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Ben Walker


The Coffee Column: Anchor

Previous editor Ben Walker steps in to the earthy fumes of Rusholme’s NQ-style community coffee spot, Anchor, where sharing is caring

Vietnamese Pho & Peking Ribs. Photo: Fuzion Noodle Bar

Review: Fuzion

Ben Walker shares his experience of Fallowfield’s Fuzion

Sixpoint Craft Beer

US craft beer in Spoons is a great leap forward

The biggest pub chain in the UK is now selling American craft beer and is contributing the improvement of beer standards, the lowering of artificially high prices, and the proliferation of the tasty beverage.


Lamb Koftas

Add a little spice to your life.

The mighty stack

Pancake Day: Stateside

American pancakes are all the rage right now, why not try them this Shrove Tuesday?

Odell 5 barrel

The continuing odyssey of the craft beer revolution

We have become spoilt with such choice and very fortunate that now craft beer is common place in our bars.

brie, chocolate, and strawberry

All hail the sandwich maker

Get creative with your sandwich maker and the explore the unconquered frontiers of toasties.

The Deerstalker

Yes, Pieminister

Sustainable, ethical, natural, but above all thoroughly delicious. Pieminister lands in Manchester.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate heaven

Adventures of a drinks enthusiast

Don’t settle for the run of the mill soft drinks, and maybe even pass on the beer once in a while, and indulge in these fine offerings.

With January over, treat yourself to a New York Sour

Dry January: road to perdition or salvation?

Have you slogged through a booze-free start to the year, or has January started where December left off?

Gareth Wane

Lunch time hot spots: somewhere a little different.

Eat well in 2014. Start by trying these three great lunch time alternatives to the baked potato.

Maddy Hubbard

The Great British Bake Off Debate

Faye Waterhouse and Ben Walker go head to head in a no-holds barred battle to decided whether the Great British Bake Off has the perfect consistency and a satisfying flavour, or languishes at the soggy bottom of food TV.