Discover the Top Foodie Stands at Living North LIVE
Living North LIVE returns to Newcastle Racecourse from 6th–8th May, which means it’s time to make the most of the fantastic Food Hall
For those with a sweet tooth, The Travelling Bee Co. is a must visit. This family-run business sources honey from the happiest bees around the North (which of course make the most delicious honey) and has a range of truly unique flavours including Provence lavender, organic walnut and lime blossom.
When husband and wife Andrew and Anne- Marie Calder discovered Grandad Charlie’s original piccalilli recipe, they decided to ‘give it a go’, and seven years later Calder’s Kitchen has grown into a successful business making condiments from their family kitchen. Keep an eye out for their Chillililli, an adaptation of the traditional recipe with a delicious sweet chilli kick, perfect in sandwiches, on the barbecue, or simply alongside a classic pork pie.
Burtree Puddings are a family-run business creating delicious handmade puds and cakes in small batches from their farmhouse kitchen, guaranteeing an all-round, genuine flavour that can impress even the most discerning of dessert connoisseurs. When you combine this with locally-sourced ingredients it’s a sure recipe for success.
Specialising in seasonal, small-batch, award-winning gourmet chocolate bars, North Chocolates will be showcasing their finest flavours at this year’s Living North LIVE. Using ethically-sourced cocoa and cocoa butter, North Chocolates have a whole range flavours and for something a bit different why not try the Earl Grey, orange and bergamot dark chocolate, rhubarb frangipane ruby chocolate, or liquorice and blackcurrant milk chocolate? One of them might just end up being your new favourite.
Set up with the aim of bringing you the finest artisan cheeses at an affordable price, Steve’s Cheese is a must visit. With a selection of classics such as extra mature cheddar and red Leicester, alongside unique flavours including jalapeño and lime, red onion and red wine and even a wheel infused with charcoal powder, it’s a cheese-lover’s paradise.
THE OLIVE STORE
Sourcing their products from the Andalusian city of Jaén, The Olive Store offer a delicious selection of traditional Spanish snacks. From caper berries to classic olives, Juan Pedro Domecq Iberico hams to chorizo, and of course a variety of delicious olive oils, head to their stand for an authentic taste of Spain.
THE FRENCH QUARTER
From their restaurant in Newcastle, Cédric & Catherine Boc-Ho invite customers to share their love of all things French and now you have the chance to enjoy that at home too. Authentic specialities on offer include wine, chutneys and oils, as well as hampers and vouchers, and we can’t think of a better way to bring a taste of France to your doorstep. We recommend the Tapenade noir, a Provençal spread of puréed black olives, capers, and anchovies, as well as the delicious fig chutney.
BIG RIVER BAKERY
Creating tasty, small-batch bakes such as sourdoughs, beer breads and stotties, Big River Bakery specialise in slow-fermented, handmade breads and baked goods. The Shieldfield-based bakery uses locally-sourced ingredients to make their delicious bakes so look out for favourites including fruity scones, tasty vegetable quiches and classic pastries. Bakery founder, the charismatic Andy Haddon, will be demonstrating in the LIVE kitchen so you can learn a few tips from the man himself too.
ROUNTON COFFEE ROASTERS
Taking pride in sourcing the highest quality of speciality coffees which have been freshly roasted in small batches, Rounton Coffee Roasters are proud to create consistent favour profiles every time. Each blend gives a variety of tasting notes, from fruity and sweet to rich and nutty, so this Yorkshire-based coffee company is the go-to stand for any coffee lover.
THE ALNWICK RUM & SPIRITS COMPANY
Founded in 1914, The Alnwick Rum & Spirits Company started off as a one-product business with its uniquely blended Legendary Dark Rum, a favourite amongst sailors and fisherman in the North East. The business has since expanded to produce a full range of rum and liqueurs and has grown to become one of the country’s acclaimed rum companies. Whether you’re a fan of dark, golden, spiced or white rum, they have something for everyone.
When it comes to the handmade spirits of Poetic License Distillery, expect the unfamiliar. Additions here and omissions there have transformed the classics you know so well into something with a whole new character. Original creations include baked apple and salted caramel gin liqueur, honey and heather rarity, and strawberry and cream gin.