Everything's proper in Lancashire; the people, the pubs and most importantly the food. In the face of artisan and nouvelle cuisine, the heart of the North continues to let their first-class produce speak for itself – giving fuss and frills the old "No ta duck".
But don't be fooled, while most come for classics such as Bury's famous Black Pudding or the regions well-renowned Lancashire hotpot, they stay for the hidden gems such as The Red Pump Inn and The Dearden Tea Rooms.
Let this book be your comprehensive guide to Lancashire's burgeoning food scene; featuring bespoke regional staples such as Browns Butchers, Proctor's Cheese and the historic Inn at Whitewell. It's a love affair peppered with innovative approaches to modern dining such as Andrew Nutter's latest venture, The Bird at Birtle and the folk at Bertram's Restaurant putting a new spin on simple pleasures.
The truth is Lancashire folk love to keep it local, so it's time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.