So it turns out the heaving throng and buzzing high street of Chester are about as thumping a riposte to that hoary old phrase, "it’s grim up north" as could be imagined. True, there are places north of our offices in Kensington that are grim, but on a chilly weekend in November, this affluent town, used as a commuter point for workers from Manchester, Liverpool, Wrexham and the like, is positively bubbling. On first inspection, the restaurants aren't bad either.
What kind of cheese do you think you would make?
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Makes about 20 or more canapés/snacks
Serves 4-6 or more as snacks
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Makes about half a litre
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Makes 2 pizzas