Meat and Potato Pie with a Chunky Suet Crust

Meat and Potato Pie is a hearty Northern classic. If you’re cooking a meat and potato pie you’re looking to fill your belly, so we’re going all in here with a big thick suet crust. We need to talk about pie, though. I know that there are some cooks and eaters who are very militant…

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Vegetarian Stilton, Walnut and Celery Fritter Salad

‘Vegetarian’ isn’t a word that springs to mind when you think of traditional Yorkshire food, but there’s plenty for non meat eaters to tuck into if you have a rummage around. I think that these vegetarian stilton, walnut and celery fritters might be my favourite so far.   I came across the recipe for the…

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Blackberry Ketchup

Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet Like thickened wine: summer’s blood was in it Leaving stains upon the tongue and…

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Knaresborough Picnic Pie

Knaresborough is, in my experience, about as nice a place to spend a day hung over with your mates as you’ll find.┬áIt’s dominated by the River Nidd and the lovely old buildings running along it. It appeared in the Domesday Book as Chenaresburg, meaning ‘Cenheard’s fortress’ and in the 16th century was home to Mother…

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