Food and drink news from around the region, including recipes, restaurant reviews, a regular column from top chef Andrew Pern and our Behind The Bar feature.

Ale and hearty food to comfort

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12:51pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMETIMES being a chef does have its advantages and great opportunities fall at your feet.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

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2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

Gold stars for Ryedale food and drink companies

Gazette & Herald: ORCHARD HARVEST: Julia Medforth, of Raithorpe Manor Fine Foods, with a bottle of the award-winning damson port

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RYEDALE food and drinks companies have been flying the flag for Yorkshire in this year’s Great Taste Awards, beating off competition from thousands of entrants to secure coveted gold stars.

Malton producers in the market for food stallholder of the month title

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8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS part of the on-going success of Malton Monthly Food Market, the organisers are now featuring a stallholder of the month – a focus on one of the many food or drink producers who work tirelessly to promote Yorkshire produce and in some cases Made in Malton products.

Oil company celebrates trio of wins

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8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIRECTORS and staff at a Thixendale business are celebrating the third award for its latest product.

Recipe: Gooseberry, elderflower and almond tart

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8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RECIPE for gooseberry, elderflower and almond tart, supplied by Cedar Barn farm shop and café, in Pickering.

Recipe: Carrots, cabbage and chestnuts with pot-roasted partridge

Gazette & Herald: Newfields Organics from Fadmoor supply Castle Howard farm shop with the finest quality, organic veg just perfect for a quick and tasty after work supper.

3:46pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AUTUMN has to be one of the best times of year to use fresh, local veg to whip up comforting soups and stews to curl up with in front of the fire.

Win a place at Malton Cookery School

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3:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE Gazette & Herald has teamed up with Malton Cookery School to offer readers their chance to cook up something special.

Apple activities at Beningbrough Hall

Gazette & Herald: Gardener Tom Longridge picks apples at Beningbrough Hall ahead of the upcoming apple celebrations events.
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3:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

VISITORS to Beningbrough Hall are being invited to celebrate one of our favourite English fruits.

Masterchef finalist at food market

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8:41am Friday 3rd October 2014

A MASTERCHEF finalist will appear as guest chef at Malton Monthly Food Market on Saturday, October 11.

Michelin star success for two Yorkshire restaurants

Gazette & Herald: James Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton.Picture : Garry Atkinson (10737661)

11:30am Friday 26th September 2014

THE Pipe and Glass Inn, at South Dalton, near Beverley, has retained its Michelin Star, this year’s guide shows. The Pipe and Glass was only recently named National Dining Pub of the Year 2015 by The Good Pub Guide.

Game on for seasonal dishes

Gazette & Herald: Andrew Pern of The Star Inn the city, winner of the Design Awards.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10300871)

1:15pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ANDREW PERN of Star Inn The City suggests more recipes for readers, this time with game in mind

Wine buffs set to educate

Gazette & Herald: Oz Clarke, left, with fellow members of the Three Wine Men, Tim Atkin (centre) and Olly Smith (right)

12:41pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IF you ever caught Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure on the BBC, you'll know Oz Clarke. In two TV series, he and Top Gear's James May drove round the vineyards of first France and then California, sampling wines and quite frequently getting disgracefully drunk.

The last of the summer wine

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12:38pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SUNDAY night TV viewing, when I was a lad, was blighted by two programmes. These were Songs Of Praise (enough said) and the intolerably predictable Last Of The Summer Wine.

Open night aims to boost Malton food businesses

Gazette & Herald: The Talbot Hotel, where winners of the second prize will enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast

11:56am Saturday 13th September 2014

AN open day is to be held in Malton for a new development that could become the home of food businesses moving to the town.

New beer guide toasts Yorkshire’s best pubs and breweries

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10:28am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE UK now has more breweries per person than any other country in the world, campaigners have revealed.

Odds-on favourite meal for a family occassion

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8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Chef ANDREW PERN, of The Star Inn, Harome, goes in search of some good fortune.

York Food & Drink Festival, September 19 to 28

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8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

DETAILS have been released to whet the appetite of foodies ahead of the annual York Food Festival.

Malton’s food market set to celebrate autumn

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11:11am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MALTON Monthly Food Market will celebrate the glories of autumn this Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

Learning to cook up a treat at the chef’s table

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3:25pm Friday 5th September 2014

LAST Friday, the Malton Cookery School opened in earnest with a fantastic evening at the Chef’s Table. Since then a few people have asked me what exactly the Chef’s Table is. Let me explain.

Fine dining experience on an historic scale

Gazette & Herald: Settrington Orangery. Karen Storey of Settrington House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9329264)

11:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

KAREN DARLEY gets a behind-the-scenes look round an historic house which is opening its doors to the wider public.

Gold star award for Wold Top Brewery

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8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE team at a Yorkshire coast brewery is celebrating after winning a coveted two gold stars at the prestigious Great Taste 2014 awards.

Helmsley fish and chop shop welcomes global visitors

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8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire fish and chip restaurant has reeled in customers from more than 10,000 miles away with a visit from Sydney’s Cottage Garden Club.

A surprise of the vinous kind

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1:42pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

I LIKE surprises of the vinous kind, when you open a bottle expecting nothing more than mediocrity but you ‘discover’ something good.

Recipe for overnight country crunch bread

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1:37pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

BY REDUCING the amount of yeast, you can leave bread to rise for longer. With this recipe you can plan your loaf round the evening’s viewing or whatever else you may be up to.

Another food market success for Malton

Gazette & Herald: Tom Naylor-Leyland gets ready for this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival

11:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AUGUST’S Monthly Food Market in Malton was another great success, according to the event’s organisers.

Things hot up in the world of barbecuing

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8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

With a bank holiday on the horizon, HANNAH BRYAN brushes up on her barbecuing skills.

Raspberry torte recipe

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8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BERRY season is officially upon us and what better way to get your fruity fix than with a raspberry torte, writes Hannah Bryan.

Stylish summer canapes

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2:20pm Saturday 16th August 2014

ELLY McCAUSLAND makes some stylish summer canapes

No previous experience required

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2:20pm Saturday 16th August 2014

I’VE JUST tasted an Australian red made by a teacher from Sussex with no previous wine-making experience. Remarkably it wasn't too bad; in fact it was quite drinkable.

Savouring the final flavours of summer

Gazette & Herald: Guinea Fowl & ScotchEgg

11:52am Friday 15th August 2014

It is game on for chef ANDREW PERN, of The Star Inn, Harome, in the culinary calendar.

Two new faces join Derventio wine team

Gazette & Herald: Steve Colling (correct) right and Scott Hanby at Derventio Wines Malton (Tate Smith).Nigel Holland (8765683)

11:50am Friday 15th August 2014

TWO new wine specialists have joined the team at Derventio wine shop in Malton.

Pintxos recipes

Gazette & Herald: Pintxos by Max for her TMC column (9052497)

1:16pm Saturday 9th August 2014

MAXINE GORDON savours some sensational snacking, Spanish style

Trade in your trolley for your local high street

Gazette & Herald: DASHING AROUND: Leave the trolley behind and get know to your local trader

3:51pm Thursday 7th August 2014

DOES this ring a bell? Go to supermarket. Take essential but dull items off shelf and put in trolley. Go to check out. Take items out of trolley and put onto conveyor. Put items back into bags. Put bags back into trolley. Take trolley across car park before taking bags back out of trolley and now into boot of car. Drive home. Now take bags back out of boot of car and into house. Unpack items and put back on shelf.

Teenager becomes restaurant manager

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8:54am Thursday 7th August 2014

A TEENAGER who joined Malton’s Talbot Hotel fresh from school two years ago has been appointed restaurant manager at the Pheasant Hotel in Harome.

Wines to enjoy for less than a tenner

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2:58pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

I have a backlog of wines that for one reason or another haven’t fitted any of the themes in this column recently. They are definitely worthy of recommendation though and all come in at under a tenner. So here they are...

Tia Maria chocolate and raspberry torte

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2:58pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

BERRY season is officially upon us and what better way to get your fruity fix than with a raspberry torte.

Shortbread recipe

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12:41pm Saturday 26th July 2014

This one isn't mine, it's Pam's. JULIAN COLE passes on a good and simple recipe for shortbread

Lemon and lime cheesecake

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12:40pm Saturday 26th July 2014

MAXINE GORDON is pleased to discover an easy-to-set cheesecake

Sweet on strawberries

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1:14pm Saturday 19th July 2014

ANDREW PERN of the Star Inn The City conjures up a new take on strawberries and cream

Grainless granola

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2:14pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Hannah Bryan rustles up her own breakfast cereal

Sometimes only a big juicy red wine will do

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2:13pm Saturday 5th July 2014

HAVING taken stock, I have decided there has been too much light summery stuff going on in this column lately.

Ampleforth Abbey cider has a still and sparkling future

Gazette & Herald: Cameron Smith with bottled cider in the apple orchards at Ampleforth College.Nigel Holland

1:42pm Saturday 5th July 2014

CAMERON Smith is holding his breath when we arrive at Ampleforth Abbey's cider mill.

Think pink with three rosé wines

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12:41pm Saturday 28th June 2014

Lourensford The River Garden Rosé 2013, £8.25 at York Wines (yorkwines.co.uk) 17/20

Fine fare for the Grand Depart

Gazette & Herald: Salad of Whitby Lobster Niçoise-style with Quail Eggs, Marinaded Anchovies and Garden Beans

12:39pm Saturday 28th June 2014

ANDREW PERN injects some French flair into this month's recipes ahead of the Grand Depart

Ryedale Vineyard wins silver medal in wine competition

Gazette & Herald: Stuart and Elizabeth Smith with the trophies they won at the Mercian Vineyards Association competition for wines produced at Ryedale Vineyards

12:27pm Thursday 26th June 2014

NORTH Yorkshire’s Ryedale Vineyards has won its first silver medal in a national wine competition.

Food Festival serves up a French starter

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1:36pm Saturday 21st June 2014

Ahead of the Grand Départ, York has launched a food festival full of the flavours of France. MATT CLARK finds out more

Brewing up a storm out in the Wolds

Gazette & Herald: Tony O’Rouke-Kilburn, brewer at Wold  Top Brewery

11:23am Friday 30th May 2014

THE UK'S Annual Celebration of Better Barbecuing, National BBQ Week, runs until June 1 and heralds the start of a summer long celebration of alfresco eating, entertaining and barbecues.

Yorkshire producers out in force at Malton’s annual food festival

Gazette & Herald: Malton food lovers Festival, Jean-Christophe Novelli talks to the crowds.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6520396)

10:10am Monday 26th May 2014

FROM pulled pork to squirrel squealers, Malton Food Lovers Festival served up a real treat for food lovers everywhere, and despite the challenging weather, they visited in their hundreds from miles around.

Spiced sticky date and coffee cake

Gazette & Herald: Spiced sticky date, pecan and coffee cake

2:13pm Saturday 24th May 2014

ELLY McCAUSLAND makes a sticky cake to get stuck into






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