This is an archived press release
Friday 13 May 2005
13 May 2005
A feast of fine foods in Savour the Flavour
Junk the turkey twizzlers, ditch the beastly burgers - only the best bites are allowed in Savour the Flavour, a new free booklet celebrating Peak District food and drink.
Produced by the Foods from the Peak District project, Savour the Flavour details more than 90 shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and bed-and-breakfasts which all take pride in offering fine local produce.
In addition it lists the area's farmers' markets, country markets and shows where Peak food products are the main attraction. And for those with a taste for the past, a feature on foods of yesteryear includes lumpytums (oatballs in milk), Buxton pudding and posset.
From Bakewell puddings to Ashbourne gingerbread and Hartington cheese, the Peak District has a vast range of distinctive produce - and the success of these businesses helps boost jobs and the local economy.
In addition many producers hold the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark for businesses which support the National Park's natural assets, or receive financial support from the New Environmental Economy programme.
Foods from the Peak District project officer Sheila Russell said: "The Savour the Flavour booklet is aimed at anyone who wants to buy quality food or enjoy a meal with the certainty that the ingredients have come from the Peak District.
"The whole aim of our organisation is to promote and encourage people who take pride in Peak District produce and in putting it on their menus."
Shoppers or diners should look out for the Peak District Foods or Peak District Cuisine logo to be sure of excellent local produce. Savour the Flavour is available free from Tourist Information Centres throughout the Peak District.
Foods from the Peak District is a partnership of the Peak District National Park Authority, University of Derby, Derbyshire Economic Partnership and Derbyshire County Council. Visit www.peakdistrictfoods.co.uk for further details.
The public can taste the very best of the area's produce at the Derbyshire Food
and Drink Fair at Bolsover Castle on May 21 and 22.