Jane Hogan, Taste North East - Enjoy great food whatever the weather

PUBLISHED: 10:55 11 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:50 20 February 2013

Jane Hogan, Taste North East - Enjoy great food whatever the weather

Jane Hogan, Taste North East - Enjoy great food whatever the weather

Enjoy great food whatever the weather, says Jane Hogan of Taste North East

By the time you read this I hope we are enjoying an Indian Summer the sun splitting the trees as you sit in your garden with your drink of choice taking some time out with North East Life. As I write this, though, the rain is lashing the windows, the wind is whipping the trees and my feet are sodden due to my refusal to put my summer wardrobe in storage and get my wellies on.

Sadly many summer events including The Great Yorkshire Show, Bramham Horse Trials and Delicious Festival were cancelled this year a miserable situation for organisers and participants. There is surely a business opportunity for the person who can come up with a product which makes grass work even when it is sodden.

In the meantime, here are Taste North Easts tips for surviving the British Autumn:

September 22-23 head to the Alnwick Food Festival where Jean-Christophe Novelli will bring a gentle warm flush to Northern ladies cheeks as he returns as the events celebrity guest chef. With over 50 of the regions finest food traders and exhibitors, a renowned line-up of talented local chefs, a Community Market as well as an Arts and Craft Market, it will be a great day out rain or shine!


Those clever people at the National Trusts Wallington Hall have weather-proofed their annual Food and Craft Festival on October 20-21 by bringing it all under cover. Highlights include displays and stalls by suppliers of all kinds of fresh local food and drink.

Visitors will also find a range of arts, handmade crafts and jewellery, and the magnificent house and gardens will be open to the public for just 2 entry fee per person, leaving you enough money for this seasons most sought after item a pac-a-mac in this seasons must-have shades.


Jane Hogan
Taste North East

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