Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cookery Courses in Bakewell

Are you looking for something to do during your visit to the Peak District or Bakewell.

Like food? Enjoy cooking? Why not have a look at Hartingtons range of inspirational cookery courses and food events.

Check out our range of cookery courses on Hartingtons new website.

Our cookery school is right in the centre of Bakewell so why not combine a visit to this fantastic market town with learning a new skill?

We look forward to meeting you.

Chris & Julie

Hartingtons Food Experience

Monday, 24 October 2011

Peak District Cookery Courses

The Peak District is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. In my opinion; the most beautiful.

Bakewell, for those that don't know the Peak District that well, is a beautiful market town nestling in a small valley with the stunning River Wye running through it. Bakewell has a great weekly market and one of the most popular farmers markets in the country running on the last Saturday of the month. Increasingly Bakewell is becoming a mecca for foodies across the country, with the availability of superb locally sourced food suppliers such as the world famous Chatsworth House Estate. Bakewell is also the home of culinary classics such as the famous Bakewell Pudding and more recently Thornbridge Brewery, one of the countries great new breed of micro breweries producing a selection of award winning real ales.

Bakewell, in the Peak District, will soon be welcoming another addition to it's fine food and culinary heritage. Hartingtons cookery school and food event business will be opening it's doors in 2012 and welcoming visitors to take part in a range of inspiring and innovative food courses and food related events.

Love food? Love the Peak District? So do we.....prepared to be inspired in 2012.

Hartingtons - food experience

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

International food overated!

Julie & I have just returned from a week in Sicily. We stopped in a small town near Palermo and had a great time.

As you would expect we spent time visiting the historic sights in the grand old town of Palermo. One thing, however, that we both commented on was how disappointing the Italian food was. This led on to a discussion about the quality and variety of food now available in the UK. It was very telling that we both felt that we have had better cappuccinos recently in both Bakewell and Sheffield.

For years the UK has had a reputation for being in the culinary wilderness. Now with a whole new breed of artisan food producers I would say that the range and quality of food available would challenge that available anywhere in the world. There were a couple of exceptions. The local Caponata we had a starter for our Sunday lunch was fantastic and a seafood risotto made by a local fisherman was simply outstanding!

We are both passionate about the local food producers who come to our regular food fairs in Baslow. Our cookery school in Bakewell is opening very soon and we will be putting on a range of courses to inspire people to get involved in artisan food production, perhaps setting up your own business to produce great tasting artisan food. We are almost ready to release the full details and dates of our forthcoming courses on our new website so keep checking this blog for details of when we go live! We've already signed up some great visiting chefs and two fantastic artisan bread makers and we are currently working on a food blogging and writing course.

Interested? Then .....why not come along to our open weekend on the 26th & 27th of November?

Hartingtons Cookery School & Food Events
1st Floor, Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews, Off Coombs Road, Bakewell.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

National Curry Week starts today in Baslow

The Indian Summer may have come to an abrupt end... but not in Baslow!

Why not warm yourself up with a genuine home cooked curry at Hartingtons indoor Food Fair and 'Taste of Asia'. Tasty Samosa will be showcasing some of Vipun's Mum's freshly cooked samosas and pakoras and homemade curries and Indian treats. Join Vipun and over 20 other artisan food producers from in and around the Peak District for one day only for a genuine 'Taste of Asia'.

Doors open at 10.30 and the FREE food fair continues all day until 4.30. Parking next to Baslow Village Hall so there's no need to get wet.

National Curry Week
runs from the 9th - 16th October but to experience some great flavours all year round try Hartingtons Food Experience.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Chatsworth House & Food Fair

Wondering what to do this Sunday in the Peak District?

Why not come along to our Baslow Food Fair near Chatsworth House and take a stroll in the grounds followed by a visit to our fabulous artisan food fair. We've just found out that Andrew Auld from the Loaf will be coming along and bringing his fantastic range of sour dough breads.

The leaves and grounds in Chatsworth look superb at this time of year with their autumnal tints.

Take a lovely stroll in Chatsworth's grounds and then come and taste some great artisan food including our Taste of Asia.

To have a look at our full range of artisan food producers have a look here.

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Baslow Food Fairs sample the atmosphere

If you've not been to one Hartingtons Baslow Food Fairs then you can sample the atmosphere thanks to this video of one of recent events taken by Paul of Strongman Chilli...'hot stuff'!

If you like what you see why not come along to our next food fair in Baslow on the 9th October including a Taste of Asia. It's a great free day out and why not combine a visit to our food fair with a walk around the magnificent grounds of Chatsworth House.

Hartingtons Food Experience