22.07.2017

#UKWINEHOURLIVE TASTING AT CHETHAM'S LIBRARY

I have a small confession to make. I don’t know much about wine, so an evening spent wine tasting was a revelation...

20.07.2017

Recipe - Korean Beef Bibimbap

I’m always on the look-out for new and interesting recipes to cook at the weekends, when I have time to spend bimbling around in my kitchen.

17.07.2017

A Tapas Tour Of Seville

We visited lots of different and some quite unexpected establishments and tried all manner of local delicacies, both food and drink.

15.07.2017

Small Plates, The Indecisive-Diners Delight

Is anyone else a totally indecisive diner? On a recent trip to Liverpool, I struggled to make my mind up on where to go for lunch. So, I hit up #AskTwitter...

28.06.2017

A Mini Break At Abode

The Abode in Manchester is housed in a former Victorian textile factory, a short stroll from Piccadilly train station. The façade is typically 19th Century but the interior is anything but.

23.06.2017

The Ned, London

It was the name that first caught my eye on social media. The Ned. There was a new, swanky hotel and member’s club opening in The City of London, called The Ned.

13.06.2017

Randall & Aubin, Manchester

They say, ‘Good things come to those who wait’ and we have been waiting for the opening of Randall & Aubin, in Manchester, for many a long month

12.06.2017

Hipstering In Shoreditch

I have been visiting London all my life but one area I have never explored is the East End, so my daughter and I decided to head there and check out the much-lauded food scene...

21.05.2017

Greenall's Gin: Shaking Things Up A Bit

‘When life hands you lemons, crack open the gin,’ that’s how the old saying goes, right? As we all know, gin’s recent revolution is still in full swing and doesn’t seem to be slowing down...

21.05.2017

Soreen And Disney

Britain’s number 1 malt loaf bakers, Soreen, have used some Disney magic to conjure up new mini loaves, with everyone’s favourite characters on the packaging...

19.05.2017

Corner Cocktail Bar - Northern Quarter, Manchester

The Hatters Hostel group has a rather fabulous new addition to its offering in the Northern Quarter...

24.04.2017

New Breakfast/Brunch Menu At The Abel Heywood, Manchester

A new season means a new breakfast/brunch menu at the Abel Heywood in Manchester’s Northern quarter...

21.04.2017

A Mini-Break In The Lune Valley, Lancashire

Recently I went on a mini break to one of the family-run, Seafood Pub Company’s venues, The Fenwick at Claughton, nestled in the Lune Valley

07.04.2017

Grand Pacific, Manchester

I have ascended the winding staircase at 50 Spring Gardens many times when it was the bar and restaurant, Room. However, on Sunday we went up the stairs to visit...

03.03.2017

Is This the Ultimate Pie?

Is there anything more Northern than a pie? It is the forerunner of convenience food and successive generations, myself included have been raised on them...

22.02.2017

Help Stamp Out Food Waste... With An App

Food waste is a subject that gets me on my soapbox in double quick time. I can’t bear it. With the Trussell Trust food banks alone providing...

10.02.2017

The Pasta Project

We eat out in Manchester a lot, so it’s nice to get out of the city every now and then. I received an invitation...

12.12.2016

Food Sorcery Cookery School

A new cookery school has opened at the Waterside Hotel in Didsbury. Food Sorcery is owned and run by three friends...

11.11.2016

Grand Northern Sausages

The lovely team at Grandad’s Sausages made our day when they sent Matthew, one of the owners, out to the office with a goody bag...

08.11.2016

An Italian Chef In A Cheshire Kitchen

No one knows this better than Stefano de Blasio and his family, who for the past 40 years have been designing and fitting kitchens...

01.11.2016

Release The Kraken

The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum has launched a new, exclusive Limited edition ceramic bottle and we were chuffed to little...