Star skills on show at Chatsworth fair
Sheffield chefs will cook up a storm next to baking king Paul Hollywood as part of Chatsworth Country Fair.
Tom Lawson, of Rafters, and Silversmiths’ Lee Mangles will both star in the cookery theatre from September 2-4.
There will a trio of Great British Bake Off stars displaying their pastry skills - including Paul for the first time, Mary Berry and the youngest contestant, Martha Collinson.
Tom, who is returning after last year, is to show crowds how to prepare crab agnolotti, preparing a whole crab, and is hoping to meet Mary.
He said: “I’ll be concentrating on one dish but showing people transferrable skills, the crab, pasta and sauce can all be used in different things.”
There will also be 70 artisan producers and a vintage tea room at the fair.
Goodbye coffee waste
A step towards boosting Sheffield’s recycling rate has been taken by Faruk and Ruth Günay, owners of Lokanta restaurant and Med Food Co in Broomhill.
The pair chose completely compostable cups and lids made with a plant based rather than plastic lining in Britain to use in their new shop.
“With figures showing the city’s recycling rate is still below the UK average we wanted to help not hinder local efforts,” said the couple.
“We are really pleased with the look and feel of the product and delighted with the environmental credentials.”
A taste of Italy
Sheffield eateries are shortlisted in the second annual English Italian Awards.
Casanova, Crookes, is nominated for best pasta and best family restaurant, Nonna’s of Ecclesall Road for best barista and Proove, Broomhill, for best barista and newcomer. Winners will be revealed in September.