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Paul Hollywood has become a household name thanks to The Great British Bake Off

The humble pie is about to get the Hollywood touch

Not content with inspiring the nation to go barmy for bread and crazy for cakes,  Paul Hollywood is hoping to reignite our appetite for pies and puddings, as Andy Welch discovers...

Einat Admony knows the best recipes to bring a smile to your face

Sensational soups that will leave the whole family feeling super

There is nothing like a hearty soup as winter nights draw in. Marion McMullen samples a selection from New York chef Einat Admony...

Jane Clare

Jane Clare: As the leaves turn red, so does my choice of tipple

As autumn well and truly arrives, our intrepid wine lover turns to hearty reds to reflect the season’s harvest fruits and chilly winds

Barluga in Morpeth's Sanderson Arcade

Secret Diner Review: Barluga, Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth

The recently-opened Barluga gastropub in Morpeth comes under the spotlight of the Secret Diner this week

Baking sensation James Morton puts the finishing touches to one of his delicious desserts

Rise to the occasion: Perfect bread making recipes from a baking star

Great British Bake-Off 2012 finalist James Morton is using his loaf for his first cook book. Marion McMullen checks out some of his home baked treats

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell: Taking a syrah-ous look at shiraz

Shiraz's popularity, either as a straight syrah or blended with other varieties, has driven its meteoric rise across Europe...

Secret Diner Review: Hei Hei, 46 Dean Street, Newcastle

In a quest to find a Chinese restaurant that stands out from the norm, the Secret Diner took a slow boat to Hei Hei on Dean Street in Newcastle

Jane Clare

Jane Clare: Enjoy a truly vintage summer with a tipple in the great outdoors

Our intrepid wine lover seeks out some top picks to enjoy in the sun as the bank holiday weekend approaches...

Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

Secret Diner Review: Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

The Secret Diner this week explores the delights of Terry Laybourne's French rustic chic Bistro 21 in Durham

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell: Digging for gems among The Good, The Bad and The Glugly

'Some critics argue wine competitions can’t be relied upon as a measure of quality  - but in my experience they act as a very good indicator...

Irvins Brasserie, The Irvin Building, Fish Quay

Secret Diner Review: Irvins Brasserie, The Irvin Building, Fish Quay, North Shields

Fishing pioneer Richard Irvin's headquarters were in Fish Quay a century ago, and the building is still there as a spacious, laid-back brasserie

Seren Evans-Charrington, founder of Bubbling Stove Historical Recipes

Historical recipes that give a taste of life in Shakespeare's time

It's Bard work feeding crowds of hungry festival-goers with a taste for ye olde food. Marion McMullen finds out how Shakespeare is inspiring historical food expert Seren Evans-Charrington

Carluccio's Restaurant and deli on Grey Street in Newcastle City Centre

Secret Diner Review: Carluccio's, 89 Grey Street, Newcastle

The Italians have finally come to Newcastle with restaurant chain Carluccio's opening on Grey Street

Jane Clare

Jane Clare: A great collaboration that has produced something extra special

Our intrepid wine buff plunders the shelves of her local supermarket to discover some surprisingly delicious vintages...

The Rat, Anick, Northumberland

Secret Diner Review: The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham

This week the Secret Diner hands Mrs Diner and friends the pleasure of reviewing the highly rated gastropub The Rat Inn at Anick

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell: Revisiting the sunshine state for wine inspiration

Beyond the familiar Californian brands of Gallo, Blossom Hill and Echo Falls, the Golden State has a plethora of other wineries with some very serious and expensive producers

The National Glass Centre Brasserie in Sunderland

Secret Diner Review: National Glass Centre Brasserie, Sunderland

The Secret Diner finds out that Sunderland's National Glass Centre Brasserie is a good place for a quick lunch

Thomasina Miers

Get in the mood for some chilli dining this summer

You don’t need to fly to Mexico to enjoy their delicious dishes this summer. Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Wahaca, tells Keeley Bolger why she can’t get enough of the country’s sizzling grub

Gino D'Acampo and Melanie Sykes Let’s Do Lunch

Gino D’Acampo’s on a mission to reconnect us with our culinary past

The Italian chef returns to our screens with Melanie Sykes next week, and he tells Rick Fulton why he wants to reintroduce us to some forgotten favourites

Jane Clare

Jane Clare: A tale of two takeaways and a spot of wine dining

It’s been a busy old week for our intrepid wine connoisseur, but she still found time to discover some gems for your glass...

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