Get to The Sidings and take your seat for some fantastic cooking demonstrations throughout this Sundays market from the new Head Chef of ‘The Winchmore’, Tim De La Cruz.  We also have some fantastic seasonal products this weekend from many of our traders so make sure you come along to The Sidings this Sunday. Its guaranteed to be a great day!


Cooking Demonstrations

The Winchmore is a local independent Pub run by brother and sister, Mark and Eimear Walsh.  They are kindly donating their brand new Head Chef to us this Sunday to carry out some fantastic cooking demonstrations.  We will have two demonstrations taking place this weekend and where possible, products from the market will be used. One will be at 10:30am and the other at 12:45pm and each will take approximately 20 minutes.

The Chef

Chef Tim De La Cruz who was a former contestant in Masterchef The Professional 2015, is originally from the Philippines and has worked as Head Chef for the renowned Jason Atherton.  He is now the new Head Chef in ‘The Winchmore’ and he is looking forward to introducing a lot of Filipino flavour and flair to their menu.

What’s’ Cooking?

10:30am:- Tim will be cooking up a slow cooked egg with potatoes 3 ways and white truffle.

12:45pm:-There will be a delicious hake dish served with potato, chorizo and spiced roasted carrots.

One or two of you lucky people will then be invited to try the dishes…..if however you don’t get a bite, don’t worry as both of the above cooked dishes will be available on the menu at The Winchmore!  Once the demonstrations are over you will also be offered canapés & wine as testers also available at The Winchmore.

Hill Street (Formerly Smiths L’Art Du Chocolat)


Halloween is coming soon! Our mini chocolate pumpkins were a hit at the chocolate week a Olympia having sold out. However, they will be back this weekend by popular demand! Our chocolate pumpkins are available in a Hill St. blend of 40% milk chocolate or 66% dark chocolate. They are also available in a traditional pumpkin shape or an animated version with goggly eyes and a witches hat. The choice is yours.


Also available for purchase is one our newest chocolates…..A Hill St. praline with an Essex molten salted caramel, enrobed in 40% milk chocolate or 66% dark chocolate with a decoration of locally grown saffron! The sweet and savory combination is something quite special! Did you know that saffron is more expensive than gold, because the harvesting is so laborious?

Marsh Produce Limited


Marsh Produce Limited have a fine selection of pumpkins and squashes this Sunday so if you’re looking for the perfect one for roasting, baking, turning into soup or even for carving, Marsh Farm will have what you need.  They also have a great a superb selection of sausages and if you’re lucky you may even find a pack of sausage with spiced pumpkin!

Marsh Farm have a fantastic selection of vegetables and fruit, take a look at their fresh smoked garlic…..perfect for keeping the vampires away on Monday!

Wakelins of Hitchin


New in this weekend is a fabulous new coffee, Mexican La Delicais.  A medium roast, bright and beautiful, well rounded coffee.  Wakelins also have Ugandan ‘Queen of the Nile’ 100% Robusta, yes that’s right, 100% Robusta.  Its a light roast and very full bodied.  It has 2x the caffeine to beat the winter blues……..Not for the faint hearted! (quite literally!)

For the real coffee consumer there’s also the last 2kg’s of Mount Everest Supremo.  Ultra rare and delicious!  Its high altitude grown, organic and fair trade certified……..A true bucket list coffee!

So what better week to come along to The Sidings?  We not only have amazing traders, superb entertainment but this weekend we also have some unique cooking demonstrations…….the perfect time to bring along friends and family and enjoy!

Traders expected for the 30th October 2016:-

Davina’s Spice Kitchen
Dees Pies
Hook and Sons
Iberian Deli
Marsh Produce
Oil and Vinegar
Wakelins of Hitchin
Celtic Bakers
Maria’s Tea Cakes (and Savoury)
I Am Dumplin
Adrian Webb
Bike Boutique

Tim De La Cruz – Cooking Demonstrations

Markus Michealucci

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Shelly Searles

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