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Who’s drinking… Egg nog?

Who’s drinking… Egg nog?

Egg nog is the new black, in drinks terms at least, and if you’re in with the in-crowd (and your grandparents) this Christmas, this will be your drink of choice. Beloved of all from hip young things to, well, hip ...

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The 12 drinks of Christmas

The 12 drinks of Christmas

Feeling thirsty? Try our 12 North East festive drinks! GIN Hepple gin Hepple Martini 150ml Hepple gin, 20ml dry vermouth, thin strip of lemon zest Fill a jug with ice, add Hepple gin and dry vermouth, stir slowly 30 times, ...

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Celebrate!

Celebrate!

Paul Johnson, chef-proprietor of The Ship Inn, Wylam, Northumberland, serves up a Christmas Day feast Hadrian’s Wall gin-cured salmon, apple & fennel salad, dill yoghurt Northumbrian venison loin & scrumpet, caramelised chicory, beetroot ketchup Tenderstem broccoli with Ship’s butter Honey ...

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Vegan Christmas

Vegan Christmas

This time last year, we were preparing for Veganuary, January 2018 being the time when every self-respecting foodie with a conscience gave up meat, fish and dairy in favour of a plant-based diet. This year, the cool kids have either ...

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Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers

Our 12 chefs of Christmas offer their advice for the festive season Bev Stephenson North Chocolates Cheat’s retro rum & raisin ice cream In the 1970s, Christmas wasn’t Christmas without a bottle of Old Jamaica rum on the G-Plan sideboard. ...

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How to… Sprinkle Christmas sparkle

How to… Sprinkle Christmas sparkle

If you’re going to do Christmas at home, you may as well do it properly.  These 10 top tips all add vital sparkle to your table… 1. LIQUID LUCK For a sparkling cocktail on Christmas morning, pour 7.5ml simple syrup ...

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Last Word: Andrew Wilkinson

Last Word: Andrew Wilkinson

This Month: Andrew Wilkinson, Head chef at Artisan Let’s start at the beginning, what do you eat for breakfast? Most days, just a coffee to perk me up before cycling to work. If I’m particularly hungry I’ll go for a ...

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Game, set & catch

Game, set & catch

Steven Murray, head chef at Walwick Hall in Northumberland, showcases the best of the season Roast grouse, peach and feta salad Twice-baked cheese soufflé White onion and thyme velouté Roasted wood pigeon with confit pigeon pithivier, mushroom fricassee, kale and ...

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Fab 5: Most valuable advice

Fab 5: Most valuable advice

This month we ask five fab chefs for to share the most valuable advice they know… Catriona Macdougall, cookyourselfhappier.com One of my first jobs after cookery school was at the Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow, where the head chef told me: “Health ...

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