Comic Kitchen: Nadia Van Dyne

Food is a great way of helping people get in touch with their culture. Someone born to parents from different countries might have only been able to taste a certain kind of cooking. For example, Nadia Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym and a Hungarian woman called Maria Trovaya, may have grown up with limited exposure to her Hungarian roots.

Nadia’s childhood was spent in the Red Room and she only managed to escape after gaining Pym Particles. Determined to learn more about her parents, Nadia became the second Wasp. After escaping from the Red Room, she would have likely wanted to try as many different dishes as possible. For this edition of Comic Kitchen, I’ve put together a Hungarian inspired menu that would help Nadia feel closer to her heritage. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Nadia Van Dyne”

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Comic Kitchen: Loa

Superheroes spend a lot of their time fighting crime, so it’s no wonder that many of them work up an appetite. Comic Kitchen creates a three-course menu for a superhero and provides insight into food they enjoy. For heroes like Loa, food is a source of great joy. A native of Hawaii and member of the X-Men, Loa grew up with some of the most diverse dishes on the planet. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Loa”

Comic Kitchen: Cullen Bloodstone

Brunch is one of the greatest inventions in the history of food. The combination of breakfast and lunch is a recipe for success, with various dishes bringing together the best of both worlds. Brunch can be a sacred ritual to some and a guilty pleasure to others, and for Cullen Bloodstone, brunch represents the latter. This edition of Comic Kitchen focuses on the eating habits of the youngest member of the Bloodstone family and examines why he’s a secret brunch lover. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Cullen Bloodstone”

The Definitive Guide To Japanese Manchester

Travelling is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge of the world. But it’s not the only way to embrace a new culture. Exploring local communities and experiences are eye-opening in their own right. I’m fascinated by Japan and there are plenty of Japanese related activities in my home city of Manchester. There’s restaurants, bars, societies and exhibits dedicated to celebrating the Land of the Rising Sun. It’s why I’ve put together a guide for anyone who wants to explore Manchester through the lens of Japanese culture. Continue reading “The Definitive Guide To Japanese Manchester”

Comic Kitchen: Wolfsbane

Comic Kitchen is a series that tells the story of a superhero through the food they eat. Scottish food is some of the heartiest in the world and it’s a reflection of the people of Scotland. As a Scottish superhero, Wolfsbane is the ideal character for putting together a Highlands menu. Usually, I’d do a three-course meal. But as Wolfsbane has a large appetite, I’ve created a menu of what she’d eat throughout the day. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Wolfsbane”

Comic Kitchen: Monica Rambeau

Comic Kitchen is a series that creates a three-course menu around a superhero and spotlights unique food. New Orleans is renowned for having some of the most distinctive cuisine in the world. With a range of Creole and Cajun dishes, there’s so much to enjoy. Having grown up in New Orleans, Monica Rambeau is a superhero with great taste in food. I’m pleased to present a collaboration with All Star Lanes on a menu that’s fit for the former Captain Marvel. Seafood and spice come together to bring out the flavours of The Big Easy. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Monica Rambeau”

Comic Kitchen: Pete Wisdom

Everyone has unique eating habits and superheroes are no different. Comic Kitchen tells the story of a character’s diet and what kind of meals they enjoy. Pete Wisdom is man with a lot on his plate. As the head of the British secret service, Wisdom needs to balance his duty to Queen and country with his connection to the international superhero community. To do his job, Wisdom has to stay energised, which is why he’d have a menu that’s based around the best of British food. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Pete Wisdom”