Appeal for recipes using Jeyes Northamptonshire Sauce to create charity cookbook after bumper first month

New product from Earls Barton family and Northampton chutney maker used by top chefs across the globe

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:16 am

Jeyes of Earls Barton is asking people to come up with their own recipes using its new Northamptonshire Sauce for a charity cookbook.

The county's newest culinary namesake has seen a bumper first month of sales after being created from a 185-year-old family recipe by a Northampton chutney maker.

The team has decided to create a Northamptonshire Sauce Charity Cookbook to raise money for a new play area at Northampton General Hospital's children’s ward.

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Jeyes Northamptonshire Sauce was created from a 185-year-old family recipe

Anna Jeyes said: "The book will be filled with local people, local stories and local recipes!

"We are asking for people to please have a go using some Jeyes’s in their cooking and get creating recipes for our book from soups, stews, home comforts and even cocktails."

Philadelphus Jeyes’ recipe for 'Northamptonshire sauce', dating from circa 1835, was discovered in an old book in the Earls Barton heritage centre.

Steve Reid from Friars Farm recreated the sauce and it was launched live on BBC Radio Northampton last month.

Jeyes of Earls Barton and Friars Farm celebrate the launch of its new 'Northamptonshire sauce'

Jeyes has sold more than 3,000 bottles online and across various Northamptonshire stockists while the story has been covered by BBC Look East, ITN News and garnered lots of interest on social media.

While the creation has reached chefs all over the globe, including Northamptonshire Masterchef contestants Christian Day and Richard Coles as well as people in Las Vegas, Sydney and Colombia.

Anna said: "We have been overwhelmed by the response to the sauce and have loved hearing all the feedback, how people have enjoyed it and where it has been sent to across the country.

"What was once a small family dream to recreate the sauce for our shelves in Earls Barton and honour Philadelphus Jeyes of The Drapery, has now become a huge passion and adventure for us all.

"It has given Steve from Friars Farm a new purpose and lease of life and we are proud to be in partnership together and excited to where the future may take us."

All recipes, methods, ingredients and photos need to be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Jeyes of Earls Barton, 26-28 The Square, Earls Barton, NN6 0NA by Sunday, November 15. For more information, call 07799 404461.

To order a bottle, visit or one of the stockists: Hamm Tun Deli, Duston Village Bakery, Pargiters Butchers, Towbury Fine Food Court, Dennets Farm Shop and Friars Farm.

From tomorrow (Thursday), Jeyes will offer brunch, lunch, homemade treats and afternoon teas from 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday. To order, call 01604 810289.