TRIO OF SPECIAL EVENTS TOP BILL AT BOLTON FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2017

 TV chef Simon Rimmer will swap Sunday Brunch for Saturday brunch as part of three special events topping the bill at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival. And there is also the chance to drink wine with Strictly Come Dancing star Ainsley Harriott and match your pint to your pasty with beer expert Annabelle Smith. ...

Q&A: CHEF ADAM POOLE, WAIN-Y-CLARE

Good food excites me and getting to know talented chefs behind the scenes is the favourite part of my job. I am thrilled to chat to Chef Adam Poole, Head Chef at Wain-Y-Clare who is creating waves in the industry through his stunning classical dishes with a contemporary twist. Chef Adam Poole is one of ...

Manchester Food & Drink Festival’s first #HiddenBanquet tickets go on sale

I'm a big fan of food festivals, and the schedule for this year's Manchester Food and Drink Festival doesn't disappoint. What I cannot wait for, is the first in Manchester Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Hidden Banquet’ series; “Innovation by Aiden Byrne”. It is taking place at London Road Fire Station on Friday 30th September and tickets ...

Aiden Byrne set to put home cooks through paces on Yes Chef

I'm an avid watcher of Food Network, Great British Bake Off, Great British Menu et al, and as a self-confessed foodie, nothing pleases me more than news of another food programme. Have you heard of Yes Chef? It has a different format than most cookery competitions, and one episode I cannot wait for is coming up ...

‘Fizz’-ing free cookery demos at Bolton Food & Drink festival

The Bolton Food and Drink Festival is less than three weeks' away, which is a must visit event for any self-respecting foodie.  The final touches are being made to one of the festival's most exciting schedules ever, with a host of regional and celebrity chefs rocking into Bolton for the bank holiday weekend. Coronation Street star ...

Burger Bar to Gourmet Star (& the world’s best fairy cakes)!

Hello All, How are you doing? First off, HAPPY EASTER!! It’s been something of a departure from the norm for me this year – no Easter eggs as I’m on something of a health kick. That didn’t stop me from baking though and I made veritably the world’s moistest, thoroughly scrummy fairy cakes. The recipe I ...

Bolton Food & Drink Festival 2014: THE only way to spend August Bank Holiday Weekend!

Hello People, How are you? Hope the weather isn’t misbehaving too much where you are. Hope you had a lovely long weekend. What did I get up to? I spent a glorious four days immersed in northern loveliness, where exotic foods were cooked up by a stellar roster of chefs and European beer and artisan wine was ...

The Countdown is on… Bolton Food & Drink Festival Madness Ahoy!

Hello Guys, How are you? Me? I’m delirious with happiness, practically giddy. Not because I bought a gorgeous sari this weekend (more on that later). Nor because there was a tub of free cakes in the office (I’m easily pleased). Nope, the reason I had a spring in my step is because I checked my calendar ...

Restaurant Wars Manchester: Michelin madness, ooh la la!

Hi Guys, How have you been? Hope it’s nice and bright and filled with chocolate and coffee and fairy cakes wherever you are (can you tell a dieting me is craving snacks?). This is just a quickity quick post on Restaurant Wars which aired two nights ago. It was the icing on the cake, the climax ...

Restaurant Wars: The Battle (for Manchester) is on…

Hello Guys, How are you? Hope all is swell wherever you are. I just wanted to jump on and write a super quick blog on the back of riveting TV that's claiming an hour of my precious Monday night. It's a documentary on the run-up to the opening of two restaurants chasing Manchester's first Michelin star. The French ...