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Head chef at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant gives pancake day ideas

IT’S Pancake Day this coming Tuesday so time to toss caution to the wind and dig out the trusty non-stick pan.

Review: The Raby Hunt, Summerhouse, Darlington

TAKING advantage of a trip to North Yorkshire, we thought we’d stop off at The Raby Hunt in the hamlet of Summerhouse near Darlington.

Brew up and do your bit during Fairtrade Fortnight

GATESHEAD-based Traidcraft is urging tea and coffee lovers to help make a difference to the lives of smallholder farmers in the developing world by hosting a Big Brew coffee morning.

Dilaila Galbraith and business partner Sam Storey with his son Eddie

Owners of new Tynemouth cafe offer a global taste tour

THE first time North East chef Sam Storey and Dilaila Galbraith met wasn’t the most auspicious of occasions.

Seville orange brioche and butter pudding

Recipe: Individual seville orange brioche and butter puddings

IT strikes me that January and February are the worst possible months to embark on a diet ...

Belles Eaux vineyards

Investment at Mas Belles Eaux looks certain to pay off

GREAT wine only comes from a great site. The curious reality is that despite over 2,000 years of wine-growing experience, the potential of some of the greatest sites in southern France is only now becoming clear.

LuigiKhans restaurant, which is tucked away inside the Best Western Hotel on Westgate Road, Newcastle

Review: LuigiKhan's, Best Western Ryokan Hotel, Westgate Road, Newcastle

HIDDEN away inside the Best Western Ryokan Hotel, LuigiKhan’s is easily missed by passers-by, but a restaurant well worth checking out.

Fenwick's Food Hall champion's local produce under one roof

IT’S just as well Rhys McKinnell is a big food-lover, as he lives and breathes food and drink, whether at work or at play.

Review: Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Metrocentre, Gateshead

PARENTS often tear their hair out trying to entertain the children while dining out, but I discovered a restaurant to suit everyone.

Plight of Burgundy white wine

WINE isn’t what it used to be, especially white Burgundy. There is no doubt that over the last few decades standards in both vineyards and wineries have risen enormously.

Female butcher Charlotte Harbottle opens shop in Gosforth

CHARLOTTE Harbottle can’t wait to get her teeth into her new meaty venture as she takes to the helm of her own butchers’ shop today.

Review: Cafe 21, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle

IFORGET just how lovely Café 21 is. The critically acclaimed smart Quayside favourite is not one of Newcastle’s top restaurants for no good reason.

Recipe: Caramelised banana tarte tatin

EVERY January I announce to Himself that I am not going to buy any food for the month and that we are going to eat from the freezer, store cupboard and veg garden.

Wine society membership grows

ONE of the perks of being someone who writes about wine is the chance to whizz off to exotic places, often at someone else’s expense.

Luisa Minchella of Happy Organic store and café in Cleadon village

Happy Organic owner Luisa Minchella is all smiles

IT seems rather a fitting name for Luisa Minchella’s new health store and café, as the success of the Happy Organic venture certainly has the lady in question all smiles.

Panis Cafe, 61 High Bridge, Newcastle

Review: Panis Cafe, 61 High Bridge, Newcastle

TURNING the corner from Grey Street on to the cobbled street of High Bridge, Panis Cafe makes a welcoming sight for sore eyes for two ladies seeking a cool spot for a late lunch.

Corbridge Wines and Spirits

Corbridge wine shop is making a name for itself

Corbridge Wines and Spirits is a neat, welcoming, little shop in a prime position in the town’s busy Market Place.

Jo Nessa owner of the Dabbawal restaurant on High Bridge, Newcastle

How Dabbawal is on top of the street food trend

THE word ‘trend’ is so often overused that it can be devalued, yet when it comes to the astonishing growth of street-inspired food, the word is actually an understatement.

Masterchef finalist James Burton going wild for masterly creation

NORTH East chef James Burton was one of the talented few to make it to the finals of the prestigious BBC2 cooking show, MasterChef: The Professionals last month, presided over by Michelin- starred Michel Roux Jr.

Tannat is nectar from foothills of Pyrenees

WINE made from certain grape varieties always tastes better in winter.

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David Whetstone
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