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Puds and flat caps – must be Yorkshire day
8:50am Wednesday 11th July 2012 in News
HELMSLEY is to play host to a fun Yorkshire Day event on August 1.
The event, celebrating Yorkshire new and old, is being organised by the Helmsley in Business group, a partnership of more than 40 local businesses determined to keep the market town thriving.
Plans include celebrating all that is Yorkshire, from flat cap throwing and a Yorkshire Pud-off to Women’s Institute demonstrations and children’s entertainment.
The event will also highlight some of the locally-produced goods available including food, drink, jewellery and artwork.
One of the key elements of the day will be a Yorkshire Recipe Recycle, and organisers are asking residents, schoolchildren and businesses from across the region to submit their favourite local recipes to form part of a cookbook to represent the whole county.
Carolyn Frank, vice-chairman of Helmsley in Business, said: “In 1935, Yorkshire housewives submitted their favourite recipes to the Yorkshire Observer and a collection of them was published.
“We want to hear about favourite and unusual Yorkshire recipes from people across the whole region to publish a modern day version which will then be available to all.
“We hope it will feature traditional Yorkshire produce and original recipes, as well as modern takes on Yorkshire classics.
“A top local chef will judge the entries and the best recipe will win a prize.”
Recipes will be displayed in Helmsley’s Market Place on Yorkshire Day, strung along on a special washing line made by children from the town, inside Yorkshire puddings knitted by local people and businesses.
People can either email copies to Carolyn@libbybutlerjewellers.co.uk or hand them in before, or even during, the event at Porters Coffee shop, Libby Butler Jewellers or the Hunters of Helmsley deli.
Anyone who would like to take on the Yorkshire pudding knitting challenge instead can pick up the specially-created pattern from Castle Stores in Helmsley and prizes will be awarded on the day.
A competition for the best ‘alternative’ Yorkshire pudding – made from any non-food material, from Lego to paper maché – will also take place.
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