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Recipe: Colcannon

SPRING is here (at last) and I am thinking of – and wanting to eat – all things fresh and zingy.

Chef Gabor Pusztai of the Duke of Wellington gastropub near Corbridge

Community spirit is the key for pub with a twist

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 annual NECTA Salon Culinaire

When food does the talking at cookery showcase - GALLERY

The cream of the region's culinary talent will attend a prestigious cookery showcase.

Rediscover the joy of a family meal

EATING together as a family is going out of fashion these days.

Luciano’s Italian Restaurant in the Kingston Park Centre, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Luciano's, Kingston Park and John Lewis Brasserie, Newcastle

A lunch-time jaunt to Kingston Park turned out to be less than favourable for the Secret Diner

Top chef Jill Weatherburn's secret weapon

Millions love her cooking but, chances are, you’ve never heard of Jill Weatherburn.

The Mad Jam Woman Sandy Higson

Why Sandy Higson is just mad about good taste

Sandy Higson, alias The Mad Jam Woman, tells JANE HALL why she’s a stalwart of A Taste of the County

Close House Hotel’s new Argent D’Or restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Argent D'Or, Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall

The Secret Diner this week ventures to Close House Hotel's new Argent D'Or restaurant to give his honest opinion

Chef Vicky Turnbull has an eco-friendly, natural approach to food

Wheatberry street food venture launches at Bishop Auckland Food Festival

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.”

Rasa Indian Resturant on Queen Street, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Rasa, 27 Queen Street, Newcastle

The Secret Diner this week indulges in a curry at Rasa on Newcastle's Quayside owned by London-based superchef Das Sreedharan

Recipe: Red gurnard with romesco and chickpea chips

THE waters around our shores are teeming with fabulous edible seafood and salt-loving plants.

Taster before the awards main course

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.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

Secret Diner Review: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, 2-8 Fenkle Street, Newcastle

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White's recently opened Steakhouse Bar and Grill in Newcastle gets the Secret Diner treatment this week

Beekeeper Brian Ripley from Northumberland with some of his hives

Rain sours sweet success of British honey

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.

Gluten-free food fair comes to Newcastle

THE region’s first ever gluten-free food fair is set to take place in Newcastle on April 27.

Newcastle Beer Festival

Local brews return to Newcastle Beer Festival

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.

Chef David Kennedy in the kitchen at Vallum

Secret Diner Review: David Kennedy at Vallum, Vallum Farm, East Wallhouses

The Secret Diner this week travels into the “middle of nowhere” in his quest to sample the region's finest fare

Washington State: A happy place for grapes

NO two neighbours make such different wine as the states of Washington and Oregon.

Davenport's Chocolates' Easter eggs

A-Z at Easter for local food lovers

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.

Rhone Valley vineyards

Getting to know the Rhône Valley

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.

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards 2014: Hyde and Beast perform

Culture Awards Alumni Gallery: Class of 2014

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2006

The Journal Culture Awards 2007 at the Northern Stage 31 March 2008 - Hairspray medley by Newcastle College

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2007



David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer