Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Food and Drink

What to do this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day in Birmingham

What to do this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day in Birmingham

People tend to say Birmingham is an “okay” city and there is not much to do. However, I tend to disagree with that and I always like to share my tips on what to do and see around this GREAT city. A few months ago […]

Valentine’s Treat

Valentine’s Treat

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and have settled back into uni life. In the past few days I have been experiencing a craving for cookies! It sounds weird I know, but sometimes I just crave random things from fruit to sweets. So this […]

Beauty Must Haves 2019!

Beauty Must Haves 2019!

This week I wanted to post about the beauty products that I cannot live without. I normally wake up at 7 on a uni day, get to uni for 9, finish at 1, straight to work until 6:30, go to the gym and then usually […]

Christmas celebrations and New Year planning!

Christmas celebrations and New Year planning!

And we’re back… Although Christmas seems so far away and in the past, I thought I’d share a little snippet of my time off back home, how I celebrated and what I want for the new year. Christmas in my household is always something I […]

Christmas Treats Pt. 2

Christmas Treats Pt. 2

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and getting into the Christmas spirit! Around this time last year, I wrote a blog post showing you how to make some Christmas treats! I really enjoy baking, but I never do it as much as I’d […]

Food and Nutrition – December Snippet

Food and Nutrition – December Snippet

At the beginning of the semester we were set a brief of developing a product incorporating the ingredient from fruit and nut manufacturing giant Whitworths called ‘AppleSoft’, with Tesco in mind as our target market. The start of the module introduced us to various processes […]

Get to know: Salcooks

Get to know: Salcooks

A few months ago I wrote about a superb place just by Victoria Square, and after that I thought I could tell you about more places you definitely need to visit. I’m very proud of being Portuguese, you could say, and I’m definitely very proud of […]

Nocturnal Animals Tasting Menu

Nocturnal Animals Tasting Menu

Last week I visited Nocturnal Animal on Bennetts Hill – right in the city centre – for a spot of fine dining. They have two options for the tasting menu – six courses for £45 or eight courses for £65. The interior is playful with […]

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

I need to introduce you to a relatively new café/restaurant/bakery called Orientee Bakery. It’s just outside the city centre in Dale End, near the Bullring and between Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. This place is an absolute hidden gem! They serve breakfast including a […]

My visit to Cake International

My visit to Cake International

In previous posts I have talked about what an interesting and busy city Birmingham is and it’s time for the blog post on one of my favourite events of the year, Cake International – a cake and confectionery exhibition held at the NEC. The event includes competitions, workshops, […]