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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Issho, Leeds
A discreetly situated lift in a corner of the Victoria Gate shopping mall whooshes diners up to glamorous Issho, the Japanese restaurant and rooftop bar that opened in the summer of 2017.   It’s a D & D restaurant, one of 30+ in the ...
8 November 2017
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Ham & Friends, Leeds
3 November 2017
Maveli, Sheffield
14 September 2017

Stay Yorkshire

Inn review: Inn at Whitewell, Forest of Bowland
We strayed over the Lancashire/Yorkshire border last weekend for an exploration of the Trough of Bowland and treated ourselves to a stay at the Inn at Whitewell. The Trough may be an unknown gem, (a beautiful valley running from near Lancaster to Dun...
16 September 2017
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Old Nail Shed, Sawdon
29 March 2017
Laverton Hall , Ripon
27 February 2017

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Join The Wine Gang
  Good news for wine drinkers, writes our wine writer Helen Scott, two upcoming events in Leeds tick the vino lovers’ boxes. I’ve raved about the wine list at Ibérica in Leeds before. Jill has similarly praised Ibérica's relaxed ...
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Places to Go Things to Do

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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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

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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