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Raspberries & Cream “Trifle”

Raspberries & Cream “Trifle”

“Trifle – never was a pudding so inappropriately named” John Lanchester in The Debt To Pleasure This is my take on trifle and owes lots more to Rob Owen Brown’s Vimto Trifle and raspberries & cream than it does to childhood memories of Christmas ones which were huge and set firmly. I do miss those […]

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Your Birthday! (Competition)

Your Birthday! (Competition)

To welcome you all to my new site I’ve got a treat for one lucky reader.  I will organise a supper club for you and up to 11 guests of your choosing.  The theme & menu will all be of your choosing.  This will take place at a date of your choice, ideally as close […]

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Crisps Recipe

Crisps Recipe

1. Using a hand peeler (preferably a swivel type) peel some large potatoes (Maris Piper by choice) 2. Continue “peeling” the potatoes into thin slices into a bowl of cold water (you could also use a mandoline) you’re looking for as thin slices as possible 3. Leave in the water for 2-6 hours 4. Put […]

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Malt Loaf Beer For MFDF

Malt Loaf Beer For MFDF

As well as cooking I am a huge fan of beer, so when Manchester Food & Drink Festival announced a competition to design a “Taste of Manchester” beer for the 2014 festival I was very interested.  I decided on a malt loaf inspired bitter as I felt that the flavours in malt loaf tie in […]

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‘Authenticity’ rant….

tl:dr – I hate the word The “A” word is a sure sign that bullshit is following shortly. It’s used by the following kinds of people 1) People who’ve been to the region/country and use this as one-upmanship whenever the item/style is being discussed or eaten. Sample quote “well this pizza is ok but for […]

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