This Chef Makes Beets Taste Like Beef

For Tommy Banks of the Michelin-starred Black Swan, vegetables should be as exciting (or, in the case of his slow-cooked beets, as packed with beefy flavor) as meat.
Josh Barrie

Meet the Chef Putting David Hockney on a Plate

Inspired by the Tate Britain’s major new exhibition of the British artist’s work, chef Garrett Keown has created a three-course dinner featuring Californian peppers and Yorkshire tea-smoked broth.
Daisy Meager

This Yorkshire Village Marks Major Public Events with a Giant Pie

For 200 years, Denby Dale has been making record-breaking, tin-busting pies to mark everything from coronations to the Millennium. This is some serious, industrial-scale rubbing together of flour and lard.
Nell Frizzell
food fraud

You Might Want to Rethink That Late Night Lamb Kebab

A takeaway in Leeds was recently busted for selling a lamb doner kebab billed as "100-percent lamb" that actually contained nearer to 5 percent. And it's hardly the only restaurant secretly swapping one meat for another.
Phoebe Hurst
Cornish pasties

Apparently Cornish Pasties Aren’t Actually From Cornwall

In a recent article for the food studies journal Petits Propos Culinaires, Yorkshire-based food historian Peter Brears claims that Cornish pasties originate from London.
Phoebe Hurst

Space Beer Doesn’t Taste as Great as You Thought It Would

Last month, Yorkshire-based John Smith’s became the first brewery to send beer into space—with questionable results.
Daniel Tapper

British Dairy Farmers Are Staging Cow-Led Supermarket Protests

Dairy farmers have taken to supermarkets across the UK in protest of the milk price cuts putting many out of business. These “trolley dashes” see farmers clear shelves of milk, with some even bringing cows along.
Phoebe Hurst

Yorkshire Is Crazy About This 100-Year-Old Relish

Concocted using a secret 19th century recipe and almost impossible to buy outside of Yorkshire, Henderson’s Relish is a condiment that inspires cult-like devotion in the north of England.
Ava Szajna-Hopgood

How a Pig Farmer Taught Me to Respect Her Pork

Commercial slaughterhouses aren’t that keen on wafty ex-vegetarian writers coming down to see kill their pigs, but Anna Longthorp—one of Yorkshire's few female pig farmers—invited me to see everything, from birth to bacon.
David Hillier

The Sweetest Rhubarb Is Forced Inside a Pitch-Dark Shed

In West Yorkshire, "forcing" rhubarb allows the plant to develop outside before it is dug up and placed in a lightless building for the later stages of its life, where it grows so rapidly that you can hear it squeak and pop.
Martin Guttridge-Hewitt

Dairy Farmers Are Paying the True Price for the UK's Cheap Milk

British shoppers are happy to pick up a pint of milk for just half a pound, but out in The Yorkshire Dales, nearly half of dairy farmers have left the industry in the past ten years.
Nell Frizzell

MUNCHIES Guide to the North of England - Episode 3

Ben's gastronomic tour of the North takes him to Yorkshire, where he embraces the meaning of "graft," learns the importance of a chip butty, and finds out how to make a pork pie.
Ben Ferguson