Jun 18, 2011

DERBYSHIRE FOOD AND DRINK

At the end of May we went to the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair at Hardwick Hall.


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For a food and drink enthusiast like me it was a great day out. There were food suppliers from all over the county and slightly further afield too. I have always been an enthusiast of British food and especially my Derbyshire heritage and the fair did us justice without a doubt.


Also, at £3.50. the entrance fee was very sensible and fixed to draw people in, not make them think twice about it. Sensational !!


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These brave folks were enticing us to Beryl’s Honey stall.


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This person didn’t look like his name was Beryl … “well not before six o’clock” he said.


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There were zillions of cupcakes on sale – YUM !!


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There were delicious pies, pudding and sausages galore.


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Including someone selling the traditional spotted dick. YUM again !!


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For lunch we had a very tasty ostrich burger with Jack Daniels onions. DOUBLE YUM !!


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There was also an excellent craft tent with handbags, jewellery, furniture, paintings, candles, pottery, clocks and wooden items.


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The maker of our new cheese board is here wrapping it for us.


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There were several farm shops displaying their produce. Some I had never come across before so it’s good to know they exist.


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There was so much good food on sale it was hard to resist.


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Our purchases: a beautiful English elm cheese board, a citronella candle, a jar of Beryl’s borage honey, a pack of lardons and an egg box.


We will definitely go again next year.