And today, a snippet for the foodlovers: Just a few hours drive outside of London, the northern region of England is a paradise for “foodies”, offering a plentiful bounty of rare delicacies from artisan producers and family farms.
Yorkshire’s Castle Howard boasts not only royal pedigree, but also a working farm with specialty products ranging from traditionally reared Aberdeen Angus to locally made pickles and cheeses, all available in its lovely farm shop. In the Lake District, Peter Gott farms rare-breed pigs and produces air dried salami made of wild boar, as well as delightful meat pies, dry cured bacon and traditional Cumberland sausage.
In nearby Morecambe, Lancashire, a long-time favourite among the Victorians; Morecambe Bay potted shrimp, is still produced by hand.
England’s North County is the perfect place to explore the culinary magic that takes place when a meal’s journey from farm to table is only a few paces.