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Review: Mamma Italia, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Friendly service goes a long way in the restaurant trade – and it’s something this Italian joint has in spades.

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Janneke Vreugdenhil.

Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil

Eating alone? So often, it just seems easier to chuck something on a slice of toast for dinner when you’re dining solo, than go to the effort of cooking a whole proper meal. For food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil, her toast topping of choice was anchovies and avocado – if she could bring herself to eat at all.

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Help us to find Chip Shop of the Year 2018.

Help us to find Sunderland and Durham’s Best Chippy

We are on the look-out for Sunderland’s Best Chippy of 2018 - and we need your help.

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The oyster bar at Colmans Seafood temple

Review: Colmans Seafood Temple, South Shields

When it comes to fish and chips Colmans pretty much batter the opposition.

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Chef Stacie Stewart, Dr Xand Van Tulleken and dietician Hala El-Shafie on How to Lose Weight Well

Win three signed copies of Sunderland super chef Stacie Stewart’s diet book

A Sunderland super chef is helping the nation to shed the festive pounds as a hit series returns to screens.

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Ashley Bell and Joe Collins of Holmeside Coffee at the new site.

Popular business to breathe new life into Sunderland’s Winter Gardens cafe

One of the city centre’s best-loved independent ventures is set to relocate to a larger site after a crowd-funding campaign.

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The Scott Street Fisheries has been serving the local community since the 1950s and is currently available for sale

For sale: the chip shop that’s ‘a safe bet’

Fancy dining out on the chance to be your own boss? This could be the odds on favourite you’ve been looking for.

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New York-style cornbread muffins & parmesan

Food and drink: How to make New York-style cornbread muffins & parmesan

These are far more exciting than a plain bread roll.

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The Engine Room at The Fire Station in High Street West

Review: Engine Room at The Fire Station, Sunderland city centre

Sunderland’s old city centre fire station is poles apart from its former guise.

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Chris Young at Papas Tapas restaurant

Sunderland restaurant closes a year after opening

The city centre’s only Spanish tapas restaurant has closed its doors a year after opening.

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Goa Indian restaurant, Queens Parade

Review: Goa, Seaburn, Sunderland

There’s not much that can warm your cockles more on a sleety Sunday night than a trip to Goa.

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Inside The Laundrette

Review: The Laundrette, Westgate Road, Newcastle

Is one of Newcastle’s newest restaurants worth getting in a spin about? I put the menu at The Laundrette through a full cycle to find out.

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Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your home - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....
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Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....

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We want to find the Italian restaurant of the year.

Help us choose our Italian Restaurant of the Year - here’s the top 10

We’ve got our finalists for the Italian Restaurant of the Year 2017 - and now the competition is all about finding who will be number one.

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Ali Hussain, centre, collecting his award in London

Sunderland businessman wins Curry Chef of the Year award

A Sunderland chef has won a prestigious award after turning up the heat with his curry skills.

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Chef Rick Stein.

Food & Drink: Five minutes with... Rick Stein

Rick Stein, the celebrated seafood authority, famous chef and restaurateur extraordinaire – a man who’s travelled the world eating and collecting traditional cooking techniques, magpie-like– claims to be “only a very, very enthusiastic amateur when it comes to Mexican food”.

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Angelo's Ristorante, West Sunniside, Sunderland

REVIEW: Angelo’s Ristorante, West Sunniside, Sunderland

Sounds cheesy, but the mozzarella starter at Angelo’s was one of the best I’ve had in Sunderland. (And I’ve eaten a lot of Sunderland starters.)

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Mantra Thai in Newcastle

Review: Mantra Thai, Forth Banks, Newcastle

For a welcome as warm as Thailand itself, Mantra Thai is always a safe bet.

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Anyone for a tequila? Inside Sunderland’s new Mexican restaurant

A new city centre restaurant has got Mexican food all wrapped up.

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