Guerilla Eats, Manchester 8th & 9th

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

http://northernquartermanchester.com/guerrilla-eats-comes-to-the-northern-quarter/ I’ve always felt that Manchester can do whatever London does with bells on. I’ve always secretly thought that street food, as a feature of life and culture across the globe, could never really happen in the same way here in the UK, firstly because of the crappy weather, but also our restrictive city centre [...]

Best. Summer. EVER! Cheers you lot.

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Sep 30, 2012 No Comments

After a worrying start to the year – several awful breakdowns (van. Not me, quite) HUGE garage bills, rain cancelling events and lost pitch fees, everything changed in June. Karma kicked in and it was one brilliant event after another. Ending with a double win at the British Street Food Awards – “Best Dessert” for [...]

Wilderness Festival 2012

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Aug 15, 2012 No Comments

Gourmet banquets, camel rides, naked wild swimming, a speak easy, Roller Disco, chilled champers served IN GLASS…. never have I been to a posher festival. Lots of fun had, lots, and lots of ice cream sold. Ran out by Sunday 3pm. Had to issue a challenge thus “All sold out except for XV Olive Oil [...]

MY BOOK IS OUT NEXT YEAR!!

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Jan 01, 2012 3 Comments

I can finally say it! Going round saying “I’ve got a book coming out in 2013″ didn’t have the same ring. 80 of my ice-cream recipes are bought to you courtesy of Simon and Schuster, next springtime. Working title is “Melt. Ice-cream from Ginger’s Comfort Emporium”. I’ll be spending these next few months recipe testing, [...]

Camels’ Milk ice-cream

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Nov 08, 2011 1 Comment

“Claire, for this year’s Spectacular I want you to do something that’s never been done before!!” said Alexa, founder of The Experimental Food Society. “Er…. placenta?” I half joked. Well what hasn’t been done flavour wise? Using milk from a camel would have been worth doing for it’s own sake, after all, that’s what the [...]

Secret Garden Party

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Aug 13, 2011 No Comments

At the Secret Garden Party, the ice-cream smorgasboard board was born. And, it was goood.

North West Fine Food Award Winner!

Posted in: History, News, Uncategorized- Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

… For ‘This Monkey’s gone To Heaven’ (roast banana, caramel, and peanut). The judges were seduced by it’s fruity, toffee-y, salty goodness. Or they’re all just big Pixies fans.

“Weddingtons”

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Jun 02, 2011 No Comments

Sarah and Tim got married on the 28th May, and Ginger was there hosting a cocktail waiter, who was very talented as well as being clean and tidy. Thanks. Turns out the soft ice-cream machine is a perfect bar! Sarah wore Weddingtons – wedding wellies… Well I never.

Awwright Treacle?!

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Feb 20, 2011 2 Comments

Having lived around Chorlton for nigh on 15 years (minus a brief interlude in the North), I felt like I was selling from my back yard on Saturday at the market. It was a bit like Sesame St, or Albert Square when Eastenders was good. I used to love Eastenders. Awwright treacle! See ya next [...]

Too cold? Man up, Manchester! Piccadilly Gardens.

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Dec 20, 2010 No Comments

So, already planning next year.. selling hot water bottles in Death Valley, and lifeboats in the Congo. Well, it has been difficult to tempt the uninitiated into ice cream in this weather, but those who do, all come back for more. And that’s the name of the game. It’s been nice seeing you. And you. [...]