Produce of Cumbria
Cumberland sausage, traditional dry cured bacon, cheeses, smoked
foods, chocolates and many more wonderful foods are made in Cumbria.
My personal favourites, all tried and
tested, will be added to this site soon.
Good food is a passion of mine. I love preparing and cooking it and
of course eating it.
You can't make a silk purse out of
a sow's ear!
And this is never more true than when cooking. A bad cook
can always ruin good ingredients, but the best chef in the world can
do nothing to improve poor quality ingredients. Always use the very
best ingredients you can find. Wherever possible, buy locally from a
reliable source, the food is fresher and you are supporting local
industry and people. Farmers markets are really enjoying a
boom at the moment and are a great way to get local produce. Like
everything, there are some suppliers at the markets better than
others, but take the trouble to talk to people and you will enjoy
some wonderful products. Try some meat that has been properly hung
instead of the fast track supermarket variety; Ok, you will pay a
little more for it, but the flavour is so much better.
|Buy the best ingredients
|Support local producers|
|Take time with the
|Try it as per by the recipe
the first time, then experiment|
|To get the best taste of
a fish that is new to you, simply steam it. A little salt
and pepper and no sauces until you know what it tastes
|Keep notes of recipes you
|Experiment. For example,
instead of parsley sauce for vegetables.||
dry cured bacon and hams.
Recipes coming soon.