Growing up, I never had the tradition of having a Sunday roast. I was aware of it but never practised it, even after leaving home it’s not something you can cook when you’re living by yourself. That’s not to say I’ve not had my share of roasts with trimmings when my other half decides he wanted one, but he’s normally in charge of that. When Neighbourhood invited me to try their Sunday roast, I was eager to see how this would differ from my partner’s version. *
If you have visited Viet Shack or Fusion Lab in the Arndale Market, Gym Shack is another venture run by the same guys. Gym Shack takes up residence where Simone’s: The Healthy Baker was. Instead of healthy bakes, we now have healthy meals! Here, I will go into the details of what you can get there.
It’s been nearly a year since I last visited Iberica and gave it a shining review, so when Iberica invited me again as part of a blogger’s meet up, I said yes instantly. The evening showcases their Spring menu as well as the art of using a porrón, a traditional Spanish drinking vessel for wine.*
Bangers and Bacon were the winner of The Kitchens start up street food competition last year and have thus been given permanent fixture in Spinningfields, as Beastro. James and Heather are also known for creating Bobbys Bangers, traditional butchers sausages handmade in Lancashire, whereas the third part of Beastro, Richard, is a brilliant chef.
I really like how they source all their meat and vegetables locally as this is something I strive to do myself! I was invited to the press release to see what makes this place amazing.*
I was delighted to attend Zouk’s Spring Showcase recently which offered a preview of some of their Spring cocktails as well as food from their menu including their March specials. Here I will talk about what I tried.*
As we are approaching Christmas, I wish to share with you this valuable message in conjunction with United Utilities. With families cooking with fats over the holiday period, it is important that you do not pour these down the drain. This could be the goose fat that you roast your potatoes with, to the fat from your roast meat. Every year, there are over 28,000 blockages in the North West of England, caused by people throwing fats and food scrap down the drain. The Lakeland Absorb Bin can be used to easily dispose of my fats.*