Kitchen Kit – September/October 2018

Kitchen Kit – September/October 2018

Ever wondered what’s in the Appetite shopping basket?
Well, this month, it includes these little beauties…

La dolce vita
Plump Garbagna cherries, macerated slowly and generously in local Piedmont Grappa and hand dipped in the highest quality white, dark or milk chocolate for a extraordinary experience, we all need Bodrato chocolate cherries in our life! These came from Il Piccolo, St Helen’s Street, Corbridge, NE45 5BE, tel 01434 634 554


All Abuzz
Get in touch with your inner buzz with Northumbrian Honey Company honey, raised and made in the Tyne Valley, and the company’s amazing sparkling meads in Wildflower, Rose, and Heather. On the menu at notable places including Forest Side in the Lake District, this is a revelation. Buy all three for £89 at 


Cocktail Capers
For a sophisticated take on lemon curd, treat yourself to this gorgeous Cherry Tree Mojito Curd and Strawberry, Rhubarb & Vanilla Jam, £3.95 and £3.85 at Daniel Farm, Sled Lane, Wylam, tel 01661 853 849, www.facebook/danielfarmwylam


Get a grip
We love Oxo Good Grips kitchen tools, and this spiraliser is among the best on the market – small enough to keep in your kitchen drawer and perfect for courgetti spaghetti. It comes in at around £16. We found this one at Corbridge Cookshop Middle Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AT, tel 01434 632 582,


Ciao, Bella
Add a touch of Italian elegance to your morning coffee with these exquisite ricciarelli from the amazing Marabissi bakery. £3 at Carruthers & Kent, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818


In a Pickle
If you haven’t yet come across the sublime Rosebud Preserves, grown and made in North Yorkshire, we don’t know where you’ve been, but we know where you need to go – Blagdon Farm Shop, where this divine Sweet Cucumber Pickle is a wonderful partner for smoked meats and salmon. £3.79 at Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope, Berwick Hill Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 924


Cheese Please
For a touch of luxury which will last a lifetime and beyond, these Laguiole stainless steel cheese knives are hand made in France by Jean Dubost and add a touch of Gallic flair to your table. £42 at Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane, Wylam, NE41 8JH, tel 01661 852 176,


 Top trio
Warkworth, Northumberland-based Baste & Bray rapeseed oil company is home to seriously good cold-pressed virgin rapeseed oil, in addition to coconut oil, flour, almond and cashew nut spreads. These flavoured cold-pressed virgin rapeseed oils in lemon, garlic, chilli are £3.95 each at The Deli Around the Corner, Hotspur Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4EE, tel 0191 259 0086, 


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