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How to cook the perfect steak

I love steak! There’s nothing better than a perfectly cooked, good cut of steak, simply seasoned and served with chips. Don’t you agree?

Someone else who likes steak is Jamie Oliver and boy does he cook them well! I’m a fan of Jamie and have all his cook books. I like the approach-ability of his dishes, the simplicity of the cooking and our mutual love of good ingredients and Italian flavours. Continue reading

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Cane and Grain Manchester

Rum, ribs, bourbon and beer? Oh go on then! Don’t have to ask me twice. So off we went to Cane and Grain Manchester, on a sunny Saturday lunch time.

If you follow this blog, you’ll know I have a soft spot for American food, particularly dirty-south food. The good stuff. The stick-to-your ribs stuff. So when I read the menu at Cane and Grain, I knew I was in for a treat. Continue reading

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Lunch at Vapiano Manchester

Those of you that read this blog will know that I love pasta. In fact, it probably is my favourite food. If I had to be stranded on a desert island with one food, it’d be pasta. Bold statement, but probably true.

So when I heard about Vapiano at the Corn Exchange, Manchester, and saw that they make their pasta fresh, from scratch every day, I knew I had to go and sample their delights.

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