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French fancies

French fancies

Nicolas Kleist, of Bouchon Bistrot, Hexham, cooks up a French storm Goat’s cheese beignets, tomato fondue and peas Crab mayonnaise Souffle au Comte Pork Mignon en croute Creme caramel Fondant au Chocolat

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Shroom at the top

Shroom at the top

Do you know our Morel from your St George’s? Your Enoki from your Shimeji? Now’s the time to learn… Festivals are held for mushrooms; national holidays exist in their honour and their mystique has permeated art and literature for centuries. ...

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Last Word – Parichat Somsri-Kirby

Last Word – Parichat Somsri-Kirby

This month: Parichat Somsri-Kirby, Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond What do you eat for breakfast? Most of the time it will be a bowl of homemade granola with yoghurt and fruit. If I have more time then it would be a bacon sandwich. ...

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Kick it!

Kick it!

Are you still on your January health kick, or have you slipped back into surf and turf on the sofa? We offer a helping hand… So, how’s it going? Do you have an early spring in your healthy step, or ...

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Comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Indulge yourself in the closing days of winter with our pick of the season’s most comforting dishes Spring onion & celery loaded potato skins Crispy shallot and basil fritters Shallot soup with a goat’s cheese crouton Pasta vongole Slow-cooked brisket of ...

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Master chef

Master chef

Dean Bailey heads into rural Northumberland to talk food with lorry driver, yurt builder and MasterChef semi-finalist Faye Dodwell Yes, you did read that bit above correctly – it says lorry driver, yurt builder and MasterChef semi-finalist. And we can ...

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Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Simon Hicks, head chef at The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, Northumberland, serves up a warming winter supper menu Game and black pudding faggot Onion and cider soup Roast Thistleyhaugh chicken with three-cornered garlic Baked beets and shallots with almond milk ...

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Let’s get this party started

Let’s get this party started

These sharing recipes will keep visitors fed and leave you time to enjoy their company, minus your pinny! COCKTAIL AND CANAPE YOUR STARTER FOR 10 – Cranberry and goat’s cheese filo parcels COCKTAIL – Cranberry mojito SHARES & A SIDE ...

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Christmas Puds

Christmas Puds

Master baker and king of all things sweet Mark Hart of Sweethart Bakery in Consett shares his favourite festive treats The Hart family’s what’s left pudding Panforte

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My perfect Christmas

My perfect Christmas

Martin Charlton, the man behind The Old Boathouse Food Group, which includes The Old Boat House Amble, Blyth Boathouse, Fish Shack in Amble and La Famiglia in Amble shares his favourite recipes for Christmas Day STARTER North Sea fish platter ...

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