Cooking The Books - The Hunt Is On For The Region's Recipes

SOME of the North East’s favourite dishes are to be included in a new cookery book – and now the race is on to find the recipes.

The region has rich culinary heritage – famous for everything from Craster kippers to stottie cakes and pease pudding.

Now, intu Merocentre plans to produce the intu Recipe Book, filled not just with traditional recipes, but with dishes that showcase the region’s abundant natural ingredients, from locally caught salmon, to home produced cheese.

The shopping centre, at Gateshead, is calling on restaurants, cookery schools and local farm shops and producers to send in their recipes along with a picture of the dish.

A selection of six recipes will then be posted on social media, with customers asked to choose their three favourites for inclusion in the book.

“We are looking to create a celebration of the finest the North East has to offer, in terms of ingredients and culinary creativity,” said intu Metrocentre Marketing Manager, Helen Atkinson.

“The region has an abundance of great ingredients, not to mention talented food producers and chefs – and this is their chance to shine.”

Entrants must email their recipes and images to no later than Sunday 13 July.

Then, from Monday 14 July, food lovers and shoppers will be able to vote for their favourites via intu Metrocentre’s facebook page.     
As part of its continued commitment to promoting regional delicacies, intu Metrocentre is hosting it’s The Great Taste food festival on 13 and 14 September.

Over the weekend shoppers will be able to sample dishes and locally sourced ingredients from a wide range of suppliers and producers and watch demonstrations from some of the region’s most experienced chefs.
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