Wild Cooks Blog

The Rudding Park Kitchen garden is not just a place for chefs and keen gardeners to go to but a place where children can get their first taste of all things green with the brand new Kitchen Garden Detectives pack from Clocktower Restaurant. They are welcome to visit the garden and find the ingredients our chefs need for lunch. The young gardeners get their reward with seeds to grow their own garden and the chefs get their herbs for lunch - everyone's a winner!

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When you are invited to an awards dinner for people who have overcome amazing obstacles or have been so selfless and supportive of others you know you will be touched by emotion The Stray FM Local Hero’s event was no different. What a night incredible in many ways.

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Adrian Reeve accepts the culinary challenge ….

From Garden to Table is what the kitchen garden at Rudding Park is all about and working with Adrian Reeve our amazing kitchen gardener is well up for a culinary challenge and when I told him we were cooking with Tom Kerridge and Tommy Banks he was first to bring along some exciting produce.

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The opening day of the Rhubarb Festival, yes rhubarb! Was full of fun and laughter.

I love rhubarb and can’t get enough if it, so to be asked to host the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb was a real honour and pleasure. I view rhubarb as Yorkshire’s answer to a stick of dynamite – there’s that much explosive, good stuff in there, the energy is amazing!

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This was my first time in Miami and it was truly amazing; the warm weather was just what I needed and the beaches were so inviting.

Our favourite meal had to be at the famous Joe Stones Crab Diner, the world’s second highest grossing restaurant which is only open for six months of the year due to crab season.

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So as we approach the end of January are you struggling with motivation for your ‘New Year, new you diet? Are you in a health food slump? My 15 minute healthy snacks will keep your diet on track – and trust me, I know what how you’re feeling, because I’m also dieting!

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Steph was invited to the launch party for Rudding Park Spa where she caught up with lots of people, including the Horto chefs.

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A holiday to Mauritius gave me the opportunity to see the flavours of the island such as tea and rum being created, as well as fruit growing everwhere.

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Steph Moon reports from this year’s Great Yorkshire Show which had it all – not one but two Cookery Theatres, a new highly successful Food Hall and the comfort of the regular Game Cookery Theatre in the Country Pursuits area.

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The chance to visit my old hunting ground of London and go to one of the best known music festivals in the south seemed like an opportunity not to be missed - so I travelled down to Country to Country 2016.

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For this blog, we are heading across the pond to North Carolina in USA. I stayed with relatives and thanked them for their hospitality with a celebratory dinner, championing the best of American produce.

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On our trip to Copenhagen, although weather was grim the experience was anything but! The Danish people are lovely, uber stylish and everything seemed very “cool” wherever you went.

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Until a year ago I never worried about adding salt to my dishes. Those days have now as we have become more conscious about our salt intake.

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This year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show was amazing. At Rudding Park, Adrian Reeve our Kitchen Gardener and Tom Clayton, Grounds Manager entered the show for the first time in the hotly contested Rhubarb category.

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Being patron of the charity, Simon on the Streets,  I decided to invite my colleagues, friends and family to join me for ‘a taste of rough sleeping’.

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One of my brothers-in-law is a keen fisherman and regularly visits Linton on Ouse with his team for fishing competitions. We took a walk along the Ouse and Ure rivers near the toll bridge.

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