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Latest From Cheshire

Cheshire sausage competition 2014

To coincide with National Butcher’s Week and in conjunction with the upcoming Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival 2014, entry forms have now been issued for...
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Chef Line up announced for International Cheese Awards 2014

The International Cheese Awards are the most important cheese event in Britain and one of the most respected in the whole world. This year, judging and trade...
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Cheshire Mother's Day Ideas

  If you're looking to treat your mum this Sunday on Mother's Day, there are lots of great gift ideas in Cheshire. How...
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Truly a National Institution

An Invitation from the Institute.   We are always keen to encourage the local food and drink community to utilise and contribute to...
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Eat local food

The Dog in Over Peover

North West-based pub firm Kalton & Barlow have already made their mark with a small collection of inns selling excellent beer from local breweries and top...
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Happy 40th Birthday Belle Epoque

    Last year we wrote about the continued success of The Belle Epoque restaurant in Knutsford so we were delighted to be...
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The Yew Tree Bunbury

  This pretty village pub was originally built by The Earl of Crewe in the 19th century.  
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Enjoy local food

Knutsford Artisan Market

  If you have visited a fantastic local market, festival or event recently and discovered some great local produce, we'd love to hear about...
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Featured Producer

The Ginger Kid

  As we sweep the region helping to promote our excellent local food and drink producers, we’ve discovered that Cheshire does certain things really,...
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Grow local food

Grow your own?

Apples and pears, oh yeah!

  It's that bountiful time of year again when the orchards around Cheshire are...
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Incredible Edible Chester

There are many inspirational community gardening schemes all over Cheshire where teams of trowel wielding...
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Gluten Free Goodies

  Many people have to eat a special diet due to a food intolerance, be it nuts, dairy, sugar or wheat.
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New Taste Cheshire market at Cheshire Oaks

Our latest guest feature is from Pete Callaghan, better known as food blogger The Hungry Manc who has written a report about the latest producers market...
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Cheshire Ice Cream is cool

Phew! Summer has finally arrived in Cheshire. Nobody is sure for exactly how long, but let’s enjoy it while we can.
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Pig Tales

Pig & Co   Imagine. You’ve had an incredibly successful career in the high flying world of advertising and marketing. You’ve...
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Introducing Seedling Sam

Seedling Sam

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Tessa Patterson is the 'Thrifty Cook'. Here she shares some hints and tips on growing your own food.

Mint! How To Grow It and How To Use It!

Mint (Mentha) is one of the easiest herbs to grow, delicious in cooking and hardy...

Grow Your Own – On A Shoestring!

Seed companies have recently reported that sales of vegetable seeds have rocketed over the past...

How To Re-Grow Vegetables For Free … In Water!

If you have bought any of my eBooks on thrifty cooking, you may have noticed...

Grow Your Own Sprouting Salad!

As the days get colder and darker, people start to think of wonderful seasonal root...
Recipes from...

Tessa Patterson is the 'Thrifty Cook'.

Nettle Soup

Hob (Stove) Makes 2 ¾ pints/1.3 litres/ 5 ½ cups Preparation: 15 minutes (plus time...

Chicken & Mushroom Tart

  Serves 2 as a main course or 4 for lunch Preparation: 10 minutes Cook:...

Chorizo With Leftover Vegetables

Serves: 4 Preparation: 10 minutes Cook: 12-20 minutes This dish is thrifty, quick, easy and...

Best Chocolate Brownies

Makes: 6-8 Preparation: 5 minutes Cook: hob (stove) and oven for 40 minutes Preheat oven...
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Our featured Cheshire food blogger.

Beef & Pudding, Manchester

Three years ago Chef David Mooney (pictured above) and restaurateur Paul Newman began their New Moon Pub Co brand by renovating ‘The Lord Binning' in...
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Red's True Barbecue, Manchester

I got an email the other day inviting me to some new BBQ thing in Manchester. Originally based in Leeds , Red’s True Barbecue have...
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Manchester House

A friend who is a proper food critic, writing proper reviews for proper publications invited me to go to Manchester House, which is so prohibitively...
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