Monday, 16 December 2013

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

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Carsington Water Food Festival - Christmas Bonanza

For foodies and lovers of Carsington Water just outside Derby.  There is a double whammy this Sunday when Carsington Water hosts the Hartingtons' Carsington Water Christmas Food Festival in it's historic courtyard.  Come along and be treated to a selection of artisan food producers along with a Christmas choir all helping foodies to get in the Christmas spirit.  Talking of which mulled wine will be available to keep out the winter chill.

Carsington Water Food Festivals

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Learn To Master Indian Spices & Flavours

This is a hands on cookery course for people that love Indian spices and flavours but don't quite understand how to create the authentic taste at home without resorting to the ubiquitous supermarket curry paste.

Join personal chef Frank Boddy for a tour of Indian flavours from Indian street food to authentic indian deserts. Despite Frank's lack of Indian heritage his passion for Indian cookery and flavours is obvious and his recipes amongst the best we've tasted.  Frank relaxed informal style will make this course suitable for novice inexperienced cooks to keen home cooks looking to get more out of cooking with authentic indian herbs and spices.

On the day you will make the following dishes :

Egg Curry [Baida Curry]
Cheese, Tomato and Pepper Curry [Paneer Jalfrezi]
Calcutta Prawn Curry [Kolkata Chingri Curry]
Minced Lamb Patties [Kheema Tikki]
Manuka Tamater Ki Chutney (Raisin and Tomato Chutney) & 
Nashpati Chutney (Pear Chutney)

Indian Cookery Course

Monday, 18 November 2013

Foodie Tour of the Peak District

Hartingtons Foodie Tour of Bakewell Farmers Market and Bakewell will give keen foodies unique insights into the artisan food producers and food heritage of the Peak District.

The foodie tour is to be led by Julie Ryalls and Chris Horne owners of Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell and the team behind, Baslow Food Fair and Carsington Waters growing Food Festivals.

The foodie tour will enable food lovers to meet some of the fantastic food producers in the Peak District and obtain unrivalled insights to their back stories, products and how they produce their artisan food products.

In addition, to the free tasters along the route the foodie tour will provide an unrivalled 3 course gourmet ploughmans lunch featuring many of the products that you will see on the day.

This foodie tour would make a great foodie gift and places are strictly limited.

Foodie Tour Peak District

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Cookery courses - to inspire!

Our cookery courses are there to inspire you to experiment and learn new cookery techniques.  We always use an expert tutor so that you have the experience of being taught by an expert every time.  From learning to cook authentic Thai Food with Thai tutor Kwang to season regional Italian food with Sheffield institution Nonnas. 

What about learning the skills to create stunning dishes with Game with celebrity chef Rachel Green?  Rachel will show you how to combine modern and traditional flavours with a whole range of Game to create stunning dinner party recipes.

Indian flavours are amongst the most inspiring of any food.  Let Frank Boddy demystify how you use the range of Indian spices to create a range of regional Indian dishes from scratch.

Foraging & wild food throws up some magical ingredients.  Chris Bax will show you how to use natures finest food to enhance your cookery.

So let's get cooking!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

3 day microbrewery course for 2014

Following on from the demand for our 2 day setting up a microbrewery course we have decided to give aspirant microbrewery owners an extra day in 2014 and the option of taking an additional day visiting the Barn Brewery operated by Peak Ales.  For those people serious about setting up their own microbrewery in 2014 this 3 day setting up a microbrewery course will give give you the essential knowledge base for making your beer brewing dream happen next year.

Course microbrewery

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Foraging courses & wild food cookery

Food foraging courses can be a mixed bag.  Some foraging courses can be as much about a Ray Mears survivalism showing you what you can eat and survive.  Hartingtons food foraging courses are more about being able to locate and harvest foraged foods that are going to enhance your food and drink.  Led by Chris Bax an expert forager and chef from Taste the Wild the foraging courses are all about how to enhance your cookery with wild ingredients.

We now have a range of foraging courses:

1. How about foraging for food along the beautiful Monsal Trail in Bakewell in the Peak District followed by a demonstration by Chris Bax on how to cook up a wild food menu using some of the food foraged on the day.
2. For those people who want to learn how to cook with foraged food how about a full day hands on wild food cookery masterclass.
3. Wild food can be used to create some wonderful drinks and alcohol beverages.  How about elderflower champagne and wild spiced mulled wine along with a wild mint and cumin cooler for starters?

Come along and find out how to enhance your food and drink with foraged foods.  It's tasty, healthy and naturally free.

Food foraging courses

Friday, 27 September 2013

Brew School is born!

Hartingtons Brew School is one of the countries leading locations for learning to brew beer. With a panel of expert beer brewing experts including Paul Taylor, Head of the Lab at Murphy & Son in Nottingham and Alex Barlow of Sheffield's All Beer being amongst their roster of sort after expert tutors.

All courses take place in Hartingtons converted Mill in the picturesque Peak District town of Bakewell and brewing enthusiasts can learn all the skills from kitchen sink home brewing to how to match beers with food to going to the next step and setting up their own commercial microbrewery. 

To celebrate Hartingtons Brew School's position in brewing education; Hartingtons can reveal their new Brew School logo.  Going to School has never been so much fun and the great thing about Brew School is that drinking on the premises is not only allowed…it's positively encouraged!

Beer Brewing Courses

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Cider Making Course - record apple harvest

The late spring weather has led to projections of the best apple harvest in a decade.  This means a glut of apples for those people with access to apple trees either in their garden or elsewhere.  This is a great opportunity for those people wanting to have a go at artisan cider making.  Turn your windfall of apples in to a superb tasting artisan drink that can be enjoyed all year round.  It's not difficult to turn your excess apples into artisan cider or apple choose.  All you need is a little bit of knowledge and insight.  Come along to our cider making course with award winning cider maker Rob Gibbon from Moorlands Farm Cyder to find out how to turn your cider making dream into reality!

Cider Making Course

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Carsington Water Food Festival Returns - 26th August

Carsington Water Food Festival makes a welcome return this coming Bank Holiday Monday.

This event promises to be bigger and better than the first ever event held at the beginning of May with artisan food producers on the day including:

Artisan Bread from Sunflower Bakery, Beer from Derventio Brewery from Darley Abbey, wine from local producer Amber Valley Wines, artisan pork pies produced by Smith Hall Organics in Hulland Ward  and savoury eggs as well as cheese from specialist cheese retailer, The Really Good Cheese Company. Foraged preserves will be available from Greenside Deli and local producer Glynn Smith will be wowing the crowds with his unique oils and dressings and Derbyshire Oatcakes. Artisan chocolatier Chocolate Tailor will showcase their unique chocolates and Matt Wright from the Great Food Magazine will be promoting local delis, farm shops and artisan producers whilst organisers, Hartingtons School of Food from Bakewell with have some unique festival offers.

The Food Festival takes place from 10 am until 4 pm.

FREE ADMISSION and lots of free tastings before you buy.

Cookery Courses Derbyshire

NEXT EVENT - Christmas Food Festival 24th November

Monday, 19 August 2013

Tripadvisor - why people rather like our courses

Tripadvisor is a great measure of what people really think about your business.  We are thrilled that Hartingtons is rated No1 in the things to do in Bakewell.  We still can't quite believe that we are head of a fabulous institution that is Chatsworth House.

Our philosophy has always been to bring in experts, who are passionate about their specific food or drink specialism.  We think that way our students get taught by some who is passionate and knowledgable about what they do.  Our courses won't be the cheapest but we think that people value the quality of their experience more than just in pounds shilling and pence.  Out ultimate aim has always been to enable people to experience more in all aspects of their food and drink appreciation.

Have a look at the latest Tripadvisor Reviews to see what people think about our courses.

Food & Drink Courses - Derbyshire

Friday, 9 August 2013

What's on in Bakewell

Want to know what is going on in Bakewell in Derbyshire when you visit.  Have a look at whatsonbakewell for the latest news and events.

If you are looking for accommodation in Bakewell don't forget to have a look at Bagshaw Hall.

Derbyshire cookery courses

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

NEW cookery courses

When we set up Hartingtons Julie & I were always keen to push the boundaries a little.  This also applies to the cookery courses we do.  We wanted people to be taught by an expert tutor and in that way they would gain the maximum insight into that area of cooking and food or drink.

In the second half of this year we have some exciting cookery courses and as for next year which we are already working on we've got some sensational cookery courses in the pipeline take a few minutes to check them out and see which of our cookery courses takes your fancy:

Authentic Thai cookery course with Kwang White

Food Foraging & cookery course with Chris Bax

Cooking with game with Rachel Green

Italian seasonal regional - Lombardy wtih Nonnas

World flavours in one pot with Frank Boddy

Fish Masterclass with Christian Szurko

Cookery courses derbyshire

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth Returns

The Baslow Food Fair makes a welcome return in 2013 on Sunday the 23rd June.  So put a date in your diary and come for a stroll around the fabulous grounds at Chatsworth and then check out our wonderful artisan food producers in nearby Baslow Village Hall. Included in the mix is Derbyshires oldest producers of artisan cheese.  Joyce Wagner is a legend in the cheese world.  Come and meet her in person and taste her wonderful artisan cheese.  As well as cheese on the day produce at the event includes: artisan pork pies, olive oil, unique Russian cuisine, artisan breads from the loaf at Crich, chilli inspired products, cakes with the wow factor, flavoured oils and dressings and a wide range of other products.

The Baslow Food Fair takes place from 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. in Baslow Village Hall. All are welcome. FREE ADMISSION. For more details see our artisan food fairs.

Derbyshire Cookery Courses

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Father Day - Artisan Pork Pie Course

Are you struggling to find a gift for the man that has everything.  Well how about the ultimate Fathers Day gift.  The chance for him to learn how to make his own artisan pork pie.  The pork pie is a Great British classic.  We all know that a pork pie is so bad's good.  Especially when your expert tutor comes from 3 generations of pork pie makers.  This Fathers Day gift is guaranteed to put a smile on the 'old mans face'.

Give him a unique food experience with Hartingtons' Artisan Pork Pie Making Course.

Artisan Pork Pie Making Course

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Bakewell Baking Festival - 8th / 9th June

FREE Baking demonstrations
'Bakers of the world unite' and come down to Bakewell for the first ever Bakewell Baking Festival.  Hartingtons opens its doors with free admission at 10 am on Saturday 8th of June to showcase the talents of two highly acclaimed bakers.  Janine Lishman-Peat returns to Hartingtons to demonstrate her sublime sweet and savoury scones which will be available for sale fresh from the oven.  During the demonstrations Janine, who was a Masterchef finalist, will give a fascinating insight into her time on this much loved show and how she came so close to winning.

Acclaimed cake maker Emma Mitchell will also be demonstrating some of the skills that have quickly established her as a leading light in the sugar craft world with a series of demonstrations at 11am &  2pm on creating your own wonderful cake toppers.

Prize Draw - Baking Masterclass
FREE prize draw.  Enter the prize draw to win the last chance to join a Baking Masterclass with Great British Bake Off Finalist Danny Bryden on Sunday 9th June.  This repeat of her acclaimed Masterclass in May will give you the opportunity to learn how to bake some of her best received recipes from the show.  Danny will also give you her inside view of her time on the show including her thoughts on judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.  Fascinating!

Come and say HELLO!

Julie and I always look forward to saying 'HELLO' to Hartingtons friends both old & new so please pop in and say 'HI'.  Hartingtons will be open from 10.00 - 4.00 on Saturday 8th June

Chris and Julie X

Monday, 6 May 2013

Carsington Water Food Festival

Carsington Water will stage it's first ever Food Festival on the 6th May.  The Carsington Water Food Festival aims to showcase some of the areas finest artisan food producers and will involve over 15 artisan food producers.

The Carsington Water Food Festival will be held in the Carsington Water visitor centre at the well know Derbyshire visitor attraction and takes place between 10 am and 4 pm on Bank Holiday Monday.  The Food Festival is completely free and will involve plenty of free tastings of the artisan food and drink on sale so you can try before you buy.

The Carsington Food Festival has been organised by Hartingtons of Bakewell and was the brainchild of New Leaf Catering owners of the Mainsail Restaurant.  It is hoped that this first Carsington Water Food Festival is to be one of a series of Food Festivals to be run during the year.  For more details of Food events in Derbyshire have a look at the Hartingtons website.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Setting Up Your Own Microbrewery

Have you ever dreamed about setting up your own microbrewery.  Is it the right thing to do?  Our one day and weekend courses aim to answer the essential business questions you might have about taking the plunge and starting your own microbrewery.

Come to Bakewell and learn how to 'brew well' in the beautiful Peak District and find out whether owning and running your own microbrewery would be right for you.

Beer brewing courses

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Beer Brewing - May date just announced

Due to popular demand Hartingtons have just added in a May date in their busy Brew School.  Learn to how to produce your own craft beer through an all grain brew with Brew Meister Paul Taylor from Murphys & Son.

For more details of our renown beer brewing courses

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Hartingtons & Baker Danny Support Helen's Trust

Hartingtons School of Food is delighted to be able to donate one of its' prized places on the Baking Masterclass with Danny Bryden a semi-finalist on the most recent Great British Bake Off to Helens Trust.  The place will be auctioned off in their forthcoming charity Race Night at Owlerton Stadium on 23rd April.

Chris Horne a co-director of Hartingtons comments: 

"Danny's first Baking Masterclass sold out almost instantly & we were so glad that we could re-run the course as part of the forthcoming inugeral Bakewell Baking Festival."  Being able to support Helen's Trust who are also based in Bakewell is a great privilege and we are sure that Danny's course will be popular with bidders at the event."

Danny Bryden's Masterclass includes her show stopping Bakewell Buns which won her star baker status on week seven of the Great British Bake Off.

Helen's Trust - supports people and their families with a terminal illness
Hartingtons School of Food - stages show stopping food courses & events with inspirational expert tutors

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Gourmet Supper Club with unique Derbyshire Mist

Hartingtons is all about the theatre of food.  Non more so than during our renown Gourmet Supper Clubs featuring some of the areas leading and most innovative chefs.  Have a look at our most recent Gourmet Supper Club featuring Darren Goodwin from Losehill House Hotel.  As well as creating an extraordinary 6 course tasting menu (details below) including his unique Sorrel Posset, Goats Curd, Granola and Lemon.  Have at the unique Derbyshire Spring Mist that clears reveal Darren's cheese course of Spring Sorrel Posset.

Gourmet Supper Club - Spring Flavours of Derbyshire:

Hors d'oeuvre
++Lunetta Rose Spumante, NV, Veneto Italy

++ 'Rabbit in the garden' - Darrens unique take on this classic Reserve Personelle,
Macon Charnay, 2011, Burgundy

++ Grilled Mackerel, squid, beetroot mousse & asparagus
 Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Felines-Jourdan 2011, Languedoc

++ Loin and shoulder of kid goat, wild garlic potatoes, young vegetables
Chateau Fontareche Corbieres Vieilles Vignes 2010, Languedoc

++ Sorrel posset, goats curd, granola and lemon
 Fleurie La Madone, La Reine de L’Arenite 2011, Burgundy
++ 'Rhubarb and custard
' Vouvray Demi-Sec Les Coteaux Tufiers 2011, Loire Valley

++ A special preview of the Hartington Peakland Blue Cheese ++ Coffee

Derbyshire Cookery Courses

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hartingtons Goes International

Hartingtons has always been proud to be part of the fabulous Peak District and to a play a part in attracting visitors to Bakewell and this most lovely part of the UK. Food is a truly international language and the interest and passion for it transcends borders and language. Since Hartingtons started trading just over a year ago, we have notched up quite a roster of international visitors to do our cookery and artisan food courses with students coming literally from across the world to take part in our courses.

We have had a student from Chile doing our cheese making course, pork pie makers from Ireland.  We have had Americans learning to bake and make cheese.  Now we can say we truly have gone global.  We have just had two artisan bread makers from  in Australia book on one of our artisan bread making courses.  So there you have it, Hartingtons has really gone International.

Derbyshire Cookery Courses

Friday, 8 February 2013

Spring Flavours - Gourmet Supper Club

Hartingtons will showcase the best of the forthcoming spring flavours of Derbyshire in it's latest Gourmet Supper Club taking place at it's converted saw mill located on the banks of the River Wye in the heart of Bakewell.  The event will feature the skills of Darren Goodwin Head Chef at the award winning Losehill House Hotel and will showcase 6 fantastic courses of Derbyshire delicacies. 

Included in the menu is :

Grilled Mackerel, squid, beetroot mousse & asparagus

Loin and shoulder of kid goat, wild garlic potatoes, young vegetables

Sorrel posset, goats curd, granola and lemon

Also at this one off event will be the unveiling of the new Hartington cheese.  Come and experience  Hartington's new stilton the peakland blue cheese at Hartingtons.

Included in the event and the cost of the event will be 5 individually selected wines specifically selected to compliment each of the 6 courses of gourmet food.  For the full menu and details have at look at our Gourmet Supper Club.

Hartingtons Cheese Making Courses

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bakewell Pudding Experience NEW date

The Bakewell Pudding Experience has proved to be such a hit with bakers visiting Bakewell that a new date has just been added to Hartingtons extensive range of baking and cookery courses.  For those that want to be taught by an expert in how to make the perfect Bakewell Pudding this course will be taken by Marion Wright of the legendary Bloomers of Bakewell - Bakers of the Original Bakewell Pudding.  Marion will share with you the secrets of how to make the truly original Bakewell Pudding and you will get to take home your own authentic Bakewell Pudding to share with friends and family.

Baking courses - Derbyshire