The Cooks Larder Blog

20 questions with Award-Winning Poultry Producer Herb Fed

What’s the difference between Herb Fed chicken and a supermarket free-range chicken? What are some of the challenges that you face in the poultry business? We sat down with award-winning Yorkshire based poultry producer, Herb Fed, to get the answer to these questions and more. Herb Fed was founded by Edward Wilkinson with the objective […]

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Mak Tok’s Nutty Chicken Curry

Recipe supplied by Will from Mak Tok A great Malaysian curry that is mild and nutty. It’s easy to make. We marinated the chicken slightly longer (1 hour) than Will recommended which enhanced the flavour. Perfect served with Sticky Thai Rice and Naan Bread. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 jar Mak Tok’s Satay Chilli Paste 500g […]

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The Berry Essentials: Your Guide to British Blackberries

It’s berry season here in the UK and if you’re looking for a fun activity to do as Summer draws to a close, then why not go on the hunt for British blackberries? British Blackberry season starts in late summer and the brambles can be found anywhere from dense woodlands to wasted shrubbery in villages […]

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5 Delicious Ways to Preserve Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is the best time of year to enjoy a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables grown down the road.  Local farmers markets, roadside stands, and farm shop produce sections are all stocked full to the brim of colourful options. All of which come together to make some of the best meals during the warmer […]

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Mak Tok’s Hokkien Mee

Recipe supplied by Will from Mak Tok Whilst living in Australia, Hokkien Mee noodles were abundant and the best with the freshest ingredients due to the Australian climate. Now with Mak Tok pastes and sauces you can re-create this popular Malay dish and it tastes just as good! Ingredients 600g instant udon noodles 100g pork […]

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King Oyster Scallops with Pea Puree

When we were first told about this great alternative to scallops we were skeptical, but how wrong we were! This dish is a fantastic show-stopper to use as a starter for entertaining or for a weekend treat. It easily serves four for a starter or light meal. It’s also easy to make, nothing better than […]

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20 questions with Award-Winning Preserve Maker Elspeth Biltoft

What should you look out for when buying a preserve? What is the first preserve someone should make? Strawberry or Raspberry Jam? In our latest instalment of 20 questions, we sat down with Elspeth Biltoft, award-winning Yorkshire jam & preserve maker. Elspeth and her incredible company Rosebud Preserves have taken the world by storm with […]

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20 Questions With One of the UK’s Leading Cheesemongers: Andy Swinscoe

What does it take to become a cheesemonger?  What is one thing you should look out for when buying cheese? Which country does cheese better: Britain or France? We asked these and many other questions to one of the UK’s leading cheesemongers, Andy Swinscoe from The Courtyard Dairy. The Courtyard Dairy, located in Lancaster, is […]

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Which Country Barbecues The Best? A Battle for the BBQ Crown

The smell of barbeque smoke and grilled meats is something that has been known to attract people from all over. It’s a universal sign for “come and enjoy some good food!” or if you’re British it’s the way to say, “It hasn’t rained in days! Quick, let’s cook outside.” Barbecue is more than just the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Picnics in North Yorkshire

Picnics are all about eating and drinking outside in the summer sun with friends and family. Luckily for us, North Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, so it’s no surprise that we have a wealth of picnic spots to share. We’ve put together a guide to some of our favourites, from […]

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