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Yorkshire Herb Grower Wins Best Fresh Produce Award

Oxalis and Pork Pansotti with maple glaze and Orange Thyme
Oxalis and Pork Pansotti with maple glaze and Orange Thyme
Traditional and speciality herb grower Herbs Unlimited has won the Best Fresh Produce Award at the 2016 Taste Awards for its Oxalis leaves.

The annual celebration, widely considered the pinnacle…

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Tue 15th Nov, 2016 | 1:52pm

WinterFest, Leeds City Centre


Sunday 27th November 2016 will see the return of the UK's largest ever ethical Christmas market in Leeds Town Hall, Leeds City Centre from 11am - 5pm.

The festival is hosted by The Great Yorkshire…

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Sat 12th Nov, 2016 | 10:00pm

Graham Clark
Master Chef Finalist At New Ellington Hotel, Leeds
By Graham Clark
Features Writer
Elizabeth Cottam
Elizabeth Cottam
The New Ellington boutique hotel situated at Wellington Place in Leeds has in residence until the end of December, Master Chef finalist Elizabeth Cottam, in what will be an exciting time for the…

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Mon 31st Oct, 2016 | 4:14pm

Review: Veri Peri Restaurant, Bradford


You might never have heard of the name Veri Peri before but once you have visited this new, reasonably priced restaurant you will know the name.

The brand has restaurants in Dubai and one of the…

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Sat 29th Oct, 2016 | 10:00pm

The Secret To Happiness? Eat More Yellow!

photo - kristin walsh
photo - kristin walsh
Move over rainbow foods and leafy green veg, new research has revealed that a staggering 70 per cent of Brits associate bright yellow foods - more than any other colour - with feelings of…

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Sat 22nd Oct, 2016 | 8:45am

Marco's New York Italian, Sheffield

General view of restaurant
General view of restaurant
Celebrated chef Marco Pierre White, the English chef from Leeds, has a chain of successful restaurants across the country and one of the newest restaurants in Sheffield has been a huge success…

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Thu 13th Oct, 2016 | 8:45am

Two Firsts At Apprentice Chef Of The Year Competition

Winner Connor Berney and runner-up Vicky Martin
Winner Connor Berney and runner-up Vicky Martin
The tenth final of the Copper Saucepan Apprentice Chef of the Year competition, held on Sunday (October 2) at a packed Beverley Food Festival, set two firsts - the first female finalist and the…

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Thu 6th Oct, 2016 | 3:11pm

Review: Frankie & Benny's - The Light, Leeds

General view of the restaurant
General view of the restaurant
The Italian themed dining market seems to continue at a rapid pace in the UK. The various chains seem to be expanding all the time. The Light in Leeds City centre has several Italian themed…

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Wed 28th Sep, 2016 | 7:00pm

Keep Your Body Happy And Hydrated

photo - Steven Depolo
photo - Steven Depolo
We all know that keeping hydrated is vital for good health; every cell, tissue and organ needs water. If you're struggling to reach your recommended (by the NHS) 6-8 glasses of water a day,…

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Sat 10th Sep, 2016 | 10:31am

Too Ugly For Supermarket Shelves?

The supermarket rejected lemons
The supermarket rejected lemons
This week farmers and veg box pioneers, Riverford Organic Farmers, were offered six tonnes of organic lemons after the two major supermarkets they were destined for deemed them 'unsuitable to meet…

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Tue 2nd Aug, 2016 | 5:04pm

Celebrating 5 Years And 80,000 Cups Of Tea


Later this month, Claire Hundsdoerfer, will celebrate 5 years of owning The Little Teahouse on The Grove Promenade, Ilkley.

Over the last 5 years The Little Teahouse will have made over 80,000…

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Sat 12th Nov, 2016 | 10:00pm

British Leeks Now In Season

photo - Leek Growers Association
photo - Leek Growers Association
As we head into colder months, the Leek Grower's Association is urging people not to forget the benefits of the British leek as the fat-free, nutrient rich answer to staying healthy and helping…

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Tue 1st Nov, 2016 | 3:16pm

Esquires Coffee, Bradford


The market for coffee shops does not seem to be drying up. New to the Yorkshire area is Esquires Coffee who have opened recently in Bradford, opposite the new Broadway shopping centre.

Founded in…

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Mon 31st Oct, 2016 | 3:52pm

Five Guys - Bradford


The traditional hamburger market seems to have matured in the UK as the upmarket Bryons opened in Harrogate recently and now the American chain Five Guys has opened in Harrogate and Bradford.

The…

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Tue 25th Oct, 2016 | 1:00pm

Review: Byron Restaurant, Harrogate

Restaurant and bar area
Restaurant and bar area
When I told a friend I was going to dine at the new Byron's restaurant in Harrogate his eyes lit up, "they are one of the best upmarket hamburger restaurants and their burgers are the best" he…

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Tue 18th Oct, 2016 | 4:38pm

Sean Dodson
Rafters Restaurant - Sheffield
By Sean Dodson
Restaurant Critic
Interior of Rafters Restaurant, Sheffield
Interior of Rafters Restaurant, Sheffield
In the affluent enclave of Fulwood, situated along the upper edge of Endcliffe Park in Sheffield, lies one of the county's finest but hardest-to-find restaurants. Stroll, as we did, a couple of…

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Tue 11th Oct, 2016 | 6:17pm

Jan Harris
Where Have All The Mince Pies Gone?
By Jan Harris
Assistant Editor

On yet another gloriously sunny Autumn afternoon, the Yorkshire Times travelled to Ripon to sample some of the festive fare being produced for Booths Christmas 2016.

Booths, in my mind at least,…

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Tue 4th Oct, 2016 | 10:30am

Yorkshire Immortalised In Biscuit

UK skyline in biscuits
UK skyline in biscuits
In celebration of Yorkshire holding the most coffee mornings in England last year, Macmillan Cancer Support has built local landmark, Whitby Abbey, out of biscuits.

The 3,000 biscuit sculpture is…

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Thu 15th Sep, 2016 | 9:00pm

Lauren Masterman
You've Tried A G&T But What About A G&G?
By Lauren Masterman
York Correspondent

What's that? Would I like to come and try some gin? Well there was an offer I couldn't refuse....

This summer, Nicholson's pubs The Punch Bowl, Harkers, The Old White Swan and The Cross Keys in…

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Fri 5th Aug, 2016 | 4:53pm

Livin' Italy - Granary Wharf, Leeds


There are so many Italian restaurant chains these days but it is nice to see an individual Italian restaurant that is popular and well run.

Situated in Leeds' Granary Wharf, Livin' Italy has a…

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Tue 2nd Aug, 2016 | 4:00pm

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