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Yorkshire Cafe/Bar review: Stuzzi, Harrogate
  We’re big fans of Salvo’s Salumeria, the café cum deli in Headingley run by John and Gip Dammone, so when we heard about Stuzzi and the four ex-employees who had spent four months on an Italian road trip learning about ingr...
28 August 2015
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Vine House Cafe, Helmsley
27 August 2015
Auberge de Chassignoles, Haute Loire
14 July 2015

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B&B review: No 54, Helmsley
There are plenty of lace-curtain-chintz-hell B&B's in Helmsley, and none of them cheap. This one is by far and away my favourite spot, unless I’m pushing the boat out and staying at the Feversham. No 54 is two Duncombe Park cottag...
27 September 2015
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Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
31 May 2015
Clitherow Cottage, Hotham, Yorkshire Wolds
28 May 2015

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Istanbul Eats
Pickle juice anyone? Ugur, our guide on a foodie walk round Istanbul, swears by it. The pink, salty, acid liquid, which has been used to make Turkey’s famous pickled fruit and vegetables is a favourite drink, and is credited with magical, medici...
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Helmsley Walled Garden
If you’ve never been to Helmsley Walled Garden and even if you have, June is the time to see at its extravagant best.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Scallops with lemon, mint and sea spaghetti
Sea spaghetti has been described as mild, crunchy and moreish. The young shoots are very good to eat and taste rather like salty asparagus.
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Yorkshire Crab & Lobster
The rocky shoreline form Staithes to Spurn Point provides some of the best Yorkshire lobster and brown crab in the world.
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Istanbul Eats

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Helmsley Walled Garden

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Auberge de Chassignoles

Asparagus Time

Malton Food Festival


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