#F1CookAlong China – Salty, Steamy, Sticky

As the F1 circus rolls into China for race 2 of the season, we turned our attention to the orient for cooking inspiration. We’re lucky to have excellent suppliers of Far Eastern ingredients in Newcastle, as well as some great vendors of Chinese foodie staples. Nan Bei tea and dumpling bar is one of our... Continue Reading →


Loving The Chocolate Smiths – legendry in the making

There is a bunch of chocolatiers local to Newcastle who are creating quite a stir with their weird, wacky and wonderful luxury handmade chocolate bars. Imagine your favourite night in the local pub. Perhaps with a lovely plate of chips, washed down with a cold beer. A curry may be your thing instead and you like to go a... Continue Reading →

#F1CookAlong Australia – A fishy feast

Race 1 of the season sees the F1 Circus headed to Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. To kick-off #F1CookAlong, we've taken inspiration from the fantastic coastlines found down under and the amazing suppliers of fish found around the North East of England to create a small fishy feast for 2. We headed to Newcastle's Grainger Market to... Continue Reading →

#F1CookAlong – The Launch

To coincide with the 2017 F1 season, we're launching #F1CookAlong. What better way to combine two of life's finest f's than to celebrate each F1 race with amazing food from the host country? Following a trial run in 2016 which saw us explore ingredients and recipes from Mexico to Malaysia and everywhere in between, we'll be... Continue Reading →

Canny Gadgies at a Canny Market

Canny /'kani/ Adjective (Pleasant, nice, showing sound judgement...) We hauled ourselves to Northumberland this week on a very specific mission to find some sweet treats. We found ourselves at the wonderful Alnwick Market, nestled in a pretty cobbled town and set against the background of the impressive Alnwick castle. We left laden with fruit and veg,... Continue Reading →

A ‘knight’ at Unsworth’s Yard

Think of Cartmel, Cumbria and you might settle on drooling memories of sticky toffee pudding and the excitement of Cartmel races. A medieval village in North West England, Cartmel is a bustling little town fit to bursting with lovely trinket shops, cafes, traditional pubs and some serious dining calibre (two Michelin starred L'Enclume to name just one... Continue Reading →

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