2013
February
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    YORKSHIRE BAKERY IS A ‘FORCE’ TO BE RECKONED WITH

    Battenburg, bakes, sponges and slices from Yorkshire’s ProperMaid bakery have earned their stripes this week as they’ve been chosen as one of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes’ (NAAFI) “best of British” foods to feed the forces. Serving soldiers will be offered a much-missed sweet slice of home thanks to ProperMaid, in Huddersfield, when...


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    February 27, 2013 at 10:49 am
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    Perfectly preserved lemons

    New from Riverford in Fairtrade Fortnight is the Preserved Lemon Kit ““ an easy and tasty way to start pickling at home. Fairtrade Fortnight runs until 10 March ““ Mother’s Day ““ and the Preserved Lemon Kit makes an ideal and novel gift for any mum. Riverford delivers organic veg boxes to customers across the...


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    February 27, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    SHOPPERS DESERT SUPERMARKETS ““ AND STOCK UP ON FULLY TRACEABLE BEEF AT HINCHLIFFE’S

    Consumers disillusioned by ‘horsegate’ are flocking to Hinchliffe’s for its beef burgers and steaks ““ with recent figures showing beef sales at the farm shop have risen by more than 10 per cent. Booming beef sales at the Netherton business show sales of beef burgers ““ one of the first foods to be implicated in...


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    February 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm
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    Kirkstall Community Garden are looking for members!

    A new and exciting community garden is being planned for Kirkstall and they want you to be involved. Their aim is to brighten up the area & make it a little safer for the Kirkstall community as well as promoting a healthier lifestyle. Paul the founder decided to set up the garden when he noticed...


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    February 25, 2013 at 11:54 am
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    Good Food is a Plenty this weekend

    Well isn’t it a weekend for good food! This weekend is seeing two great food markets, firstly York Farmers Market and secondly the bigger Wakefield Food and Drink Rhubarb Festival, you really are spoilt for choice! Wakefield Food and Drink Rhubarb festival is a brilliant sight for February. It is a celebration of local food...


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    February 22, 2013 at 10:29 am
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    SALT’S REVEALS TASTY NEW START

    A year after closing his two award-winning Leeds delicatessens, Bruce Salt, who founded Salt’s, has announced a healthy start to his new business, Salt’s Catering. Bruce, who owned delicatessens on Swinegate and in The Light, took the decision to close his two shops in March 2012 when the businesses struggled against a tough economic climate....


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    February 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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    Put a Spring in your Step with the Easter Treat Break at Wentbridge House Hotel and Take the Children for Free

    Luxurious country hideaway, Wentbridge House, is welcoming guests to the hotel this Easter to experience a relaxing break amongst the picturesque hills of West Yorkshire. Whether looking for a peaceful hideaway to relax and unwind or a base to explore the Yorkshire dales and its many attractions, the Easter Treat at Wentbridge House will leave...


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    February 14, 2013 at 11:20 am
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    TASTETHE TRUE FLAVOURS OF SPRING ON A YORKSHIRE FOOD FINDER CULINARY TRAIL

    Seasonal trails for 2013 include rare breed lamb, charcuterie and butchery skills, sustainable fishing and preserving, fresh cheese making and pairing with ciders and ales from across the county. Put an early spring in your step by booking a place on an exclusive culinary trail with Yorkshire Food Finder and taste the seasonal specialties of...


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    February 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm
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    FORGET ROSES, IT’S RHUBARB FOR ROMANCE IN YORKSHIRE!

    Top Yorkshire chef Tim Bilton is so passionate about Yorkshire food he’s swapping roses for rhubarb this Valentine’s ““ giving out bunches of the delicious pink sticks to commuters at Wakefield Westgate rail station! Rail passengers were tickled pink today when Tim, chef proprietor of The Butchers Arms Hepworth, gave out bouquets of Yorkshire Forced...


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    February 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm
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    CURRY CUISINE SPICES UP WAKEFIELD RHUBARB FESTIVAL

    Tingley and Dewsbury based food and cookery company, Curry Cuisine, will showcase the unique cuisine of the diverse regions of India and fly the flag for Yorkshire Rhubarb at this year’s Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb (22-24 February). Cookery School founder, Prett Tejura, will host a demonstration on 23 February, 1.30pm at the...


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    February 11, 2013 at 10:55 am
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    Ilkley Brewery débuts chocolate Chipotle stout at Whitelock’s

    At Leeds’ oldest real ale house, Whitelock’s, Yorkshire’s multi-award winning Ilkley Brewery last night (Wednesday 6 February) launched The Mayan, the latest beer in its Origins range. Taking inspiration from an ancient Mayan recipe, this 5.3% chocolate Chipotle stout is velvety smooth and bittersweet with subtle smoky tones. Created in collaboration with food and drink...


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    February 7, 2013 at 10:25 am
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    Riverford ““ Meat You Can Trust

    Wondering what’s in your sausage after the latest reports of horsemeat on supermarket shelves? If you’d rather keep surprises for birthdays then Riverford helps you know just where you stand with your food. The organic delivery company with a farm at Newby Wiske, Northallerton takes ethical business and animal welfare very seriously, both on its...


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    February 7, 2013 at 9:37 am
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    East Yorkshire brewery supports the arts with A Play, a Pie and a Pint

    An East Yorkshire micro brewery that is renowned for supporting the arts has renewed its sponsorship of a leading regional theatre to promote the next generation of playwrights. Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery is a second year sponsor of Hull Truck’s monthly A Play, a Pie and a Pint events and as such, brews...


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    February 7, 2013 at 9:32 am
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    COME FLY WITH ME! RAISTHORPE DELIVERS A HEART-FLOAT GIFT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

    Raisthorpe Manor’s Julia Medforth was full of hot air this week as she organised a quick fly-by at Drewton’s Farm Shop! Owner Katie Taylor was one of two Yorkshire suppliers who took delivery of a big bunch of helium balloons this week for Valentine’s Day, which will be given away to customers who buy one...


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    February 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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    Nominees of the DY Stars and Champions

    * “Carr House Farm”:http://www.carrhousefarm.co.uk/ Have nominated: “Frank Turners of Rillington”:http://www.foodfever.com/g-f-turner-westgate-rillington-malton.htm for their pork sausages because they are “in my opinion these are the best breakfast sausages to buy”. Marmalade & Fig Jam- “Carr House Farm”:http://www.carrhousefarm.co.uk/ made their own marmalade which was awarded a silver at the World Marmalade Festival. “Dick Todd”:http://www.carrhousefarm.co.uk/local-area/anna-loves/ in Ampleforth for their...


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    February 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm
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    Brewery encourages shoppers to be true to local shops this Valentine’s Day

    An East micro brewery is encouraging people to support local shops and markets when buying their Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Wold Top Brewery sells over 30% of its award-winning bottled ales through farmers’ markets, farm shops and independent off licences and retailers within a 40 mile radius of its Wold Newton based brewery and...


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    February 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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    YORKSHIRE FOOD AND COOKERY COMPANY CURRIES FAVOUR WITH THEO PAPHITIS

    West Yorkshire food and cookery company, Curry Cuisine, has been chosen by Theo Paphitis as Small Business Sunday #SBS Winner on Twitter and has already seen an uplift in followers. Every Sunday evening entrepreneur Theo Paphitis of BBC’s Dragon’s Den, runs a competition on Twitter called Small Business Sunday, inviting businesses to send a tweet...


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    February 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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    Early Season Deal…Feb and March 2013 at Lime Kiln Farm House

    Early Season Deal…Feb and March 2013. 2 Adults, 5* Bed & Breakfast….1 Night……. £70 inclusive 2 Nights……£130 inclusive “Visit their website for more details.”:http://www.limekiln-coneysthorpe.com/tariff.asp


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    February 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm