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.
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.
Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome
‘Of course I thought Rome was glorious, but I didn’t want to stay. A month, three at most, then I’d take a train back to Sicily to finish the clockwise journey I’d interrupted, before moving even further southwards…’ Instead, captivated by the exhila …READ MORE
Vanilla Black: Fresh Flavours for your Vegetarian Kitchen
“To us, the fact our cooking is vegetarian is incidental – we just like to eat good food. We love to reinvent classic dishes, create new flavour combinations, source unusual ingredients and occasionally we use a microwave because well, why not?” From t …READ MORE
Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking
In Ten Cocktails, The Times drinks columnist Alice Lascelles uses ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in more than a decade in pursuit of the mixed drink. Join her as she dodges the washing lines of ba …READ MORE
“A new mandatory manual for fans of middle eastern cuisine.”
“It’s absolutely rammed with sage advice on buying, storing and cooking food, along with guides to more ambitious athome projects, such as DIY yoghurt and butter-making.”
“With a beautiful cover and a selection of delicious recipes, including a very sumptuous sticky teriyaki quail, it is perfect for any foodies out there.”
“Honey & Co won Best newcomer is the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. This is their cookbook – full of inspiriting Middle Eastern recipes. ‘Brilliantly useful and exquisitely designed’ according to BBC Good Food Magazine. We completely agree.”
“This pocket sized book is like a breath of fresh air. Perfect for browsers and dippers who love the seaside, it’s a quirky coastal compendium with short entries on everything from the familiar (star fish, coves and sea caves) to the obscure.”
“You could say that editors are a) lazy or b) always alert for new talent, but if you plot the locations of restaurants that have spawned cookbooks on a map and overlay the locations of their publishers, coincidences emerge. Honey & Co. set up in Warren Street now has its own cookbook, its publisher lying an olive-pit throw away on the other side of Euston Road. Fancy that? In this case the neighbours’ interest is entirely justified.”
“There is a cheering warmth here, from the quinces on the cover to the self-deprecating stories about running a small business. Above all, I commend this book because my kitchen has never smelt as good when cooking from it.”
“This is such a valuable little book… a compendium to keep in your kitchen drawer and use often… It teaches you to become a master grocer in your own home. It’s a guide to the best ingredients, what to buy and when, and how to source and store everything. Even more usefully, it tells you how to actually use all that stuff you store in your larder. It’s a gem of a book and will help any cook, whatever level.”
“Sarah Randell’s new guide dedicated to the stuff is essential reading.”
“The word ‘Toast’ triggers a bat’s squeak of association in the brain, conjuring that endearing autobiography by Nigel Slater, ‘artistic’ clothing in the eponymous mailing catalogue and a home-made loaf. Its appearance in the book’s title is as masterly as what follows, an account of the Arts and Crafts-style life that created the Bridgewater Pottery empire, satisfying to read and thickly spread with luscious photography… it is hard not to fall for this narrator, who comes across as all of a piece: sagacious, plain-speaking and energetic, labouring at her pottery, her family life and the writing process, to bring them all into something not far off perfection.”