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Yorkshire Restaurant review: White Rabbit , Todmorden
The White Rabbit is aptly named – you leave the real world at the door and enter some kind of Alice in Wonderland. We’re in Michael O’Hare territory; the Michelin-starred wizard is making magic at his Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds...
11 December 2017
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Pizza Fella, Leeds
9 December 2017
Elder , Halifax
22 November 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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High Farndale
There are not many farmers who can name every low flying aircraft going over their land, but Peter Mawson is not your usual farmer having exchanged a career as an air traffic controller in the RAF for an idyllic farm on the North York Moors Farnda...
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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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Steenberg Spices
You might have seen Steenberg’s little blue topped jars in Booth’s or in delis here and there, but if you don’t know of them then read on, because Steenberg’s are a fabulous source of ingredients, not just spices.
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