Posted on 12 Sep 2012
Based in Manchester’s Spinningfield's’s, the city’s newest quarter built up around the financial and business district, sits a veritable Aladdin's’s cave of bubbling potions, interesting extracts and more home brews than your local CAMRA... READ MORE »
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Posted on 03 Sep 2012
Where would you drink in Manchester? In a new city it’s easy to join the crowd and end up at a mediocre place serving over-priced drinks with a bunch of people you are convinced are the ‘missing link.’ No fear as we run down the five best watering holes in... READ MORE »
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Posted on 20 Aug 2012
Whether it’s been a hard day shopping, you over did it last night or you’re a caffeine junky that can’t go five steps without their next fix – don’t worry, in Manchester you’re never going to go short of the good stuff. In recent years... READ MORE »
Posted on 15 Aug 2012
Baking fish in a parcel in the best way to seal in flavour – instead of roasting or grilling the fish, the steam is kept within the parcel and gently cooks the fish, keeping it tender and moist. In this recipe, where you use lots of aromatics in the parcel, the steam... READ MORE »
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Posted on 14 Aug 2012
Feeling a little clueless in the kitchen? Not sure of your spatula from your saucepan? Don’t worry, there are some basic rules to follow in the kitchen that will make you life easier. Soak your stuff It may sound old fashioned, but once you serve your food, pop... READ MORE »
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Posted on 06 Aug 2012
For a wine novice such as myself, choosing the right wine can be a bit of a daunting prospect. Usually I’ll just run in to the wine aisle of the supermarket and look for the French reds – I know where I am with these; they’re my fall back on, adult safety... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Aug 2012
Man has long understood the mystical qualities of matching the flesh of the land with the flesh of the sea – the sweet lightness of seafood lifting up the heavy, eath bound produce. Apparently the Surf and Turf term, used to descrive these pairings, was... READ MORE »
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Posted on 29 Jul 2012
Oenophiles rejoice! A collaboration between Australian scientists and artists has produced the ultimate wine lover's accessory - wine you can wear. Using biological fermentation, the team have been able to create a seamless fabric that needs no stitching or weaving.... READ MORE »
Posted on 29 Jul 2012
1. Boil a litre of water and put it in a pan with the beef stock cubes. Make sure they are dissolved properly and then add the garlic clove (make a few slashes in the side of it but keep the skin on), the ginger and the star anise. Keep warm on a medium-low heat and let the... READ MORE »
Posted on 16 Jul 2012
Bourbon gets a bad press in the UK; naturally we’re very attached to our single malts – we produce some of the best in the world, so why wouldn’t we be? (Best in the world title currently belongs to Japan). Not to dismiss our heritage; but give a good... READ MORE »

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