Flavours of Herefordshire

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2014

Held in the heart of Hereford City  and around Cathedral Close for the 2nd year running, this FREE family event has something for everyone from scores of stalls   selling delicious, wholesome, quality foods and traditional ciders and beers to lip-licking great street food. Children will love what we have planned for them in the Secret Garden, from have-a-go activities and competitions to a very green fingered special guest! Watch our celebrity chefs create inspired and inspiring dishes bursting  with local flavor and share the passion and the knowledge. Continue reading

The Flavours of Herefordshire Awards dinner was held on Saturday 2nd February

Helen and Roger Wynn pictured attending  the Flavours of Herefordshire  gala dinner held at Lyde Court and Helen pictured with Jules Hudson the compare best known for presenting BBC two   Escape to the Country. He also frequently presents sections on BBC one Countryfile.

Wilton Court was awarded a Bronze Award for the Gourmet category and Stacey Barber Sous Chef was runner up in the Young Chef Category.

Stacey Barber, Wilton Court’s Commis chef is finalist in the Young Chef in Industry at the Flavours of Herefordshire awards 2012

We are delighted that Stacey was the finalist in the Flavours competitions for Young Chef in Industry 2012 at the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards.  Pictured below her award winning dish Pan fried pork loin with butternut squash risotto crispy sage leaves and dry cured bacon. You can see from her expression that she really enjoyed the event.

If you would like to try the dish please follow Stacey’s recipe.

Preparation time 15 minutes cooking time 40 minutes, serves 2

Ingredients-  Piece of pork skin, 2 pork chops taken from the loin, 6 slices of dry cured bacon, i onion 1 clove of garlic, 150 ml cider, 500 ml white stock, 10 sage leaves. 1/2 butternut squash peeled and diced, 200g Arborio rice , 50g butter, olive oil, salt and pepper

Method-  Score pork skin with sharp knive.  Cover with boiling water and drain. Place on a cooling rack and onto a baking tray, Rub sea salt and oil into the scores and bake for 40 minutes in the oven at 240 degrees until it is dried out. Approximately 40 minutes.

Peel and remove seeds of the butternut squash and dice,  add a drissle of  oil, salt and pepper, roast in the oven for 20 minutes until it is browned and soft ready to stir into the risotto.

Chop onion into fine dice and crush garlic into puree. Put into a hot pan with a little butter and oil. Cook until soft. Add 2 slices of chopped bacon and cook for 2 minutes. Add Arborio rice and cook for 3 minutes stirring all the time so that the mixture does not burn. Add cider and reduce . Stir in the cooked butternut squashy and season with salt and pepper to taste

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Visit Herefordshire hails event a major success

Thousands turned out to enjoy the food festival.

1:45pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Flavours Festival 2012

VISIT Herefordshire has said it is “delighted” at the success of the Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival.

The free event held on Saturday 27 Sunday 28 October in Hereford city included family foodie fun as well great local artisan producers, a hog and ox roast and of course demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs. All housed in a great pop-up city that appeared within a week of the festival starting.

The allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Festival welcomed 32,000 visitors over the two days. Exhibitors, retailers, visitors, sponsors and organisers alike are marking this festival as a great success with a positive impact on the economic environment in and around the area, as well as creating an amazing feel-good factor throughout. Continue reading

Wilton Court Shortlisted for Gourmet Category in Flavours of Herefordshire Awards 2012

Wilton Court is delighted to advise that they have been shortlisted along with seven other businesses in Herefordshire for the Gourmet Category in the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards 2012.

The Gold Silver and Bronze winners will be announced in February 2013

Wilton Court are also very proud to announce that Stacey Barber their  Commis Chef has  been shortlisted to the final of the Young Chef  in Industry 2012 . The cook off competition will take place at the  Flavours Festival on the weekend of the 26th and 27th October . Further details to be posted

The Flavours of Herefordshire Awards

Flavours of Herefordshire Young Chefs one step closer to Italy!

With more entries than ever before for the Flavours of Herefordshire Young Chef category, judges had an extremely difficult task of shortlisting the counties young cookery talent this year. So much so, judges were unable to narrow down the shortlist to two from industry and two in training as previous years. There are actually four from industry and three from the training category.
“Standards are extremely high for this year, and we very excited about the cook off next month” said Stuart Leggett from
Herefordshire College of Technology.
Finalists from the Cook-off will then be put through their paces during a head to head final at the allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Festival on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2012. The overall winner will then be announced and awarded their prize at the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards Dinner held at Lyde Court on 2nd February 2013.

This is the first year the overall prize winner will receive tickets to the 2013 Host Event in Milan, Italy to include Hotel and Travel expenses courtesy of Axon Enterprises Limited and Electrolux.
“This prize is a fantastic opportunity for the winner to visit the most prestigious catering equipment exhibition in Europe. Axon hopes this prize will provide a springboard for upcoming talent in the industry and education sector, and to showcase their flair and passion with their recognition rewarded with this exceptional prize” says Paul Emberton of Axon Enterprises, based in Hereford.
The shortlisted Young chefs through to the next round and competing at the cook off at Herefordshire College of Technology on Wednesday 12th September are announced:

Students through to the next round are:
William Baker – Herefordshire College of Technology
Benjamin John Dean – Herefordshire College of Technology
Kelly Tipton – Herefordshire College of Technology

Industry Chefs through to the next round are:
Marcus Esteves – Castle Lodge Hotel, Wilton, Ross On Wye
Hannah Telfer – Glewstone Court, Glewstone, Ross On Wye
Thomas Evans – Sun Inn, Winforton
Stacy Barber – Wilton Court, Wilton, Ross On Wye

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival 27th 28th October 2012

Entertainment for the whole family!

Children’s fun & food activities competitions

Live cook offs and demos all weekend | Live celebrity demonstrations Mary Berry CBE | Ready Steady Cook’s Tony Tobin
Katy Ashworth from CBeebies| Tented Food Pavilion
Outside food market
Mouth-watering local produce

FREE entry to our new location
in Hereford City Centre

Other Events:

>Halloween Fancy Dress and Pumpkin Carving Competition

>County Cook Off!

You can find out more at: www.visitherefordshire.co.uk

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival 27th 28th October 2012

The Flavours of Herefordshire Festival celebrates all that is scrumptious about the county for food and drink lovers. Now in its 7th year, for 2012 the festival will be in a beautiful new location in Hereford City centre, in the newly refurbished grounds of Hereford Cathedral, the Castle Green, High Town and linking streets on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.
Food shopping pavilions, farmers’ markets, demonstrations in the live cookery theatres, talks, competitions, children’s’ entertainment, music and a wealth of events are all to be enjoyed over an exciting weekend at this free entry festival.
Producers will be exhibiting their home-grown, artisan made food and drink, giving you the chance to meet the makers, growers and chefs behind the county’s very best flavours and buy the freshest ingredients to take home.
Appearing with live demonstrations in our exclusive celebrity theatre (entry charge may apply) will be famous faces from TV cookery including from The Great British Bake-Off much loved culinary author Mary Berry CBE, acclaimed restaurateur and Ready Steady Cook favourite Tony Tobin, and CBeebies very own Katy Ashworth. An unmissable date for your diary.
Cook-offs and challenges throughout the Festival could see you participating yourselves or simply judging on the taste tests and putting your vote to the Flavours of Herefordshire award winners. For further details please  visit 

Congratulations Tudor Sweets Ross on Wye

Tudor Sweets in Ross on Wye has produced and is selling the official ‘Flavours of Herefordshire’ sweet which will soon be on sale at shops and visitor attractions across the county.

Sue and Daniel Pearce, owners and founders of Tudor Sweets, invited residents of Herefordshire to suggest what they thought the flavour should be. They were  absolutely inundated with hundreds of suggestions . Judges finally settled on

” Herefrordshire Cider with Rosie”. The name created by Carolyn Price local resident.

Daniel Pearce said ” We already produce Ross on Wye branded gift jars and tins of sweets for visitors to the town and with Herefordshire being such a show case for local flavours we thought it only natural to represent the county with a flavour of its own. What a better way to do it than a sweet”. A well known sweet manufacturer has already produced the cider apple flavour sweet in green and rosy red colours that are indicative of the name.

For further details about Tudor Sweets  please visit their web site www.tudorsweetsofross.com