As the show gets even closer we’ve more news coming in from our exhibitors. Many of them will be sharing new recipes with you, such as Mike’s Smokehouse (Stand G22, www.mikes-smokehouse.co.uk) with their new Smoked Tomatoes in Basil Oil.
Chunk of Devon Ltd (Stand D23, www.takeachunk.com) also has fabulous new recipes for 2012 including; Steak Pie with red wine, bacon and baby onions; Chicken Pie with mushroom, tarragon and white wine; Chicken Pie with leek & bacon; and Sheep Pie “ A Roast in a Pie”.
Do you remember the new range of gourmet beef burgers promised us by Burrow Farm Red Ruby Beef ? (Stand D2, www.burrowfarm.com) Well I’ve just got my hands on some images of the range using the top cuts of their red ruby beef combined with other west country flavours from local producers.
First time exhibitors with us Dutch Farm Fruits (Stand F27, www.dutchfarmfruits.co.uk) have widened their appeal with their new 1litre containers for the professionals on all their apple compotes and jams.
There’s big news from Lyme Bay Winery (Stand E14, www.lymebaywinery.co.uk) who are investing in a new 6000 feet square production plant, with initial production envisaged to be around 65,000 bottles per year. This is being fuelled by the company’s decision to make it’s own grape wines after planting 25,000 vines on land at Cotleigh and Watchcombe, near Colyton. This means that a new winery and storage/warehousing, along with extra parking, is required, with the new building becoming the main production facility, enabling the existing building to revert to the bottling plant. The first crop from the vines will be harvested in this autumn. A blend of Pinot Noir and Sayval Blanc grapes will be used to create a sparkling wine, while Bacchus grapes will produce a still, dry, white wine.
And finally we’d like to say hello to the new owners, Jean Allen and Amanda Stansfield, of Granny Gothards (Stand G3, www.grannygothards.co.uk). Their belief is that, “to satisfy our customers is not enough, we aim to delight them. With a product as fantastic as Granny Gothards this will not be difficult as the taste does all the work for us!” Welcome and hope you all have a great show!