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Beard Meats Food meets Northern Life

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Brian Turner, still Yorkshire at heart

Despite having been based down south for five decades, Halifax-born celebrity chef Brian Turner is...
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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...
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The rise of the community shop

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Michelin Star Fruit Scones Recipe

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Baked Chicken Rice

This dish takes inspiration from combining leftover fried or roasted chicken with a spaghetti sauce base and layering it with rice to make a complete meal.
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Zesty Orange, Seed and Milk Chocolate Biscuits

These tasty biscuits are easy to make and perfect for when your little ones want...
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Cake Decorating: How to create stunning sugarcraft faces

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Baked Meaty Flan

Baked meaty flan with peanuts. Yes, I know that sounds odd but it's a variation on...
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Miracle Microwave Chocolate Cake

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Holland’s Create Chocolate Pie with Lancashire Foodies

Holland’s, the North West’s best-known producer of pies and pastries, has teamed up with two...
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The Nutcracker

A rich yet refreshing long cocktail, with sweet vanilla, spice, hazelnut and pear notes. Ingredients: 40ml Glenmorangie...
leeks and mussels in cider sauce

Larkin Cen’s Leeks and Mussels in a Cider Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients • 1.5kg live mussels • Olive oil, to fry • 1 leek, washed and finely sliced,...
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How far would you go for the food you love?

You eat with your eyes It goes without saying that presentation can affect how appetising a...
bruschetta

Bruschetta with lemon & thyme roast shallots with brie

Bruschetta with Lemon & thyme roast shallots with brie – Deliciously sweet shallots and oozy...

Beetroot and Melted Brie on Toast

Serves - 2 Preparation time - 5 minutes Cooking time - 10 minutes Ingredients • 4 slices thick-cut rustic...
Mulled Champagne

Mulled Champagne

A seasonal champagne cocktail, akin to a Kir Royale with notes of spiced cranberry and...
Midnight Treat

Midnight Treat

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

Dazzle and delight with the Vegetarian Society’s Christmas Recipe Collection 2019

Veggie and vegan products have dominated the headlines this year and the trend looks set to continue....
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...

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