Bite-sized chocolate orange bites and christmas pudding macarons based off the desserts in Provenance's Christmas Fayre menu

at Provenance Restaurant and Bar

Christmas is slowly approaching and a lot of restaurants are starting to take bookings, including Provenance Restaurant and Bar in Westhoughton. Downstairs, there is an amazing food hall which is open during the day with local delicacies and upstairs is the restaurant serving a lot of produce from the food hall. Provenance has been featured in the Good Food Guide 2017 with Head Chef, Lewis Gallagher, winning Lancashire Young Chef of the Year twice! With such an amazing introduction, I joined others at their Press Night one evening.*

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Butternut and blackbean dopiaza

at Friska

Friska is an establishment in Bristol where the first branch was opened back in 2009. Since then they have slowly expanded and they are moving north! Their Manchester concession is located inside Bright Building at Manchester Science Park, a stone’s through from the University of Manchester South Campus and not too far from the hospitals. I was invited to the building launch so here I will tell you about Friska’s food!*

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The Dealer app interview

.. we are focusing on homelessness as it is a cause that is very important to us personally. In the long term we would like to expand to allow any charity to list and raise on our platform. Ed Alun-Jones, CEO of The Dealer app

The Dealer app is a discount food app with a difference. Although there are other apps which offer discounts at restaurants in Manchester, the Dealer app donates back to charities the more you use it. I speak with Ed Alun-Jones, the CEO and mastermind behind The Dealer app to find out more. 

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Vegan gin and tonic cake

Vegan gin and tonic cake

In recent years, gin has become really popular with more varieties popping up and more choices of tonic water to complement them. Throughout October, Forever Manchester is holding Caketober – a month-long celebration combining fancy dress and cakes. Forever Manchester is a charity which raises money to support community activities in Greater Manchester. As part of the celebrations, they have sent me a secret ingredient to use as part of a bake; 50ml of Hoxton Gin!

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Beech's Dark Chocolate Ginger bar

Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Happy Chocolate Week! There’s no better time to eat chocolate than now, not that you actually need an excuse to eat chocolate. I like discovering local brands and was happy when Beech’s Fine Chocolates contacted me asking if I wanted to try out their chocolates. Based in Preston, Lancashire, they have been making chocolate since 1920. I try a selection they have sent me for review.*

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