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Coronation Chicken on granary baguette

British Sandwich Week: A chance for North East venues to get creative

Themed butties and a competition for sarnie fans will feature in the North East during British Sandwich Week

Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Gateshead Beer Festival

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Durham Continental Market

The Spring Into Summer Continental Market arrives in Durham for four days

An array of international food and drink treats will be on offer as well as a selection of handcrafted jewellery, clothes and accessories

Swallow Fish will be at Rothbury food festival

Food and Craft Festival returns to Rothbury for Bank Holiday Monday

More than 50 stalls will be offering a mouth-watering selection of food and drink to tempt tastebuds of all persuasions

Valpolicella vineyards

On the Bottle: Better quality doesn't have to be much more expensive

Helen encourages wine lovers to look that little bit harder for something that's good as well as cheap

The Journal's Taste of the County

The Journal's Taste of the County food and drink fair at Northumberland County Show has been feeding the public's growing appetite for top-quality local produce since 2009

Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

The Secret Diner takes a whiff of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

The Texas-inspired pile-em high boards of slow-smoked meat have been packing in the crowds at the Mosely Street smokehouse

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle with Cotherstone Cheese Custard Created by Andrew Rowbotham and served at The Crown at Mickleton

Tasty Trail summer recipe from chef at The Crown at Mickleton

Andrew Rowbotham's Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle is the perfect dessert accompaniment to a sunny day

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

Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

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

Jesmond Food Market sign

Armstrong Bridge to host inaugural Jesmond Food Market in Newcastle

Some of the region's best food producers will assemble to tempt visitors to Jesmond's Armstrong Bridge

Duke of Wellington head chef John Chilley

Duke of Wellington head chef, John Chilley presents a tasty trout dish

The recipe is part of the tasty trails designed to take foodies on a lip smacking journey through Durham and Northumberland

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