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Food and Drink Features

Striking oil in Standish hasn’t been easy for John and Clare Wignall. But it has given them a golden opportunity, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Farms have found many ways to diversify but the Singletons of Brindle have taken to drink, as Anna Izza discovers

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Gin

James Warburton and his team have taken an old mill and turned it into something special. It was the venue for our latest Lancashire Life luncheon.

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Lancashire Life Luncheon Clitheroe

The Ribble Valley is better off for having the culinary influence of Breda Murphy. Emma Mayoh reports.

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Whalley

A micropub and a wine bar have both opened in the town during the past year

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Longridge Pubs and Bars

A Lake District chef took the top prize at this year’s North West Young Chef Competition

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For some it is a newly hailed superfood. But Peter Ascroft and his family have been extolling the virtues of cauliflower for decades. Emma Mayoh reports.

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Lancashire Food

Lytham Brewery has produced a special beer to mark our 70th anniversary. Paul Mackenzie went along for a taste. PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN COCKS

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Our Lancashire Life Chef of the Year has spent a lifetime foraging for food. He spoke to Emma Mayoh about growing up in the Lake District, his multitude of awards and life at Michelin starred Forest Side.

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Grasmere

The Ribble Valley is one of the top foodie destinations in the country and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to afternoon teas.

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Afternoon Tea Ribble Valley

Our guide to some of the top gin distillers in Lancashire and the Lake District

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Gin

There is little surprise Michael Hales loves food and hospitality. He’s been cooking since he was four. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Restaurants Blackburn

The Ascroft family in Hesketh Bank know what it takes to grow good tomatoes. Emma Mayoh reports

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If you have a sweet tooth, then you should treat yourself with a visit to the Lake District.

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Lake District

Moor Hall has opened its doors with great aplomb. It has been a long time coming for chef patron Mark Birchall, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Lancashire Restaurants

Monica Santos of Charged Berry has achieved the impossible - delicious cakes that are good for you. Emma Mayoh reports.

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With an already successful career behind him, 26-year-old chef Jake Jones is now heading up the kitchen at Holbeck Ghyll. Mairead Mahon reports.

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Windermere

Things are hotting up for some of the region’s talented young chefs. They have got through the challenge of the county heats and now six finalists from across the region will go head to head for a chance to be named North West Young Chef of the Year.

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Meet the Ribble Valley farmers whose traditional techniques give their organic farm a firm future. Emma Mayoh reports. Photography: Kirsty Thompson.

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Clitheroe

Mairead Mahon followed the delicious aroma of baked bread to Deerstones, an artisan bakery in Colne

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