When Fodder, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society store set up stall in Harrogate, we thought it was the height of speciality food shopping and so it remains in Yorkshire terms, but a recent trip to Milan showed me the Fodder principal … Continue reading

Penny’s Puds

We’ve mentioned Penny Ward’s fabulous puddings before and we’re always looking for another reason to give her a plug – well we’ve got two! Her sticky toffee puds have been a runaway success (none other than the classy Chatsworth Farm … Continue reading

Surrealist Tea!

  Nothing at all to do with Yorkshire, but this Surrealist Tea made us smile. Sotheby’s are holding a Surrealist sale today and matching it with a Surrealist afternoon tea. So if you’re passing Sotheby’s New Bond Street consider popping … Continue reading

World Class Dinner

It sounds unlikely I know, but eleven of the world’s leading chefs will be gathering in Blackburn in the New Year to cook a five course signature meal on consecutive evenings. It’s an annual event that was dreamed up 12 … Continue reading

Perfect Baking

It’s the final tonight of the Great British Bake Off and I’ll be there rooting for Brendan. What do you think, is he modest or smug? There has been quite a bit of speculation about why ‘Bake Off’ is so … Continue reading

Under the Bell in Croatia

Cooking under the bell was new to me until a holiday in Croatia this summer and it proved to be the highlight of otherwise rather uninspiring eating. A metal cooking pot called a peka is filled with potatoes, meat, fish, … Continue reading

Cottage in the Wood

The northern Lake District is not as well served by good restaurants and places to stay as you might imagine for a place so dedicated to visitors, so our stay at Liam and Kath Berney’s Cottage in the Wood, high … Continue reading

School Dinners

Did you read the story in the Guardian on Saturday about nine year old Martha Payne who as a school writing exercise, began blogging then photographing her school dinners in NeverSeconds? She writes beautifully about her meals,  describing them,  both … Continue reading

Tartan & Shortbread

The link to food is a bit tenuous we know, but since it features shortbread, that’s our excuse for telling you about a wonderful and whacky idea by BT to transform the London’s red telephone boxes into works of art. … Continue reading

2012 Guild of Food Writers Awards

So off we went to That London and the fabulously historic Fishmongers Hall for the 16th Guild of Food Writers Awards (Jill was on the judging panel for the Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food category) with a … Continue reading

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