Spring picks

We’ve been shopping (again) – here’s some our new favourite things in the Appetite kitchen…

 

Hot stuff

Handcrafted in Parma with Italian ingredients including Calabrian chillies, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and Porcini mushrooms – a few drops of this well-rounded Firelli Italian Hot Sauce elevates everything from pasta to salads. £3.85 at The Deli Around the Corner, 61 Hotspur Street Tynemouth, NE30 4EE, tel 0191 259 0086, www.thedeliaroundthecorner.co.uk

 

Steamin’

This Joseph Joseph Bloom Stainless-steel Folding Steamer Basket has been getting a lot of use recently. It turns any pan into a steamer and we’re big fans of steaming puddings in it too. £19.99 at La Cookshop Milkhope Centre, Blagdon, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 142, www.lacookshop.co.uk

 

Choc heaven

Having enjoyed an amazing antipasti selection and some brilliant wines on our last visit, we departed our favourite Gosforth enoteca with these fab chocolates from SecretTaart to end the night. £15.00 at Carruthers & Kent, 3A Elmfield Road, Gosforth, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818, www.carruthersandkent.com

 

Easter treat

We started our Easter celebrations a little early this year as we just had to try these Belgian chocolate-coated semifreddo bunny lollies. £12.50 for four at Morwick Dairy, Morwick Farm, Acklington Morpeth, NE65 9DG, tel 01665 711 210, www.morwickdairy.co.uk

 

Chosen tipple

Expertly chosen by Mark Turnbull, this Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2021 from Argentina is made from a blend of Malbec and Corvina grapes and delivers ripe fruits-of-the-forest aromas enhanced by notes of cinnamon and vanilla. £17.99 at Turnbull’s Northumbrian Food Hall, Unit 2, Willowburn Retail Park Taylor Drive, Alnwick, NE66 2DJ, tel 01665 602 186, www.turnbullsfood.co.uk

Sign up to our news
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us.