Yorkshire is the UK’S largest county and is awash with some great food and drinks, some you may not be familiar with. From great sea food fresh from the sea to condiments that will surprise you and baking treats. But let’s not forget the traditional Yorkshire pudding, which is best made in Yorkshire.
If you are looking for new culinary adventures, why not try some specialty cuisine from Yorkshire?
Yorkshire Tea - established in the town of Harrogate in 1886, Yorkshire folk drink tea on every occasion. Of course, the actual tea doesn’t originate from Yorkshire – it was a specific blend created by expert blenders Taylors of Harrogate.
John Smith's - we'll forgive these guys for sidling up with Manchester-born comedian Peter Kay for those noughties adverts because their beer is just so damn good.
The Tadcaster brewery produces all manner of beers - but by far the most popular is the classic John Smith's - the highest-selling bitter in the UK for the past 30 years.
Pikelets - are basically “flat crumpets” or “thick pancakes.” These fluffy breads have a similar taste and texture to crumpets, but with many regional variations. These are great toasted with a little butter or syrup.
Jelly Babies - soft, chewy and super sweet – Jelly Babies are a delicious treat which have their origins in Yorkshire. Few sweet lovers in the UK will be unaware of the famous Sheffield sweet company Bassett’s. Jelly Babies are one of Bassett’s biggest sellers and were born as far back as 1864. But it wasn’t until 1918 when mass production began when the national love affair with the sweet started. Since then, you’d be hard pushed to find a British sweet cupboard where Jelly Babies don’t feature.
Party Rings - a classic of the children's party, Party Rings provide an immediate dose of nostalgia to anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s. First made in 1983 by Fox’s Biscuits, these are a favourite for young and old alike.
Liquorice - traditionally made in Pontefract as a medicine, now the liquorice is sweetened and recognised as confectionery. Liquorice is now available in many different shapes, with many additional flavours you are bound to find one you like.
Yorkshire Curd Tart
Yorkshire Curd Tart - dating back to the 1750s traditionally baked for Whitsuntide on the local village fair days. Created using Yorkshire curd cheese and finished with a hint of lemon curd, with a short crust pastry base. A proper curd tart needs to include dried fruits like raisins and sultanas.
Yorkshire Pudding - made from simple ingredients of flour, eggs and milk. This is made all over the UK; however nobody does it quite like the people of Yorkshire. This can be served either on its own, with gravy or with a main dish. You can even make a large Yorkshire pudding which is big enough to fit your entire roast dinner inside.