Homemade:- Simple Corned Beef Hash

Meals like Corned Beef Hash have a reputation of being an easy and cheap meal, but that does not mean that it has to be boring or tasteless. I’ve made a fair few different variations in my time and recently I have been playing around with recipes that combine flavour with utter simplicity. There have…

Kefalonia – The Greek Treasure

You may well have heard of Kefalonia, the Greek Island which is the setting for the film Captain Corelli. It is the lesser visited Island in the Ionian Chain, located South of Corfu and North of Zante. Kefalonia receives gorgeous weather throughout the summer, whilst receiving a good amount of rainfall in the winter. Its…

Product Review @LoveSquig Square Sausage

This week I was sent a new product to try and review by Squig. Squig is a portmanteau or Square Pig, so as this suggests, Squig produces Square Sausages. Now whilst I have tried a fair few of these whilst working in Scotland, Squig is the first Square Sausage that I’ve seen available to buy…

International Cheese Awards – Nantwich

Cheese, Chocolate and Red Wine pretty much rule my diet, so when I was asked to attend the International Cheese Awards it took me all of a micro second to accept. The International Cheese Awards takes place in Nantwich as part of the Nantwich Show   I headed down on the Tuesday, which was the…

Fiona Beckett hosts event at MFDF

Manchester Food and Drink Festival have announced that the latest foodie name to join this year Festival line up is the wine icon Fiona Beckett. Fiona is an award-winning food and drink journalist, author and web publisher with over 25 years’ experience of writing for the UK’s biggest newspapers and magazines.   One of the…

New Brunch Menu – Gusto Restaurant

I’ll never forget, way back in 1999 when holidaying in New Zealand with my then Girlfriend, who was a vegetarian. The problems we had finding a restaurant that would cater to her needs were huge, you would think she had some kind of special dietary needs that couldn’t be catered for without huge expense or…

Festa Italiana a roaring Success

This weekend saw the return of Festa Italiana – an all things Italian themed festival right in the heart of Manchester. Located in Cathedral Gardens, Festa Italiana was born last year, and following its success was bought back this weekend, only this one was even bigger and better than the last. Food stalls were serving…