Posts Tagged ‘Yorkshire Blue cheese’

Perhaps not the most appealing name for a foraged food but certainly one of the most talked about. Mugwort – what is it and where can you find it? Above all, what is so good about it? Some really deep questions for a foraging food that is on all the hard-core foragers’ menus at the moment.

Where to find it?

Unfortunately it is bad news for hay fever sufferers as Mugwort is known to set noses running and eyes itching. This amazing plant  stuffed up many a goose in Germany over Christmas.

Japanese eat it in their rice cakes, Koreans in soups and salads and even teas.

Weather you are using Mugwort to spice up your meat dishes or liven up a pudding with a difference this is a plant that is the definite favourite of the foragers one could say the “sunblushed tomato of the 1980’s or the “espuma” of the 2000’s!

We chefs follow fashion like anyone else …

I am off to go and cook up some Mugwort and get back to you on the flavours and whole cookery experience…

Why not look at this amazing venison recipe using Mugwort and every chefs favourite at the moment- Wild Garlic Shoots.


(No warts on me!)

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Dear Wild Cooks

What fun we had at the ‘Deliciouslyorkshire Welcome to Yorkshire Cookery Theatre’ when the “Deliciouslyorkshire champions” from the last three years met on stage.

I had the pleasure of cooking local produce whilst the producers – Janet Oldroyd from the famous Oldroyd’s Rhubarb in the Rhubarb triangle and Judy Bell, the driving force behind the wonder that is Yorkshire Blue Cheese – provided commentary.

Yorkshire Show Deliciously Yorkshire Cookery Theatre

Yorkshire Show 2010

Nigel Barden from Radio Two’s Thursday drive time show was an excellent Compare – brilliant fun and a true professional (he is the one looking well rested as he stayed at Rudding Park the night before!)

Yorkshire Show - Deliciouslyorkshire Champions

Yorkshire Show 2010

From left to right … Janet Oldroyd Hume , me and Judy Bell – two amazing ladies I have a lot of respect for as they are true Yorkshire Champions!


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11th December – fed up of Turkey but going to have a house full and need some inspiration?  The Roast Loin of Venison with some crisp rosti potatoes and Yorkshire Blue cheese takes some beating – it’s wonderful! GMU562CARDKD

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