The must list

In the market for the latest kitchen and dining must-haves? Try these…

Beans means…
Our search for the best coffee from around the world has led us to Baristocracy in North Shields, where renowned Aussie coffee roaster and blender Alex Forsyth is responsible for an inspired range, which includes this silky smooth Ugandan ground coffee with notes of pink peppercorns, strawberries and cream. Prices start at £7.50 for a 250g bag you can buy via the website or the shop (limited opening – check the website). Baristocracy, Unit 2, Larch Court, West Chirton North Industrial Estate, North Shields, NE29 8SG,

Biscuit break
No biscuits? Shame on you – next time, make sure to serve these gorgeous Northumberland Bakehouse shortbreads and biscuits, available at Brocksbushes, Styford Roundabout, Stocksfield, NE43 7UB, tel 01434 633 100,

Tang a lang…
If you want a really good piccalilli, it has to be this one, made by a direct descendant of famed Northumbrian cookery writer Hannah Glasse to her recipe. Part of a range of jams, jellies and chutneys handmade at Northumbrian Pantry,

Genius combo
As dedicated connoisseurs of bread and beer and the pairing thereof, the Appetite team are happy converts to the amazing Soberdough; a fantastic American bread mix to which you add – you guessed it – beer! Choose from the classic mix, cheesy garlic flavour, sea salt and cracked pepper, cheddar and more at Daniel Farm Shop, Sled Lane, Wylam, NE41 8JH, tel 01661 853 849, www.facebook/danielfarmwylam

Silver service
Add a touch of elegance to your table with vintage cutlery and linen, then sit back and watch your family members’ table manners instantly improve (possibly…). The photo offers a taste of the large and regularly updated collection of fine cutlery and table linen at Vintage at the Tower, Hill Street Corbridge, NE45 5AA, tel 01434 632 186, www.facebook/VintageAtTheTower

Kitchen chic
The editor’s current favourite ‘kitchen wear’ (see what we did there…) is a gorgeous handmade apron from North East-based Five Little Pins. These beautiful pieces are handcrafted in bold fabrics, including this gorgeous Alexander Henry print. £18 via Five Little Pins’ online store @FiveLittlePins at

Green scene
You can now do your bit for the planet with the new Eco cookware range from Prestige. Each piece features a plant-based non-stick coating, and for every pan sold a tree is planted in partnership with Treeaid. Every pan is made from recycled materials and they are all recyclable. They’re also great value – prices start at £24.99 for a 20cm frying pan at La Cookshop, Milkhope Centre, Berwick Hill Road, Seaton Burn Newcastle, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 142

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