- Fabulous food from the recipe fair visitors Duration: 01:29
- Gerard Extra Recipe Swap - Rebecca's Beef Stew Duration: 01:04
- Gerard's Recipe Swap Extra - Sandy's Brazillian rice pudding Duration: 00:47
- Reactions to Anjie's mum's fantastic curry. Duration: 01:12
- The Hairy Bikers and Dee make a meat pie. Duration: 01:25
Star Mum number 1: Dee
Dee is a florist who lives with her husband Dan near Wakefield. It’s her family connection with the Denby Dale Pie which got the Bikers heading over to see her. This special pie has been made by locals for over 200 years to celebrate big occasions, the most recent always being larger than the last.Dee's recipes
Dee’s mother owns the serving ladle that was used in the creation of the 1928 Denby Dale pie but it’s actually her father who is the great pie maker; his butchers shop was famed locally for their meat and potato pies. Dee has always loved eating the pies, but has never been allowed to make her own until now… Because Dee’s dad has finally been persuaded to hand over the secret recipe!
Star Mum number 2: Anjie
Anjie lives in Blackpool. Like her mother, Anjie loves to cook a curry and she finds comfort in using a cookbook entitled '" Hug from Mum". It was compiled by her mother shortly before she died a few years ago.Anjie's recipes
Anjie is a hairdresser by trade but is retraining at Blackpool and Fylde Catering College. This year, with the help of a small community grant, Anjie set up a cookery club for parents and children. She lives with her partner Debbie.
Star Mums 3: Ruth and Ann
Our third family live in the Calderdale Valley. Ruth, has lived in the Yorkshire Dales all of her life, is a full time mum to Emily and Ruby and has been married to husband Robert for 9 years. Together with her mum Ann, Ruth is sharing two of her most comforting dishes, a Ginger Sponge and their unusual "dock pudding" made with leaves foraged from the pastures and traditionally eaten to celebrate the end of lambing.Ruth's recipes
Mums Know Best Recipe Swap
Hundreds of people came to the recipe fair to share and swap recipes, we’ve collected over 600 for you to try and pass on.Mums Know Best Recipe Database (requires Adobe Reader or similar)
The link below takes you to the first section of the recipe swap database (Baking Savoury). To access the other sections use the links on the right hand side of the page to select the section you are interested in and then scroll down for the recipes.
Featured recipe swap recipes
Over the course of filming many fascinating dishes were shared with food historian Gerard Baker and the Hairy Bikers. Below are links to those that featured in the show.
Plum CrumbleLink to Recipe (requires Adobe Reader or similar)
Paprika Sausage Stew with Suet DumplingsLink to Recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
Pineapple Upside Down CakeLink to recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
Chocolate CrunchLink to recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
Purple Beetroot Souplink to recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
Spiced Damsonslink to recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
Gerard's recipe swap extra
At every recipe fair we record more recipe swappers than we have time to feature in the show, so in the clips at the top we've added a couple more great ideas that were shared at the comforting food recipe fair… and below are the links to the recipes on our database.
Brazilian Rice Puddinglink to recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
Rebecca's beef stewlink to recipe (requires Adobe Acrobat or similar)
The Community Group: Bath Place Community Venture
Bath Place Community Venture, Leamington, has been running since the early 1970s. Created to help people learn how to cook “good healthy food on a small budget” they’ve recently been running a café called ‘The Veggie Table’. Last year, using their home grown organic veg, they served over 12,000 vegetarian meals in the café and (delivered by bicycle) to local businesses in Leamington.Bath Place's recipes
Going with a Mexican theme for the fair, the community venture cooked Guacamole, salsa and quesadillas to keep everyone fuelled up.
- Series Producer
- Oliver Clark
- Dave Myers
- Si King
- Duncan Barnes
- Duncan Barnes
- Executive Producer
- Gill Tierney
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