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Dishoom bacon naan roll kit. Image by charlie_mckay2

Takeaway review: Dishoom, Manchester

July 23, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway review: Dishoom, Manchester

Any writer of restaurant reviews will, as a matter of professional courtesy, read the competition.

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Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

Northern Scran: Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Scran: Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

During lockdown our writers and pals have been cooking up a storm.

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Cottage pie

Northern Scran: Easy peasy cottage pie

June 3, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Scran: Easy peasy cottage pie

During lockdown I’ve found that it’s even more important to make an occasion of meal times.

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Siam Smiles Cafe, Manchester

Takeaway Review: Siam Smiles, Manchester

May 14, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Siam Smiles, Manchester

For many years, my Thursday treat was a green chicken curry at Siam Smiles on George Street in Manchester’s Chinatown.

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Takeaway Review: The Spärrows, Manchester

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: The Spärrows, Manchester

Strange times. Especially if you live on your own and just want a hug.

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Fattoush cafe & eatery

Takeaway Review: Fattoush, Liverpool

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Fattoush, Liverpool

Lebanese café and eatery Fattoush in Liverpool deserves its five-star Tripadvisor ratings – and that’s coming from a regular who’s eaten in and ordered takeaways there for the past two years.

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Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

March 29, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

During lockdown, when you’re wandering into your kitchen for the millionth time and opening the fridge before closing it again, you might have hit the point when it’s time to think about ordering a takeaway.

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Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

With nights out in our favourite restaurants off the menu, Brits are turning to their cupboards for culinary inspiration.

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Tony & George

Open Up & Pour: The way we talk about wine

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Open Up & Pour: The way we talk about wine

As I’ve always operated a ‘no question is a stupid one’ attitude to my Cracking Wine tastings, I love it when I get that question.

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Leith, image by Lizzie Wood

Travel: 48 hours in Leith

March 24, 2020 Comments Off on Travel: 48 hours in Leith

It’s important to start by saying that I inadvertently chose to coincide my trip with the weekend that Storm Ciara hit, meaning there was not much sunshine in Leith (and a pretty grim seven-hour coach journey home).

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