Food Festival: Learn from the kings and queens of kitchens

Christine McAllister
Christine McAllister

Chefs from across the region, and foodie buffs, will be demonstrating their talents in the Northumberland Hall throughout the food festival weekend.

Christine Billany, from the Carriages Tearoom in Bellingham, will show off her skills with pastry and cakes while Emma Whittingham, will show how to cook with Game. Christine McAllister, aka the Frugal Foodie, will show how to create delicious dishes on a budget and chefs from RAF Boulmer will cook up a forces treat. Spanish dishes are the name of the game for Gateshead’s Gareth Kyle; fish and shellfish are top of the bill for Kirsty Cruikshank and Karen Wilkin and Andrew Smith shows how you make the perfect loaf.

And of course, Frenchman Jean-Christophe Novelli will also be demonstrating how to create delicious dishes using local produce.