The Rhubarb Triangle - where is it?

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Postby chameleon » Tue 26 Feb, 2008 11:46 pm

Even more rhubarb, BBC Leeds page today.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west ... 215790.stm
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Postby David Raven » Wed 27 Feb, 2008 12:13 am

There was a feature on the 'Rhubarb triangle' on Calender a few nights ago, apparently. I missed it mesen.Anyone catch it?
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Postby Trojan » Thu 06 Mar, 2008 10:19 pm

chameleon wrote: Rhubarb from the Rhubarb Triangle is apparantly being featured on ITV's Calendar tonight. On nationally on the "One Show" this evening. Kathleen Turner an American actress I've vaguely heard off was not impressed with her rhubarb pie
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Postby LS1 » Fri 07 Mar, 2008 8:59 am

Jamie Oliver was talking about it too on one of his programmes. Said that at one point 90% of the Rhubarb in europe came from here.

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Postby wiggy » Fri 07 Mar, 2008 4:51 pm

Trojan wrote: chameleon wrote: Rhubarb from the Rhubarb Triangle is apparantly being featured on ITV's Calendar tonight. On nationally on the "One Show" this evening. Kathleen Turner an American actress I've vaguely heard off was not impressed with her rhubarb pie aint she gone down the pan since romancing the stone!
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Postby Trojan » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 6:43 pm

LS1 wrote: Jamie Oliver was talking about it too on one of his programmes. Said that at one point 90% of the Rhubarb in europe came from here. Funny really there was an item on Today on Friday about imported exotic fruit and veg and this woman said she had been unable to source rhubarb that hadn't been imported from Holland!
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Postby Dalehelms » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 8:25 pm

I bought some excellent local rhubarb from The Farm Shop on Roker Lane in Pudsey last week. I was driving past but it looked so good that I did a wheelie and stopped to buy some. Their lemon curd is to die for as well.
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Postby tyke bhoy » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 9:50 pm

rhubarb pie was the food hell on this morning's Saturday Kitchen. Mind you it was an ex actor (giving him the benefit of the doubt) from Eastenders (which I don't give the benefit of the doubt to)
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Postby markhoppy » Tue 11 Mar, 2008 5:07 pm

I'm not an anorak, but ..Rhubarb is native to Russia, hence its liking for the Yorkshire climate There are still lots of forcing sheds about - I live in East Ardsley, just across a field from some at the Auty farm. Jim Auty was still growing rhubarb commercially up until about five years ago when he retired from farming completely, and I believe his family had been rhubarb growers for at least four generations before him.At the height of the winter forcing season a train fully laden with rhubarb would leave Ardsley railway station bound for the London markets every morning. The soil and climate in this area are ideal for rhubarb - it will grow happily out in the fields and is only forced in the coldest months of winter, which means as the climate changes the forcing season is getting shorter and shorter.
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Postby dsco » Sat 15 Mar, 2008 4:13 pm

Lots of rhubarb-y info at this website, run by Oldroyd's, one of the big local producers...www.yorkshirerhubarb.co.ukdsco
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