming both on a daily basis,...
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Miracle Microwave Chocolate Cake

How many years have I been making and ruining cakes? Seems like forever. Last week...
pasta bake with beetroot

Creamy pasta bake with beetroot

Intensely creamy Cheddar and earthy sweet beetroot combine to make this a richly satisfying pasta...

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