Booths, a proudly local food store, and Slow Food, an influential global movement, go together like York ham and damson jelly. Working together to put once-endangered food products back on our tables, we have created a very special list of Forgotten Foods. These products, which range from unpasteurised Wensleydale cheese to tiny, sweet Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, are part of our food heritage. They’re the treats which chefs and food writers are referring to when they say, quite rightly, that British food rivals any in the world. But, crowded out by international brands, these specialities are at risk of being forgotten.
With our long history of selling great food produced by true experts, and a close relationship with our suppliers, we are ideally placed to revive interest in these Forgotten Foods. By working with producers to restore them to their rightful place on the shelves, we will remind customers of the glories of some very special British foods, and introduce them to some ‘new’ old-fashioned flavours. In order to save our Forgotten Foods, we need to eat them. Thankfully, that really is no hardship at all.
The Forgotten Food project is part of our ongoing commitment to support our regional supplier base and to retail exceptional food that has a story to tell. Right now there are various Forgotten Foods that can be found on the shelves of your local store for you to explore. These include:
Future Forgotten Foods coming to your shelves soon:
Blood Black Pudding - Autumn 2012
Lyth Valley Damsons - August 2013