Sunday, 30 March 2014

Carsington Water Food Fair - returns

The Carsington Water Food Fair returns on Sunday the 6th of April as a series of food and drink fairs kicks off at the Derbyshire vistior attraction for 2014.

The first food fair at Carsington promoted by Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell who are know for their passion and expertise for artisan locally produced food.

The Food Fair makes a welcome return to Carsington Water on Sunday 6th April with Hartingtons 'pop up' Food Fair featuring a selection of artisan food & drink producers from the local area.  Come along and meet, taste and buy.

Music will be provided by Severn Trent Choir & the Ashbourne Duathlon will also come to it's dramatic conclusion during the day.

Food stalls are open from 10 am until 4 pm.

Derbyshire Food & Drink Fairs

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Flavours of Chatsworth - Celebrity Chef

We love Chatsworth House.  What's more it is on our door step.  Just a 10 minute drive down the road will take you to this national treasure.  One of our favourite celebrity chefs is Rachel Green who has a long association with Chatsworth and particularly the now Dowager Duchess.  The Chatsworth Cookery Book  written by Rachel was inspired by both her and the Chatsworth estates fascination with local ingredients and seasonal flavours.

We a delighted to welcome Rachel back to Hartingtons to take one of our favourite chefs and courses and allow you to get a real Flavour of Chatsworth.

Cookery Courses Derbyshire

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

NEW Courses for 2014

Hartingtons has a fabulous new range of artisan food and cookery courses for 2014. So why not treat yourself to a course to learn a new skill?  As well as all the popular regular courses of breadmaking, cheese-making and beer brewing have a look at what's new for 2014: 

Seasonal vegetarian course
New for 2014 is a fantastic seasonal vegetarian cookery course with Wendy Swetnam who reveals  how you can produce great seasonally inspired vegetarian food simply at home.

Food smoking and preserving course
Learn all about the ancient art of food smoking and curing on this full days course with expert food smoker Turan.  On this hands on course you will learn how to construct your own cold smoker and then learn how to smoke and cure a range of foods including fish, meats, cheeses and nuts on this one day food smoking course.

Offal cookery (nose to tail cookery)

This hands on day with Chef John Parsons will introduce you to the wonderful world of nose to tail cookery.  Find out how to cook with virtually every part of the animal.  This course is about understanding the art of refined butchery techniques as well as introducing you to the tasty world of cooking with offal.

Gluten free bakery & cookery
We have had so many enquiries from people desperate to learn to cook and bake gluten free we have put on several gluten free courses.  These courses are not just for coeliacs but are for people that want to learn how to expand their baking skills as well as learning to cook authentic Indian food

Punjabi cookery course

This authentic Indian cookery course will teach you how to produce deliciously simple Punjabi food, perfectly spiced and flavoured.  It is nothing like the ubiquitous Indian takeaway food.  It is fresh, spicy and perfectly balanced as well as being healthy.  Come and learn with Kul and Kash from Coriander Garden.

Cookery Courses Derbyshire

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

We're OPEN!

If you looking for a unique food experience for yourself, friends or family we are open all the way through Christmas & over New Year.  Whether you are looking for a gift voucher or to buy a cooking or food experience.

So if you are looking at picking up a new cooking skill in 2014 whether it be learning:

Bread making
Brewing beer
Cookery courses
Baking
Foraging

Don't hesitate to get in touch & give us a call to learn a new skill in 2014 on 01629888586 or drop us an email: courses@hartingtons.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Chris & Julie

Cookery & artisan food and drink courses

Monday, 16 December 2013

Foodie Gift Vouchers.

Foodie gifts are always appreciated.  What is there not to like? Hartingtons School of Food loves giving people gift vouchers for our extensive range of artisan food & drink & cookery courses.  It's the perfect gift for any foodie and person who loves to create their own wonderful tasting food or drink at home. 

Gift voucher options

We like to give you the choice how you buy your gift vouchers.  We can give you an open gift voucher for any amount or course by just giving us a call or dropping us an email.  If you want to carry out the whole process online why not have a look at the vouchers available through Paypal.  If you want to personalise your food gift.  Why not let us have your own personalised message and we can prepare a unique personalised gift letter.

Cookery course - gift vouchers

Gluten Free Baking Course with Howard Middleton

Gluten free baking can be tricky because you have to learn how to bake with flours that are made from non-wheat based flours.  This flours have very different characteristics and choosing the right flour combination whether it's tapioca or potato or rice flour for the right baking purpose is part of the skill.

Howard Middleton a contestant in the most recent series of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is passionate about his baking.  His particular interest lies in baking with gluten free flours.  Howard amazed the Great British Bake Off judges with his gluten free coconut and passion fruit cake on the GBBO.

Howard has developed with Hartingtons of Bakewell a course that will teach people who love baking and are either coeliac or have a gluten intolerance how they can bake a range of 'show stopping' bakes (including bread) without the gluten.

Gluten free baking course

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Bakewell Christmas Weekend - Food Extravaganza!

The Bakewell Christmas Weekend gets into full swing this weekend.  Hartingtons School of Food will be opening is doors and showcasing an Italian Food Mercato put on by Nonnas of Sheffield.  On the day in Bakewell there will be fabulous Italian deli treats to try and buy.  In the School of Food there will be an artisan chocolatier Libby Carl demonstrating her artisan art of chocolate making.

On the Sunday of the Bakewell Christmas Weekend Hartingtons will present there own mini artisan food market outside in the historic Rutland Mews Courtyard including: artisan pork pie maker Liberty Foods, cup cake maker Emma Mitchell Cakes, artisan bakery Sunflower Bakery.

Come along on the Bakewell Christmas Weekend to experience a true foodie start to the season along with Christmas Weekend offers on selective cookery courses.

Foodie Gift Vouchers