The Manchester Cookbook: Second Helpings


A celebration of the amazing food & drink on our doorstep. Featuring over 55 stunning recipes.


The capital of the North has developed even more of a taste for music, culture, sport and – most importantly of course – an incredible variety of food and drink since our first helping of the city’s recipes and stories. A few years on, we’re back with an appetite for the diverse culinary concoctions and passionate people behind the businesses that keep Manchester fed and watered in style.

From Grafene’s contemporary take on high-end British dining to the mouth-watering desserts served from a vintage ice cream van of Ginger’s Comfort Emporium. Mancunians and visitors from the world over ate truly spoilt for choice. Hearty favourites are Victorian Chop Houses’s calling card, while Hatch brings aspiring indies together for alfresco eating and quirky shopping.

All these fantastic contributors, including Masterchef Simon Wood’s eponymous first restaurant and many more besides, share their secrets and offer you a chance to recreate their signature dishes in this book. So whether you want tradition or modernity, beer or bakeries, delis or pizzerias, this is the place to get stuck in!

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Weight 1.2 kg