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The Star Inn, Harome

Michelin Star returns

Michelin Star returns. So thrilled to hear that  The Star Inn at Harome, one of the most beautiful eating establishments in North Yorkshire, has once more been awarded a Michelin star.  Chef Andrew Pern and his team must be beaming with satisfaction. This beautiful thatched building is crying out once again to be visited, whether […]

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I'm a very proud mum - my son designed the best chef cookbook in the world!

‘Best Cookbook Design’ in the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is ……

…… Sat Bains Book, Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian, designed and published by Face Publications.  As those of you who read this blog may know, Face Publications belongs to Anthony, my ‘Designer Son’, and is both a Design and Publishing Company.  So I am one incredibly proud mum. Sitting in our lounge, the other […]

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Mousserons, the culinary forest adventure in a car park

For decades Astrid and I have been immersed in  all things foodie. The complexity of flavours, the challenge of marrying love, skill, respect for ingredients and visual flair, sourcing rare recipes and their components and, well, you get the picture. So when someone says “and then you add…” we always hope to hear a new […]

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“Loose Birds & Game” – Awarded Silver Medal for Best Cookbook in the World

“Loose Birds & Game” won the prestigious Silver Medal for Best Cookbook in the World from the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris last night. This is the second book from the team of writer and chef, Andrew Pern  and designer, Anthony Hodgson to win the coveted Silver Medal, their first book being “Black Pudding […]

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Cookbooks – instead of counting sheep?

Cookbooks – instead of counting sheep? I woke today at 5.05am.  No.  I didn’t wake up – an annoying tickly cough woke me up, and  blatantly refused go away.  I thought ‘I must go back to sleep’, but how?  Images started to float through my mind.  Not sheep, or even beautiful, floaty ethereal pictures, but […]

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2nd Gourmand Win for Chef Andrew Pern & Designer Anthony Hodgson

2nd Gourmand Win for Chef, Andrew Pern and Designer, Anthony Hodgson. Yorkshire -based Chef, Andrew Pern, of The Star Inn, Harome, North Yorkshire, and Designer, Anthony Hodgson of Leeds, are thrilled that their second Cookbook, “Loose Birds & Game”, has been named as ‘The Best Chef Cookbook’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for the […]

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Tantalise Your Tastebuds – On The Menu

TANTALISE YOUR TASTEBUDS DAY TWO:  In which I will share some more of the stunning pictures from Michelin star chef, James Mackenzie’s superb new cook book, “On The Menu”, which is about to hit the book stands. About 2 days ago, I wrote a full post on the fact that I had been lucky enough […]

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Tantalise Your Tastebuds

Tantalise Your Tastebuds DAY ONE: The definition of Tantalised, as I have always understood it, is “To desire something usually out of reach” – “usually” being the important word right now. For those of us who are serious cook book addicts, the sight of a cook book with pictures so mouth-wateringly stunning that you almost […]

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