Evening my beautiful foodie friends <3
A quick catch up from last week...days and weeks are merging these days, time is flying so quickly it is hard for me to keep up! Last week I came down with tonsillitis, which is a huge pet hate, being a singer and baker! Throat issues are a big no no, especially when I had a cake order!
I took a mini break and went back to my home town, Wakefield, and on visiting the town centre, found it what the Food, Drink and RHUBARB festival!!! On friday, I finished most of my cake order (pearl cake blog to come) and dragged my mum down to check out the foodie fabulousness and to buy some gorgeous local produce. I was in for a rare treat!!!
We decided to have a look in the demonstration area, wondering whether to stay or not, until we read the flyer, stating that the Fabulous Baker Brothers were making an appearance. I was not moving a muscle! I was so excited, so close to such inspiring leaders in the world of great food and local produce.
They made a beautiful pork and black pudding dish, with RHUBARB salsa, accompanied by a gorgeous fresh pitta - made within 45 minutes! Right in front of my eyes! We even got to get up and try some of it...delicious! They were fantastic, down to earth entertainers, really capturing the audience by heart and I just felt so privileged to have them in my home town, sharing their knowledge and expertise.
After they did a book signing and I persuaded my Dad to cough up! I may have shelves full of books, but nothing compares to a new book, personally signed!! My Dad had already met the Baker Brothers, at Morrisons head quarters, so I had their first book personally signed, but this time I was getting a picture!
As I approached the front of the queue, I felt butterflies in my stomach. I never normally get nervous, but I felt completely starstruck. My mum was laughing as I was shaking and starting to hyperventilate! It was ridiculous! I was so flustered, but they were so sweet and genuine. It's refreshing to hear them supporting beautiful local produce, supporting people and businesses like mine. It's glorious.
I am looking forward to baking more bread and eating more deliciously cooked local produce!
Their new book is out at the end of this month...a fabulous mouth watering read. The pages almost seem edible!! And don't forget to check out their new series on channel four!!! Local, made delicious.
Keep calm and go local <3
Love as always,