Anna Lawson-Walker visits The Mud Crab in East Didsbury and leaves with mixed opinions
Food & Drink
Geography student Jose Harrington inspires cooking from around the world with this authentic African dish
Claire Cottis shows us how to mix a delicious seasonal cocktail
Although sometimes pasta gets viewed as an ‘unhealthy’ option due to its high carb content, it’s actually a great choice two or three times a week as part of a balanced diet. Brown dried pasta is widely available these days and will only cost you around £1 per bag – about 5 meals worth.
Hester Lonergan visits North Tea Power, a relaxing cafe in Manchester’s Northern Quarter
Often in the shadow of their starchy distant relative the potato, sweet potatoes are just as cheap, versatile and delicious as the mighty jacketed staple food. At around 79p per kg at Lidl (that’s about 3 big ones), there is no excuse not to have a go at some of our tasty and cost cutting recipes. Don’t be put off by their coloured skin and mutated shapes; it’s what’s inside that counts. Equality for the potatoes!
Saif Rehan documents his first taste of Japanese cuisine at Wagamama
Hester Lonergan visits Rudy’s Pizza, a pop up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter
Making pizzas at home is one of my favourite things to do as a group. If there are a few of you, you can club together to afford decent ingredients and at a fraction of the cost of a takeaway or restaurant pizza. It’s also a lot healthier than eating out as you know exactly what’s going into every component of the dish!
Claire Cottis gives insight on how to create the Gin and Earl Grey Fizz, a truly British (…and easy to mix!) cocktail
As probably one of the easiest sweet treats to make, rocky road bars are my fail-safe party showstopper. The basic recipe is to grab everything unhealthy, smash it all to bits, cover it with gooey melted chocolate and refrigerate.
James Jackman visits Albert Square to sample the delights on offer at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.