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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Lumley Castle

Lumley Castle plans St George's Day celebrations

People are being invited to book up at the 600-year-old castle-turned-luxury hotel in County Durham for an evening of food feasting and fun

Ready Meals at Roots Farm Shop

Roots Farm Shop in Yarm teams up with Figs catering for ethical ready meals

All meals in the range, including lasagne, cottage pies and vegetable pies are made using local ingredients

Rockliffe Hall The Orangery pistachio desert

Rockcliffe Hall's head chef reveals new menu for the County Durham hotel's Orangerie restaurant

Multi award winning Richard Allen has unveiled a menu which includes crisp pork belly, poached langoustine and chorizo and mackerel fillet

Butcher Chris Green in his Longframlington shop

Weighing up what to put on your plate for Easter

Easter is traditionally the time for dining on spring lamb, but it’s at odds with the seasons. So what should you be eating? Jane Hall finds out

Vicky Turnbull, of Wheat Berry, with some of her products

Wheatberry's healthy street food offer could literally be on your doorstep

A new door to door delivery service is the latest string to Wheatberry's health conscious bow. Jane Hall talks to owner Vicky Turnbull

Northumberland Coast Fritter Misto Created by Mark Pool at the White Swan Inn

Recipe: Northumberland Coast Fritter Misto

Our series of North East grown recipes continues with Mark Poole's seafood creation, served at The White Swan Inn, Warenford

Brian Blixt Jacobsen, chef de cuisine on DFDS passenger ferry King Seaways

Meet the chef de cuisine of DFDS King Seaways

Brian Blixt Jacobsen talks about his job of ensuring up to 800 DFDS diners are well catered for as they cross the North Sea

Cpl Amber Robson of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron with an easter egg

North East's own artisan Easter Eggs put to the taste test

Foodwise, Easter is all about chocolate. We tested some locally handcrafted sweet treats with the help of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron Air Training Corp

Auckland Castle

Afternoon tea for Mother's Day at Auckland Castle anyone?

March 15 will see the first in a succession of celebratory menus and pop up restaurants from the County Durham attraction

Chef Shaun Hurrell

Hot shot chefs take over the Cook House Cafe in Newcastle for two nights in March

Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell will be taking charge of the kitchen at the unconventional cafe in the city's Ouseburn


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