It's the most important meal of the day - but these blow-out breakfasts will probably have you heading straight back to bed. From a full English served inside a giant Yorkshire pudding to a curry brunch with seekh kebabs in place of sausages, Manchester's restaurants, cafes and bars have taken the humble brekkie to whole new levels of gluttony. Think you could stomach this lot? Do your worst. Brewski's breakfast board Hungry? Then feast your eyes on this absolute beast of a breakfast. Brewski has cooked up a £40 sharing breakfast - with the same amount of food as six separate brekkies. The huge wooden board is stacked with fennel sausages, sweet potato cakes, mushroom, poached eggs, black pudding, tomatoes, beans, maple syrup and four pancakes, bacon, icing sugar and two flatiron steaks. It's available at Brewski's original Chorlton bar and its newer Manchester city centre site on Mosley Street. Other supersized specials at Brewski include a turbo-charged afternoon tea with … [Read more...] about The best blow-out breakfasts to try in Manchester
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The 2018 tournament is now just a few days away and you can get a taste of World Cup fever at a certain Tyneside bar. Four years since we all pinned our hopes on England once again, only to have them dashed once AGAIN, Gareth Southgate’s new squad of Three Lions are travelling to Russia in the hopes of doing rather well. They open their World Cup account against Tunisia on June 18 and The Central in Gateshead will be hoping to inspire them with a burger in their honour. But it’s not just England who the bar has designed a burger for; they have one for all 32 countries taking part in the competition. Following the successful Euro Burgers menu they ran during the last European Championships, and their ‘Rafa Burger’ which went viral on Twitter, The Central are going all out for the World Cup. General Manager at The Central, Gav Sinclair, said “Mars (our Chef) and I though that this time we’d go bigger and dafter and turn our burger menu into an … [Read more...] about Bar creates a burger for EVERY country in the World Cup!
English winemakers are toasting an outstanding year, with a record number of bottles having reached the market last year – up 64 per cent from 2016. "This is a brilliant time for English – and indeed Welsh – wines. In fact, the only issue is that supply is struggling to meet the demand for it," reports Liz Sagues, author of A Celebration of English Wine. Sagues puts it partly down to a warming climate, which means riper grapes, though she points out that "climate change also has a big downside in more violent episodes of wind and rain - savvy growers recognise that they are likely to face two disastrous years in every 10." Read more Eight under-the-radar white Riojas to try 7 wines to drink with spring fare Seven wines to go with spicy food Other factors contributing to the success of UK wines are, she says, "a generally better understanding of where to locate vineyards. Vineyards are also becoming larger and more professionally run. Even more … [Read more...] about 15 best English sparkling wines
Our love of chili peppers is equal parts ridiculous and sublime. We’re the only animal that eats this literally pain-inducing food, and we’ve been at it for thousands of years – from the Ancient Inca who held it as holy, to today’s competitive eaters who devour it for sport. Whether as an ingredient or a dip, chili sauces are central to several cuisines. What would Mexican food be without chipotle? Who can imagine Thai food without sriracha? British cuisine, too, is feeling the burn, as new producers experiment with innovative recipes and selectively bred chili varieties. Considering this wide world of options, which sauce should you buy? To help you make that choice, we’re about to test eight sauces with wildly differing tastes and heat levels, from mild and fruity to downright ridiculous. Pour yourself a glass of heat-numbing milk and let’s begin… Dorset Chilli Shop – Antidote Slow Cooked Red Pepper, Reaper and Scorpion Chilli … [Read more...] about Best hot sauce: sweet, smokey and HOT
HOPEFULLY all those chocolate Easter eggs have been nibbled away by now, if not chop up the remainder and add it to a batch of chocolate chip cookies or scones with some hazelnuts. You could even melt it down to make some chocolate sauces to drizzle over crêpes or ice cream. But in this column I am going to concentrate on eggs from happy lazy hens of the feathered kind.Eggs are truly a superfood, every cook’s best friend. Unsurprisingly they are having their moment again, particularly in the US, evident on both coasts. In virtually every restaurant and café, eggs were starring on the menu in some shape or form, not just for breakfast and brunch. Even food carts and food trucks were serving eggs in many guises.In Portland, I loved the food cart in Pioneer Courthouse Square called ‘Fried Egg I’m in Love’, manned by a cheery chap selling a range of fried egg sandwiches, all with ‘punny’ names like Yolko Ono, Egg Zeplin, and Sriracha … [Read more...] about Darina Allen on every cook’s best friend: Eggs