More than 100 guests flocked to each of two ‘Chop & Chat’ Winter Tasting Evenings which were hosted by Riverford Organic founder Guy Watson and held in Cheadle and Knutsford.
New Cheshire-based Riverford cook, Martin Hart, demonstrated five different seasonal vegetable recipes including two new and imaginative ways with brussel sprouts. And guests also had the chance to taste an array of different products available from Riverford Organic including wine, coffee, truffles, brownies and other delicacies along with a selection of organic cheeses.
Veg box scheme Riverford Organic partnered with Stockley Farm in 2008 to ensure that as much local, seasonal produce is included in the boxes delivered weekly to customers across Cheshire.
Riverford’s Darren Sharp who delivers boxes to customers in Cheshire, said: “Riverford Cooks is a new initiative aimed at getting people to be more creative in the kitchen by showing them tasty and convenient ways to use the lovely, local and seasonal veg in their boxes. We also want to get people talking more about the food that they eat and sharing ideas with each other. Our first Chop & Chat events in Cheadle and Knutsford were a great success and we have had some fantastic feedback from our guests.
They loved the cooking demonstration and particularly enjoyed learning new ways to cook with sprouts. We now look forward to hosting Riverford Cooks lunches and cookery classes in people’s homes as well as cooking with the people of Cheshire at all sorts of different venues across the county.”
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