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Competition – Win The North Yorkshire Cookbook

I love food. More than that, I love Yorkshire food. And even more than that, I love local, North Yorkshire food! I really believe that good, simple, seasonal produce that hasn’t travelled far to get to your plate tastes better – and is better for you and the environment – than food that’s been transported hundreds or even thousands of miles. So I was delighted to be sent a book to review that celebrates some of the best food and drink from God’s own county.

Cookbook

 

The North Yorkshire Cookbook features not just manufacturers of great food and drink, but also the places that serve and sell it such as restaurants, cafés, delis, pubs and markets. It’s good to see a few of my personal favourites in there: Betty’s tea rooms (fat rascals!), the Haxby Bakehouse (proper bread) and No 8 Bistro in York; the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham (where I used to live), Quayside Fish and Chips in Whitby, plus many more. I now feel I need to make a trip to Harrogate to try Baltzersen’s Cinnamon Buns, which I have been obsessed with ever since I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and discovered that Scandinavian people apparently mostly exist on cinnamon buns and coffee.

Le Caveau 63

There are also over 40 mouth-watering recipes from some of North Yorkshire’s top chefs for you to try at home. I’m very tempted to have a go at the Grange Hotel’s Yorkshire Curd Tart and Le Caveau’s Slow Cooked Yorkshire Rabbit in Cider (pictured above). The foreword is by Andrew Pern, who owns the award-winning Star restaurant at Harome, as well as its sister eatery, the Star in the City (of York). Special occasions only for my budget(!) but well worth it.

Ampleforth Abbey 64

 

This is a great read for lovers of Yorkshire food, being part food guide and part recipe book. There’s something for everyone! To share the love I’m going to give away this copy. Just leave a comment below telling me what’s your favourite Yorkshire food or food outlet and why, and I’ll pick a winner this Friday, 23rd September. Bon appétit!

The North Yorkshire Cookbook is available to purchase in all of the businesses featured, as well as in select local gift shops, book shops including Waterstones and online at www.amazon.co.uk. RRP £14.95.

 

3 responses to “Competition – Win The North Yorkshire Cookbook”

  1. Judith says:

    I love Yorkshire Parkin, although do not make it much these days. We always had it on Bonfire night, so it reminds me of cold winter nights standing around a fire with our faces burning and our backs freezing, clutching a sparkler. My Grandma made the best Parkin, but I have never found a recipe that comes close, even when using her old recipe book, I suspect she always made some adjustments which she never wrote down.

    • Angela says:

      Ooh yes, good seasonal one! My auntie used to make fantastic parkin too and bonfire toffee. I also remember Ainsley’s bakers in Leeds selling parkin pigs around bonfire night! Thanks for the entry.

    • Angela says:

      Hi Judith, as yours was the only entry it looks like you’ve won! If you can email me your address I’ll post the book to you. Thanks, Angela.