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Homegrown North East food and drink offers a table full of perfect Christmas gifts

Tasteclub HQ is encouraging everyone to show goodwill to their local food and drink producers when thinking of present ideas

North Chocolates Eat! gold award ginger and fennel bar

North East food producers get top marks at Eat! Gold Awards

A double handful of the region's food and drink makers are celebrating after being given gold awards

Vicky and Peter Moffitt

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Mark and Shelley Deakin of Hot Stuff Chilli Co

North East Chilli Festival to turn up the heat for the third year running

Chilli producers from the North East and beyond will be congregating for the third year running to celebrate all that is chilli

Northumberland County Show

Visitors to Northumberland County Show will get a Taste of the County

The Journal’s Taste of the County food and drink event is set for a return to the Northumberland County Show        

Cheat's cauliflower cheese for the hard-pressed cook

Recipe: Cheat's Cauliflower Cheese

Jane Lovett on how to cheat on the culinary front with a classic recipe - cauliflower cheese

Buy local this Christmas for a fantastic feast

Christmas Dinner on your doorstep

It's time to start thinking about your Christmas meal. This year, give North producers some seasonal cheer by going local. Jane Hall reports

TEASER: taste festival

Taste of things to come

GASTRONOMIC treats galore await visitors to The Journal’s latest food and drink festival.

For locally-produced food of the very finest quality

BUYING fresh, locally-produced food from farm shops is a great way to help the environment at Christmas – and the quality will keep you going back for more.

Ian Byatt of Moorhouse Farm shop

Lets tap into our roots

Food is at the heart of the festive celebrations. We go to great lengths to ensure we not only have the finest, but that it is cooked properly, is indulgently rich and tastes wonderful.

110 local producers meet store’s buyers

NORTH-EAST food and drink could soon be available from Tesco stores.

Proof that organic food is good for you

FROM organic vegetables and fruit to home-cooked cuisine, the North-East is full of culinary gems.

taste:Cheddar and Onion Waffles with Sausages

Cheese and onion waffles

Cheddar and Onion Waffles with Sausages

Brimming with flavour and made with love

FROM organic vegetables and fruit to home-cooked cuisine, the North-East is full of culinary gems.

Farmer’s son finds big market for produce

FINE food retail brand Deli at..., which has attracted a loyal following in the past five years, is expanding into a second shop.

Cheers! Say cheese

MONDAY is the start of National Cheese Week. It’s also National Franchise Week, Customer Service Week, Trichotrillomania (hair-pulling) Awareness Week, then the big build-up to October 14 when National Knitting Week casts on.

Get down the farm and sample some great food


Yes please, we'll try your cheese

Cheese was on the menu for legal eagles at a city centre law firm yesterday [Thurs] as the Eat!

English wine and regional cheeses – perfect for CLA celebration

In its Centenary year, the CLA, in association with Rothbury Wines, is to celebrate St George's Day with a tasting of English wine, accompanied by regionally produced cheese.

Clive and Joan Wilkinson of Rothbury's nomination letter for Tully's

Shopping in small, isolated, rural, farming communities is not always easy.


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