Local food loving comedian Ade Edmondson sampled some of Bakewell’s most famous delicacies when he visited the area to film a programme for a forthcoming television series last week.
Ade, 54, – currently recording Ade in Britain, due to be screened by ITV1 later this year – joined the Bakewell Pudding versus Bakewell Tart debate when he visited the town to sample its best-known pastry confections.
Famous for his appearances in such TV shows as The Young Ones, Bottom and more recently The Dales, Ade learned how to make a traditional Bakewell Pudding at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in The Square, before trying out a Bakewell Tart and other specialities at The Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffee House in Matlock Street.
The Ade in Britain film crew also captured the colourful hustle and bustle of Bakewell’s traditional Monday stall market and livestock auctions at the Agricultural Business Centre during a flying visit to the town before driving on to Eyam, where Ade learned the finer points of well dressing with pupils and teachers at the village primary school.
While in the area, he also met expert dry stone waller Trevor Wragg of Hartington.
Ade in Britain features the comedian travelling around the country on a grand culinary tour taking in traditional foods, iconic buildings and beautiful landscapes in a celebration of what makes Britain so uniquely British.
David Thornton of Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, said: “I’m sure Ade found plenty of food for thought on his travels here, and we look forward to seeing his unique take on our local specialities and customs when Ade in Britain is screened later this year.”