MEATliquor has arrived up North! LEEDS

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MEATliquor leeds

MEATliquor burger

MEATliquor burger


Bank Street, Leeds


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Kilnsey Show 2014 – Street Food in a Field!

For 2014 the food area at Kilnsey Show took another leap forward and was transformed into the Local Food Village with some fantastic local food in the Farmers Market and an eclectic mix of street food on offer.  Everything from Fish & Chips with a twist, through Hogroast to Chill Dogs and Mac N Cheese.

Local Food Village Kilnsey Show

Local Food Village Kilnsey Show

The food theatre featured some great local chefs including, Jon Rudden – Grassington House, Stephanie Moon – Rudding Park and Bruce Elsworth – The Angel at Hetton.

Kilnsey Show Cookery Theatre Jon Rudden

Kilnsey Show Cookery Theatre Jon Rudden

Kilnsey Show Crag

Kilnsey Show Crag

Kilnsey Show Grid Iron Cafe

Kilnsey Show Grid Iron Cafe

The Grid Iron pop up Cafe served some great food from the upsourced bar including the Chill Dog made with Longhorn Beef & Oxford Sandy Black Pork, Mac N Cheese with the great Dale End Cheddar and an array of local beers from Old Spot, Wharfebank and Copper Dragon Breweries.

Kilnsey Show Grid Iron Chilli Dog

Kilnsey Show Grid Iron Chilli Dog

Top ingredients and impeccable provenance, made in Kirkby Malham, Longhorn Beef, Oxford Sandy & Black pork and smoked Mangalitsa Pork, all sourced within a few miles…

Kilnsey Show Grid Iron Dale End Mac N Cheese

Kilnsey Show Grid Iron Dale End Mac N Cheese

Simple delights of Dale End Cheddar Mac N Cheese, every popular and a sell out.

Kilnsey Show Provenance

Kilnsey Show Provenance

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Malham Agricultural Show 2014

Another fantastic Malham Show was held on Saturday August the 23rd here in Malhamdale, the weather was very kind to us with a little shower late in the afternoon even bringing a rainbow…

Malham Show Sheep Pens

Malham Show Sheep Pens

Malham Show Rainbow 2014 Kate Rollason

Malham Show Rainbow 2014 Kate Rollason

Malham Show 2014 Matt Jackson

Malham Show 2014 Matt Jackson

malham show hogroast

Wildman Hogroast

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Win a Butchery Course with CoolPlaces & Yorkshire Chorizo

A Great opportunity for you to win a days Butchery Course for you and a friend with this competition from Yorkshire Chorizo in conjunction with

cool places chorizo comp header

Visit and enter to be in with a chance of winning this great prize, a days butchery course for two here on the farm in The Yorkshire Dales, learn knife skills, traditional Pork Butchery, curing and basic charcuterie.  You will also enjoy lunch with us at Town End Farm Shop in Airton near Malham/Skipton. 

The founders of Rough Guides and Cool Camping have joined forces to create a brand new website “Our focus is on the authentic, independent and quirky, with each area explored personally by a local author”

Cool Places celebrates the glorious diversity of Great Britain, promoting the very best places to sleep, eat, drink, see, and shop. We particularly love the independent businesses that make the UK unique, from artisan bakers to farm shops, canoe trips to gastronomic tours, cool cafés to high-end restaurants and the tiniest B&B to the grandest boutique hotel.

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Cooks: The Carlton School of Food “a place to discover food”

Adam Smith of Burlington Restaurant First Guest Chef at the new Carlton School of Food

I have been following the progress of this fantastic new cookery school with interest and here is the first course offering in conjunction with Adam Smith from The Dev at Bolton Abbey.

Adam Smith, head chef of the Burlington Restaurant, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey is the first guest chef to grace the kitchens at the recently launched Cooks, The Carlton School of Food in Yorkshire. Adam will be giving  budding cooks expert tips on how to create the perfect afternoon tea from his days at the Ritz at a class to be held on Thursday 8th May.

Adam Smith Burlington Restaurant Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey

Adam Smith & Richard Walton

For this special class Adam Smith will be delivering the class with Cooks own executive chef, Richard Walton Allen, ex executive chef of Harvey Nichols restaurant in Leeds.

Together with Adam and Richard,  the bakers will prepare their own splendid tea, including finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, and delicious patisserie. The day also includes a tea tasting and talk from a professional tea expert.

If the sun is shining,  tea will be taken outside on the terrace, or in the Dutchess’ Dining Room. Everyone also has the opportunity to take a few cakes home, if they can resist eating them before the course ends.

This is a class for anyone wanting to learn more baking techniques or who simply enjoy the delightful ritual of the afternoon tea. It is open to all abilities.

The course is priced at £170 per person and  includes, morning coffee, full-day tuition, all ingredients, light lunch, apron and recipe folder to take home. The afternoon tea class runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

Smith, a former Roux scholar, joined the Burlington Restaurant in June 2013.  Winner of The Observer’s Young Chef of The Year Award 2012 Adam has created new and innovative menus at the Burlington Restaurant including the launch of a new signature afternoon tea.

Wendy Preston, Group Sales & Marketing Manager of Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants commented,  “We are absolutely delighted that our head chef, Adam Smith, has been asked to teach the very first afternoon tea master class at the wonderful Cooks. Adam has become quite a star here at The Dev and  his afternoon tea has been described as “the best afternoon tea outside London”.

Hailed as ‘a place to discover food’ – Cooks, The Carlton School of Food at Carlton Towers was officially opened to the public on 1st May 2014. Cooks invites guests to step back in time to discover the art of traditional cooking yet also focus on foods of the future, with a variety of classes for guests of all ages and abilities.

Cooks Team Carlton Tower

Cooks Team Carlton Tower

The School of Food is situated in the original kitchens of the Grade I listed house which is now the ancestral home of Lord & Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard and their three children.

The décor of Cooks combines the features and ambience of the original kitchen, whilst introducing all the latest modern technology.

The range agas and the butler’s pantry have been regenerated and new oak furniture has also been designed by local craftswoman Karan Main from The Main Furniture Company, Yorkshire.

Cooks Kitchen at Carlton Tower

Cooks Kitchen at Carlton Tower

Guests can also step back in time and see authentic pieces of history – including the original ‘Carlton Hall Table’ built in circa 1614 – which at almost 400 years old has remained in the house since it was built.

Cooks classes are available for up to 12 guests and prices for non-residential classes start from £170 for full day courses.

Cooks, The Carlton School of Food at Carlton Towers

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Yorkshire Speciality Beers – Ilkley Brewery

At Town End Farm Shop the range of Yorkshire Beers is increasing, through extensive research and exhaustive testing they now have a small but perfectly formed Yorkshire Beer selection including the full range from Ilkley Brewery. Ilkley Brewery LogoTown End Farm Shop The current stock includes Mary Jane, Joshua Jane, Ilkley Black, Ilkley Pale, Mayan, Siberia, The Chief (My favourite), Holy Cow, Lotus IPA, Dinner Ale, Worlds End & Longhorn.Christa-Sandquist Ilkley BreweryEarlier in the year my favorite female head brewer, Christa-Sandquist popped in to Town End Farm Shop to sample the Yorkshire tearoom wares and I was able to bore her with a full tour and lots of beer bore questions, (I was the bore not her!) .  If you have not tried some of the Yorkshire Ales then you really should, available in the tearoom or to take home.     Ilkley Brewery Deceptively Different Town End Farm Shop, Airton, Near Skipton, BD23 4BE

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Michelin chef confirmed for Dales Food Festival

Swinton Park’s charismatic Michelin-trained Chef Director, Stephen Bulmer, is one of the stars set to feature at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink taking place this Bank Holiday weekend.

Stephen will hold a seasonal foraging-themed demonstration on Monday 5th May at 1pm, cooking up treats using ingredients sourced straight from the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. Treats on offer will include Dandelion-Flower Bhajis, Wild Garlic Pesto, Nettle Risotto, Gorse Flower Pannacotta, Outdoor Rhubarb with Sweet Cicely.

Stephen runs the Swinton Park Cookery School at castle hotel, Swinton Park, where a range of classes are available including the ‘Wild About Food’ class. On this one-day course, guests begin by foraging on the estate for wild mushrooms, wood sorrel, rowan berries and wild garlic, before returning to the kitchen to create delicious gourmet dishes using the freshly sourced ingredients.

‘Wild About Food’ courses, run by Stephen Bulmer and foraging expert Chris Bax, take place on Friday 9th May and Thursday 16th October. For more details about this and other Swinton Park cookery courses please visit

Stephen Bulmer Swinton park


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Butchery & Charcuterie fun in the Yorkshire Dales

Another great butchery course today here on the farm and at Town End Farm Shop, even managed a spot of lambing….

Butchery Course Chilli Jam Man Sausages Sausage linking what does it say next? Sausages sausage fun I made these sausages yeah Yorkshire Sausages

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The Humble Scone

Everyone loves the humble scone, baked fresh a delight to eat with real butter and jam or for added decadence served with a dollop of cream….  BTW pronounced SCONE as in GONE around here~!

Heart Scone

Yorkshire Scone from Town End Farm Shop Tearoom served with Rosebud Preserves Raspberry Jam and Darley Salted Butter.

the humble scone town end farm shop

But should it be plain, fruit or even cheese?

Town End Farm Shop

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Great British Chorizo – a review from Great British Food Magazine

A lovely review of our now established pantry staple, The Great British Chorizo.  Also interesting that they test five of the best but I can see six!  A couple here I have yet to try…

Great British Chorizo ReviewPS you can purchase Yorkshire Chorizo here

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