Top 5 Christmas Gifts for North East Foodies


Christmas is right around the corner and like me, there’s no doubt lots of people panicking about what you’re going to buy.

Well, I’ve pulled together a list of the top presents for food lovers across the North East!

This incredible recipe book is straight from the mind of Anna Hedworth, owner and chef at the eponymously named Cook House Restaurant in Ouseburn.

The book is packed full of delicious recipes and the inspiring story of how Anna established her dream restaurant. It’s an absolute must for anyone looking for North East inspired recipes or those who dream of one day opening their own restaurant.

Triple A food tours is the first walking tour of its kind in Newcastle. As the name suggests, you’ll get to experience some of the best culinary treats the Toon has to offer.

From fresh-caught Lindisfarne oysters in the Grainger Market to Gorgeous tapas at La Casa, this tour is an absolute must for any true lovers of food in the region.

If you’re looking to add a little spice to your plates this winter, then these Thai cooking class may be exactly what you need!

Based in South Shields, the classes are run by Santana, who comes from a foodie family background in Thailand

Learn to cook famous Thai dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment –only 3 people in a group. You will learn about the different ingredients, preparation and cooking techniques that make for authentic Thai food while having fun learning.

At the end of the lesson, you will sit down to enjoy the delicious Thai food that you have expertly prepared, with a glass of wine, Thai Singha beer or soft drink.

If Thai food isn’t your style, then why not try one of the many cooking classes on offer at Blackfriars in Newcastle?

These fantastic classes include Seafood and Whisky pairings, bread making for beginners, pizza and prosecco nights and so much more! Head over to their website to see the full range of events available, but be advised to book up fast –

Block & Bottle is undeniably one of the best butchers in the North East. They stock an incredible selection of craft beers and high-quality meats sourced from their approved free-range farms that are as local as possible, with the majority from North East and Yorkshire.

Well if there’s someone who loves BBQing or prepping their own cuts, you can splash out on one of their three regular butchery classes. All our classes include lots of tasty food from items you have prepared that day.

Beef Butchery Class – Meat Salt Smoke Beginners Sausage & Charcuterie Masterclass – Meat Salt Smoke Advanced (Pig in a Day) Charcuterie Masterclass

Visit their website for full details of the courses


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