Hanger steak with green olive tapenade sauce

Hanger steak, or onglet as it’s sometimes called, is not normally a cut I cook with. I’ve ordered it plenty of times at restaurants, but I’m more likely to stick to a cut I know if I’m at the butchers. Taken from the centre of a cow it’s a muscle that does nothing more than…

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A warm salad of lamb, asparagus and root veg

It’s asparagus season, which can only mean one thing, I’m going to spend the next month eating as much as the stuff I can get and consuming copious amounts of butter in the process. I’m quite a traditionalist when it comes to asparagus. I like it British and I like it in butter. Ever since…

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Albert Matthews Butchers – Bury

Writing this blog, there are many people I come across, working in all walks of the food sector. There are charming front of house staff, knowledgeable bar specialists and creative chefs – but there’s nothing that impresses and excites me more, than someone with passion. Finding a passionate individual or company is what reminds me why I love food. Luckily…

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Sticky chipotle bourbon chicken recipe

I’m putting my hands up and admitting to being a bit of a chilli freak – not one of those masochistic show-offs who punish their taste buds/guts/sweat glands by seeing just how hot I can take things; instead I’m rather relaxed, enjoying the subtle flavours found in different types of chillies and delighting in a little overall…

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Chorizo, kale and mushroom pasta

After a Christmas comprised of sheer gluttony and wild food adandon, my thoughts have turned, true girl style, to my waist and those flabby bits that have appeared on my upper arms, which are commonly known as ‘bingo wings’ – with that in mind my post Christmas eating has become somewhat restrained, hence the inspiration…

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Almost Famous Burgers – Secret Location, Northern Quarter, Manchester

There’s a lot for me not to like about Almost Famous Burgers – the fact that there’s no reservations (I’m lazy and hate queues), you have to be on Twitter to know where it is, they have a statement saying no bloggers , they don’t let you take photos (not like this is all a clever…

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