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Food & Drink

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

Not just a pretty face - these biscuits are tasty and make great presents too. Photo: Andrew Shaw

Bake your Christmas presents!

Decorative biscuits, truffles and chutney make lovely homemade presents

A tasty and equally as festive replacement for the mince pie. Photo: Maddy Hubbard

Mini chocolate cherry tarts

These tarts are a delicious alternative treat to the ubiquitous (and overrated) mince pie

You'll never see a food blogger without a camera. Photo: Jason Lam @Flickr

Manchester food blog round-up

Maddy Hubbard gives us the lowdown on the world of foodie bliss at just the click of a button

Team up with housemates to cover the basics at a fraction of the cost. Photo: David Holt London @Flickr

Cheaper than chips

Frideswide O’Neill offers some frugal tips for your shopping, cooking and eating habits

Vegetable boxes can inspire chefdom in the least cheffy of us

The Manchester Students’ Food Co-operative

Join the veg box scheme to avoid the uniformity over-packaged nightmare of supermarket veg

The Function Room is a modern nightclub with two massive wooden lizards on the wall

The Function Room

This new drinking spot offers a dance floor and intimate bar combo

Go on, enjoy a pie at Pi. Photo: Adam Bruderer @Flickr

Let me tell you about Chorlton

Are you sitting comfortably? Let Ben Walker watalk you through the culinary hot-spots of charming Chorlton

Great idea, but does it live up to expectations? Photo: Get Baked

Get lost, Get Baked

This student baking venture needs to up its game

The port Cobbler being strained, complete with freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice

Cocktail masterclass from The Liquorists

We spoke to Jody Monteith of The Liquorists, who gave us a few tips to revolutionise your drinking habits

Next we'll all be foraging for our food in Platt Fields, just like this dish from Noma

The student foodie generation

Bon voyage baked beans, hello risotto