Kitchen Kit – May/June 2018

Kitchen Kit – May/June 2018

This month’s Kitchen Kit is devoted to dads everywhere… go on, treat him this Father’s Day

Grate idea

Every man about the kitchen loves a gadget, and this Microplane Gourmet Slicer and Hand Guard are the perfect gift for the man who has everything. £23.95 and £5 at Stangers, Brentwood Ave, Jesmond Newcastle NE2 3DH, 0191 281 856,

Chocs h’way!

For the grown-up chocolate lover, offer up this Willie’s Cacao Venezuelan Black £5.99 or Passion Fruit Milk chocolate £2.35, both of which we picked up at The Deli Around the Corner Hotspur Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4EE, tel 0191 259 0086

Coffee and crunch

Ensure this Father’s Day morning coffee is a special one with a packet of Cantuccio d’Abruzzo, £3.50 per packet at Il Piccolo, St Helen’s St, Corbridge, NE45 5BE, tel 01434 634 554


Invest in a bottle or five of beer for Father’s Day. This Cullercoats Brewery Shuggy Boat Blonde (abv 3.9%, 500ml) fits the bill, £3.59 at Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope Seaton Burn, NE13 6DA
tel 01670 789 924

Happy as a pig in…

Perfect with a pint, this Ballancourt Wild Boar paté is £6.30 at
North Acomb Farm Shop Stocksfield, NE43 7UF, tel 01661 843 181

Road trip

Dads like maps, don’t they? So gift him a set of bone china mugs and plates, each decorated with a different region of the British Isles inspired by an old French map of Iles Britanniques. Mugs £11, plates £21 at Re Bishops Yard, Main Street Corbridge, NE45 5LA, tel 01434 634 567,


Add a little spice to your life with this Rubies in the Rubble ketchup trio in chipotle, banana and fiery
flavours, £11.45 at Daniel Farm, Wylam, NE41 8JH, tel 01661 853 849


Put a spring (lamb) in your man’s step with these sheep-themed Sophie Allport oven gloves, £18 at
La Cookshop Milkhope, Seaton Burn, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 142,


The definitive guide for the beer lover in your life, The Great North East Brewery Guide is £15 at Waterstones, breweries, bottle shops and online at




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