About Us


My hobby and passion is for collecting old cookery books, researching and recreating historic recipes, I am known in many bookshops and charity shops in the area as "Sadie the cookery book lady"! My interest in baking and historic recipes led to me writing  a regular food column since 2013 for local newspapers The Lincolnshire Echo, The Target Series and Retford Times. I also write a recipe page for Wolds Scene and Lincs Scene which is a free publication that is posted through the to over 60,000 homes every six weeks. 

All of my column recipes are available on the recipe section of this website. I  mainly focus on traditional festivals, seasonal produce, our local baking heritage and local places of interest.  I love being able to wave our local food flag. Please feel free to enjoy the recipes for your own personal use, however if you wish to use them for any other purpose, please seek my permission by contacting me on my email.

I offer two talks and workshops on food history and antiquarian cookbooks, called "Off the Beeton Track" and " Much Ado About Food". I visit many community groups and love the opportunity to share my passion for our culinary heritage with you. 

I'm delighted to be working again with Heritage Lincolnshire to deliver a series of historical cookery and food history workshops. Forthcoming events are Aslackby, Hackthorn and the South Ormsby Estate. It also gives me great pleasure to have been chosen as a GROW courseTutor to run a two day food history and historical workshop at the beginning of December at Heritage Lincolnshire's Head Office in Heckington. For details and booking see https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org and https://southormsbyestate.co.uk/events/ to keep an eye on forthcoming events.

If you would like to discuss booking me for your group, school, society - please email me at sadiehirst@btinternet.com. I am already getting booked up for 2019 and in to 2020, so it is advisable to book me as far ahead as possible. 

  You can follow me on Twitter Sadie Hirst@sadiemhirst or Sadie Hirst on Instagram



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