Taste the Seasons launches on Sunday, June 24, at the Derbyshire County Show, Elvaston.
As we count down to launch day, I’ll be posting previews of some of the pages every day this week - to whet the appetite, if you will.
Just click the pictures to open up a PDF of the full page. Scroll down for the earlier pages. And please let me know your views in the form at the bottom of the page. What do you think of it so far?
DAY 7: Back Page
It’s the day before launch and here’s the back page, previewing some of the features coming up in the autumn issue. That’s the last of our previews. To see the real deal, I’ll see you at the Derbyshire County Show tomorrow!
DAY 6: Pages 4&5
Pages 4&5 contain foodie news items from across the county. The first page is a round-up of the food and drink attractions at shows such as Derbyshire, Bakewell and Ashover. The second contains snippets from firms about award wins, farmers’ markets and celebrity chef visits. A second spread is full of diary dates – every one of them food and drink-related and every one of them in Derbyshire. Click the pages to open the PDF.
DAY 5: Pages 6&7
Foodie celebrities and their thoughts on Derbyshire and its produce will be featured prominently in Taste the Seasons. Interviews with TV chefs James Martin, Simon Rimmer and Dean Edwards are already in the bag for the future. In this first issue, we speak to Great British Bake Off finalist Holly Bell. These are the first two pages of a four-page feature which includes a fantastic Bakewell Tart recipe. Click the pages to download the PDF.
DAY 4: Page 16
Recipes using Derbyshire produce are a big part of Taste the Seasons and three chefs have provided us with some stunning instructions for summer starters, mains and desserts.
Here, Matthew Baldwin serves up a treat with his three-course menu. As ever, click the page to download the PDF.
DAY 3: Page 31
We have six columnists in the summer issue of Taste the Seasons – and there will be two more from the autumn.
In our first issue, the experts write about about home baking, farming, real ale, growing your own, jams and preserves, and wine. Every one of them is from Derbyshire.
Home baking blogger Julia England, of Derby, was our first columnist. She actually volunteered! Above is her page. Click on the page to download the PDF.
DAY 2: Pages 18&19
Who better for our centre spread than Joyce Wagner? This grand old lady has brought commercial cheese-making back to Derbyshire for the first time in three years. And it’s not just any cheese either. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Click on the pages to download the PDF.
DAY 1: Page 1
First up, here’s the front page. It previews the following:
- Celebrating the strawberry with a range of recipes
- Our interview with Great British Bake Off finalist Holly Bell
- Cheese-making returning to Derbyshire after three years
- The first of our regular foraging features with Ian Cresswell
- Our tour of the restored Heage Windmill and its flour
- 12 boxes of brownies to be won from Buffalo Brownies
Click on the page to download the PDF.