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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject: No more heroes anymore ?  Reply with quote

Come on folks, nobody has posted about a food hero or heroine since July the 28th ! Are you all eating at Mc Donalds these days ?

Why not have  a look around your local area and see what you can come up with? Don't just list them but actually test drive them for us.
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midlandsman



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know whether you wanted them here or on a separate thread - if the latter, maybe a mod will move it and delete this bit for me.

I have a website full of Food Heroes, but one I'll single out is:

Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company
Makers of: Sparkenhoe Red Leicester Cheese
David and Jo Clarke have resurrected the manufacture of true unpasteurised Farmhouse Red Leicester cheese.

http://www.leicestershirecheese.co.uk/

True food heroes.  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats fine MM

Links are fine, but if people could go into these places, get photos and then do a sort of a 'Top Gear' report on their produce, then that would be even better.
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midlandsman



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the case of Dave and Jo Clarke, I have visited the farm a couple of times. Regrettably, the dairy is out of bounds as muddy wheelchair wheels and 'sterile' production conditions don't go together. It's a damned nuisance as I had to turn down a tour around the Quenby Stilton Dairy for the same reason.

However, I try to visit all the other producers I list, but it is a constant game of playing 'catch up'. Most of the ones I class as my real heroes are the ones who just sell their own produce etc "from the gate". They also tend to be where the good deals are to be had.

Of course, you already know that as this forum has a fair number of members in that category. If they were more local, I'm sure that many of them would be my heroes.
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Mo



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Thats fine MM

Links are fine, but if people could go into these places, get photos and then do a sort of a 'Top Gear' report on their produce, then that would be even better.


Do we dress as The Stig so it's incognito?  
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Mark W



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Location: Long Eaton

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give you a real food - well, not quite hero, but still very useful.

Of course, I bake all my own bread (and even my wife eats it sometimes).  However, I live in SE Derbyshire and the only flour available locally is from the supermarket (with the occaisional bit here and there from "craft" mills).

A while back, on my way home from a journey into the Peak, I found a place at Rowsley that's just off the A6.  It's called Caudwell's Mill.

Now, please don't get too enthusiastic.  They don't mill anything there, though it used to be a roller mill.  However, there is a terriffic flour shop selling various varieties of bread and other flour.  Whilst much of it is commercial bakers' flour, it's probably the best you can get of that type.

They also have shops selling (mostly) ladies' trinkets.  Have a look http://www.caudwellsmill.co.uk/index.html
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll mark this as a place to visit. We get up to that area fairly regularly and both karen and myself love visiting places like that.
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Mark W



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bodger, I'm sure you'll like it.

If you like your bread REALLY strong, their Strong White is about as powerful as it comes.  I use it not only for making white bread but as a "prop" for tasty but weaker flours.  A word of warning though; it's Canadian.  8-grain is really tasty and they have some delicious brown flours of various descriptions.

As you'll know, there are lots of other things to do and see around there.  I've not been in for some time now, but the Grouse & Claret used to be good!

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