Derek Cooper's Necessary Pleasures

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19970622

In the second of six programmes, the country pub is the cause for celebration in Derek Cooper's continuing search for the fundamental joys of life.

In the Birch Hall Inn, nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local - wonderful ale, fresh, simple food, and a warm welcome.

19970622

In the second of six programmes, the country pub is the cause for celebration in Derek Cooper's continuing search for the fundamental joys of life.

In the Birch Hall Inn, nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local - wonderful ale, fresh, simple food, and a warm welcome.

19970629

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far from humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world.

19970629

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far from humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world.

19970713

Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper explores the inner workings of a beehive and discovers the sticky delights of honey.

He meets bee-keepers and honey enthusiasts, learns of the deadly disease Varroa, which is threatening the bee population, and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing.

19970713

Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper explores the inner workings of a beehive and discovers the sticky delights of honey.

He meets bee-keepers and honey enthusiasts, learns of the deadly disease Varroa, which is threatening the bee population, and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing.

19970912
19970912

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far from humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

Pasta. In the first of a six-part series celebrating food, Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy and the city that gave the world Spaghetti Bolognese. Producer Min Raisman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970622]

Pubs. Derek Cooper 's search for the fundamental joys of life leads him to the country pub. He visits the Birch Hall Inn in the Yorkshire Moors. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970622]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629]

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]

Strawberries and Cream. Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]

Derek Cooper discovers the sticky delights of honey. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]

The Kitchen Garden. In the final programme of the series,

Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens. Producer Min Raisman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970829]

The first of six programmes celebrating food. Pasta. Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970829]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970905]

In the second of six programmes,

Derek Cooper visits the Birch Hall Inn in Yorkshire to celebrate the perfect country pub. Here he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970905]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970912]

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far-from-humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970919]

Strawberries and Cream. Five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates one of the nation's favourite fruits. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970919]

Unknown: Cardinal Wolsey

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970926]

Honey. Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper discovers the sticky delights of honey. He meets beekeepers and honey enthusiasts and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970926]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971003]

The Kitchen Garden. In the last of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

Producer Min Raisman Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971003]
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940807]

In a new series, Derek Cooper celebrates his favourite foods - travelling around Britain to find out about taste from the experts and the enthusiasts. This week, he samples raspberries in Blairgowrie in Perthshire. Producer Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940807]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940814]

2: Peas. Nothing compares with the sweetness and succulence of a freshly-picked pea. But it's a taste now rarely available. Derek Cooper finds out why. Producer Mm Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940814]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940821]

3: Garlic. Derek Cooper discovers "the stinking rose" on the Isle of Wight. Producer Min Raisman

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[R4 BD=19940821]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940828]

4: Herring. Derek Cooper travels to Mallaig, the old herring capital of Europe. Producer Min Raisman

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[R4 BD=19940828]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940904]

5: Butter. Derek Cooper goes to

Wales to meet some butter-makers. Producer Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940904]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940911]

An unlikely subject in the last in this series of food celebrations.

6: Flour. Derek Cooper reveals the romance in the 21b bags of white stuff. Producer Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940911]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950411]

Peas. Nothing compares with the sweetness and succulence of a freshly picked pea. But it's a taste now rarely available. In the first of five programmes, Derek Cooper finds out why, and meets those keen to see a pea revival.

Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950411]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950425]

Herring. In the second of five programmes, Derek Cooper travels to Mallaig, the old herring capital of Europe, to discover that there is more to the silver darlings than rollmops and kippers. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950425]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950502]

Herring. Derek Cooper travels to Mallaig, the old herring capital of Europe, to discover there's more to the silver darlings than kippers. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950502]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950509]

Butter. It was the Celts who brought the art of butter-making to Britain, and in this programme Derek Cooper goes to Wales to meet some butter-makers who are proud inheritors of that long tradition.

Producer Sheila Dillon

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[R4 BD=19950509]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950516]

Flour. Flour is the unlikely subject in the last of this series of food celebrations. Derek Cooper reveals the romance hidden in a 21b bag of white stuff and finds out which flours make the best bread. Producer Sheila Dillon Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950516]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Sheila Dillon Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950730]

Returning with six more edible delights, Derek Cooper begins by celebrating one of Britain's forgotten summer fruits -the cherry. He visits the cherry orchards of Kent to taste the new British cherry and travels to France to take part in their harvest. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950730]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950806]

Five programmes celebrating food.

2: Eels, Derek Cooper visits Northern Ireland to see how they are caught and the East End of London to find out how best to cook them. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950806]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950813]

Five programmes celebrating food. 3: Bacon and Eggs. Derek Cooper travels to Wiltshire with writer Philippa Davenport and comedian Dillie Keane. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950813]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Unknown: Philippa Davenport

Unknown: Dillie Keane.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950820]

Five programmes celebrating food. 4: Oats. Derek Cooper explores the World of oat cuisine in Scotland. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950820]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950827]

Herbs. In the last of the series, Derek Cooper meets Jekka McVicar who grows over 300 varieties of herbs. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950827]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Unknown: Jekka McVicar

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960102]

2: Derek Cooper travels to Wiltshire with food writer Philippa Davenport and comedian Dillie Keane in search of the classic British breakfast.

Producer Min Raisman Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960102]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Unknown: Philippa Davenport

Unknown: Dillie Keane

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960109]

Five programmes celebrating food. 4: Oats. Derek Cooper finds out why oats fuelled the social and literary life of Scotland and discovers 101 uses for oatmeal. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960109]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960116]

Herbs. In the last of the series, Derek Cooper travels the country to taste herbs in every form. He meets Jekka McVicar , grower of over 300 varieties of herbs. Producer Min Raisman Series producer Sheila Dillon Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960116]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Unknown: Jekka McVicar

Producer: Sheila Dillon

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961225]

Five programmes celebrating food. 1: The Cherry

Producer Min Raisman Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961226]

Five programmes celebrating food. 2: Eels. Presented by Derek Cooper. Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961226]

Presented By: Derek Cooper.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961227]

Five programmes celebrating food. 3: Bacon and Eggs. With Philippa Davenport and comedian Dillie Keane. Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961227]

Unknown: Philippa Davenport

Unknown: Dillie Keane.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961230]

4: Oats. Derek Cooper crosses the border to explore the world of oat cuisine. He finds out why oats fuelled the social and literary life of Scotland and discovers 101 uses for oatmeal. Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961230]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19961231]

The last of five programmes celebrating food. Herbs Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970615]

Pasta. In the first of a six-part series celebrating food, Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy and the city that gave the world Spaghetti Bolognese. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970615]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970622]

Pubs. Derek Cooper 's search for the fundamental joys of life leads him to the country pub. He visits the Birch Hall Inn in the Yorkshire Moors. Producer Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970622]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970629]

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970629]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970706]

Strawberries and Cream. Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints. Producer Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970706]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970713]

Derek Cooper discovers the sticky delights of honey. Producer Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970713]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970720]

The Kitchen Garden. In the final programme of the series,

Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens. Producer Min Raisman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970720]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970829]

The first of six programmes celebrating food. Pasta. Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970829]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970905]

In the second of six programmes,

Derek Cooper visits the Birch Hall Inn in Yorkshire to celebrate the perfect country pub. Here he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970905]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970912]

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far-from-humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970912]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970919]

Strawberries and Cream. Five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates one of the nation's favourite fruits. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970919]

Unknown: Cardinal Wolsey

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970926]

Honey. Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper discovers the sticky delights of honey. He meets beekeepers and honey enthusiasts and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing. Producer Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970926]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971003]

The Kitchen Garden. In the last of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

Producer Min Raisman Repeat

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971003]

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Honey19970926

`Honey'.

Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper explores the inner workings of a beehive and discovers the sticky delights of honey.

He meets beekeepers and honey enthusiasts, learns of the deadly disease varroa, which is threatening the bee population, and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing.

Honey19970926

`Honey'.

Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper explores the inner workings of a beehive and discovers the sticky delights of honey.

He meets beekeepers and honey enthusiasts, learns of the deadly disease varroa, which is threatening the bee population, and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing.

Pasta19970615

The first of six programmes celebrating food.

`Pasta'.

Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life.

Pasta19970615

The first of six programmes celebrating food.

`Pasta'.

Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life.

Pasta19970829

The first of six programmes celebrating food.

`Pasta'.

Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti Bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life.

Pasta19970829

The first of six programmes celebrating food.

`Pasta'.

Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti Bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3, BACON AND EGGS19960102

First broadcast on 1995-08-13

Producer: M. RAISMAN

Next in series: 5. HERBS

Previous in series: 2. EELS

Description

COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FEE

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

eggs (zoology)

hens (livestock)

eggs (dairy produce)

ham (meat)

frying (cookery)

Broadcast history

13 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Min Raisman (Producer)

John Hartley (rdr)

Derek Cooper (Speaker)

Dillie Keane (Speaker)

Peter Brears (Speaker)

Philippa Davenport (Speaker)

Martin Pitt (farmer) (Speaker)

Paul Mcquillan (Speaker)

Jill Dilly (Speaker)

Roger Kean (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-04

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3, Bacon And Eggs19960102

First broadcast on 1995-08-13

Producer: M.

RAISMAN

Next in series: 5.

HERBS

Previous in series: 2.

EELS

Description

COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FEE

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

eggs (zoology)

hens (livestock)

eggs (dairy produce)

ham (meat)

frying (cookery)

Broadcast history

13 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Min Raisman (Producer)

John Hartley (rdr)

Derek Cooper (Speaker)

Dillie Keane (Speaker)

Peter Brears (Speaker)

Philippa Davenport (Speaker)

Martin Pitt (farmer) (Speaker)

Paul Mcquillan (Speaker)

Jill Dilly (Speaker)

Roger Kean (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-04

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3, Bacon And Eggs19960102

First broadcast on 1995-08-13

Producer: M.

RAISMAN

Next in series: 5.

HERBS

Previous in series: 2.

EELS

Description

COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FEE

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

eggs (zoology)

hens (livestock)

eggs (dairy produce)

ham (meat)

frying (cookery)

Broadcast history

13 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Min Raisman (Producer)

John Hartley (rdr)

Derek Cooper (Speaker)

Dillie Keane (Speaker)

Peter Brears (Speaker)

Philippa Davenport (Speaker)

Martin Pitt (farmer) (Speaker)

Paul Mcquillan (Speaker)

Jill Dilly (Speaker)

Roger Kean (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-04

Programme Catalogue - Details: 5. HERBS19960116

First broadcast on 1995-08-27

Producer: M. RAISMAN

Next in series: 1, PASTA

Previous in series: 3, BACON AND EGGS

Description

*

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

herbs

Broadcast history

27 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

16 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

31 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Derek Cooper (int)

Min Raisman (Producer)

Jekka Mcvicar (Speaker)

Lynda Brown (Speaker)

Barbara Griggs (Speaker)

Peter Turner (herb farmer (spkr)) (Speaker)

Medea Mahdavi (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-14

Programme Catalogue - Details: 5. Herbs19960116

First broadcast on 1995-08-27

Producer: M.

RAISMAN

Next in series: 1, PASTA

Previous in series: 3, BACON AND EGGS

Description

*

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

herbs

Broadcast history

27 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

16 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

31 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Derek Cooper (int)

Min Raisman (Producer)

Jekka Mcvicar (Speaker)

Lynda Brown (Speaker)

Barbara Griggs (Speaker)

Peter Turner (herb farmer (spkr)) (Speaker)

Medea Mahdavi (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-14

Programme Catalogue - Details: 5. Herbs19960116

First broadcast on 1995-08-27

Producer: M.

RAISMAN

Next in series: 1, PASTA

Previous in series: 3, BACON AND EGGS

Description

*

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

herbs

Broadcast history

27 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

16 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

31 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Derek Cooper (int)

Min Raisman (Producer)

Jekka Mcvicar (Speaker)

Lynda Brown (Speaker)

Barbara Griggs (Speaker)

Peter Turner (herb farmer (spkr)) (Speaker)

Medea Mahdavi (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-14

programme catalogue - station

Radio 4

Strawberries And Cream19970706

`Strawberries and Cream'.

Almost five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints.

More than just a joy to eat, strawberries are good for the skin, can be used in the treatment of gout and made into a very effective toothpaste.

`Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'.

Strawberries And Cream19970706

`Strawberries and Cream'.

Almost five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints.

More than just a joy to eat, strawberries are good for the skin, can be used in the treatment of gout and made into a very effective toothpaste.

`Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'.

Strawberries And Cream19970919
Strawberries And Cream19970919

`Strawberries and Cream'.

Almost five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints.

More than just a joy to eat, strawberries are good for the skin, can be used in the treatment of gout and made into a very effective toothpaste.

`Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'.

The Kitchen Garden19970720

`The Kitchen Garden'.

In the final programme of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

They were the supermarkets of wealthy Victorians, supplying exotic fruit and veg year round - but what of them now?

The Kitchen Garden19970720

`The Kitchen Garden'.

In the final programme of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

They were the supermarkets of wealthy Victorians, supplying exotic fruit and veg year round - but what of them now?

The Kitchen Garden19971003

`The Kitchen Garden'.

In the last of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

They were the supermarkets of wealthy Victorians, supplying exotic fruit and veg all year round - but what of them now?

The Kitchen Garden19971003

`The Kitchen Garden'.

In the last of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

They were the supermarkets of wealthy Victorians, supplying exotic fruit and veg all year round - but what of them now?

0219970905
0219970905

In the second of six programmes, the country pub is the cause for celebration in Derek Cooper's continuing search for the fundamental joys of life.

In the Birch Hall Inn, nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local - wonderful ale, fresh, simple food, and a warm welcome.