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Yorkshire pud rises to top award
Yorkshire pudding
An MP has urged the EU to award Yorkshire puddings protected status
The Yorkshire pudding has been named the nation's favourite regional food.

It beat the Cornish pasty and the Melton Mowbray pork pie to come first in its category at the Good Housekeeping food awards.

It was the first time the favourite regional food had been included in the annual awards. Entries were nominated by Good Housekeeping readers.

The magazine's cookery editor Emma Marsden said the Yorkshire pudding was a regional food with nationwide appeal.

"It is something people have grown up with," she said.

"They are a favourite Sunday lunch accompaniment to roast beef. That's why people love them - and because they're so easy to make."

European campaign

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce was named the favourite store cupboard ingredient.

Chocolate was named the sexiest food, with the Green & Black's brand voted the top indulgent food.

Winners were picked by a judging panel which included editor Louise Chunn, M&S chief executive Stuart Rose, restaurateur Prue Leith and Aggie MacKenzie of Channel 4's 'How Clean Is Your House?'.

Vale of York MP Anne McIntosh, who is campaigning for Yorkshire puddings to be given the same protected status as French champagne or Greek feta cheese, said: "The people of Yorkshire are rightly and fiercely proud of the Yorkshire pudding.

"It is something which has been cherished and perfected for centuries in Yorkshire."


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