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Lancashire's Recipe Revival

Monday, 10th November 2014


This month Freeport Fleetwood has started a campaign to urge food lovers, amateur cooks and historians to find the forgotten foods of Lancashire in a bid to celebrate and document the region’s culinary heritage.
Freeport Fleetwood is launching the campaign to find the forgotten recipes, dishes and foods that make up the identity of the Lancashire region. Lancastrians are being urged to ask elderly relatives, scour bookshelves for family cookery books and to think back to the dishes their mums used to make.
The campaign has been developed to encourage people to reconnect with the food of their forefathers, to protect the region’s heritage and to help people to better understand where their food comes from.
To enter a recipe go to the Freeport Fleetwood Facebook page: or email them to The deadline for entry is 1 December 2014. The top 30 recipes will be chosen by North West food experts and be used t0 create a free online resource that will be circulated throughout the region.
Freeport Fleetwood will be holding a cookery demonstration and recipe tasting of the top five dishes at the centre on Thursday 4 December from 4-8pm. People are being encouraged to come down, taste the dishes for free and chat to our chef about their food experiences. There will also be mulled wine to keep the winter chills at bay.
John Magee, Centre Manager at Freeport Fleetwood, said, “We want to take the time to document the rich food heritage of Lancashire and encourage people to think about their culinary heritage.
“We hope this campaign pushes people to revive the recipes their parents and grandparents used to make. The more important the recipe is to your family, the better. Is there a type of pastry from Poulton that hasn’t been seen for seventy years, is someone still serving frumenty, or is there a oatcake from Lancaster that only one bakery is still making?
“Our centre is firmly rooted in the heart of our community and we want to celebrate that by working with local people to document our multi-cultural culinary heritage. Let’s celebrate the culinary delights of the region and put Lancashire back on the gastronomic map.”
Freeport Fleetwood offers a wide choice of fashion, homewares, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including Moss, M&S Outlet, Jeff Banks and GAP Outlet. There is a wealth of locations in which to refuel too – whether it’s a light bite at Costa Coffee or a laid-back lunch in the Bay Tea Rooms.
Late night shopping is also available every Thursday until 8pm.
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