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Yorkshire Bistro review: L'Uva Vino e Cucina , York
Sometimes great things happen when you walk through a door in the middle of the afternoon, distracted by the promise of aperitivos. Jill did just that (she's easily led astray) and ended up staying for dinner. Turned out to be much more than a glass ...
21 September 2018
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Cafe at the Square Chapel , Halifax
1 July 2018
Arras, York
16 June 2018

Stay Yorkshire

Self-Catering review: Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
If mid-century modern Scandi-cool in a rural location is your bag we've found the mothership. Author and design historian Lesley Jackson is a world authority on the era and she's converted this splendid Grade 11 listed farmhouse and filled it full of...
19 September 2018
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Low Mill Guest House , Bainbridge
5 March 2018
Grassington House Hotel, Grassington
20 February 2018

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Friends of Ham, Chopping Block and Roots
It’s sad that we’re too often writing about restaurant closures, the latest and most surprising being Friends of Ham in Leeds and Ilkley. According to this report in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, the two satellites – Ham and Friends in...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Courtyard Dairy
One of the UK's best cheese shops is in new enlarged premises. If you haven't visited yet it's time to take a trip. Shop, museum and cheese-centred cafe.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

No-Knead Bread Recipe
The amazing bread recipe that requires no-kneading at all. Anyone can make it, even a six year old. All it needs is time. If you thought you couldn't make bread, give this a go. 
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Yorkshire Rhubarb
There’s nothing else like it in agriculture – the low wooden forcing sheds of Yorkshire’s rhubarb producers are quiet, warm and dark. As far as the eye can see, there are slender pink stalks topped with curly yellow leaves.
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