Award-winning Northern food and wine retailer Booths has unveiled the stars of its Christmas ranges. The family owned business, recently crowned Supermarket of the Year at the Decanter magazine Retail Awards, delivers to the nation at Christmas, meaning food lovers across Britain can enjoy a taste of Booths Country.
Established in 1847, for six generations the family retailer has worked with hill farmers, craft bakers, butchers, cheesemakers and fishermen and their Christmas range is a celebration of Booths’ Northern food stars, from the Yorkshire dales to the Cumbrian fells to the distilleries of Burnley and beyond. Many of these products are produced exclusively for Booths.
Orders open from 4th October and close on the 15th December for Christmas orders and the 21st for New Year orders. Orders can be made in store or online at www.orders.booths.co.uk. All orders placed before the end of October will be placed into a complementary prize draw to win a luxury holiday in the Lake District worth £750.
A digital version of the Booths Christmas book is available HERE. The book will land in stores from November 6th.
Chairman Edwin Booth said “When I was a child I used to wish that Christmas Day would last forever, and I still feel like that about Christmas dinner! Our Christmas selection is brimming with regional delicacies to help you put your feet up, pause and enjoy time with friends and family. At Booths, we know our farmers and our fish smokers, our chocolatiers and our pudding makers. Most of all, we know just how important it is to celebrate Christmas with loved ones, and we have spent the last 170 years finding and producing the best food and drink to help you do exactly that. Food lovers all over Britain can enjoy home delivery of our Great Northern Christmas and we can’t wait to share it with you.”
Edwin Booth’s Christmas Must-haves
Booths Mulled Port Smoked Salmon Side £20 400g
Made exclusively for Booths by award winning Yorkshire smokehouse Bleikers, using Booths own special reserve Tawny Port made by Quinta de la Rosa.
Booths Lancashire Rarebit Quiche £18, 1.1kg, serves 8
With a rich food heritage taken from both sides of the Pennines, Booths has developed a mouth-watering quiche made with the best of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Created by Yorkshire’s TRUEfoods and made with ‘Mouth Almighty’ mature Lancashire cheese, strong English mustard, whole grain mustard, slow cooked onion, ‘Riggwelter Ale’ from Yorkshire’s Black Sheep Brewery and Worcestershire sauce, the delicious quiche is covered in savoury custard. Perfect for a mid-week feast when you haven’t got the energy to cook.
Holme Farmed Venison From £24
Yorkshireman Nigel Sampson returned to his roots in 1990 following two years as estate manager on the Isle of Jura on the West Coast of Scotland. Using his experience and passion of deer farming he has turned a one man farm into a company that produces award-winning prime venison – Holme Farmed Venison. Available as a French trimmed rack of venison, a boneless loin joint, boneless haunch joint, or for something a little easier there’s one readily stuffed with apricot and brandy sausage.
10 Day Aged Herdwick Lamb Saddle with Cranberry Stuffing £35 1.2 – 1.8kg Serves 4 to 6
Herdwick sheep are an ancient breed that have ranged the high Cumbrian fells for centuries. Feeding on heather, herbs and grasses, their meat develops a rich flavour and delicate texture which makes it highly-prized and perfect for a celebration dinner. We are proud to be the only major retailer to stock Herdwick mutton and lamb.
Furness Lakeland Game Roulade 750g £26 Serves 3 to 4 750g
Produced for Booths by Furness Fish and Game, this luxurious roulade features a wild venison fillet layered with pheasant and pigeon breast meat, stuffed with plum and mulled wine flavoured venison sausage meat, then wrapped up in bacon.
Booths Chocolate Stollen Bites £3.25 for 6 or £6 for 12
Your favourite Booths festive treat with a new twist. Sweet festive bread with dark chocolate chips, coated in butter and a cocoa sugar dusting. Made for Booths by Cumbrian family bakery Bells of Lazonby, these moreish mouthfuls are hard to resist.
Ginger Bakers Rum, Plum and Chocolate Cake £7 500g Serves 6
A rum laced, deliciously fruity and rich chocolate cake topped with luxury Belgian chocolate. Lisa and her team of seven, bake goodies for Booths all year round and at this time of year, spoil us with specialist Christmas cakes including her Damson Brandy Fruit Cake made with local Lyth Valley damsons. Everything is made with fresh ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible and they only use free range eggs. Made in the Lakes.
Lakes Distillery Gin and Vodka £30 per 70cl bottle
Savour a long, slow sip of Lakes Distillery gin or vodka and you’ll taste a bit of the Lake District itself. They are deeply connected to the land and waters that surround them and actually distil lake waters to create their spirits. Take Lakes Gin. It starts with fifteen botanicals, many of which are foraged in the Cumbrian wildlife reserve. “The biggest ingredient is our Cumbrian juniper but you’ve got hawthorn, heather and bilberry in there as well,” says Katie Read from the distillery. “So it’s connected to the fell. It couldn’t be from anywhere else.”
Whole Cornfed Goosnargh Turkey £62 Weight min 5kg – Serves 8 to 9
Best known for producing ducks for top chefs around the UK, Johnson & Swarbrick have turned their capable hands to rearing superb Christmas turkeys just for Booths. Fed a unique blend of corn and cereal to ensure unbeatable richness and succulence. Only available at Booths. Order early to avoid disappointment.
Booths Lancashire Butter Pie Weight 1.3kg – Serves 6 to 8 £7
A Lancashire classic, with a history as rich as its filling. Tasty butter, sliced potato and onion topped with a shortcrust pastry lid.
Blue Cow Pie (Great Taste Award Winner 2017) £15 Weight 1kg – Serves 4 to 6
Produced for Booths by Lancashire master butchers Altham’s, this delicious pie is shortcrust pastry filled with British beef and button mushrooms in a rich beef and Garstang blue cheese gravy. Topped with a puff pastry lid.
Batch Premium Gin £35 70cl
Produced in Burnley by a small team of avid gin experts, Batch Brew is Burnley’s first ever gin distillery. Their gin is made with frankincense and myrrh and won a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits competition in 2016.