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.

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

What is an affordable wine? Three reds to suit three budgets

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2:10pm Saturday 24th May 2014

IT CAN be difficult to decide what an affordable wine is but it’s something I always consider when writing this column.

Top chefs all set to visit food festival

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

10:24am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Malton will again bring fine dining to its streets when it hosts one of Britain top food festivals over Saturday and Sunday.

Food festival set to be largest yet

Gazette & Herald: FUN AND GAMES: Incredible Spice Men, l-r  Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala

8:30am Wednesday 21st May 2014

THIS year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival is set to be the largest yet, according to organisers.

Cocktails with a taste of Brazil

Gazette & Herald: Jennifer Kee mixes a cocktail at the Slug & Lettuce in Low Ousegate

12:59pm Saturday 10th May 2014

With the Brazilian World Cup looming, JENNIFER KEE tries her hand at shaking up a few Brazil-inspired cocktails.

Cookery school opens in Malton

Gazette & Herald: Malton Cookery School logo

11:26am Friday 9th May 2014

WITH quite a few foodie plans in the pipeline, I am delighted to be able to say that on May 16, Malton Cookery School opens in Saville House, Saville Street.

Singer in bid to make a hit beer

Gazette & Herald: Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley meets   meets the Yorkshire Brewery Head Brewer, Alan Jeffreys during a visit to discuss his new beer, Hadley Blonde    Picture Frank Dwyer (5893895)

11:11am Wednesday 7th May 2014

A UK tour, a new album, commitments abroad and now a new beer. Spandau Ballet's frontman Tony Hadley certainly knows how to keep himself busy.

Bakers rise to the challenge in Great Harome Bake Off

Gazette & Herald: MIX IT UP: Andrew Pern, from The Star Inn, Harome, overall champion Emma Brackley and ‘Auntie’ Anne at the Great Harome Bake-Off

9:08am Wednesday 7th May 2014

IT WAS wooden spoons at the ready for competitors in the Great Harome Bake Off.

Yorkshire's finest brews at beer festival

Gazette & Herald: Drinkers at a previous Malton beer festival

9:06am Wednesday 7th May 2014

THIS year's Malton Food Lovers' Beer Festival set to whet all appetites with some of Yorkshire's finest brews

Micro brewery plan given thumbs up

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11:10am Wednesday 7th May 2014

A MICRO-brewery planned for Helmsley has been recommended for approval to the North York Moors National Park Authority by the town council.

Recipe for Grantham Gingers

Gazette & Herald: Recipe for Grantham Gingers

1:24pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

In this week’s TOO MANY COOKS, Julian Cole passes on a recipe for crunchy ginger biscuits

Red wines for around £8 - The new "about a fiver".

Gazette & Herald: Viñalba 50 50 Reservado 2012

1:22pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

LET’S kick-off with some unscientific research. In 2005 a bottle of Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon, a widely available red wine from Chile, would set you back £5.50. If you purchased the equivalent bottle today, you would need to shell out nearer £8.

Pop-up restaurant holds gala dinner

Gazette & Herald: FUN AND GAMES: Incredible Spice Men, l-r  Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala

2:03pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

Malton’s former town hall will be brought back to life as a pop-up restaurant by Chateau Marmot, during the Food Lovers Festival next month.

North Yorkshire bakery's fish and chip pies go on sale at M&S

Gazette & Herald: 1	You would normally buy fish and chips or a pie and chips.,But now a Malton baker has launched the ultimate combo meal  - fish and chips pie  with fish in  the middle and chips across the top instead of pastry. It has gone on sale at M & S store acr

8:35am Wednesday 30th April 2014

OH my cod! Diners traditionally have a choice of fish and chips or pie and chips. But now a North Yorkshire bakery has created a combination of the two - with the first ever fish and chip pie.

North Yorkshire food festival expected to be biggest ever

Gazette & Herald: Crowds at Malton Food Lovers Festival

2:16pm Sunday 27th April 2014

THIS year's free beer festival in Malton will be the largest ever, organised have said.

Extra helping of York Food Festival

Gazette & Herald: Michael Hjort

11:35am Saturday 26th April 2014

York foodies won't have to wait until September for this years culinary festival. MATT CLARK discovers why

Rhubarb, Vanilla and Cardamon jam recipe

Gazette & Herald: Elly McCauslandFood blogger and writerPhD student in Arthurian children’s literature (5672727)

11:34am Saturday 26th April 2014

RHUBARB season is in full swing, and if you’re lucky enough to have an allotment or to know someone that does, chances are you’re being inundated with bags full of the stuff.

A family-run farm produces some of the region's finest ice cream

Gazette & Herald: Yorvale Icecream  Feature    Ian and Lesley Buxton   Picture Frank Dwyer (5632785)

11:32am Saturday 26th April 2014

EACH day, four staff members busy themselves with potting some 1,700 litres of ice cream, at the Yorvale farm in Acaster Malbis. It’s impressive for a small dairy farm with 40 flavours of ice cream and a herd of 60 Friesian cows.

Wines For Chilling When Al Fresco Grilling

Gazette & Herald: Bodegas Castaño “Hécula” Monastrell 2011

11:23am Saturday 26th April 2014

YOU have got to admire the optimism of some folks. Returning home from work at teatime on Easter Monday, I caught a sniff of burning charcoal nearby.

Real ale lovers head to Scarborough

Gazette & Herald: Real ale lovers head to Scarborough

10:45am Friday 25th April 2014

MORE than a thousand real ale lovers from across the country have travelled to Scarborough for CAMRA’s national annual meeting and conference.

Acclaimed pop-up restaurant to return to North Yorkshire

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10:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE pop-up restaurant Chateau Marmot will return to North Yorkshire with a weekend of dining in Malton.

Incredible Spice Men to star at Malton’s Food Lovers festival

Gazette & Herald: Incredible Spice Men, l-r Cyrus Todiwala  and  Tony Singh

12:09pm Saturday 19th April 2014

MAXINE GORDON catches up with the Incredible Spice Men ahead of their star turn at Malton’s Food Lovers festival.

Star Inn chef Andrew Pern suggests some egg-citing recipes for Easter

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11:56am Saturday 19th April 2014

EASTER is upon us and with it the temptation for egg-sessive, egg-stravagant egg puns, so I think it best to move on to the recipes as quickly as possible!

A short lived affair that deserves a glass of wine

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10:09am Saturday 19th April 2014

BRITISH asparagus season is under way again. Sadly, it is a short-lived affair, so make the most of it while you can and remember it tastes even better when accompanied by the right wine. Pick the wrong wine and you will find there is something of a clash.

Easter cupcakes recipe

Gazette & Herald: TOP OF THE CHOCS: Easter cupcakes with mini eggs

10:06am Saturday 19th April 2014

MAXINE GORDON makes some Easter treats for all the family

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.






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