Foodie Friends

Blogs - A small selection of the hundreds of foodie blogs I follow, that continue to give me foodie inspiration

Mrs Marmite Lover
Casa Castello

Places - Some of my favourite foodie places; mostly in the North West, all delicious in one way or another.  This is the definitive list (in my book at least) to Manchester/South Cheshire restaurants and foodie places.  Always changing.

  • The Cheshire Cookery School - I've reviewed the school before.  Love, love, love the atmosphere and the people, please go.  You'll love it, I promise. (@CheshireCookery)
  • Cafe Jem & I - Didsbury restaurant, hasn't failed me yet.  Have the lamb.
  • Abode Manchester - Michael Caines restaurant with, without a doubt, the best value lunchtime menu.  Five fine dining courses with wine parings for £35?  Yes please.
  • The Red Lion - Pub in Cheadle (Stockport Road), best pub grub this side of the Rovers Return, Sunday carvery at £6.95 for those hungover days when you just need to eat.  4 joints to choose from, all cooked to perfection.
  • Tarantella - Italian restaurant in Cheadle, fell out of the '80s and stayed there and for that I salute you.  Party lights and singing waiters on your birthday, the carbonara is the best I've tasted.
  • Aroi - Middle East and Asian takeaway
  • Roast - OK. It's London, but tell me, how can you leave this off the list?

People - People to follow on twitter immediately, if not sooner.
  • Jason Palin - Chef Director at The Cheshire Cookery School (@Jasonpalinchef), often tweets inspired recipes.
  • Vanessa Kimbell - Inspiring woman, such drive and passion (author of 'Writing a cookbook' @VanessaKimbell).
  • Claire Burt - I've only met Claire once, quit her job to produce stunning blue cheese - Burt's Cheese (@BurtsCheese)
Other Blogs - Not foodie but definitely fab