Monthly Archives: January 2008
I’ve always been a bit of a Tampopo fan. I like the understated noodle bar style of their Albert Square branch, I used to like the temporary kitchen they set up in the summer at Canteena in Castlefield and I … Continue reading
D Day arrived this weekend. I guess I’ve been ignoring the signs, wanting the truth to be different but Saturday morning proved to be the decisive moment.
It was quite a night at last night’s Hi-Life Dining Awards. Held for the second year at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate it was a celebrity studded spectacular to honour those restaurants voted the best by the club members. Unlike … Continue reading
Another food blogger makes it onto my foodie blog roll. A childhood name led to the food blog GastroGrrl, its creator told me. “The name was just something my fiance and I came up with after throwing a few things … Continue reading
Another year – and still no city centre Michelin star. Congratulations to Juniper – again, but when will Manchester have restaurants we could even see being in the running for the coveted award? Sadly, I can’t add much more to … Continue reading
Today’s announcement that cooking is to become a compulsory in schools has to be welcomed. The idea that people start home unable to cook themselves a meal and exist on nothing but takeaways and ready meals seems to be becoming … Continue reading
Easter seems to have come early this year.Yes, less than a month after Christmas, the great God of consumerism that is the supermarkets appears to have decided that it is now officially Easter. I brought these hot cross buns from … Continue reading