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“There is something at once decadent and abstemious about the way foodism elevates food to a higher plane than simple refuelling”

“There is something at once decadent and abstemious about the way foodism elevates food to a higher plane than simple refuelling”

The Towngate Tea Room and Deli in the village of Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, opened in March 2009. Before then, hungry hikers and pilgrims to Sylvia Plath’s final resting place could pick from two pubs, one of which offers a “pie, peas and a pint” special. In the Tea Room, the cakes are housed in a towering glass display case. The coffee and walnut sponge is uncommonly good. Savoury fare…

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