A Liverpool-Based Food Blog

A week shopping at Jack's (ad)

I make no secret of the fact that I try and spend as little on my food shop as possible, purely because that means I have more of my wages left for eating out at the end of the month and it astounds me how much it adds up when you're 'popping in for bits' multiple times a week (guilty).

With that in mind I was a wee bit excited when the people from Jack's supermarkets got in touch and asked if I'd like to have a go of shopping there for a week instead of my usual won't-name-it-European-shop that is conveniently located right by my house. Aldi. It's Aldi.


One Day in Liverpool

It's been a quiet few months in Liverpool but as the city slowly starts to wake up from it's Covid-induced slumber it's more important now than ever that we support local businesses and attractions in their first tentative steps back to normality. To help us with this, our very own tourist board Visit Liverpool have launched a new campaign which aims to remind locals how fabulous our city is and get them to fall in love with it all over again through visiting some of our best spots and seeing the city 'like a tourist' might do.

Love Your Liverpool

Eat Out to Help Out- Liverpool

Aside from the fact I think whoever named this scheme should be sacked, the #eatouttohelpout campaign (the government's latest recovery incentive) is good excuse to get back out into 'normality' and support your favourite Liverpool restaurants at a discount without you, or the businesses losing out.

The scheme will start from Monday 3rd August until the end of the month and will only run Monday-Wednesday. It gives you 50% off food and soft drinks up to the value of £10 per person, but it doesn't include booze...sorry. Not all restaurants will be taking part so check before you go! There's a comprehensive list on the Gov website but I've cherry picked some of the best here (i.e I've removed all of the subways etc) and I'll update this regularly when I come across any others!

Happy Eating x


RECIPE: The BEST Salt 'n' Pepper Wedges

It says a lot about me as a person that one of my best and only memories of sixth form is walking down to the chippy and getting salt and pepper chips for lunch - for that I have Georgios II to thank.  The first time I had them I think I nearly fell over from how good they were and I've been seeking out that sweet, salty, spicy flavour on everything ever since.


DIY Pizza with Fritto

I'll start with the obvious here: I'm no stranger to a pizza. After a teenage career spinning dough in Dominos, I've since tried my making my own at The Baltic Pizza Co and, more recently, spent a shameful number of hours putting together my A-Z list of Liverpool pizza joints.  

Incidentally, one of the places on that list is Fritto- and no it's not under 'F',  it's under 'X'... because, let's face it, the list is a shambles. Usually based at the Kazimier gardens, Fritto are mostly known for their Italian street food including their signature panzerotto- deep-fried calzone pizza. I finally had one of these when I went away last year and it's every bit as filthy & delicious as it looks.


RECIPE: Mini Apple Pies

If there's one good thing to have in the freezer at times like this then it's ready-made pastry. I know that sounds like literally the most ridiculous thing to stock up on but almost everything is made better with its presence. You can wrap sausages in it, make pie crusts, use it as the base for veggie tarts and tray bakes and, best of all, add almost anything sweet to it make it into dessert. Don't believe me? Fill it with nutella and bake it and I'll accept your apologies later.


RECIPE: (Very) Rocky Road

Given how much I like to cook it was only a matter of time really before my half-arsed recipes made it onto my blog, and with restaurant reviewing currently of the window, now seems like a good time to post my first. It seems a bit cheeky to call this a recipe since it's so straightforward a chimp of above average intelligence could probably manage it. It involves no baking, very little measuring and is essentially just a load of snacks mixed together in a bowl. Perfect!


Lockdown with the LIDS

It's been a couple of weeks now since my last post and I hope that life in lockdown is starting to feel a little bit less daunting. One of the things I mentioned was that whilst our indie businesses, bars and restaurants are closed I still wanted to support them if I could providing, of course, that it was safe to do so. With takeaway food still being blessed by the UK Gov and a new system of doorstep deliveries making it entirely contact free, it's been pretty easy to keep on getting good food without having to step foot outside my house.


Liverpool Lockdown- An Update

Christ, what a year this week this has been. Before I get started with what is, I imagine, going to be an absolute essay of a post I want to reiterate this definitely isn’t going to be a ‘woe is me’ type of thing- I'm saying that to you as well as to remind myself since I tend to slip into whining before I've even realised. I’m not great at coping with things at the best of times and with what's going on at the minute my brain feels more like scrambled eggs than a functional, human organ so please forgive me if that's what it sounds like. I've been semi-absent from blogging for a lil' while now so I thought I'd better give you a bit of an update since the world appears to be coming to a stand still right now.

So, what's the plan for Eat Liverpool?

This whole blog came about after a long summer holidays of being restless in my house and, whilst I know it’s just me posting pictures of food on the internet,  it’s honestly done wonders for me and my mental health. It's kept me busy in my downtime, distracted me from stress at work, gave me a new outlet for my writing and pushed me to confront my social anxiety by meeting up with loads of strangers (other bloggers) some of whom I now love to bits and can thankfully call my friends. 


Lu Ban

It's always the case that when you can't find something it's usually in the place you least expect it and in the case of Lu Ban, the new Chinese restaurant fronted by head chef Dave Critchley, that's certainly true. Hiding inconspicuously amongst the red bricks of the old Cains district, Lu Ban is inspired by the traditional, seasonal food of the Tianjin region and is absolutely nothing like your local Chinese.


The January Sales 2020 (Edible Edition)

You've had three years of these posts now so you know the drill: swerve the unnecessary January diet, save some money, try somewhere new and check the T's & C's before you go. Have I missed somewhere? Slide into my DM's and let me know!

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