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News Release - Issued by York Food and Drink Festival

Discover your inner chef with York Food Festival & York on a Fork.

Long before you have smelled, let alone tasted, a good plate of food the mere thought or sight of it can exercise the taste buds and invigorate the palate. From the humblest snack to the finest Michelin meal, the old aphorism that 'the first bite is taken with the eyes' is invariably true.

To celebrate this, and the York Food and Drink Festival theme ‘Food in Words & Pictures’ York on a Fork has teamed up with the Festival to create an online York Cookery Book.

Together, they have sought the assistance of some of York’s best chefs to put together a collection of delicious recipes you can make at home using locally bought ingredients. Among recipes are contributions from; Andrew Pern of The Star Inn the City, Joshua Overington of Le Cochon Aveugle. and Andrew Hill of Middletons.

Everything you need to prepare these dishes can be bought from the Festival markets from the 18th-27th September, and if you need a little inspiration, many chefs will also be demonstrating their recipes in the Festival demonstration tent on Parliament Street throughout the Festival.

York Food Festival celebrates the wonderful diversity of York’s food scene through events, demonstrations and markets across ten days. Full details can be found at Similarly, York on a Fork exists to champion local food businesses and spread the word about the multitude of fantastic places to eat in the wonderful city of York. Issue 4 of York on a Fork is available online now through and is also available in venues across the city.

• The cookbook is available online now.
• York Food Festival is from the 18th-27th September 2015
• Demos run daily, see for more information
• York on a Fork is a city wide magazine which seeks to support York’s food and drink venues. See or more recipes and reviews.