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It’s a great time of year to pile a load of beef and root vegetables in the slow cooker. The longer they cook, the better the flavour. Let’s be honest: nothing beats returning home to the smell of a perfect stew and the knowledge that you have to do is open the red wine and […]

We’ve all been there. Bought a whole chicken to roast and then, thriftily, make soup or curry with the remnants. But it never happens. Any attempts at culinary utopia are quashed by limited time and limited butchery skills. However, fear not, for that’s about to change. With a simple chopping board and a knife it’s […]

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It’s a topic that divides families and splits opinions; plain or smoked? Dry or wet-cured? There’s a simple answer to one section here – go dry cured. Nothing good can ever come from wet-cured bacon… The background: Wet-cured bacon is soaked in brine or is injected with a solution that contains the salts and curing […]

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Boneless rolled loin: effectively the sirloin steak of pork and comes from the two muscles running parallel along the top of the ribs, down the length of the back. This beautifully lean meat is surrounded by a layer of fat and skin, ensuring great succulence and crackling. What’s more, it’s really easy to carve! Perfect […]

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There’s no escaping the fact the dairy industry has been rocked by the price crisis through 2014 – 2015. Retailers and consumers are repeatedly paying farmers less than the cost of production for the milk they supply. Farms are being sold, livelihoods lost and businesses stretched during turbulent times. The cause? Global over-supply, the Russian […]

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Lamb: meat from a sheep less than one year old. Typically lamb is from an animal around four to nine months old – the varied climate up and down the UK means lambs are born throughout the year and British lamb is never out of season. Hogget: nothing to do with pigs! This is meat […]

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If I’ve done my sums correctly, the farmed area of Yorkshire is slightly larger than the landmass of Cyprus and narrowly smaller than Jamaica. It’s certainly a proven truth there’s more Michelin starred restaurants in Yorkshire than anywhere else outside of Greater London. It seemed prudent therefore to give Yorkshire its own food and farming […]