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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

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

Anna Wardhaugh from Gateshead who makes dairy free chocolate

Dairy Free chocolate business is turning out sweetly for Blaydon couple

Thanks to No Muu, rich chocolate is no longer an off-limits Easter or treat time pleasure for those intolerant to dairy, as Jane Hall discovers

Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington

Last Days of the Raj in Dinnington offering up special surprise Indian feast for diners

Specially presented dinners promise to conjure up the spirit of the Maharaja's table with a dedicated waiter and exclusive speciality dishes

Mark Young is the new head chef at Doxford Hall, Northumberland

Doxford Hall appoints new Northumberland-born head chef

Former King Edward VI School pupil Mark Young is thrilled to be taking up a new challenge

Emlyn's chilli chocolate brownie

James Close challenges chefs to create recipes to use up leftover Easter chocolate

Rocky Road Squares, Billionaire Shortbread and Chilli Brownies were what the chefs at the Raby Hunt Restaurant came up with

Restauranteur Terry Laybourne

Terry Laybourne to visit Morpeth Sanderson Arcade on Easter Saturday

Top North East chef Terry Laybourne will perform a series of cooking demos to mark the opening on new homeware store Pol Kefton

Josh Thompson of The Speciality Coffee Company

Fenwick stocking new coffee brand Point Blank Cold Brew

Popular in the health and fitness market it can be enjoyed at home over ice, on its own, with milk, cream, tonic, or with a spirit

Visit County Durham chairman Ivor Stolliday presents the Taste Durham award to Andrew Rowbotham of The Crown at Mickleton

Annual Taste Durham awards reward the best food and drink producers and providers

Record number of businesses have been given highest quality status and local produce champions

Artists impression of Club Monument updated

April fool: plans for pub wrapped around Grey's Monument are not true

Our story on plans for an Earl Grey-themed pub in the centre of Newcastle appear to have amused many (but fooled no-one)

Rhone Valley Vineyards

On the bottle: Get your Côtes (du Rhône) in our monthly wine column

Our resident wine expert Helen Savage explores the bottled offerings of The Rhône Valley

Davey Babooram of Cafe Bowes, Barnard Castle

Café Bowes has a special way with a Teesdale lamb steak

Chef Davey Babooram shares his very special recipe for a mouth-watering lamb dish served at the Bowes Museum

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

The Roxburgh in Whitley Bay

Secret Diner: The Roxburgh, Park Avenue, Whitley Bay

An unlicensed restaurant that only opens during the day wins the approval of the region's most discerning critic

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

Kale and Fennel salad

Darlington chef James Close offers a recipe which makes superfoods truly super

The popular chef from the Raby Hunt in Summerhouse, Darlington shares his love of superfoods with a recipe for Kale and Fennel salad

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