Jane Hogan - the Taste North East manager wants to help everyone find great local food
PUBLISHED: 19:21 09 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:36 20 February 2013
The Taste North East manager wants to help everyone find great local food
T his was the year I came in from the wilderness. In February I joined Taste North East and a whole world of food, fun and festivals has opened up for me! I took the family to the first ever Tynemouth Food Festival and what a great time we had.
Heres the thing Im a foodie and I always have been, I live slap bang in the middle of the North East in Durham and I am willing to travel quite a few miles to find an event which will keep my tiny masters (my two four-year-old daughters) happy and quiet for a few hours. I honestly thought the North East was completely lacking cultural and food and drink happenings!
If you are reading North East Life then you are already a discerning and well-informed person but the fact is that my work took me away from the North East and often the UK for much of my time and when I was at home I didnt pick up the local newspapers or magazines and I didnt listen to the local radio stations. If I had I would have realised that I could have spent most weekends filling my shopping bags with goodies and my imagination with new recipes and food combinations.
Part of our purpose here at Taste North East is to inspire people to discover new local food and drink. But if like me they arent using the usual channels to find out whats going on, how can we reach them?
Thats why we have launched our free Taste Club for foodies who want to know whats new, events they can go to, special offers they can get their hands on and where they can meet other like-minded North East food and drink fans.
Right now were going to the fairs and festivals to meet and sign up our fellow foodie fans. Taste Club is on Facebook and were promoting Taste Club via our lovely member companies too. But Im still worried there are poor souls out there like me, who are sitting in their kitchens wondering where all the action is.
Do you know of fellow foodies who might be in this situation? You can help us to help them to transform their lives (well their weekends anyway).
And please also contact me firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas about how we can find and connect everyone with events from the Borders to Brough where they can discover source and share our fab local food.