Welcome to the Saltyard
Here at the Saltyard we believe in doing things right. We believe that life is full of goodness. All you need to really enjoy it is a little time.
At the Saltyard we believe that the weekend can be longer, that food can taste better, and that the sunset on Sunday will take a lifetime to dip below the horizon.
- Hard to think of anything but politics now but looking forward to talking food at @SOTLitFestival tomorrow afternoon with @EmmaBridgewater
When we're not crafting beautiful books for your reading delight, here are the sites on which we while away the hours:
Painter and print maker, we just love her wildlife prints inspired by landscapes in Norfolk, Cornwall and Shropshire.
Atlantic Blanket Company, Cornwall
You can never have too many blankets and throws.
Bookswarm designed our website and we love them because they love books.
Cornish Sea Salt
Season with a pinch of Cornish Sea Salt.
David Mellor Design
Not only for fine tableware made in Sheffield, but for all beautiful kitchen things. And, he designed the traffic light - how cool is that?
Everyone likes a day out in Whitstable, and once you've been to the Sugar Boy for some mint humbugs then you can shop for nice prints, books and cards in Frank.
Much Ado Books
Not only books, but workshops, crafts and cards. Visit the medieval Alfriston Clergy House while you're there.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
An eclectic permanent collection in a Queen Anne house and always wonderful exhibitions.
Salts Mill, Saltaire
A Yorkshire mill. David Hockney. One of the nicest bookshops anywhere, ever.
St. Jude’s Gallery
For obvious reasons. Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Jonathan Gibbs... and for fabrics, cushions and tote bags.
The Foodie Bugle
An emporium of foodie delights, both an online shop and magazine and a lovely new shop in Margaret's Buildings, Bath. We can't wait to visit.
The General Store, Peckham
For feeding us.
The Hambledon, Winchester
Leave your wallet at home... Just saying.
The Landmark Trust
Because who doesn't want to spend a weekend in a folly?
Under the Thatch
Holidays in Wales. Under the thatch and preferably with a wood-burning stove.
Woottens of Wenhaston, Suffolk
A trip to Southwold isn't complete without a detour to Woottens for scented geraniums, pelargoniums, auriculas, lavenders, flag irises. In short, all good things for the garden.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Sculpture, in a park.
Pattern: & the secrets of lasting design
Creativity, collaboration, inspiration Emma Bridgewater’s patterns are as quintessentially British as marmalade on toast – and they have made her distinctive homewares best sellers across the world. Her inspiration is often deeply personal – a plate of …READ MORE
“Emma’s recollections about the geneses of her iconic spongeware patterns – from multi-coloured polka dots to leaping rabbits – are well written, revealing and charming… the patterns in this book are largely Emma’s own, hence her meandering reveries, which elevate this book from a mere catalogue of designs to something of a memoir.”
“Srulovich and Packer were one of the star turns at this year’s Ballymaloe Litfest and this is crammed with recipes from their London restaurant. The Middle Eastern sensibility is still trendy, and these recipes are all crowd-pleasers. Highlights include sticky buns crammed with cherries and pistachios; loaves of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon; and crumbly shells of pastry filled with lamb or aubergine.”
“The writing beautifully describes a quiet domestic life centred around her kitchen, while the photography by Roddy herself is reminiscent of Dutch interiors.”
“My first-choice restaurant for any special occasion is Honey & Co and Honey & Co: The Baking Book by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich allows you to (or try to) recreate the Middle Eastern magic at home with recipes including lamb and spinach pastries and lemon, blueberry and cream cheese squares.”
“Most cookbooks now are promising either health or comfort. On the comfort side are the baking books. With their consoling rivers of ganache, they have an air of childish innocence. Obesity crisis? What crisis? My favourite of 2015 is Honey & Co: The Baking Book by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer. Honey & Co cakes – from blueberry, hazelnut and ricotta to courgette and golden raisin – are not light on sugar, but to my mind they taste better than anyone else’s.”
“Flat-shoe expert Hannah Rochell of enbrogue.com charts the history of the trainer in this beautifully illustrated book.”
“The husband-and-wife team, who together run Honey & Co in London’s Fitzrovia, return with more Middle Eastern soul food magic – this time baking, with everything from sticky buns to pastries to cookies.”
“For the colourer with contemporary tastes.”
“The New Shoe Bible. Remember when Raf Simons revealed his £740 Dior trainers last year? Whether you thought they were gorgeous or just plain gaudy, you’ll want to pick up Hannah Rochell’s second book, En Brogue: The Trainers Guide, which takes a look at the story behind those designer kicks and a whole lot more.”
“We love these authentic, yet simplified, easy-to-cook recipes.”