The filming we’re doing in Derbyshire for the BBC/Big Lottery documentary is about to finish for Xmas; on Tuesday our presenter Sarah Beeny came to Tideswell in the pretty High Peak, where a bunch of villagers have put a business plan together to turn ‘Tidsa’ into a foodie destination. They’ve converted an old warehouse into a cookery school and are in the process of creating a label for locally produced food. The school opened a week ago with a flourish (Tideswell Male Voice Choir in the courtyard singing Food Glorious Food!) and on Tuesday the first course was run, with Sarah tooled up and ready to make soup. She’s a good stick, always happy to join in, no trouble at all and endears herself to the locals. Later, in the village institute, producers gathered to showcase their wares and offer up home made sausages, butter, bread and beer for a ‘tasting’; best of all (not just in my opinion – La Beeny went overboard) is Penny Ward’s sticky toffee pudding. Possibly the stickiest, lightest, wickedest STP on the planet – happens to be gluten free, but that’s not the point. If it doesn’t end up on a shelf near you, I’ll eat my weight in them. Sarah went home with a box. I came home with a few too. Thanks Penny – that’s my Christmas Day dessert sorted!