Helena Parker

Food & Drink Editor (2012/13)

Helena has written 35 articles for Nouse

Hurry, Curry: York’s takeaway in a nutshell

A summary of the best and the very worst of York take-outs

Take it away, boys

Helena Parker takes on the arduous task of the York takeaways, with the help of a few willing volunteers

York Food Festival Incoming

The York Food Festival is heading to Parliament Street this week. Helena Parker previews

Inspired by the GBBO: Pies and Tarts

Tarts at the ready: Helena Parker takes on the technical challenge of week 4

How to make cakes and alienate people

Your morning cuppa, vain attempts to catch the name of the flat recluse, and the knock-out smell of burning plastic. Helena Parker introduces you to the centre of your freshers world

Meatless Mondays: Pesto Peppers

A fresh summery vegetarian dish now that summer has finally arrived

In Season: Strawberries (and Tennis)

Wimbledon conjures images of strawberries, cream, and hot summer days. Helena Parker looks into the humble fruit which makes the British Summertime

Welcome to the world of the Master Chocolatier

Andrew Thwaite, head chocolatier, tells Helena Parker about the York Chocolate Story and life-size chocolate rowing boats

Andrew’s Spaghetti Bolognese with a chocolate twist

Andrew Thwaite, Master Chocolatier, talks to Helena Parker. You can read the interview here. Here’s his top student recipe: Ingredients…

York Spring Food Festival

For this weekend only, Parliament street will be flooded with a profusion of food stalls from Yorkshire and around the world

The Naked Baker: 10-Minute Coffee Cupcakes

A speedy cupcake recipe to relieve stress and provide a little bit of joy on your coffee break

The Naked Baker: Tarte Tatin

The Naked Baker is here to take all your exams blues away with a recipe for this classic French dish