The Manchester Cook Book: Second Helpings celebrates the best of the city’s food scene and follows on from the best-selling first edition released in 2015. Showcasing how Manchester’s food scene has developed in the last three years, the book features more than 40 recipes and stories from some of the city’s finest local restaurants, delis, gastro pubs, farm shops, cafes and local suppliers. It includes recipes from former MasterChef winner Simon Wood, whose restaurant opened just off Deansgate last year. There are also inclusions from Indian street food and craft beer meisters Bundobust, The Victorian Chophouse Company, and Chorlton-based crowdfunded bar, restaurant and bakery, The Creameries, run by Great British Menu contestant and award-winning chef Mary-Ellen McTague. But it’s not all restaurants and cafes here; hipster convenience store and coffee house Ancoats General Store are a part of the book, alongside the Real Junk Food Manchester, who transform what would otherwise go to waste into amazing meals on a pay-as-you-feel basis. So whether your taste is fine dining, no nonsense hearty food or something altogether more exotic, there’s lots for you here.