Picadillo Recipe

This Picadillo recipe is a traditional Cuban dish exploding with heat and Latin flavours. The list of ingredients may seem extensive but it really is a ‘throw it in the pan’ kind of number. It…

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Smokehouse Bishop Auckland

The Smokehouse Bishop Auckland is probably one of County Durham’s finest hidden gems. Tucked away down a Bishop Auckland back alley, the venue has no sign, no eye catching display and no elaborate gimmicks. In…

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Paternoster Chop House, London (First Dates Restaurant)

It was entirely surreal to visit the First Dates restaurant. It is, admittedly, my guilty pleasure and whilst there was no Fred, Merlin or Cici and the place feels much smaller in reality, I was…

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Sunday Lunch in Durham, The Stonebridge Inn

Having heard multiple reports of how good this place is, and because I was in desperate need of a hangover banishing Sunday lunch in Durham, we decided to finish off my birthday weekend with a…

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Harissa Kitchen, Newcastle

Tucked away in a student area of Newcastle, Harissa Kitchen in Sandyford is a hidden gem. A bright and contemporary eatery laden with a relaxing Mediterranean feel, it’s perfect for casual catch ups with friends…

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