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Christmas Present

Christmas Present

Jane Pikett recommends you save yourself the hassle of Christmas, and pre-make these gifts now. They’ll be perfect when gift-giving time arrives No doubt, Christmas was never meant to be the frenzied assault on John Lewis it has now become ...

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Remember, remember…

Remember, remember…

…the 5th of November is on its way. Jane Pikett serves up a heart warming Bonfire Night supper For me, winter begins on Bonfire Night – the first evening when the sky is truly black and the smell of bonfire ...

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Last word – Paul Johnson

Last word – Paul Johnson

This month: Paul Johnson, chef/owner at The Ship Inn, Wylam What do you eat for breakfast? Porridge most days – it’s quick and keeps you going. If we’re off work we’ll often go to Daniel Farm in Wylam and have ...

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Green machine

Green machine

If it’s good enough for the Hollywood A-list, it’s sure good enough for us. Jane Pikett goes crazy with the kale Kale is one of the few greens which is more abundant and flavourful when the weather gets cold, which ...

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Bon appetit

Bon appetit

Two Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr talks fast food and offal with Jane Pikett It’s probably not something a two Michelin-starred chef should be admitting, but Michel Roux Jr has been known to slip off the fine food wagon. Ask ...

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The art of Autumn

The art of  Autumn

Andrew Wilkinson of Artisan at The Biscuit Factory shares some of his finest autumnal recipes with us Andrew Wilkinson and his talented team at artisan at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle are relishing the opportunities the new season brings, sourcing ...

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Were you there? The region’s first Eat Drink Fest was a treat. Here’s more… The first Eat Drink Fest at Hoult’s Yard, Newcastle brought together some of the region’s best food and drink producers, welcomed by 1,800 hungry visitors who ...

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Saving the world… one mushroom at a time

Saving the world… one mushroom at a time

With animal agriculture blamed for 91% of rainforest destruction, former farmer Mike Botha is introducing everyone – omnivores and veggies/vegans alike – to the joys of mushroom alternatives. Here’s more… Years of experience farming mushrooms in South Africa taught Mike ...

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Amble on over

Amble on over

Over the last few years, Amble has gained a deserved reputation as one of the best foodie spots on the Northumberland coast. Eat seafood minutes after it’s landed at the harbour, savour some of the best ice cream for miles, ...

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Roll with it

Roll with it

Our editor Jane Pikett loves nothing more than springing open a box of ready made puff pastry (life is too short, people…!) to magically create a simple tart. Here are some of her favourites… Torta Pasquilina Chorizo and shallot galette ...

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