SPRING is here (at last) and I am thinking of – and wanting to eat – all things fresh and zingy.
IT’S exactly three years this month since The Duke of Wellington Inn, standing proud on a hill overlooking the Tyne Valley, re-opened after a refit.
The cream of the region's culinary talent will attend a prestigious cookery showcase.
EATING together as a family is going out of fashion these days.
A lunch-time jaunt to Kingston Park turned out to be less than favourable for the Secret Diner
Millions love her cooking but, chances are, you’ve never heard of Jill Weatherburn.
Sandy Higson, alias The Mad Jam Woman, tells JANE HALL why she’s a stalwart of A Taste of the County
The Secret Diner this week ventures to Close House Hotel's new Argent D'Or restaurant to give his honest opinion
VICKY Turnbull says: “If I was ever unlucky enough to find myself stranded on a desert island and someone offered me the luxury of having just one shop, then it would have to be Whole Foods Market.”
The Secret Diner this week indulges in a curry at Rasa on Newcastle's Quayside owned by London-based superchef Das Sreedharan
THE waters around our shores are teeming with fabulous edible seafood and salt-loving plants.
IF you didn’t already know, The Journal Culture Awards 2012 are taking place at the historic setting of Durham Cathedral later this month, and since the Culture Magazine also contains a cluster of foodie news from Taste every month, we thought the opportunity to host a daytime Taste event in the Cloisters was too good to miss.
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White's recently opened Steakhouse Bar and Grill in Newcastle gets the Secret Diner treatment this week
WE aren’t off to a good start,” says Brian Ripley, succinctly summing up the feelings of many about not just the first three and a half months of 2013, but spring’s reluctance to bounce into view.
THE region’s first ever gluten-free food fair is set to take place in Newcastle on April 27.
WHAT are your favourite beers? Most of us have probably idly decided our top brews we can’t live without, or that we’d want with us if we were stranded on a desert island, but the contemplation most likely doesn’t stretch beyond the top five or 10.
The Secret Diner this week travels into the “middle of nowhere” in his quest to sample the region's finest fare
NO two neighbours make such different wine as the states of Washington and Oregon.
A IS for alcohol. The taste for real ales is growing, and the North East has no shortage of independent breweries making cask and bottled beers.
NO region in the world of wine promotes itself as successfully as Côtes du Rhône, as a recent survey of leading members of the UK wine trade revealed.