Hartingtons Baslow Food Fair just goes from strength to strength. At only the third event of the nine planned this year the numbers of foodies eager to try and taste the array of food was overwhelming and they were all given a real treat.
Highlights for me were the valiant attempts by various visitors to cook up a perfect curry under the able tutorship of Jas Rayatt from Red Hot Cuisine. There were some serious chilli infused vapours filling the hall but it all just added to the colour and spectacle of the event!
Lorna from Heavenlies eagerly satisfied the cravings of those with a sweet tooth putting on a delightful range of cakes, brownies, tarts and cream teas for those getting into the pre - Wimbledon spirit.
Andrew Auld of The Loaf brought along an incredible range of freshly baked loaves the like of which you wouldn't get in even the largest of supermarkets. I've just had some of his sourdough bread for lunch and I have to say it was absolutely delicious.
Those people who like a tipple were well catered for with Beaujolais from Derbyshire based Genevieve's family vineyard in Burgundy, beer from Leek Brewery and Luigi from Taste of Italy brought along a fine selection of Italian wines and beer.
Glynne from the Herb and Fruit Company was his usual genial self and sold buckets of his infused oils and vinaigrettes . My favourite was the strawberry and mint and at £1.99 a bottle it was an absolute bargain!
The Hartingtons roadshow rolls on and we are already putting together our next Food Fair in Baslow .....on 10th July.
One thing we do know is that with your help it will be even bigger and better.
Thanks to all the visitors and exhibitors and if you have enjoyed the event and are on facebook don't forget to LIKE US!
Chris & Julie