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Demand for Wold Top Brewery beer creates new job

Gazette & Herald: Tom Cooper in the brewery

3:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GROWING demand for an award winning beer has created a new job.

Bake off to raise money for MS charity

Gazette & Herald: Andrew Pern of the Starr Inn, Harome, with Auntie Anne and Emma Dodsworth promoting their charity Bake-Off.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BAKING fans are invited to dig out their wooden spoons and take part in the Great Harome Bake Off next Wednesday.

Malton holds alfresco Food Lovers Market

Gazette & Herald: Jake Jones does a cookery demonstration at a food event in Malton.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5392775)

11:15am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN ALFRESCO Malton Food Lovers Market took place on Saturday as preparations mount for next month's annual festival.

Charity evening to showcase cheese and wine

Gazette & Herald: Judy  Bell with one of her cheeses that is now being exported to the USA

3:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RYEDALE charity evening is showcasing the range of Shepherds Purse Cheeses served with specially selected wines from Firth and Co Wine merchants.

Rising culinary star cooks up a storm

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8:23am Thursday 10th April 2014

Rising culinary star Jake Jones, sous-chef at the Talbot Hotel’s James Martin Restaurant, will perform a chef demo during the Malton Monthly Food Market, on Saturday, April 12.

Cookery school opens in Malton

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12:48pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MALTON’S new cookery school will open next month.

Jake Jones in final of Young Chef of the Year contest

Gazette & Herald: Jake Jones, Sous Chef at The Talbot Hotel in Malton, who  is through to the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef of the Year.

10:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SOUS chef at The Talbot Hotel in Malton is through to the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef of the Year.

People are so happy to welcome Booths to Malton

Gazette & Herald: Tom Naylor-Leyland

3:53pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

WHAT struck me recently were the wonderful comments from people across the board responding to the news that Booths supermarket is looking to open on the livestock market in Malton.

Brothers set up brewing business

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10:54am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WHEN someone says they run a brewery the image of a huge factory with giant steel tumblers often comes to mind, but for two brothers their home became their brewery.

How To Pick A Good Bottle Of Wine

Gazette & Herald: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Aglianico del Vulture 2009

2:30pm Saturday 29th March 2014

It’s a vinous minefield out there. Finding a good bottle of wine is not easy, if you can’t taste it first. It seems for every bottle I open and like, there is another that disappoints.

A breakfast with a seasonal twist

Gazette & Herald: BREAKFAST TREAT: Porridge with rhubarb

2:20pm Saturday 29th March 2014

It would be an absolute crime to let the Yorkshire rhubarb season pass without trying to incorporate this luscious ingredient into every meal.

Ryedale beekeeper’s produce creates London buzz

Gazette & Herald: Beekeeper Mark Pennington from Kirby Grindalythe  has gone from selling his produce at local farmers markets to selling at the London store, Fortnum and Mason.

4:23pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A BEEKEEPER from Kirby Grindalythe has gone from selling his produce at local farmers markets to selling at the London store, Fortnum and Mason.

Malton Beertown event a success

Gazette & Herald: Among those at the Beertown Festival, in Malton, were Paul Mitchell, Chris Waplington, Phil Saltonstall, James Broad and Nicola Mackley

12:23pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ORGANISERS of the first Malton Beertown have said 'cheers' to a successful event.

Alfresco dining on the menu for Malton

Gazette & Herald: The busy scene in Malton Market Place during the festival

12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ALFRESCO dining will be on the menu this summer with plans to bring a European atmosphere to Malton’s Market Place.

Helmsley chippy named among best in the country

Gazette & Herald: Scotts of Helmsley owner Tony Webster (far left) and chef manager Shane Wight (far right) are presented with their award by Tracy Poskitt and Liam Rosenior

12:41pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire fish and chip shop has been placed in the top 2.5 per cent of chippies in the country after winning an industry award.

Broccoli soup recipe

Gazette & Herald: WARMING: Home-made broccoli soup

1:06pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

MAXINE GORDON whizzes up some healthy broccoli soup

Wines to carp on about

Gazette & Herald: Wines to go with fish

12:58pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

There's something fishy about Tipping's Tipples as MIIKE TIPPING reveals his catches of the week

Malton breweries host Beertown

Gazette & Herald: James Broad, left, and Chris Waplington who have started Bad Seed Brewery at Malton

4:43pm Thursday 20th March 2014

TWO new Malton breweries are staging a beer celebration in the town this week to highlight the best of British drink-making.

Chefs spice up Malton Food Festival

Gazette & Herald: The Gazette & Herald has two copies of The Incredible Spice Men by Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh (BBC Books, £20) for readers to win

3:51pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

BBC’S The Incredible Spice Men are appearing as part of the star line-up for Malton Food Lovers Festival on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25.

Recipe for flapjacks

Gazette & Herald: Julian's tasty flapjacks

2:40pm Saturday 15th March 2014

JULIAN COLE this week bakes a tray of tasty flapjacks - with a twist or two

Mum's the word - wines for Mother's Day

Gazette & Herald: Champagne Esterlin Cuvée Cléo

2:37pm Saturday 15th March 2014

MOTHER’S Day this and Mother’s Day that. My email inbox has been bombarded with gift ideas for mum, from PR executives who obviously think I write about kitchen products; pamper weekends and ‘healthy’ low fat snacks.

Special dishes for Mother's Day

Gazette & Herald: A salad of heritage tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and gazpacho of green vegetables

4:31pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

ANDREW PERN, owner and chef of The Star Inn, Harome, looks ahead to Mother’s Day

Another chance to sample James Martin gourmet dinner at Talbot Hotel

Gazette & Herald: James Martin

4:20pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

FOLLOWING the sell-out success of the James Martin gourmet dinner at The Talbot Hotel, in Malton, last month, general manager David Macdonald has now added extra places for the next date on April 8.

Masterchef finalist at Malton food market

Gazette & Herald: Malton Food Lovers Festival, at the Milton Rooms. Pictured is Michael King of the Bluebird Bakery, York. Picture David Harrison.

12:16pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

MASTERCHEF finalist Sara Danesin Medio demonstrated her Italian cooking heritage at the first of this year’s monthly food markets in Malton on Saturday.

North Yorkshire's Tommy Banks is believed to be youngest Michelin-starred chef in Britain

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11:15am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A CHEF at a North Yorkshire pub is believed to be the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Britain.

French whites that are perfect to go with that sniff of spring in the air

Gazette & Herald: Striking French! Viognier 2012

1:16pm Saturday 8th March 2014

SPRING is in the air and the daffs are starting to bloom. Meanwhile this nation’s wine drinkers should be turning their backs on all those heavyweight winter reds and looking for something more seasonal to sip.

Ginger and treacle cake recipe

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1:13pm Saturday 8th March 2014

Anita Tasker offers her recipe for ginger and treacle cake.

Ryedale ice cream maker adds another cup to his tally

Gazette & Herald: David Otterburn, won the open flavour class at the National Ice Cream Competition

1:17pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

A RYEDALE ice cream maker has struck gold again after winning top honours for his latest flavour creation.

Yorkshire's food capital's spreads the word

Gazette & Herald: Tom Naylor-Leyland, left, with Andrew Walker, of The Patisserie, Malton, helping to promote Malton as Yorkshire's food capital

10:20am Wednesday 5th March 2014

PLANS to promote Malton as Yorkshire’s Food Capital will be one of the subjects discussed at a public meeting next Tuesday, March 11.

Marmalade success for East Yorkshire preserves producer

Gazette & Herald: Melanie Moss with jars of marmalade at her home in Wetwang

10:18am Wednesday 5th March 2014

AN East Yorkshire preserves producer has won two awards for its marmalades at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

Recipe for Grilled peaches with ricotta, crumbled amaretti and vanilla balsamic syrup

Gazette & Herald: Recipe for Grilled peaches with ricotta, crumbled amaretti and vanilla balsamic syrup

2:19pm Saturday 1st March 2014

ELLY MCCAUSLAND looks ahead to summer, with this tasty recipe.

Perfect wines to accompany the humble pie

Gazette & Herald: Torres Celeste Crianza 2010, Ribera del Duero

2:06pm Saturday 1st March 2014

I think there is probably a national day or week for just about anything. For all I know, today could be national paint your bicycle clip day, or the start of UK feather duster awareness week.

Andrew Pern creates dishes using Two Chefs beer

Gazette & Herald: Beer-braised shin, risotto of fresh horseradish, root vegetable and Two Chefs beer juices

1:55pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

This month, ANDREW PERN of the Star Inn The City prepares food using the Two Chefs beer he helped to develop.

Pear cake recipe

Gazette & Herald: Pear cake

1:48pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

MAXINE GORDON bakes something a bit different but utterly delicious.

A trio of full-bodied reds

Gazette & Herald: Errazuriz The Blend 2009, Aconcagua Valley

1:22pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

MIKE TIPPING tries three full-bodied reds where the fruit is turned up a notch.

Brewery’s supermarket boost

Gazette & Herald: The Wold Top Brewery team

9:27am Friday 21st February 2014

YORKSHIRE Wolds microbrewery, Wold Top Brewery, at Wold Newton, is celebrating after gaining a listing for two of its award-winning real ales in selected Waitrose stores nationwide.

French chef to be patron of Food Lovers Festival

Gazette & Herald: Culinary guru: Jean-Christophe Novelli.

11:41am Wednesday 19th February 2014

FRENCH chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is the latest patron be revealed for Malton Food Lovers Festival on May 24 and 25.

Pickering chip shop tastes success

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12:01pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A PICKERING fish and chip shop has been named as having the Best Chippy Chips in North Yorkshire.

Pickering marks start of Fairtrade Fortnight

Gazette & Herald: Pickering Fairtrade group members Judy Dixon, Hazel Page, Joan Lovejoy and Daphne Bowes help promote Saturday’s fair to mark Fairtrade Fortnight

11:46am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A FAIR is being held in Pickering on Saturday to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Lighter red wines to be served slightly chilled

Gazette & Herald: Henry Fessy Morgon 2011

1:49pm Saturday 15th February 2014

I do like a nice drop of pinot noir. If I’m very lucky this could be a brilliant Burgundy, a top tipple from New Zealand’s Central Otago region, or something special from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Recipe for Soda bread

Gazette & Herald: Recipe for Soda bread

1:46pm Saturday 15th February 2014

JULIAN COLE shows how to make the quickest, easiest bread around

First names revealed for this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival

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11:44am Wednesday 12th February 2014

BBC’s The Incredible Spice Men and Channel 4’s Michela Chiappa and her sisters are the first foodie names revealed at this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival.

Bakery and organic farm to hold open day

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11:40am Wednesday 12th February 2014

A WOLDS bakery and organic farm is holding an open day this month.

Golden syrup and coconut cake recipe

Gazette & Herald: Golden syrup and coconut cake

12:59pm Saturday 8th February 2014

ANITA TASKER bakes an easy cake that’s a keeper - golden syrup and coconut.

Mike Tipping concludes that only a sparkling idea fits Valentine’s Day

Gazette & Herald: The Co-operative Special Cuvée Prosecco, £6.66 at The Co-operative

12:50pm Saturday 8th February 2014

SINCE it is nearly Valentine’s Day again, I have been thinking long and hard about suggesting some alternatives to the traditional fizzy wine recommendations. But I have given up on that idea, having realised that sparkling wine is the only way to go on February 14.

We Love Malton logo redesigned

Gazette & Herald: Tom Naylor-Leyland with the new logo

1:56pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

THE “We Love Malton” brand has been redesigned as the town prepares for a busy and eventful year as the “foodie capital” of Yorkshire.

Star Inn supremo Andrew Pern shares two recipes to celebrate the game season

Gazette & Herald: Mallard and mixed peel sausage roll

12:55pm Saturday 25th January 2014

While the end of the calendar year may have just gone, here at The Star the final day of the main Game Season on February 1 is an equally important date in our year.

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods launch Valentine's Day liquers

Gazette & Herald: 9ct blood orange and toffee caramel shimmering vodka from Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods

8:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire company is hoping to add to the romance this Valentine’s Day with its range of luxurious liquers.

Whitby fish and chip shop serves up a tasty gluten-free feast

Gazette & Herald: tuart Fusco, director and head chef at Quayside which has won another award

8:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

AN award-winning fish and chip shop, Quayside of Whitby is proving there is such a thing as a free lunch – at least for coeliacs.

Two Black Swan hotels in North Yorkshire win awards

Gazette & Herald: Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley

10:23am Saturday 18th January 2014

TWO of North Yorkshire’s Black Swans have been adorned with rosettes from the AA.

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