The classiest chocolate bars from The Stateside Emporium

We stumbled across The Stateside Emporium for the first time at the Tynemouth Food Festival earlier this year. With arms full of balsamic oils, fresh bread and an assortment of scotch eggs, we were drawn to investigate the Americana styled stand by the assortment of interesting chocolate bars. We were generously offered tasters of all sorts... Continue Reading →


#F1CookAlong Canada – Treats from Northumbrian Smokehouse

Far too much time has passed since we should have posted this but work and life are keeping us busy at the moment. However, seeing as the Azerbaijani race is upon us, we’ve pulled out the laptop to keep on top of things! We’ve both visited Canada, one of us even lived in Canada for... Continue Reading →

#F1CookAlong Spain – Not a Paella

What a week! Not only does Spain play host to one of our absolute favourite F1 races of the year, it also gave us an excuse to get properly stuck in to one of our favourite cuisines. With La Casa Delicatessen (read our full review of them here) in Newcastle's Grainger Market, we had no... Continue Reading →

#F1CookAlong Russia – Gorgeous Pelmeni

We were late to the party with our Russian inspired post this week as a result of a fantastic weekend exploring the North Yorkshire Moors. We did however manage to pick up a few bags of farm fresh ingredients for today's attempt at Russian food whilst discovering lovely Yorkshire towns. We loved Think Fresh in Helmsley. In... Continue Reading →

Review: The Proof of the Pudding, A Royal Treat

As the old adage goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating... and so whilst lured by Susan Green's beautiful homemade, muslin wrapped puds, we really couldn't wait to see what all the fuss was about! Handmade in Heckley High House farm in rural Northumberland, desserts from 'The Proof of the Pudding' have gained in popularity since 2000 and... Continue Reading →

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