Category Archives: Food and Drink & Yorkshire Products

Comestibles and useful products from God’s Own County

Spectators on Yorkshire Puddings

With no live sporting fixtures or artistic performances where have all the spectators gone? Well one answer is on some form of ‘lock down’ even those who are doing sterling work to keep us live, fed and serviced in all … Continue reading

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Two Yorkshire Culinary Favourites Rhubarb & Ginger

It is the time of year when Wakefield rhubarb is in season and gingerbread is never out of season. So here is a combination of these two excellent local products brought together as Rhubarb Gingerbread. I use thicker stalks of … Continue reading

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Gisburn and Yorkshire’s White Bull

We want it back! Gisburn is a ‘West Riding’ village in the Ribble Valley on our border with Lancashire. The natural and historic affinity with Yorkshire was usurped during some misguided county reorganisation and Lancashire was given primogenitor. The quiet … Continue reading

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Grand Old Duke

When I titled this as the Grand Old Duke I was thinking of York but the heritage spud not the second son of the Queen (you could say her errant spud.) Prince Andrew former husband of Fergie (Sarah Ferguson)  and … Continue reading

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Tyke Taverner – Timothy Taylor’s Top Tipples

As a veteran beer drinker and former member of the campaign for real ale, CAMRA, I am embarrassed to find there are 17 local branches in towns and cities across the county. I only discovered this fact only from reading … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Triangle Around Wakefield

Yorkshire rhubarb is at it’s best when forced to make thin pink stalks (once tasted you will never be forced to eat it again). It grows all around Yorkshire but is at its best when grown in a triangle between … Continue reading

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Bread Bred in Yorkshire Bakery

Just making some fresh bread notes or my comments from 7 years ago would be going stale. I love fresh wholesome artisan bread and a new shop recently opened in our village. It sells sold a variety of bread from … Continue reading

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Gingerbread or Parkin

Parkin and Gingerbread are two famous Yorkshire favourites with their own local recipes and variations. Which do you prefer? Perhaps like me are you partial to a bit of both? Gingerbread distinguishes itself with golden syrup and brandy in a … Continue reading

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Re-homing Hens and the Cock of the North

Yorkshire is a significant producer of eggs and chickens. It is also as humane as practical in the way it treats the flocks including some re-homing of aging birds. The British Hen Welfare Trust have regional co-ordinators to help with … Continue reading

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Pudsey Pudding Update

Protectionist Corn Laws had existed in some form since the 12th C. and the repeal of 18th century laws curtailed restrictions on foreign grain coming into the country that had been protecting the profits of landowners and British farmers by … Continue reading

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