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Food, Home Cooking

Cooking The Books: A Taste of Birmingham

If Joe’s Bloggers send you an email with a challenge, you take it! And this one involved chocolate… Joe’s Bloggers have teamed up with the Copthorne Hotel and it’s head chef, Michael Chambers, to create an epically Brummie recipe. No, not a balti – CHOCOLATE! Birmingham is the home of Cadbury’s after all. Chambers created …

Fairs and Festivals, Food

Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Last weekend, I set off for Millennium Point to eat myself silly at Birmingham Independent Food Fair. The Fair is run by Ahmed, the founder of Dine Birmingham. Ahmed is passionate about the Birmingham food scene, and with great cause. The food scene here really is fantastic. Birmingham actually has the most Michelin star restaurants …

Food, Restaurants

Afternoon Tea at Balcony Brasserie, Selfridges

If you ask me, Afternoon Tea is a pretty awesome meal. Tea, little sandwiches, scones, cake…yes please to all of those. Mum and I are both fans, so today we decided to head off to Balcony Brasserie in Selfridges to try their Picnic Tea for two (£29). This afternoon tea comes served on a mini …

Bars and Pubs, Events, Food

#BEDM – Don’t You Know About Alfie Bird’s?

Everybody knows that Bird’s is the word! I’ve been banging on about Alfie Bird’s for a while now, and on Thursday night, I set off after work for their opening night. Thursday was a night for invited press, Custard Factory tenants and VIP guests, so there was plenty of free alcohol flowing and lots of …