bitten_issue_2_alternateThanks for all your lovely feedback about the first issue of Bitten, our brand new print project we’re really rather excited about. We’re pleased to announce we’ve been hard at work on the second issue – tweaking, writing, editing, weeping – and it’s now available. A Christmas special, with loads of totally brilliant stuff in it.

What’s in our sack this time? Like last issue, we’ve two cover features to choose from: one, an actual real life amazing shepherdess: Amanda Owen (above). The other (right), a Christmassy smorgasbord of our new favourite forbidden seasonal taste: bitters. Don’t be scared of ’em. Inside, there’s an in-depth interview with Amanda and a look at why our important hill farmers’ futures remains uncertain, as well as a how-to guide on making your own bitters this festive season.

As well as that, there’s a look at a rather huge cookbook conundrum, a sneak-peek at a DIY supper club (basically a restaurant, but in your house), a round-up of the best winter pubs across the north west, a herb-growing enthusiast who won Shed of the Year (no, seriously), a band of brothers who made their own brewery, a peek inside a Colne Valley bakery co-operative, Christmas recipes, and tonnes more across its 68 pages. It’s free, and available region-wide from this weekend.

We’re pushing out over 20,000 copies of issue 2 across the north west: to your local bars, restaurants, bakeries, butchers, cinemas and cafes. If you can’t find a copy near you, or you’d like to stock copies, either send us a tweet (@bittenmag) or email us at and we’ll help you out.


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