The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper, serving Greater Manchester

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Meat Free Mondays

As you are reading this you might be tucking into a yummy, juicy bacon buttie and being meat free may be a ...

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Independent Manchester Beer Convention

Have you ever been to the land of beer? Sadly this land is fictional, however the Independent Manchester Beer Convention (IMBC) acted ...

Photo Credit: Hester Lonergan

Review: Manchester Liquor Market

As readers may be aware, mid-September welcomes Manchester’s annual food festival. Dave at The Drinks Enthusiast decided, in conjunction with this fortnight ...

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Meat Free Mondays

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 1
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Independent Manchester Beer Convention

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 2
Photo Credit: Hester Lonergan

Review: Manchester Liquor Market

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 3
Photo: Meat Free Mondays

Meat Free Mondays

Jose Harrington explores the benefits of cutting down our meat intake.

Photo: Independent Manchester Beer Convention

Independent Manchester Beer Convention

James Jackman takes a trip to Victoria Baths and discovers some new and exciting beers

'The Mothership'. Photo: The Mancunion

Review: Pieminister

In search of a notorious wedge of cake, a friend and I were quickly thrown off course after coming into contact with Pieminister

Photo Credit: Hester Lonergan

Review: Manchester Liquor Market

Hester Lonergan discovers the hidden joys of non-Basics spirits

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The Art of Tipping: Please, Sir… Can I Have Some More?

Sonny Flood offers insight into the ‘grey area’ of tipping

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Review: The Mud Crab

Anna Lawson-Walker visits The Mud Crab in East Didsbury and leaves with mixed opinions

Colourful and delicious. Photo: The Mancunion.

Recipe: Shakshuka

Geography student Jose Harrington inspires cooking from around the world with this authentic African dish

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Recipe: Blackberry Mojito

Claire Cottis shows us how to mix a delicious seasonal cocktail

Roasted vegetable fusilli. Photo: The Mancunion

Healthy on a budget: 5 cost-friendly pasta recipes.

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.

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Review: North Tea Power

Hester Lonergan visits North Tea Power, a relaxing cafe in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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Veg of the Week: The Humble Sweet Potato

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!

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Review: Wagamama

Saif Rehan documents his first taste of Japanese cuisine at Wagamama