It’s been the BBC Good Food Show for spring in Harrogate this weekend, and a delicious time has been had by all, from what I could see (and smell, touch, hear and taste – for this is a total sensory experience).
I went along this morning, first of all to watch James Martin make four dishes on the stage at the Royal Hall at Harrogate International Centre. He’s good, by the way – should have his own show.
First stop was the Deliciously Yorkshire section of the show as I was looking out especially for Yorkshire food producers. I have to say (well, I don’t have to but I will) that I was amazed and impressed by the variety, as well as the ultra high quality.
Take the exquisite handmade chocolates from Leeds-based Brazilian Kiss, whose Brigadeiro chocolates were dreamt up and created in 2014 by a team comprising a Brazilian biomedical scientist and a European personal trainer, who decided to make luxury type truffles, pushing the boundaries with looks, taste and flavour. They also make them for special occasions, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. This is all I know for now, but I mean to find out more. But feast your eyes on the chocs, above, and check them out on: www.braziliankiss.co.uk
Then there’s The Serious Sweet Company, which is based in Harrogate, where it creates its timeless ‘Ultimate’ ranges of childhood favourites, including coconut ice, nut brittle, boiled sweets and award-winning fudge, all hand crafted using time-honoured techniques and recipes. I can tell you, it tastes as lovely as it looks. Seriously. Check it out on www.serioussweets.co.uk
Tarte and Berry are the fabulous baker sisters from York who specialise in delicious delivered cakes and treats. Jane is a Cordon Bleu pastry chef, while chocoholic Lucy’s background is in PR and marketing. They have created award-winning Salted Caramel Brownies, decadent Raspberry and Almond Bakewell Bars and gluten free treats and loads more. Check them out on www.tarteandberry.com
On to Selby, where there’s another fabulous baker, Miss Friday, who displayed an amazing stack of beautiful meringues that you simply wanted to reach out and touch, plus many other gorgeous bakes and cakes, which you can check out on: www.missfriday.co.uk
There were so many more lovely Yorkshire food producers exhibiting, but this is just a short blog. You can find out more on the Deliciously Yorkshire website on www.deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk