The Manchester Cook Book - a melting pot of city delights

Date published: 18 October 2018

Featuring culinary contributors from the Ancoats to Chorlton and First Street to Stockport, The Manchester Cook Book: Second Helpings, is full to bursting with over 55 recipes and stories that take you behind the scenes of their success and passion for food and drink.

The variety of the restaurants, producers, delis, cafes, bars and many more that are featured showcases the cultural melting pot and fervent support for independent businesses that make Manchester’s food and drink so vibrant.

The book revisits some of the places who featured in the first edition, and has been expanded to include the most exciting ventures on the scene.

Ben Mounsey, head chef at the bar and restaurant Grafene, shares his journey in the foreword, and there are new faces such as Mark Husak and Mayur Patel of Bundobust, a vegetarian restaurant that puts Indian street food centre stage, alongside institutions like Ginger’s Comfort Emporium which serves delicious desserts from a vintage ice cream all over the city.

Victorian Chop House, The Manchester Tart Company and Oldham's very own Simon Wood – winner of MasterChef 2015 and now the owner of his eponymous first restaurant – are just a few of the returning contributors ready to share more recipes. 

The Manchester Cook Book: Second Helpings retails at just £14.95 and will be available to purchase from all of the contributors included in the book.

You can also get your hands on a copy from smaller independent shops, as well as national book chains like Waterstones, WH Smiths, and online from Amazon.

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