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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Roots, York
You can hardly switch on the telly without seeing Tommy Banks, the wunderkind of British food, winner of the Great British Menu, a Masterchef judge, guesting on Saturday Kitchen and presenter of the BBC’s answer to Bake Off, the Big Family Cook...
14 December 2018
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Yorke Arms, Ramsgill in Nidderdale
4 November 2018
Feed, Pudsey
16 October 2018

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Restaurant with Rooms review: Yorke Arms , Ramsgill
News earlier this year that Frances Atkins and husband Bill had put the elegant Yorke Arms up for sale gave us all a bit of a turn. They had been running the indulgent retreat in the heart of Nidderdale since 1997 and Frances, with her innovative and...
4 November 2018
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Bivouac at Druid's Temple , Masham
16 October 2018
Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
19 September 2018

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Food Awards
If a tyre company can make a big name for itself sponsoring restaurant awards, then why not an accountancy firm sponsoring aspiring food businesses? Accountants Garbutt + Elliott launched their first awards in 2018. Today they have announced the s...
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The North York Moors
Mandy and Jill have been working with the North York Moors National Park on an exciting new project. We can't tell you about it just yet, but here is a taster of the food and drink on offer when you visit the National Park. 
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Ampleforth Apple Cake
Joan made this delicious cake following a trip to the Ampleforth apple orchard in October, but it can be made at any time with some tart English apples.
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Ampleforth's Unique Orchard
The Ampleforth Orchard is unique. Planted some 120 years ago by the monks of the Benedictine Order that worship and teach at the famous Ampleforth Abbey and College and with a tradition of self-sufficiency, the orchard is a precious part of the estate. 
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