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We review book that cover the kitchen, kitchen garden, barbecues, wood-fired and brick ovens and books that give ideas on outdoor kitchens.

Too Many Chiefs Only Oe Indian - Sat Bains - Face Publications

The Best Designed Cookbooks in the World?

The Best Designed Cookbooks in the World? Are you intrigued by the title of this post? The Best Designed Cookbooks in the World? When there are thousands upon thousands of cookbooks being printed every year, who on earth decides which books are the finest?  The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been compared to the “Oscars” […]

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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!

Two more Top Gourmand Awards for my Designer Son ……

Anthony Hodgson, of Face Publications, has done it again.  His first two cookbook designs, the beautiful and tactile Black Pudding and Foie Gras, and  the stylish and brilliant Loose Birds & Game, written by 9 times Michelin star chef, Andrew Pern of The Star Inn, Harome in North Yorkshire, both won the Gourmand award for […]

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Michelin Guide’s Award to The Pipe and Glass – ‘Pub of The Year’

So thrilled the Michelin Guide has awarded the title of ‘Pub of the Year’ to East Yorkshire’s very own first gastropub to win a Michelin star, The Pipe and Glass, at South Dalton, north of Beverley. Having eaten there recently (review forthcoming), I know just how atmospheric the ancient building is and how friendly the […]

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“Your Brick Oven – Building it & Baking in it”

 “Your Brick Oven – Building it & Baking in it” Time to write a book review – this time about brick ovens, how to build it and bake in it. It’s 6.45am on a grey September morning in East Yorkshire, and I’m sitting in our office at the top of the house, at my computer, […]

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