Cumbria gets its own food and drink magazine


CN Group, the publisher behind in-Cumbria, has introduced a new magazine title Taste Cumbria.

This new publication is produced by the award- winning teams behind Cumbria Life and the Taste Cumbria food festivals, and celebrates the people, places and ingredients that have made the Lake District and Cumbria one of the country’s food capitals.

Publishing director Richard Eccles, who is also editor of Cumbria Life, said: “Cumbria’s food scene is thriving with new Michelin- star restaurants, trendy cafes and artisan bakers, brewers and coffee-roasters all causing a buzz in our towns and villages and boosting growth in food tourism.

“Food and drink is a vital part of Cumbria Life magazine, and its food and drink awards celebrate the growing strength of the sector every year. This has given us the confidence to launch a dedicated regional food magazine for Cumbrian food lovers and visitors who want even more food and drink content, ideas and inspiration in a beautiful new format.”

The magazine, which will be published every two months and costs £3.95, has a contemporary, artisan design. It features news about the latest Cumbrian products and openings, features and profiles on our key players and rising stars, recipes and ideas from our top chefs, and expert columns on wine, coffee and the hospitality industry.

Taste Cumbria was first launched by Cumbria Tourism as a Defra-funded food tourism project following the Cockermouth floods of 2009. The Taste Cumbria food festival was established in the town along with other industry marketing initiatives across the county.

CN Events, part of CN Group, took over the brand from Cumbria Tourism when the project ended in 2012, and has continued to run the flagship Taste Cockermouth Food Festival in September and launch new Taste Cumbria festivals in Ulverston, Kirkby Lonsdale and Whitehaven.

The Taste Cumbria magazine launch is being supported by a multimedia publicity campaign. The magazine will be on sale at selected newsagents and all Booths stores.

Subscriptions cost £15 for six issues. To order a mailed copy of the first issue go to or call 01228 612760.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:49PM
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Trevor   Newham , Newbiggin, Stainton Friday, 14 July, 2017 at 8:37AM
An excellent idea. However, more needs to be done to attract more visitors to towns on a more frequent basis. We have recently moved from Macclesfield, Cheshire, where a very successful monthly 'Treacle' market exists. All types of businesses, with stalls, offer their wares, and the town gets packed. Penrith needs something like this to boost the local economy. There are a significant number of smaller businesses from all around the area that could benefit. It just needs organising.....
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