Yesterday we went along to the first Appetite Sheffield event organised by Sheffield food bloggers Clare (Feast and Glory) and Ros (Nibbly Pig). I wasn’t really sure what to expect, despite chatting with Clare about it a few weeks ago!
We arrived a little later than planned due to delays getting in to Sheffield (curse those roadworks on the A61!) and ran into Fusion Organic Cafe just before things kicked off! The event was billed as ‘A day in the life of a Sheffield appetite’ and there were samples from various local producers;
Breakfast – Bacon and sausage from Moss Valley Fine Foods (@mossvalley)
Elevensies – Tea by Teabox (@teaboxonline) and cake from Fusion Organic (@fusionorganic)
Lunch – Pork pie (@johncrawshaws) and samples from Just Preserves (@justpreserves)
Afternoon Snack – Lamb Pasties from Fusion Organic (@fusionorganic)
Dinner – Warm Egg and Kale salad from Whirlow Hall Farm (@whirlowhallfarm)
Dessert – Affogato by Our Cow Molly(@ourcowmolly) and Tamper Coffee (@tampercoffee)
Then we listened to a talk from Teabox Online and tried a sample of their Chai. I will definitely place an order with them in the future.
Komal from Fusion did a little talk about baking and we tried some samples of cake.
John Crawshaws butcher had donated some (very nice!) pork pies which we had with some samples from Just Preserves. The guys here have converted their garage into a preserve kitchen and they make all their preserves at home.
One of the things I found really good with Just Preserves was that they state they’re registered and inspected by Sheffield City Council. Often when you buy from people at farmers markets, you dont have any kind of reassurance that they’re sticking to basic food hygiene rules etc. I loved all their samples and we bought some beetroot chutney to take home.
We then had another sample from Fusion. It was a lamb pasty (I forgot to take a picture!) and it was very nice. I really want to go to Fusion. I tried their food at Sheffield Food Festival last year but never seem to be in town when they’re open (same problem with Tamper Coffee below.
The final talk was from Tamper Coffee and Our Cow Molly ice cream, we had a brief intro to coffee and were told about how long milk generally takes to get from the cow to the shop (80hours I think he said Tesco takes) – Our Cow Molly delivers milk in Stannington that has been milked that morning.
It was a very interesting evening, I learnt lots about the Sheffield producers and I’ll definitely keep my eye out for them again.
I’ll post links to other blogs about the event as I see them appear;
- Nibbly Pig – Ros’s own take on how the event went.
- Feast and Glory – Clare’s perspective on the event.
- What we ate today – Natalie’s take on Appetite Sheffield
- The Food Nut – Gary won a quiz prize at the end of the evening – look at all his goodies!