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Food & Drink

Free Cakes for Kids

Free Cakes for Kids

Bake a cake that makes a difference!

'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

All style, no substance: is £4 too expensive for a mere slice of cake? Photo: Frideswide O'Neill


The proof of the pudding was not in the eating at Northern Quarter hangout Teacup

Go chew the fat with your nearest butcher - they'll give you recipes and cooking tips . Photo: sheffieldhammer @Flickr

Having a butcher’s

Discovering horse DNA in your sausage sandwich is just one of the reasons not to buy meat at supermarkets

Buy this beautiful cheap hunk of meat from your local butcher. Photo: GreatBritishChefs @Flickr

Butcher’s ham hock and lentils

We’re not loin, this piece of meat is a real Babe

Gluten-free menus are increasingly common; check out Home Sweet Home in the Northern Quarter. Photo: Jonny Breakwell

Coeliac in Manchester

Jonny Breakwell tells us about the rise of ‘coeliac friendly’ menus

Smoked salmon trimmings and tinned asparagus sound nowhere near as appealing as their proper counterparts but, once cooked, give the same flavour. Photo: Paul Goyette

Entertaining on a budget: French dinner party

Catering en masse isn’t as expensive as you’d think

Stretch your meals with the bird that just keeps giving. Photo: The_Smiths @Flickr

Cheaper than chips

Frideswide O’Neill offers some frugal tips for your shopping, cooking and eating habits. This week: chicken.

Unfortunately this orange-flavoured beverage isn't the way to go for edible sunshine. Photo: headexplodie @Flickr

The homesick cook

Wholesome ideas for when you’re hankering after home

Mutton dosa was a good call. Photo: Ollie Cartwright

Dosa Xpress

Something humble about the slightly bland vegetable-prone dosa makes it very comforting

Manchester's Midland Hotel is setting up two Simon Rogan restaurants. Photo: Gene Hunt @Flickr

Manchester’s Michelin prospects

Manchester may finally be reentering the Michelin Guide, but does the Mancunian restaurant scene need it?

The leather sofa and open fireplace vibe adds to The Metropolitan's lovely Sunday lunch. Photo: Gene Hunt @Flickr

Making a meal of Manchester

Thus begins our anti- Nando’s campaign