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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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Veg Box People interview

You give a little and are given a lot really! You’re not just buying veg- you’re also joining a community of growers and buyers!Ella Bulbeck

I’ve subscribed to a vegetable box through Veg Box People for nearly a year now and it has transformed the way I’ve eaten and cooked for myself. I eat more locally and seasonally now so I know I am reducing the amount of carbon emitted from transporting goods. I also know that a large portion of the money I pay  go directly to the farmers. 

Here, I interview Ella Bulbeck, who interned at the Veg Box People over the Summer.

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Ginger’s Comfort Emporium Interview

Ice cream fires my imagination – it’s an experimental cook’s dream. Cream, sugar and eggs set the stage for any flavour combos you can think upClaire Kelsey from her book Melt

I’ve been an avid fan of Ginger’s Comfort Emporium since discovering them at the Manchester Food and Drink festival in 2014. I was very much drawn in with her rather unusual combinations such as rhubarb crumble ice cream and salted caramel and peanut butter ice cream (aka the Chorlton Crack). Since then, they’ve set up shop on the first floor of Affleck’s Palace and Claire’s repertoire of creations have steadily increased and evolved with fresh inspiration and the changing of the seasons.

Here, I ask Claire Kelsey, owner of Ginger’s, a few questions about herself and her business.

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