The Mancunion

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Food & Drink

Classic Cosmopolitan

Five favourite watering holes

Five bars in which to spend a jolly evening

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

White chocolate and raspberry cake

This cake is really simple to make and goes down a treat

Mackerel Salad

Sustainable Mackerel Salad

As people become increasingly concerned about the stocks of wild fish like cod, tuna and salmon it’s good to give them a break and switch to a more abundant fish like mackerel. Try and make sure the mackerel is MSC approved as it guarantees that it is fished using sustainable methods.

A delicious assortment of beverages

You are what you drink

Aren’t you just the gruff yet refined classic figure of a man, mulling over your whisky, having it straight because you can handle it. Who do you think you are?

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.


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.


My God Ingredient

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


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.


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


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.


Little bites of raspberry delight

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


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.