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Food & Drink

Loads of really cold Bluefin Tuna

Plenty more fish in the sea?

My love affair for fish has appropriately become something of the not so distant past.

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Kebab Alternatives

I once found myself in a most peculiar state. I had been out for the night and having quite aptly quenched my thirst, I had the usual burning desire for the embrace of my true love – the doner kebab. However, my fairytale ending was not to be as I was all out of cash and thus an unworthy pauper in the eyes of my betrothed. Now what? I could not simply go to bed unsatisfied. So I toddled back to my home and entered my kitchen searching for a remedy.

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How to Eat Sushi (and Not Feel Like an Idiot)

The idea of simply eating slabs of raw fish makes me feel somewhat uneasy – thus I hasten to stress that this is not what sushi is all about.

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My God Ingredient

The food so good they named it twice. Couscous is the lazy man’s rice/pasta/porridge/kebab.

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The Lass O’Gowrie

I like my pubs filled with interesting things to stare at for when the conversation drivels out, the Lass O’Gowrie delivers on that front; the entire pub is filled with all kinds of strange memorabilia, with giant portraits of Lando Calrissian and models of Sir Kill-a-lot

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Mancunion Cake-off

They came from far and wide; the brave and the bold, the hungry and the famished. All to compete in what was is now infamous Mancunion Cake-off.

hippo

Hungry hungry hippo/Almond, orange and chocolate cake

If you like you can add the hippos, lime and orange zest at this point so it looks like a scene straight from the African plains. Also those hippos are really tasty.

raspberry

Little bites of raspberry delight

Use a sieve to dust with icing sugar for a homey/rustic look.

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All American cupcakes

Smother onto cupcakes and top with something suitably American like tiny chocolate stars or tiny pieces of Reese’s peanut butter confectionery.

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Godzilla Cake

When one has the opportunity to create ever cake that one desires, there is only one logical decision that one could possibly choose to take – to create a Godzilla.

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Pancakes

Pancakes: great with sugar, excellent with jam, and supreme with golden syrup. But this year why not try something different, or simply use up extras, by making savoury pancakes.

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Fork me, Spoon me

Valentine’s day is once again looming its ugly head and the pressure for every lonely-heart to find somebody to share a meal with is on.