Jane Hall

Jane Hall

Jane Hall is a multi-award-winning journalist and the founder of Smart Cookie Media, a communications, marketing and event management firm

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Last year's Distinctly Delicious Darlington Festival of Food

Distinctly Delicious Darlington food festival has been eating its greens and will return twice the size

The two-day event will showcase the North East's wide range of delicious local produce via stalls, demos and tastings

Mixologists Sam Boulton, Steve Arthurs and Jordan Moore

Mixologists from Tiger Hornsby and The Cocktail project through to UK semi finals of cocktail contest

The Newcastle trio won the regional heat of the prestigious Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Competition 2015

Newcastle Eagles players try the new Osbornes Diner menu

Newcastle Eagles bounce around the new menu at Osbornes in Jesmond

The basketball team were only too happy to give the Newcastle bar and restaurant's new USE-style menu a try

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Simon Rimmer

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Craig Rose and Elena Dickson, with some of the seaweed sausages, at Dicksons, in South Shields

Seaweed sausages will be floating into region's Asda stores, courtesy of Dicksons butchers

The new sausage from the South Tyneside-based butchers will start selling in regional Asda stores on April 13

Dabbawal Indian street food kitchen on Newcastle's High Bridge has had a makeover

Makeover for Dabbawal Indian street food kitchen in Newcastle

The popular restaurant on the city's High Bridge has overhauled its interior to reflect its rustic roots back in Mumbai

Vicky and Peter Moffitt from Vallum Farm in the Tyne Valley

Dalton Park and Vallum Farm host food and craft markets this weekend

Food and crafts from local producers will be on sale at stalls at both the County Durham shopping centre and Northumberland venue

James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

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