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Video: Celebrate with a Yorkshire (rice) pudding

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FROM the fluffy, golden brown of a perfect Yorkshire pudding to the creamy taste of Wensleydale, the county’s culinary delights provide much cause for celebration.

But there is a new dish on the menu for this year’s Yorkshire Day, which marries a symbol of regional pride with a taste of the Mediterranean.

Restaurant owner George Psarias, owner of Leeds’s Olive Tree restaurants, has created an edible white rose, made of rice pudding and mint leaves, to mark the occasion.

The Cypriot was born in the coastal city of Paphos but made the move to Yorkshire 45 years ago.

He said: “I’m an adopted Yorkshireman and I wanted to celebrate.”

The culinary theme continues throughout the county for today’s event.

Commuters arriving at Leeds railway station this morning will be greeted by a 6ft teapot made entirely of cake, the brainchild of Yorkshire Tea. The cake installation took three weeks to create and is the work of Connie Viney Cakes, famed for creating larger-than-life edible art.

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