Monday, 14 March 2011

Bakewell Farmers Market tales

One of the artisan food producers we bumped into the other week at Bakewell Farmers Market was Debbie from Staffordshire Savoury Eggs. Now Debbie has a very interesting take on a traditional snack food, the trusty Scotch Egg.

She's been producing her range of bite sized snacks for 5 years. Very kindly she gave me one of her Staffordshire Pepper Bites to take away and try and very delicious it was too. This modern version of the rustic snack was a red hot pepper with cream cheese centre encased in pork sausage meat and finished with wholemeal bread coating.

Now you may think that the Scotch Egg was a bit of a peasants snack enjoyed by farm workers and the like. Not so. It actually has almost regal lineage. The scotch egg was invented in 1738 by Fortnum and Mason as a nibble for coach travellers who stopped off at the Piccadilly food emporium.

I'm hoping that Debbie will be coming along to one of our 9 food fairs taking place at Baslow nr Chatsworth this year.

Don't forget our Spring Food Fair on the 2nd and 3rd of April. Have a look at our exhibitors here.

HARTINGTONS - food events

1 comment:

Julie from West Hallam said...

We bought smoked ham from the same stall yesterday(26 mar 2012) and it was very chewy! Wouldn't recommend it at all.