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#FridayFoodFight – The Cook Off

#FridayFoodFight – The Cook Off

You’ve probably already heard of Friday Food Fight, or #FridayFoodFight. There’s been a big buzz on Twitter for weeks which seemed to increase significantly after the M.E.N described the upcoming events as “food raves”. Launching on Friday 7th March and running for 12 consecutive weeks Friday Food Fight will combine some of the cities best restaurants, street food vendors and ... Read More »

An American Feast At Manchester Foodies Supper Club

An American Feast At Manchester Foodies Supper Club

It’s been barely four months since I bit the bullet and attended my first ever supper club at the Rusholme home of the very talented Jamie and Anna aka ‘Manchester Foodies’. Back then it was a Middle Eastern feast inspired by Ottolenghi’s ‘Jerusalem’ and I loved it. Since then, while they’ve been busy moving house i’ve attended several other supper ... Read More »

‘Red’s True Barbecue’ Brings Awesome Meat To Manchester

‘Red’s True Barbecue’ Brings Awesome Meat To Manchester

Meat fans of Manchester rejoice, something special is happening. Red’s True Barbecue, much loved across the Pennines in Leeds have arrived and they’ve brought meat, lots of meat. I’d been eagerly anticipating their arrival since hearing they were to take over the old Livebait site on Lloyd Street, Albert Square. The official opening is this Thursday (13th February) but I ... Read More »

Italian Wine Tasting with Umezushi & Italy Abroad

Italian Wine Tasting with Umezushi & Italy Abroad

I love Japanese food and I love wine – particularly Italian – so what could be better than an Italian Wine Tasting night at one of my favourite Japanese restaurants? Not much I thought so despite feeling a tad delicate after the Arepa supper club the previous night I decided to go along to Umezushi and check it out. The event ... Read More »

Arepa! Arepa! Arepa! ‘Columbian Classics’ Supper Club

Arepa! Arepa! Arepa! ‘Columbian Classics’ Supper Club

I like to think i’m pretty cultured when it comes to eating and enjoy a wide range of cuisines but until last year I didn’t know the first thing about Columbian food. That all changed after a visit to Levy Market where I got my first taste of Columbian street food from friends & fellow bloggers Jules & Bailey and their Arepa!Arepa!Arepa! stall. ... Read More »

Teapigs Green Tea Matcha Challenge

Teapigs Green Tea Matcha Challenge

One of the unexpected side effects of writing this blog is the amount of freebies I get offered. Whilst it’s tempting to accept everything (who doesn’t like free stuff?) I didn’t start the site to write about biscuits or egg cups so i’m fairly selective about what i’ll accept. Every now and again though I receive an offer I just ... Read More »

Great Ale, Year Round – Brand New Micro-bar @ Bolton Market

Great Ale, Year Round – Brand New Micro-bar @ Bolton Market

Bolton doesn’t have much to shout about these days; it’s football team are hopeless, Peter Kay seems to have given up trying to be funny and its once excellent town centre now seems to only contain pound shops and banks. Even worse (from my point of view anyway) the latest edition of The Good Food Guide doesn’t feature a single ... Read More »

The 2013 Food Geek Awards

The 2013 Food Geek Awards

Last year saw the first ever Food Geek Awards. They seemed to go down pretty well and are a bit different from the usual ‘Top 10 Lists’ that are so popular at this time a year so it looks like they might become a regular thing. After eating out around 130 times in 2013 the awards are much bigger and ... Read More »

The Most Wonderful Time Of Year At The Parkers Arms

The Most Wonderful Time Of Year At The Parkers Arms

As 2013 draws to a close and I begin to reflect on my culinary adventures over the past 12 months one of the undoubted highlights was the discovery of The Parkers Arms in the Ribble Valley. My first visit back in March remains one of the most memorable and enjoyable meals this year and I now consider it a firm ... Read More »

Levenshulme Christmas Night Market

Levenshulme Christmas Night Market

A cold, dark train station car park in Levenshulme might not seem the most obvious place for a Christmas party but last week the final Levy Market of 2013 was just that. Moved from it’s regular morning slot on the last Saturday of each month to Friday night so that visitors could finish their shopping whilst getting into the Christmas ... Read More »

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