I’m in Manchester for the weekend for the end of the International Festival, and in particular for Sunday’s Festival Feast. I was invited to contribute a recipe for this feeding-of-two-thousand event, and offered the recipe for Zhong dumplings from Sichuan Cookery, which is being made up by the well-known local restaurant Yang Sing. I think I’ll be saying a few words as people sit down to eat.
Great fun to be here, anyway. I manage to catch a Bach cello concert at lunchtime in the Zaha Hadid pavilion, and have just got back to the hotel after seeing Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed at the Palace Theatre – amazing!