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Taste Event: Taste of the County at the Northumberland County Show

THE Journal's Taste event will once again be an added tasty attraction to the Northumberland County Show and will see over 50 local food and drink producers and a great line up of top North East chef’s demonstrating their skills.

The Journal's Taste event will be at the Northumberland County Show
The Journal's Taste event will be at the Northumberland County Show

THE Journal's Taste event will once again be an added tasty attraction to the Northumberland County Show and will see over 50 local food and drink producers and a great line up of top North East chef’s demonstrating their skills.

Always a popular date in the food festival calendar, the marquee will be packed with stalls selling everything from artisan bakery produce, cakes, jams, meats, cheeses, pies and preserves to local brews. Chefs, including John Connell, the North East Chef of the Year 2012, will also be demonstrating local, seasonal dishes in the mobile kitchen, housed inside the marquee, throughout the day.

A full list of the local producers and chef’s who’ll be present on the day is included below.

This years ‘Taste of the County’ will mark the fourth year running The Journal has joined forces with the Northumberland County Show and supports the newspaper’s ‘buy, use, eat local’ campaign.

Our Food & Drink Stallholders:

Allendale Brewery
Bottled local beers and gifts.

Bessy Beck
Smoked trout fillets, pate and fishcakes. Home smoked salmon, chicken, duck and pheasant.

Biltong Man Ltd (The)
Pure British beef, cured in herbs and spices, cut into mouth size bites for traditional taste.

Brocksbushes Ltd
Homemade cakes, scones, pies, quiche, sausage rolls, pasties and other bakery products.

Brownie Bar (The)
A selection of gorgeously gooey rich chocolate brownies in a variety of flavours.

Cake Root (The)
A range of delicious cakes based on root vegetables, and special sweet & savoury scones.

Carwinley Preserves
Homemade from homegrown - jams, chutneys, jellies and curds.

Charlie's Country Kitchen (I Love Pies Me)
Speciality pies, pasties and cakes.

Chirnells Farmhouse Kitchen (The)
Bread, scones, teabreads, cakes, biscuits. Handmade in our farmhouse kitchen in Northumberland.

Cockrobin Cider
Premium hand crafted cider, perry and elderflower sparkle.

Corn Again Popcorn
Manufacturer of gourmet flavoured popcorn, using all natural ingredients.

Crazy Fred
Chilli sauce, apple chutney, garlic dip, chilli, chilli lime sauce, onion chutney, salsa & chocolate.

Crescent Farm Family and Catering Butchers
Crescent Farm home produced beef, lamb and pork.

Cupcake & Co
Locally produced cupcakes, cake and sweet treats.

Handmade chocolates by Saunders of Penrith & Charbonnel et Walker & local fruit wines.

Domaine De Palejay
Local family producing wine in a sustainable way on their estate in Provence, France.

Durham Venison & Game
Game in season, speciality game sausages, burgers and game pies.

Fentimans Ltd
Try Fentimans delicious botanically brewed soft drinks and Hollows alcoholic Ginger Beer!

Fruit Kitchen (The)
Fruit in syrups and alcohol, handmade fruit cordials and fruit liquers.

Geltsdale Brewery
Bottled beer.

Homebaked pies, quiches and other tasty savouries plus delicious cakes and scones.

Glass Slipper Bakery
Modern and unique cupcakes, traybakes, cake pops, cake pop kits & edible glitter.

Hallsford Farm Produce
Hung shorthorn beef, rarebreed mutton and lamb, saddleback / Gloucester old spot pork. www.hallsford.co.uk

Hot Stuff Chilli Co
Chilli sauces, jams, chutneys, and oils, all handmade in Northumberland.

Julians Veg
A wide selection of seasonal fruit and local vegetables.

Kenspeckle Confectionery
Handmade silky smooth fudges, artisan chocolates, and traditional confectionery.

Kielder Organic Meats
Organic beef, pork and lamb.

Kitty's Homemade Ginger Wine
Homemade ginger wine.

Lacey's Cheese
Traditional handmade cheese.

Lintz Hall Farm
Derwent Valley free range eggs locally produced in the North East.

Loopy Lisa's Fudge
Authentic handmade fudges - just like Grannie used to make!

Mad Jam Woman (The)
Jams, marmalades, relishes, curds and speciality cheesecakes.

Moody Baker Co-op Limited (The)
An artisan bakery well known for its vegetarian/meat pies, pasties, bread and scones.

New Zealand Gourmet Pie Co
A delicious range of New Zealand inspired gourmet pies made in Northumberland.

Northumberland Country Markets
Homemade produce, cakes, tray bakes, scones, jams, marmalades and chutneys.

Northumberland Poultry
Organic and free range chicken, free range duck and guinea fowl.

Northumbria Fudgery
Handmade fudge.

Northumbria Muffins
Selling delicious muffins of various flavours, sweet and savoury.

Purple Shed Preserves
Sweet fruit infused vinegars to liven up your cuisine.

Red Rascal
Sweet Chilli Sauce; amazing flavour with no salt, dairy, gluten or additives.

Sloe Crafts
Sloe gin, raspberry vodka, damson gin, cherry brandy and the by-products i.e. sloe cheese.

Delicious and authentic spice mixes from around the world - locally produced.

Sunnyhill & Oxenrig Eggs
Locally produced free range eggs and farm shop produce.

Sweet Sally Cinnamon
Handmade baking mix recipe jars, cinder toffee, hot chocolate spoons, sweets and treats.

Trees Cant Dance Chilli Sauces
Made using the tastiest natural ingredients and bursting with authentic chilli flavours.

Tyne Wines
Quality French wines from small or family producers.

Vallum Farm Ice Cream Parlour
The Ice Cream Parlour on the Wall', 2010/11 Gold Taste Award Winners.

Wham Bam Meringue
Handbaked meringues in 7 different flavours using free-range eggs and TairTrade sugar.

Wheelbirks Dairy
Jersey ice cream.

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Company
Retailers of Wensleydales and Cotherstone cheeses, and biscuits for cheese.

Zen Baker
Artisan bread, handmade cakes, biscuits and puddings. Baked with love.

Cooking Demonstration Timetable:
11.00am: Jo Hampson, Owner, Smoky Jo's, Penrith
12 noon: Jane Lovett, Author & Food Demonstrator, based in Wooler
1.00pm: Andrew Laurie, Head Chef, Barluga, Morpeth
2.00pm: John Connell, North East Chef of the Year 2012 & Head Chef, The Meat Merchant, Jesmond
3.00pm: Lee Campbell, Head Chef, The White Swan, Alnwick

For more information on the Taste festival…
Please contact Lesley Hampson on 0191 201 6435 or email lesley.hampson@trinitymirror.com

For more information on the Northumberland County Show…
Please visit the website at www.northcountyshow.co.uk


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