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Flour power – Bread making

By guest blogger DANIEL POOLE This Saturday at Chorlton High School a group of 12, plus Cracking Good Food co-ordinator Tracey and myself joined expert bread maker Rob Tomlinson for a fantastic breadmaking session. The group had the opportunity to learn the principles of breadmaking and to prepare a selection of baked treats. This included their […]

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Breadcrumb revival

By guest blogger TRACEY Yesterday, we took part in an event in Mossley (Ashton) with Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, demonstrating ways of using breadcrumbs, perfect for saving stale bread from the bin. We chose to make a classic dish of fish goujons – with a twist! Last Thursday, I placed some stale bread crusts into the oven while […]

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Nepalese kingdom

By guest blogger CORIN BELL The wonderful Philippa (pictured sporting one of the new Cracking Good Food aprons) was back at Cracking Good Food’s Chorlton cookery school on Saturday for the second instalment of our new Nepalese cooking sessions, Dal Bhat! Dal Bhat translates to lentils and rice, and it’s a staple of the Nepalese […]

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Rise to the occasion

By guest blogger CORIN BELL Our full-day bread baking course is going from strength to strength in its new home in Prestwich, and Saturday was no exception! The amazing Rob Tomlinson was on hand to tell us everything we ever wanted to know about yeast, sourdough, flours, processes and myths in bread baking. The day started with a […]

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Nepal you want

By guest blogger CORIN BELL Cracking Good Food started an exciting new chapter on Saturday with the first of our new programme of Nepalese cookery courses… Momo Making! Momos are traditional Nepalese dumplings, and are a staple of Nepalese street food. Our wonderful chef, Philippa, who lived in Nepal for a number of years, explained that you can […]

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Playing ketchup

By guest blogger FINN TOPSON Last Wednesday’s foraging session was relocated from Chorlton Ees to nearby Fletcher Moss park in Didsbury, but due to a distinct lack of rain this September, there was some uncertainty as to whether this dry and warm early evening walk would provide the group with what we had come to seek: […]

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GUEST BLOG: Back to bake

By guest blogger SIOBHAN KELLYWe kicked off the autumn programme of Cracking Good Food classes on Saturday with our four-hour Breaking Bread session at our Chorlton cookery school. The group of 11 each made an organic loaf, then paired up to make focaccia with sundried tomatoes, red onion, black olives, rock salt and herbs, and […]

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GUEST BLOG: Cooking by torchlight

By guest blogger MONICA BURR As the Late Summer Forage on the evening of Wednesday 27 August was my first forage with Cracking Good Food, I arrived a bit early – so early there was nobody at the meeting spot. I thought maybe I had the wrong place but then I spotted some one with […]

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GUEST BLOG: No waste zone

By guest blogger TRACEYIt’s great how the smell of onions can draw a crowd, but it takes some good tasty home cooking that’ll keep them! Well, our tuna fish cakes and spicy bean and sweet potato patties did just that at Saturday’s Love Food Hate Waste community event in Partington. We cooked and served up just under 200 portions, each […]

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GUEST BLOG: Cooking roadshow

By guest blogger ADELE JORDAN We had a great day running our first Community Cooking Roadshow (hopefully the start of many!) at New Smithfields Market in east Manchester. As ever, all the food was supplied by the wonderful Fareshare, an organisation that redistributes short dated and unwanted food from composting, to people in need.  We cooked three […]

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GUEST BLOG: Stockport projects

By guest blogger TRACEY CGF were delighted to be invited to Stockport Residents’ Findings Launch Event on Monday evening to hear the results of how the Stockport Central Food Project is getting on. This is a scheme set up to identify and try to tackle some of the barriers preventing residents from accessing healthy food in some of Stockport’s […]

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GUEST BLOG: Bread time

By guest blogger SIOBHAN KELLY We had another full house on Saturday for our popular four-hour breadmaking session at Chorlton High School. On the menu today was a loaf of bread, garlic naans and focaccia. The participants were also treated to four freshly made pizzas for their lunch made by volunteer Katya and myself, another use for dough. We […]

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