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We chat to Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Life couldn’t be sweeter for Nadiya Hussain. The Great British Bake Off winner is the...
The Peppered Pig

A warm welcome awaits at The Peppered Pig

We’re proud to use as much locally sourced food as possible At The Peppered Pig and...
Antonio Carluccio

IN PICTURES: We join Antonio Carluccio as he celebrates his 80th birthday at the opening of his York restaurant

Friday night was big night for the Godfather of Italian cooking as Antonio Carluccio enjoyed...
Mango Ginger Cheesecake

Mango and Ginger Cheesecake

I spotted these lovely honey mangoes at the market and felt absolutely compelled to take...
Jack Monroe

We chat to ‘A Girl Called Jack’ author Jack Monroe

When Karen the editor asked if I fancied interviewing Jack Monroe for this issue I...
best gin brands

We get to know some of the best gin brands in the North

Gin has often suffered from bad publicity. Back in the 18th century, the artist William...
Viet Shack

Viet Shack

I was leaving Manchester centre, already overdue lunch and thinking I couldn’t bear the thought...
North/South divide

Forget the North/South divide, the real issue splitting the nation is pie

Meat and Potato or Steak and Ale? Mashed Potato or Chips? Shortcrust or Puff? Forget...

Poached Venison in a Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce

Poached Venison in a Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce, with Scented Red Cabbage and Parsnip...
sweet potato cinnamon muffins

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Muffins

Makes: 10 Ingredients • 2 eggs • 180g sugar • 250g cooked sweet potato, mashed • 80ml vegetable oil • 50ml...

Roasted Shallot, Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Tart

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the pastry: • 170g plain flour • 100g unsalted butter, cut into dice and chilled •...
naan bread pizza with sweet chilli beetroot parsley capers pepperoni and mozzarella

Naan Bread Pizza with Sweet Chilli Beetroot

Serves: 4 or 2 as a starter/light lunch Ingredients 2 plain naan bread 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf...
Jimmy Doherty

A Splash of Sarson’s with Jimmy Doherty

The UK’s number one vinegar brand, Sarson’s has partnered with Jimmy Doherty for a campaign...

Beetroot and Melted Brie on Toast

Serves - 2 Preparation time - 5 minutes Cooking time - 10 minutes Ingredients • 4 slices thick-cut rustic...
Fish and Chips

The Best Fish and Chips in the North

A classic British dish, there’s nothing better than a steaming hot plate of fish and...

Broccoli and Peanut Noodles

Serves - 4 Preparation time - 10 minutes Cooking time - 10 minutes Ingredients • 200g broccoli, stems cut...

Steak & Mossley Millstone Ale Pie

Serves 6 Preparation time 25mins Cooking time At least 1hr for the filling plus 40 mins for the...
Sonoran Hotdoguero

Sonoran Hotdoguero

The humble sausage can be fierce when it comes to the barbecue, so turn up...
Strawberry goats cheese pinchos

Strawberry and Goats’ Cheese Pinchos

Makes 20 canapés Ingredients • 15 strawberries, hulled and sliced • 1 tbsp strawberry vinegar or red wine...
Lowri Turner's Radish avocado and pumpkin seed salad

Lowri Turner’s Radish, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Serves 1 Ingredients For the dressing: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp lemon juice salt...
chicken mozzarella

The Ultimate On the Go Snack

The Ultimate On the Go Snack: Chicken, Watercress and Mozzarella Wrap Lower in gluten content than...
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Foodbanks and Men in Black

This column is not what it should be as it’s deadline day and I’m in...
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Plating up for Christmas… how to make your dinner look as good as it tastes

Christmas traditions can be controversial, and none more so than the main event - dinner....

Lemony Chicken, Leek and Pancetta Spaghetti Carbonara

Serves 4 Preparation 5 minutes Cooking Time 10 minutes Ingredients • 2 egg yolks • 100ml single cream •...

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