Dish up a treat for Yorkshire Day as appeal launched for recipes

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An appeal has been launched to find favourite Yorkshire recipes ahead of “A Festival of Yorkshire, Scarborough” which takes place next month.

As part of the five-day festival, supported by Welcome to Yorkshire, organisers from Scarborough Council want people to come forward and contribute their favourite Yorkshire recipes which will then be posted online for people to try out for themselves on Yorkshire Day, August 1.

James Mackenzie, who is chef and proprietor of The Pipe and Glass Inn in South Dalton, has submitted a recipe from his book for forced Yorkshire rhubarb trifle with rum soaked parkin crumbs and East Yorkshire sugar cakes.

Festival steering group chairman Matthew Joseph said: “It would be great to revive a few old Yorkshire recipes which have been passed down through the generations and may be hidden away in the back of a drawer.

“If people have any traditional Yorkshire recipes, or indeed just favourite Yorkshire recipes, they can email them to me at or alternatively post them to me at the Town Hall in St Nicholas Street and we’ll put the best online.”

The event is being organised by the council and the Scarborough Urban Area Forum in association with a number of partners.

The white rose flag of Yorkshire will be raised at the Town Hall on Yorkshire Day.

The flag will be hoisted at 9am in a ceremony and will remain flying above the Town Hall for the duration of the festival.

During the ceremony, Scarborough Town Crier Alan Booth MBE will read the traditional Yorkshire Declaration.

It will coincide with the first day of a 24-day David Hockney exhibition at the Woodend Arts and Craft Gallery, with a host of other events set to place over the five days.