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Yorkshire Bistro review: Cobbles, Staithes
  Staithes on the north east coast is having a bit of a food renaissance. Let’s start with Cobbles which opened in the summer with the oddball but winning formula of pizza and cocktails, and the first time to my knowledge the ‘Porn ...
14 January 2018
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White Rabbit , Todmorden
11 December 2017
Pizza Fella, Leeds
9 December 2017

Stay Yorkshire

Hotel review: Blakeney Hotel, Blakeney
We strayed beyond Yorkshire this month for a trip to Norfolk and a few days at the Blakeney Hotel. It’s a big hotel by our standards, 60 rooms and extremely  comfortable.   Our room had plenty of space to spread out with luxurious b...
20 November 2017
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Inn at Whitewell, Forest of Bowland
16 September 2017
Old Nail Shed, Sawdon
29 March 2017

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Cooks and their Books
I’ve no idea whether Jo and Stu Myers got the jitters when we booked 15 of the country’s top food writer’s into their little café, the Swine that Dines on North Street but if they did, it didn’t show in the fabulous six course tasting menu t...
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Bowland Food Hall
What’s happened to Clitheroe. When I lived there as a teenager there was nothing much to celebrate in the way of food and drink apart from the wonderful Byrnes wine emporium, now it has Holmes Mill and the amazing Bowland Food Hall.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Orange & Tahini Semifreddo with Crushed Pistachios
Try Joan's easy semifreddo recipe made with orange and tahini.
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Betsy & Bo
It was an institution. The Gift Shop in Staithes stocked everything you ever needed: candles, string, sink plungers, hot water bottles, buckets, spades, firelighters, a single screw or 1000 piece jigsaw. If Terry didn’t have it he could get it for ... 
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