Interview with Adam Reid

Adam Reid is Chef Patron of The French at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. He participated in an international culinary retreat to Alaska last June, where he was given the opportunity to understand more about Alaska’s sustainable fishing industry, as well as the scale and the size of the species fished. Since his visit, Adam has been experimenting with a range of Alaska’s finest seafood.

Here, I interview Adam on his experiences.

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Interview with Yes! Doughnuts

I first came across Yes! Doughnuts at their first market in Levenshulme market and fell in love with their interesting flavours and good texture. I was particularly happy to see that they were selling some vegan doughnuts, and although not a vegan myself, I had my best blogger friend, Lacey, in tow and was so happy that we could both have a doughnut!

You can find them frequenting GRUB at Fairfield Social Club but they hope to be back in Levenshulme one day. Here, I interview Phil of Yes! Doughnuts to find out what gets them buzzing about doughnuts!

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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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Interview with Home of La Juniper

I think that everyone can do little things to help in the world, whether it is people or the environment, or hopefully both, and this is what we aim to do. I wanted a company that, while selling useful, affordable and beautiful stock, also encouraged ethical buying.Eliza B, Owner of Home of La Juniper

Home of La Juniper is an online gift shop selling a range of unique homeware items and gifts. It is not just the products but the story and people behind the products which are important in deciding which traders to work with. Each item is carefully curated with an eco-friendly focus, which I really like.

Here, I interview Eliza, owner of Home of La Juniper.

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Too Good To Go interview

It’s a great way of being part of the food waste movement without spending huge amounts of money.Jamie

Too Good To Go is an app created by Chris and Jamie that recently launched in Manchester; it connects customers with eateries in the area to reduce food waste. You simply download the free app (on Android and iOS), put your payment details in, select a place, arrive at the collection time and take the food home with you. Each portion costs between £2 – £4.

In this blog post, I interview Jamie about Too Good To Go.

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Lemon Drizzle Tea & Cakes Interview

Baking for markets means you get to meet lots of people, experiment with flavours and get immediate feedback. If they don’t like it, they won’t buy it!Clare and Charlotte

Lemon Drizzle Tea & Cakes trade around several markets, including Levenshulme Market, Cheadle Maker’s Market and Chorlton Green Farmer’s Market. I’ve previously tasted their cakes and reviewed them. Here I interview the two people who set up Lemon Drizzle, Clare and Charlotte!

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