Monday, 26 December 2011

Sushi Sunday in Bakewell

Have you had enough heavy Christmas food and drink? Are you determined to eat more healthily in 2012?

How about learning how to make your own sushi?

We are putting on a fantastic sushi making course in April under the expert tutorship of Tomo Hasegawa a graduate of the Tokyo Sushi Academy. On the course you will learn how the different types of sushi are made and then practice your own skills.

This is a relaxed, fun but hands on half day cookery course that will set you up to eat more healthily in 2012. Tastes great too!


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas shopping for a foodie friend or family?

Are you struggling to find a Christmas present for a foodie friend or member of the family? Don't panic!

Hartingtons is open for business all the way up to Christmas Eve. If you are looking for food related present why not buy a loved one a cookery course for Christmas. How about an inspirational artisan bread making course or even an artisan beer brewing course? We can email you by return a personalised gift letter that you can present on Christmas Morning.

We can take payment online using paypal, over the phone with your card or just send us a cheque instead.

Don't forget if you are struggling for a Christmas present for a foodie.........all is not lost. Buy them an inspirational cookery course in 2012. You know they'll love it!

Hartingtons - cookery courses

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Best Christmas Present Ever?

A very big thank you to all the people who came to our Open Day in Bakewell yesterday and booked on our cookery courses and food events for 2012.

Chris and I were delighted to see so many people who were interested in doing something different in the New Year or couldn't resist treating a "foodie" partner or friend to one of our cookery courses as a special Christmas present.

And talking of Christmas presents........could any of these be the best Christmas present ever?

An Artisan Beer Brewing course, The Ultimate Tea Experience, Cooking with Indian Spices, Sushi Sunday, A World Bread Tour ........

Hopefully we've whet your appetite so why not check out these and many more cookery courses at

We can also supply gift vouchers or a personalised gift letter for a loved one......... so rather than fighting your way through the crowds and queuing for hours to pay why not relax in the comfort of your own home, put your feet up and book one of our cookery courses online.

Now that's stress free Christmas shopping! .....what could be better?

Hartingtons Food Experience

Friday, 16 December 2011

Artisan Bread Baking Course Sells Out!

We knew we were putting on a brilliant Introduction To Artisan Bread Making course
with the full day course being tutored by acclaimed Master Baker Andrew Auld from the Loaf in Crich

........but we have been overwhelmed by the popularity of the course and can now announce that the January course has SOLD OUT.

The good news is that there is still some limited availability for the Introduction To Artisan Bread Making course at the beginning of March. So if you are interested ....don't wait too long before booking.

If you like the idea of bread baking but prefer a weekend course what about a relaxed Sunday baking course to learn how to bake Italian bread such as Foccacia and Ciabatta? These courses in February and March are proving incredibly popular!

Hartingtons love real bread and bread baking so why not get involved in the New Year!

Why not come and see our Cookery School in Bakewell on our last Open Day of the year?

Hartingtons Food Experience

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Exciting NEW courses coming soon....

We are already running some fabulous cookery courses in January, February and March.

How about World Flavours in one pot. Ideal for people looking at learning to cook using a range of fascinating flavours but with the convenience of only using one pot.

Love baking? How about learning to make artisan bread?

NEW COURSES in 2012....coming soon

Hartingtons of Bakewell is all about inspiring people to get more out of their appreciation of food. To this end we are planning some inspirational cookery courses in early 2012.

How about these to whet your appetite?
  • Learn to make your own great tasting sushi on our "Sushi Sunday"
  • Join our Sunday Tapas Masterclass...great for entertaining!
  • How to make the ultimate pork pie. It's a great british classic..learn to make and customise your very own pork pie.
  • Food writing and blogging - whether you want to set up your own blog as a hobby or as a step to a new career. Do you have a business you want to promote. We will teach you over a weekend all the skills necessary to for you to communicate effectively with the world about food via the internet. We all have a voice - learn how to use yours!

Why not give one of our cookery courses as a present using our gift vouchers.

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Saturday, 10 December 2011

And the winner is................

We are delighted to announce that Moira Gray is the winner of Hartingtons of Bakewell's recent free prize draw and has won a half day cookery course of her choice.

Congratulations Moira !!

We hope you enjoy your prize

Chris and Julie

Hartingtons of Bakewell

Friday, 9 December 2011

Brewing up a storm in Bakewell.

Many would say that Bakewell is best known for its baking and the world famous Bakewell Pudding........but this could all be about to change if new cookery school and artisan food events business Hartingtons has anything to do with it.

Bakewell has recently acquired brewing credibility following the relocation of award winning micro brewery Thornbridge Ales to the town. Now Hartingtons wants to teach the whole world how to brew fantastic tasting real ales and beer at home using 100% natural ingredients.

Hartingtons Artisan beer brewing course has been specially designed for all those who want to learn how to brew real ale in the natural traditional way.

Paul Taylor from Murphy and Son in Nottingham will demonstrate from first principles how to set up a 'brew' using basic domestic equipment and using 100% natural ingredients. He will also carry out a tutored beer tasting highlighting some well known and distinctive beers and what in the selection of their ingredients and the brewing process makes them taste so different. By doing this he will highlight how the brewer can change the mix to personalise their own brews to meet their individual taste. Paul will take people through the entire brewing process and the resulting brew will form the basis of Hartingtons first ever beer to be called Hartingtons Pheonix Ale.

The full day beer brewing course comes with beer brewing notes and a light lunch and at the end of the day attendees will have all the skills and knowledge to go home and start their own brew from scratch.

The course is proving to be incredibly popular with 5 spaces having been booked since the weekend.

Payment can be made online, by cheque or with a card and both gift vouchers and gift letters are available for those looking to purchase the course as a present.

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Hartingtons supports Real Bread

Hartingtons is proud to be a member of the Real Bread Campaign.

Find out more about the principles of real bread.

We are running several bread making courses in 2012. On 26th January and 1st March we have full day courses taken by Andrew Auld, Head Baker and owner of the Loaf in Crich.

Andrew's introduction to Artisan Bread Baking will show you how to make three different doughs: A white or brown dough, Focaccia and a sweet dough. Andrew is very passionate about his craft and during the day you will learn lots of useful tips to improve your bread making at home.

If you fancy a weekend course we are also running two Sunday half day courses in February and March on Italian Bread Making as part of our series of "A Tour of World Breads". The courses are tutored by David Neville and you will learn how to make Ciabatta, Focaccia and a traditional Pizza base dough together with a typical Italian dish to accompany your bread......a must for all lovers of Mediterranean style food.

Don't forget if you are struggling to find a Christmas present our cookery courses make an ideal Christmas Gift and we can provide a personalised Gift Letter or Gift Voucher for you to give on Christmas Day.

If you want to have a look at our Cookery School please come along to our next Open Day on 17th December in Bakewell from 10.00 to 4.00. We would love to meet you!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Looking for something different for Christmas?

Ok..... so you've looked at choccies, smellies, clothes and books for your loved one for Christmas and despite your best endeavours it's looking like "same old! same old!" and you can fair see the disappointment on their face as they unwrap their socks and shower gel on Christmas morning ........but not this year........oh NO! put a big smile on their face with a very different present from Hartingtons.

If they are a keen cook why not book one of our full or half day 'hands on" cookery courses or if they are keen to learn but aren't so keen to get their hands dirty then why not treat them to the "Ultimate Tea Experience" with a tea talk/tutored tasting and a foodie tour round Bakewell followed by the ultimate afternoon tea? How indulgent is that?

Beer brewing, a pancake masterclass, cooking with Indian spices and a World Bread Tour are just a few of the highlights lined up for Spring dare to be different.....bin the socks and give them something they'll be talking about for months!!

Inspired?.......then check out our cookery courses..........Hartingtons of Bakewell

11 Cookery Courses sold in 2 days!

Over the last 2 days we have sold 11 cookery courses.

This is in addition to all the courses booked at our recent Open Weekend in Bakewell and is a fantastic response to the quality of the inspirational cookery courses we are putting on in Bakewell in 2012 and a testament to the experience of our tutors. Particularly popular have been the artisan beer brewing and the Italian bread making courses.

There are still some spaces left on our cookery courses so if you are interested please book online or give us a call.

Why not come along to our next Open Day in Bakewell on the 17th December to have a look at our new cookery school?

I think you will be impressed.

Cookery School - Bakewell - inspirational cookery course in 2012

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Festive end to the year at Baslow

The bells were chiming and holly and mistletoe was in abundance at the final Baslow Food Fair of 2011.

Despite the rain there was a steady stream of foodies looking for something different to tempt their taste buds.

They came and they bought.....

Thanks to all the artisan food businesses that have helped us put on the Baslow Food Fairs in 2011. A bit of cliche but we couldn't have done it without you. Equally, thanks to the people who came along and visited and supported the event.

We are now taking a bit of a break until April next year. But don't forget you can come to our new Cookery School in Bakewell. We are having an open event on the 17th December for the interested and curious to take a peek.

Merry Xmas to all and see you soon.

Chris & Julie xxx

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Visiting Chatsworth House this weekend? Then why not also visit the Baslow Christmas Food and Drink Fair?

Are you thinking of visiting Chatsworth House this weekend? Well I would encourage you to do so!

Yesterday I was walking through the estate and the House looks particularly splendid at this time of year. It's so nice in early Winter to get wrapped up warm and set out from Baslow to walk alongside the River Derwent to Chatsworth House.

You go over the bridge at Nether End in Baslow and then immediately take a right turn in front of a row of very picturesque thatched cottages. Follow the path to the "Kissing Gate" which then takes you on to the Chatsworth Estate. The path leads alongside the river with wonderful vistas of Chatsworth all the way.

If you are coming to Chatsworth this weekend you might like to plan your trip for Sunday and combine your walk with a visit to our Christmas Food and Drink Fair in Baslow.

The event is the ninth in a series of incredibly popular Food Fairs which have been held during 2011 in Baslow Village Hall (next to the Cavendish Hotel and opposite Il Lupo restaurant on the main road through Baslow). Admission is FREE.

There are 20 stalls of artisan food and drink from in and around the Peak District, plenty of xmas gift ideas, a free prize draw and lots of complimentary tastings!!!..... as well as freshly made churros and hot chocolate for sale on the forecourt all day!!

Entry is from 10.30 and we are open until 4.30 pm. It's all happening this Sunday 4th December.

Hope to see you there.

Cookery Courses & Food Events in Bakewell

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Peak District Christmas Food Fair

If you're in the Peak District this weekend and are
looking for something to do then why not come along
to Hartingtons Christmas Food and Drink Fair at
Baslow Village Hall on Sunday 4th December.

We are certainly not the biggest Christmas Fair in the area but we like to think we are one of the best!

And boy are we going out on a high with our last Food Fair of 2011. Just look at the line up!

McIntyre Country Living - freshly made churros and hot chocolate

Bradfield Brewery - award winning real ales, mini kegs and gift packs

Heavenlies - seasonal cakes and sweet treats

Pumpkin Oil UK - artisan pumpkin oil. Now supplying to Fortnum and Mason no less!!

Dawsons Yard - Christmas wreaths, planters and unusual Christmas gift ideas

Caudwells Mill - locally milled flour

Friary Liqueurs - award winning festive liqueurs and gift packs

Cakes and All Things Nice - Christmas and celebration cakes

The Loaf - artisan bread and seasonal stollen

Peak Ales - award winning ales from the Chatsworth Estate

Tea Man - over 30 different teas, gift packs and cafetieres

Tindalls of Tideswell - Christmas cakes, puddings, pork pies, preserves and seasonal hampers

Fruit and Herb Co - unique dressings, dips, oils and onions in balsamic vinegar

Domaine du Pyre - Beaujolais wine from the family vineyard

Parsnipship - soup, bread and a truly amazing range of vegetarian food

Bluebell Fudge - extensive range of loose fudge and gift packs

Hartingtons of Bakewell - gift vouchers and cookery courses for 2012

Baslow Village Hall is next to the Cavendish Hotel and opposite Il Lupo restaurant.

Admission is FREE and the event is on from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Please do come along!