Appetite May/Jun 2016
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DESCRIPTIONYesterday, I spent two hours making the chocolate tart in the photograph below. I share this earth-shattering news, not to brag (mind, it was 10 out of 10 delicious) but because it led me to wonder, if I only had six months to live, would I spend two hours of it baking? I suspect I wouldn't, for - and this is quite a thing for the editor of a food magazine to admit - I have decided that life is too short for beating, creaming, whisking and whipping (in the kitchen at least, ahem!). I'll whip up a Victoria sponge or apple crumble because they take only a few minutes, and I always make a Christmas cake because it's an excuse to swig the cooking brandy, but elaborate confections drive me to distraction. I mean, the tart was nice, but was it two hours and five separate culinary processes on a sunny day nice? No, frankly, particularly when I could have nipped up the road to the patisserie at Vallum, bought something fabulous and passed it off as my own.....
ISSUE 36 www.appetitemag.co.uk May/June 2016
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6 FEED...BACK Foodie news and views
8 IT'S A DATE Foodie events across the region
10 SPRING CHICKEN With chorizo on the barbie
12 IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN The weather is snow joke!
14 FISH Simon Walsh tackles tuna
17 REVIEW Dinner at the Duke of Wellington
18 FUDGE-TASTIC Debbie O'Brien's sweet treats
20 THE GRAZER Anna Hedworth is on her nettle
22TOP TIPS Snap to it - asparagus is in season!
24 EASTERN PROMISE Recipes from Sabrina Ghayour
26 FOOD OF LOVE The supper club stealing hearts
30 AFTERNOON TEA Out and about in search of the best
38 CRESS OF A WAVE Watercress - it's the new black...
40 KITCHEN KIT The latest kitchen must-haves
42 THE DIARY Beautiful people, beautiful foodie places
46 CHOCOLATE HEAVEN A dessert fit for Her Majesty
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Yesterday, I spent two hours making the chocolate tart in the photograph below. I share this earth-shattering news, not to brag (mind, it was 10 out of 10 delicious) but because it led me to wonder, if I only had six months to live, would I spend two hours of it baking? I suspect I wouldn't, for - and this is quite a thing for the editor of a food magazine to admit - I have decided that life is too short for beating, creaming, whisking and whipping (in the kitchen at least, ahem!).
I'll whip up a Victoria sponge or apple crumble because they take only a few minutes, and I always make a Christmas cake because it's an excuse to swig the cooking brandy, but elaborate confections drive me to distraction. I mean, the tart was nice, but was it two hours and five separate culinary processes on a sunny day nice? No, frankly, particularly when I could have nipped up the road to the patisserie at Vallum, bought something fabulous and passed it off as my own.
Editor ponders baking and brainless birds. Read on for the tenuous link...
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Which brings me, in a roundabout way, to the many pheasants with no road sense who have ended up on the appetite table recently, the latest making the ultimate sacrifice for the benefit of my dinner when
I was on the Military Road, heading to Vallum for lemon meringue pie
(and there, dear reader, is your tenuous link). What is
wrong with these witless creatures? There are bits of them all over the roads round our way, 99% of them male, which proves either that lady pheasants
are much brighter than their senseless spouses, or the
male pheasant population is in the grip of a suicide epidemic.
Hence, we are now mostly dining on roadkill and shop-bought profiteroles, a) because life's too short for labouring over choux pastry and posh puddings and, b) because baking is for the birds. If you agree, tweet us!
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Ury Indian restaurant in Newcastle is offering appetite readers any two main courses for the price of one until June 27, 2016. Ury, Queen Street Newcastle, NE1 3UG tel 0191 232 7799 www.uryrestaurants.com
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Brocksbushes, Corbridge is offering appetite readers afternoon tea for two for 14 until May 31, 2016. Brocksbushes Farm Shop Styford Roundabout Stocksfield, NE43 7UB tel 01434 633 100 www.brocksbushes.co.uk
AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO FOR 14 AT BROCKSBUSHES
Hinnies, Whitley Bay is offering appetite readers three courses and a glass of fizz for 18 until August 30, 2016. Available Tues-Fri. Hinnies, East Parade, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AP, tel 0191 447 0500, www.hinnies.co.uk
THREE COURSES AND FIZZ FOR 18 AT HINNIES
Beldons @ The Exchange, North Shields is offering appetite readers a free tea or coffee with any slice of cake until June 27, 2016. Beldons @ The Exchange Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE tel 0191 258 7866 www.facebook.com/Beldons
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Sutra Tea Company, Jesmond is offering appetite readers afternoon tea for two for 20 until June 27, 2016. Sutra Tea Company, Clayton Road, Jesmond, NE2 4RP www.teasutra.co.uk
AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO FOR 20 AT SUTRA TEA
BUY-ONE-GET- ONE-FREE ON AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LITTLE COFFEE HOUSE The Little Coffee House, Team Valley is offering appetite readers buy-one-get-one-free on afternoon tea (normal price 12.95) until June 27, 2016. The Little Coffee House within Country Baskets Unit 4 Princesway North TVTE, Gateshead, NE11 0NF tel 0191 447 3404 www.thelittlecoffeehouse.co.uk
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FOUR AFTERNOON TEAS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE AT NUMBER 4 Number 4, Langley Park is offering appetite readers four afternoon teas (normally 9.90 each) for the price of three until June 27, 2016. Number 4, Old Co-op Buildings, Langley Park, Durham DH7 9XE, tel 0191 373 1404 www.facebook.com/number4coffeegiftsandmore
AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO FOR 25 AT DANIEL FARM Daniel Farm, Wylam is offering appetite readers afternoon tea for two including a miniature bottle of prosecco each for 25 until June 27, 2016. Daniel Farm, Sled Lane, Wylam, NE41 8JH, tel 01661 853 849 www.facebook.com/danielfarmwylam
AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO FOR 15 AT THE COUNTY HOTEL The County Hotel, Hexham is offering appetite readers afternoon tea for two for 15 until June 27, 2016. The County Hotel, Priestpopple, Hexham, NE46 1PS tel 01434 608 444, www.countyhotelhexham.co.uk
FREE GLASS OF BUBBLY AT SWEETHART CAFE The Sweethart Cafe, Consett is offering appetite readers a free glass of bubbly with afternoon tea until June 27, 2016. Sweethart Coffee & Cakes, Derwent St, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 8LU, 01207 501 100 www.sweethartcoffeeandcake.co.uk
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A shout-out for the excellent Ko Sai pan-Asian noodle bar in Fenwick, Newcastle, where we enjoyed a happy pre-theatre supper, including an historic Thai seafood broth from the Asian tapas menu, tempura fried prawns, salt and chilli squid, and a green curry with chicken. Great value, fresh and tasty. Ko Sai, Fenwick Northumberland Street, Newcastle NE1 7AS, tel 0191 232 6612
In honour of National Vegetarian Week May 16-22... Serves 2Ingredients1tsp cumin seedsjuice of lime1tbsp olive oil200g halloumi in bite-sized chunks4 cumin and pomegranate-infused beetroot, cut into quarters4 spring onions, cut into 3cm batons1 small courgette, sliced into discs4 kebab sticks MethodIf yo