• Honest Burgers, Manchester

    It feels good to write “Honest Burgers, Manchester” as a title. I’ve had an …

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  • Siam Smiles, The Great Northern, Manchester

    This little gem is an absolute must-visit if you’re in Manchester and you’re …

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  • How to cook amazing tofu

    Recently I have been asked a few times, what’s the best way to cook …

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  • What to eat and drink in Wales (Part II)

    If you read my last post – What to eat in Wales – then you’ll be …

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  • What to eat in Wales (Part I)

    “Bore da!” I really love Wales. Especially North Wales. I’ve spent a considerable amount …

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  • Pippy Eats Dumpling Making Workshop

    Before Christmas, I attended what was possibly the hippest thing I’ve done to date. …

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  • Mushroom & ‘Smokehouse’ Smoked Streaky Bacon Risotto

    Mushroom & ‘Smokehouse’ Smoked Streaky Bacon Risotto

    As some of you may know, I wrote my first article for Taste Today last week, and it was based on the wonderful Cheshire Smokehouse, their history, their food and their amazing shop based just on the outskirts of Wilmslow,…

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    The Handmade Ice Cream Company

    The Handmade Ice Cream Company

    When Steve from The Handmade Ice Cream Company contacted Sophie’s Scran to see if we wanted to sample and review some of their ice creams I must admit, I was rather excited. However, getting the ice cream to me (from…

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    Restaurant One Eighty, Wilmslow

    Restaurant One Eighty, Wilmslow

    On my recent quest to find out more about the North West / Cheshire based contributors to The Great British Cook Book – I discovered an absolute gem of a restaurant. Situated on Wilmslow Road in Handforth, just a short…

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    Spiced Carrot & Parsnip Soup with Chilli & Garlic Tarka

    Spiced Carrot & Parsnip Soup with Chilli & Garlic Tarka

    It’s that time of year again when I usually switch from salads to soups as my main go-to for lunches at work. Most supermarkets offer great soups in a wide range of flavours, which are ideal if you’re pushed for…

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    Bistro 1847, Manchester

    Bistro 1847, Manchester

    To sum it up, Bistro 1847 is a true delight. It’s modern, yet warm, friendly, intimate… and the menu pretty much speaks for itself – culinary vegetarian innovation served in an ambient, super-cool setting. I even took away some decor…

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