Masterchef host dishes up Durham’s delights

Gregg Wallace filming at Beamish Museum.

Gregg Wallace filming at Beamish Museum.

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Masterchef host Gregg Wallace has been in Durham to film a new video promoting the county’s food and drink.

He was in the county to film the video which has been commissioned by Visit County Durham.

The film is part of The Great British Menu online series that sees Gregg in various parts of Britain looking at local specialities and local food producers.

During filming Gregg visited Beamish – The Living Museum of the North and spoke to Joyce Elliott whose team creates the, traditional food on offer in the museum’s exhibits. 

He also met Rachael Jewson, the owner of Knitsley Farm shop, currently Farm Shop of the Year.

Gregg went to the Rose and Crown in Romaldkirkand also met Mark Hird, the owner of microbrewery Sonnet 43.

The video will also feature Seaham Hall, Auckland Castle, Broom House Farm, Durham Gin, RISE Bakehouse and Durham Cathedral.

Gregg said: “It’s been a real pleasure to visit Durham and see what the county has to offer and celebrate the county’s local producers.

“There’s a huge variety on offer and this video will bring Durham’s food and drink to the attention of foodies across the country and beyond.”

Ivor Stolliday, chairman of Visit County Durham, said: “Durham has always had the secret ingredient to the perfect break – incredible food and drink that can be enjoyed in amazing locations.

“The county is not only home to fantastic restaurants, cafes, tearooms and pubs but also innovative local producers. This video will showcase what the county has to offer to a world-wide audience.”

The video will be hosted on the website britainisgreat.com from September.