Feeling peckish? It’s time to get to know our favourite food blogs, so whether you want to whip up a feast or simply feed your imagination, there’s plenty of culinary indulgence to be found here. We’ve also included our favourite allergy-friendly food blogs, so you can be sure to find delicious recipes that work for you.
M Bakes is the definitive home for all cakes, cookies and creamy cupcakes. Blogging baker Em, is a talented chef with magnificent technique. Every dish is polished to perfection. Filled with colour and vibrancy, she will grab your attention with her friendly advice and exciting recipes. Her sweet ‘n’ salty popcorn chocolate chip cookies and white chocolate fudge pretzels are just a couple of reasons to visit again and again.
Strategic baking is the norm at Magenta Cakes, where beauty means business, sponge is serious and cakes equate class. Biscuits, wedding cakes and loaves are whipped into shape and immaculately finished by the deft hand of professional cake maker and blogger Tracy. Hostess with the mostest, she encourages the spark and imagination in all aspiring bakers and cupcake connoisseurs.
As delicate and ornate as porcelain china cups, Maison Cupcake hosts petite iced gem-cakes which are designed as much to be adored, as they are to eat. Baker and blogger Sarah teaches readers 'How to Bake Through Life,' from the complex (mint green, present fondant fancies) to the homely (apricot and ginger flapjacks.) Readers will love her sweet style and return to her recipes time and again.
Gastronome guru Malachy is the ‘it’s all relative’ writer, munching his way around Manchester. A proud Project Pig participant (bound to excite the medieval roasting desires of all who read) and a pilgrim of the Tequila Trail (5 cocktails, 5 locations and 5 different tequilas) Malachy knows a great caramel pecan pie and is not afraid to reveal the secrets of the kosher kitchen. Taking on trip advisor, Mangechester is a standout testament to the delicious in Manchester.
Food for thought from two of Manchester’s biggest dining fans, Anna and Jamie. Manchester Foodies showcases the cities best and most vibrant spots. The ‘Top Ten Cheap Eats in Manchester’ is a current and well-researched insight into what the city has to offer. They do not just stick to their hometown; the reviews of London are honest and detailed and make you want to jump on the next train south.
Food blogger Miriam has a flair for design, detail (her blog is beautiful) and creating the most exquisite lactose intolerant friendly foods. The Milk Free Way gushes with warming home comforts, both in Miriam’s friendly tone and in recipes such as a blueberry oatmeal bake. Her photos speak louder than words (food heaven) but her empathy and determination to enjoy lactose free foods will inspire all.
Do you love a little bit of tiffin? Can't resist a chocolate mint slice? Then you're in the right place. At mintcustard Becky feeds her family and her blog with the best of her culinary creations. Stop by here and you'll never be stuck for inspiration again, especially when it comes to baking scrummy puddings!
Autumn is Missie Lizzie's favourite time of year. And when she's out enjoying those long seasonal walks amid the mists and mellow fruitfulness, she likes to pick blackberries and elderberries. Back home, what better use for the fruits of her labours than concocting a fine foraged fruit cordial. The result is a drink rich in vitamins that's versatile too. Ideal in gravies, a preventative against colds and flu, the basis for a hot toddy - plenty of good ideas, recipes and reviews await you here.
If you thought you were a ‘chocolate expert,’ then you haven’t met Judith. Her passion for chocolate has taken her around the world, and this blog is full of knowledge about where to find the best of the best. ‘City Chocolate Guides’ will lead you to amazing chocolate shops while on your travels and if you’re staying put, her latest chocolate reviews will keep you in the loop.
Blogger Pippa knows how to make mealtimes fun. Spooky lunch boxes, with googly-eyed contents, is just the beginning. Gluten-free recipes, fully loaded jacket potatoes and Hello Kitty pizzas are all revealed in the "What We Ate this Week" segment, a feature which will be of tremendous comfort to all those chefs catering for a busy household.
Yes, that is a lemon mousse cheese cake. With an effortless style and elegance, Rhona guides readers through the creamy, full-bodied and succulent (marshmallow fluff, honey and cashew nut chicken, to name but a few) to the mellow and light (pomegranate and feta salad – wow!). Far from simple, we are in the presence of a dignified, inquisitive cook with a taste for the luxurious.
This blog is a wonderfully mixed bag. Observant and funny, Mummy Barrow writes about the world the way she sees it. There's plenty of home cooking to get your teeth into - especially easy-to-make desserts, like her humble chocolate cake, and oat and sultana cookies. Just don't let her hear you call them "oven baked"!
Mummy loves her little peeps, and she likes to cook for them too. She finds the best way to give them a varied, healthy diet is to plan all the meals for the week. There are jacket potatoes on Monday, tuna pasta on Wednesday, and the occasional foray into baking, with chocolate Oreo cupcakes. Can we come round for dinner?
This Devonshire lady has many talents, ranging from cooking up a storm, to detailed photography. The pages are filled with countryside charm and visits to local fruit and veg shops. Her clear instructions and simple recipes are exciting and easy to follow, especially for novices. Why not try one or two of her favourites: the apple cake in particular is bound to go down a treat.
Nibbly Pig is the foodie invention of Ros, who intends to ignite the people’s passion for food in Sheffield. Readers will marvel at the Asian influence BBQ - salt and pepper squid - delicious! With a highly regarded and respected opinion, she reviews local restaurants and cafes, but is but not shy of raising money through baking for good causes. Our favourite part is the variety of colourful yumminess in her gallery!
If you too cannot resist the tastiest of temptations, (yes, we are talking about scrummy roast garlic cherry tomatoes, the ingenious/magical combination of chipotle and bourbon and all wine tasting sessions, ever) and are produce aware, then consider North West Nosh a new haunt. Sarah is a dab hand in the kitchen and a tsunami of knowledge in restaurant evaluation and recommendations.
Food took on a whole new significance for this blogger when at the age of 11 she was diagnosed with type one diabetes. Since then, she's come to see healthy eating as a positive exploration of wonderful fresh ingredients. You'll find some scintillating foodie delights here - and just to add a little extra sparkle, our blogger recently got engaged. Congratulations are in order - a great blog and a beautiful engagement ring.
Nutty, or rather wise? It's absolutely the latter! Blogger Sanchita is a self-confessed chocoholic (and the chocolate recipes and reviews are certainly highlights!). She clearly adores finding new recipes and experimenting. Inspired by her toddler, she is creative across a spectrum of styles - milky jelly and Bengali cuisine!
Tearing it up and sharing his wisdom, the master reviewer of Manchester’s tastier establishments, blogger Nick is brimming over in anticipation, excitement and enthusiasm for all things foodie. From Vietnamese delicacies of Pho Bo Tai, to ‘the more watery part of the world,’ under a blue moon, readers will be confident in Nick’s cheeky and honest writing style.
Penelope's Pantry is crammed with meal and snack ideas old and new, and homemade creations galore. Her Tom Yum soup would make an ideal winter warmer, or for something truly experimental try her turkey burgers! For friendly, straightforward cooking advice, you can't get better than Penelope's Pantry.
As the blog title suggests, the recipes found within are quick, but they are also tremendously special. Readers will be drawn into realms of complex cooking, undertake astounding infusions, follow recommendations for spicy, adventurous food for the under-tens and dare to be dynamic with ingredient combinations. With a down-to-earth and practical delivery from blogger and chef Mallika, Quick Indian Cooking is a must see.
If it takes a home-baked cheesecake that’s five inches tall, or chantilly that’s dolloped on a lime and chocolate tart to get your attention, you need to visit Raspberry Brulee. A native of the Wirral, baker Chris is from a family of cooking enthusiasts. Readers will love reviews of lovely local restaurants and cookbooks being put through their paces.
Join Ros’ quest to be the ultimate foodie favourite! Her recipes come in all shapes and sizes, as well as a few tasty treats for those watching their weight. Whilst browsing, you will come across all sorts of inspiration, such as the hot cross brioche (a creative combination which can satisfy the whole brood), or the smaller, more indulgent delights such as the jaffa drizzle cupcakes. There is a wide variety of home-baking from this lady, who is always eager to refine her skills and listen to tips from peers.
From a paper diary to a beautiful blog, Stephanie’s baking has been elevated into moreish eye candy, as well as simple culinary triumphs. Riverside Baking is a wholesome delight, with echoes of classic kitchen tradition and a twist of experimentation. Her plum pudding and mocha macarons are delicious, with both having irresistibly easy to follow recipes. We’ll reside on the riverbanks, with Stephanie and a tarte tatin or two.
Blog author Maria is a cook with a passion for running. That's probably a good combination considering some of the tempting food that's on offer here. Take project pretzel - there's a fair bit of preparation time required to do the job properly - so Maria had time for a run while her dough rested. By the time she got back, they were ready to shape and bake. The result looks like a rip-roaring success. An interesting and entertaining blog.
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