24 January 2013

Henderson's Relish - A Taste of My Northern Roots.

Although I live in Cornwall now, I was actually born and brought up in Sheffield. I have lived in quite a few places in the UK but about 13ish years ago (I can't even remember exactly how long ago!), I finally settled here in Cornwall. Now, those of you who live in the Yorkshire area will probably have heard of Henderson's Relish. It's a delicious sauce type thing that's a bit like Worcestershire sauce but soooo much nicer and has been made in Sheffield, initially by a Mr Henry Henderson, since the latter part of the 19th century. It's one of the things I miss about Sheffield because you can't buy it down here in Cornwall. Whenever I get the chance, I stock up but the last time I was in Sheffield, I didn't get around to getting any so when a friend who lives in Sheffield found several spare bottles in her cupboard that she had bought "just-in-case" and offered to send some of them my way I jumped at the chance.

It arrived this morning ........

It has a spicy deliciousness that enhances things like chilli or spaghetti bolognese, it helps to make a fabulously tasty gravy in a steak and kidney pie and it's equally fabulous splashed on a full fried breakfast....... drool ...... I can't wait to get cooking.

Here are some lovely pictures of Sheffield.


  1. Oh yes! Now you're talking. I'm from Sheffield to and get my relish fix from relations who still live there. I like it best added to liver and onions with mash or s & k pie. I have even had to send some of my store cupboard stock up to my brother in Edinburgh. Don't know what I will do when all the relations pop their clogs and I can't get any. Perhaps Hendersons will do a special delivery to Leics. for me.

  2. You can order Hendersons Relish online.The art gallery and museum are lovely places to visit and they still have the polar bear in the museum .

  3. Hi Anonymous, thanks for the Henderson's tip I recently found out that they deliver ..... I'm chuffed to bits, and I went to the museum in July last year when I was back home :-) I love the fact that it's still free to get in, there aren't many things these days that you can say that about.

  4. Thanks for letting me know about the delivery of relish Kay - I checked my stash and I still have three bottles left, but I will certainly contact them when I am down to one bottle. Many thanks.

  5. I bet my husband would love this stuff being an ardent fan of W. sauce!I've never heard of though.
    Sheffield looks a great place, I have a friend who's daughter is at uni there and she loves the city.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Gill xx

  6. Wonderful :) We ran out a couple of years ago so I am now ordering some as surprise for Himself! There's a lot of Sheffield folks in Cornwall.

  7. This is such a lovely post, we've shared it on our Facebook!


    Harry at Henderson's Relish