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This is another family recipe I wanted to share. Rosalie is my uncle-by-marriage’s mother, a wonderful Jewish lady whose recipes I have recreated many times over the years. Her cheesecake is the best I have ever tasted, and although I don’t have much of a sweet tooth I can’t resist it. For the base: 9-10 […]

Dave Marsland, better known as The Drinks Enthusiast, is a great bloke. Warm, engaging and funny, he keeps the room laughing and heckling throughout the evening at Lock 91. He describes himself as a “Taster & Guide to the World of Drinks”, and for £15 you can spend the evening trying out four different spirits, […]

Cheese is not just a student staple but a human right, an ingredient that can turn the most boring meal into something delicious (if decidedly less healthy). But I often find myself overwhelmed by the huge range of choice available at most supermarkets – do any of them really taste that different? To find out, […]

Ok so I know what you’re thinking – it’s only October and I’m recommending a Christmas themed event! We haven’t even had Halloween yet! But think about it. October means warmer weather, so you might actually want to be outdoors. And there’s something about Christmas food which is so indulgent and comforting that it can […]

As a committed carnivore, Fuel Café was always going to have to work a little harder to please. I had heard vegetarian and vegan friends rave about the warm atmosphere and great food, particularly their veggie and vegan fry-ups, but I’d never made the effort to visit until I spotted the cafe when walking along […]


This recipe comes from my godmother Mary, who is a phenomenal cook. Going to her house is amazing – she measures her cookbooks by the yard (and apparently they’ve all been left to me in her will!), and she’s a brilliant source of cooking tips and interesting new flavour combinations. But it’s the basics that […]

Ethical Gifts

All these lists in the national papers of gifts for foodies are great, but if we’re honest who really needs a £50 apron or £250 knife? Sometimes it’s nice to think of things that are not only useful, practical gifts but also make you feel good about giving or receiving them. Sure, it’s a bit […]


Maddy Hubbard investigates those who use the term ‘bargain bin’ quite literally.


Falafel are incredibly cheap and easy to make, so I definitely recommend giving this recipe a go. Ideally you need a stick blender – one of those hand-held food processors used to make soups, but you could probably manage with a potato masher and some good old fashioned elbow grease! 1 tin chickpeas, drained 1 […]

Gemini (328-330 Oxford Road) Located at Whitworth Park Halls, Gemini Cafe is a favourite of students who are looking for an enormous plate of food for next to no money. It may not win awards for the quality of its ingredients any time soon, but the eggs are always perfectly fried, the bacon crispy and […]