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My name is Pat and, for many years, I’ve been passing on recipes to family and friends.  I love cooking and don’t regard it as a chore, though I wouldn’t want to be in the kitchen all day – or even every day.  This blog grew out of that sharing and the joy of cooking.


Why ‘A Yorkshire Cook’?  Because here is my base, my home, my kitchen.  Grounded in this land, I can venture forth to sample and embrace other styles of cooking and, the more I look, the more I realise that most home cooking comes down to ‘What do I have to work with?’ and ‘What can I prepare in the limited time I have?’



The reasons for those two questions has changed down the years.  From a peasant woman with a large family who spun wool and made the clothes, carried water and firewood, swept with a besom, milked the goats, fed the hens and collected the eggs, we have come to a person of either gender who works full time, helps the children with their homework, keeps house, and fights his or her way round crowded shops.

Bringing my passions down to basics.  I love food, cooking and travel – but not necessarily in that order.


Please note that I am a Cook, not a Chef and  Nouvelle Cuisine has no place in my kitchen.

I cook hearty simple meals like a Bubbe, Nonna, Mémère, Oma or Baba of days gone by. Food and the preparation of it is a basic necessity which can be a joy.


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  1. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after browsing through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyways, I’m certainly happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it
    and checking back regularly!

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  3. I came accross this website whilst looking for a recipe for oxtail stew done in the slow cooker. What fantastic recipes I have book marrked some and also the site. I wish you made a cookbook of these. I wil be visiting this site often as I love cooking but prefer good home cooking like my Mum and Gran used to make. This site suits me fine. Many thanks Pat

  4. Just read the note before, and thank you I had followed the oxtail casserole recipe this morning in my new slow cooker, excellent! Will definitely be looking on you site again as I only want good home cooking which you do. Thankfully no fussy, outlandish ingredients to rush off and buy, they are already in my cupboard. Have you got a recipe for Toad in the Hole? Thanks

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