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Jessica Hardiman

These glorious little beans can be so much more than mere revision buddies. Photo: Stirling Noyes @Flickr

Preview: Chorlton Coffee Festival

Fed up of yawning despondently into a lonely campus coffee? This one’s for you

Perhaps the most decadent of our suggestions: Australasia. But hard work deserves reward! Photo: Australasia.

Our pick of graduation restaurants

We’ve compiled a list of restaurants where we’d love to take our parents

Mackerel is filling enough that all you need with it are a few salad leaves, making it ideal for a quick fix

Smoked mackerel with rhubarb and ginger

Put down the revision-induced pot noodle – this mackerel meal is just as instant

Even if you don't become King of the 'Q', it may be worth hanging around for a sample. Photo: Grillstock

Preview: Grillstock

Manchester welcomes Grillstock for its Northern debut

This gumbo is a simplified take on the Cajun classic. Photo: annieseats @Flickr

Cajun chicken Gumbo

This gumbo boasts powerful Louisiana flavours, but with minimal effort

We recommend going for a wrap and 3 salads for just £5. Photo: Patrycja Marczewska


Kukoos is a new and delicious alternative to Oxford Road’s usual suspects, with everything on the menu at £5 or less

The grand exterior of The Albert Square Chop House. Photo: Photo: Luchia Houghton-Lloyd

The Albert Square Chop House

How does The Albert Square Chop House fare in the shadow of its older brothers?

Simon Binns

In conversation with: Simon Binns

Jessica Hardiman and Emily Clark listen to food writer Simon Binns’ musings on the Manchester restaurant landscape

The king of comfort and indulgence: baked Camembert cheese. Photo: Richard Gaywood @Flickr

Valentine’s Day supper for singletons

Indulge a little this Valentine’s day – you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy a slap-up meal

'Hold on! Let me put this on Instagram.' Photo: Great British Chefs @Flickr

‘Food porn’ censored

With restaurants banning customers from taking photos of their meals, we explore the irritating side to harmless food snaps

Can Nigella regain her popularity after flop Nigellissima? Photo: Hugo Burnand,

Nigella Lawson: love or loathe?

This week we place the sultry Nigella Lawson under the meticulous Food & Drink section’s microscope

And they're not all alcoholic! Photo: edenza @Flickr

12 Drinks of Christmas

Trust us, there’s a Christmas drink to suit every mood