York is the capital city of Yorkshire, also known as the heart of Yorkshire, and there is a huge variety of different foods available that stem from many cultures worldwide. As well as these though you will find a great selection of traditional foods available in York’s homes, guesthouses, pubs and a few restaurants. Many of these traditional foods have been popular in York and all over Yorkshire for hundreds of years, yet they are still lovingly served up today and enjoyed by many pretty much every week of the year.
Yorkshire is the largest county in England and is made up from a rich and varied countryside that includes the beautiful green Dales, magnificent limestone regions and rugged moorland, all interspersed with large cities and smaller towns that sprang to life during the Industrial Revolution.
The traditional dishes of Yorkshire vary in content, taste and the way they are cooked depending on the area where they were first made. Housewives in the Yorkshire countryside have always had access to a plentiful and varied stock of fresh farm produce to create hearty meals for farmers and country labourers. Their counterparts in towns and cities of the past would often use ingredients that could be left simmering in the pot most of the day, to be served up as and when a wholesome meal was needed by returning factory, mill or mine workers.
Whether a traditional Yorkshire meal hales from country or town, it is guaranteed to be filling and full of the vital energy to get you through the day.