Eat the valley

Welcome to The Town Hall.

We've just had a great few days in the community kitchen at The Town Hall as part of the Hebden Bridge Food & Drink Festival.  Thanks to Intoto Kitchens, who have donated a demonstration kitchen for the duration of the festival, the Hebden Bridge Community Association has had the opportunity to support local food and drink businesses by giving them a platform to show off their skills, talents and secret recipes.

Harry the dog particularly enjoyed the pork pies.

  Over the past 4 days we've welcomed:

  • Nick from The Porkery showed how to make perfect pork pies
  • Paul from Craggs Cakes whipped about amazing gluten free cakes and biscuits
  • Gloria from Cafe Solo revealed her secret recipe for bread and butter pudding and showed us an authentic recipe for Spanish omelette
  • Marco from Marco's Cafe talked about the history of the pizza whilst showing us his own special recipe
  • Joe from Pennine Cheese & Wine allowed us to delve in his wine cellar and brought cheeses to accompany his favourite bottles of booze
  • Stephen Maskill delighted us with stories from his farm whilst Phil created delicious dishes with his cuts of meat
  • Corrine from Sushi Tuesday talked us through her top tips for sushi making
  • I spice graced us with 2 demos - one letting everyone get hands on with chapattis making and the other sharing their favourite dish, cucumber dahl
  • Hog Roast Phil fed everyone with his mouth watering buffalo burgers
  • Okan from Hebden Tea delivered an informative tea tasting (just so you know, you probably don't know how to make a proper cup of tea)

Nick from The Porkery talks pig.

Paul from Cragg Cakes.

Gloria from Cafe Solo with her bread and butter secrets.

Marco's pizzas.

Joe from Pennine Cheese & Wine with the wine that didn't last long.

The aftermath of Joe's wine and cheese tasting from Pennine Cheese & Wine.

<img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/2012/10/sushi-tuesday.jpg? /> Sushi secrets with Corrine from Sushi Tuesday.

I spice and their amazing chapattis.

I spice's interactive workshops were particularly popular.

The Mayor of Hebden Royd showed her support by getting stuck in the kitchen...

... she also showed support by eating.