Whirlow Hall Farm Release Charity Cook Book

To mark their 40th birthday, Whirlow Hall Farm Trust are releasing a beautiful new cook book featuring recipes from their supporters, volunteers and local restaurants

whirlow-coverTo mark their 40th birthday, Whirlow Hall Farm Trust are releasing their own cook book, featuring recipes and stories from members of their team, local restaurants and charity supporters to help showcase the wide range of culinary talent on offer in Sheffield. Published by Meze Publishing, the team behind the hugely successful series of regional cook books which includes two Sheffield titles, as well as The Henderson’s Relish Cook Book, the recipes are all family-friendly and easy-to-make.

They come from diverse organisations such as B Braun, Henry Boot and Sunflower Children’s Centre as well as local restaurants such as Noosa, Brocco on the Park and the Michelin-rated Rafters.  And there really is something for everyone; kid friendly recipes include Whirlow Hall Farm’s very own green eggs and ham, a selection of handmade sweets, fudges and fruit pastilles from new Sheffield United executive chef Seymour Millington and slow cooked beef massaman from the team at Ant Marketing.

The family-favourite destination welcomes over 10,000 children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city, to visit the farm on school visits and to participate in their unique tailored alternative and enrichment educational programmes.

It’s a beautiful place: acres of green fields and dry stone walls on the hills above Sheffield. It’s a real working farm where sheep and cattle graze while looking out over the city, and hens range free. It’s got a proper farm shop and a café that provides a great excuse for a rest. It’s a wonderful place to take the kids or walk the dog.

The foreword has been written by Diana Bright, the mother of Noah who has been diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance, and is one of the children the Trust helps.

She said: “We were drowning and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust threw us a lifeline when we needed it most. In a world where the odds are stacked up against you, mostly due to a lack of awareness when it comes to non-visible disabilities, that phone call was the beginning of our new chapter.

“The Farm has given Noah a non-judgemental setting to develop his social abilities and sense of self. It is Noah’s retreat from the manic pace of the world around him, allowing him the time to learn and grow amidst the beautiful setting of the Sheffield countryside and working farm.

“Whirlow’s people are accepting, inclusive and understanding and have shown us a new way to nurture our fledgling who would otherwise continue to battle life’s everyday demands without respite. This is something that Pathological Demand Avoidance children and adults struggle with daily, while the condition goes unrecognised.”

The Whirlow Hall Farm Cook Book is a paper back book, 128 pages which retails at £13.50. It’s available to buy at Whirlow Hall Farm and all the places who feature in the book.

More information at the link: https://www.whirlowhallfarm.org/news/whirlow-hall-farm-cook-book.asp  or get in touch with Sarah Kerrigan – sarahk@whirlowhallfarm.org & 0114 2352678.