Northern Soul

Chef Tony

CHEF TONY – PROPER FOOD FOR PROPER APPETITES
Discover recipes to nourish the soul, all compiled and concocted by Chef Tony, a gastronome with 17 years’ of experience cooking across the North West. Chef Tony has worked in some of the region’s best kitchens, including the award-winning Nutters in Rochdale and The Lowry at Salford Quays. There’s also Chef Tony’s Wine Club, bringing you his pick of wines from supermarkets, independent retailers and wine clubs.

grill on the alley

Sunday Lunch at The Grill on the Alley

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Sunday Lunch at The Grill on the Alley

As a chef, reviewing a restaurant can be a bit of busman’s holiday.

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Chef Tony Cooks a Classic Lamb Hotpot

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Chef Tony Cooks a Classic Lamb Hotpot

CHEF TONY SAYS: This is a classic lamb hotpot done the traditional way.

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Browns in Manchester

Bursting at the seams at Browns

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Bursting at the seams at Browns

It’s 40 years since Browns Bar & Brasserie opened a single eatery in Brighton. Today there are 28 across the country, with the newest addition in Liverpool.

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Local butcher

Chef Tony takes a walk on the Wild(bloods) side

October 16, 2013 Comments Off on Chef Tony takes a walk on the Wild(bloods) side

CHEF TONY SAYS: With this recipe it’s worth knowing a good butcher. When I say good I don’t mean the one that gives the best price, I mean the one who knows his stuff.

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Northern Soul party by Craige Barker

Party Pieces

October 2, 2013 Comments Off on Party Pieces

CHEF TONY SAYS: Northern Soul held its official launch party at Kosmonaut recently, a brilliant bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I provided some canapies for the event.

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Afternoon tea at DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Picadilly#2

Getting down with the kids at DoubleTree

September 23, 2013 Comments Off on Getting down with the kids at DoubleTree

Think of afternoon tea and what comes to mind? White tablecloths? Crustless sandwiches? Sedate surroundings and whispered conversations?

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Mmm, Mille-feuille

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Mmm, Mille-feuille

CHEF TONY SAYS: This week I’m whipping up a mouth-watering and melt-in-the-mouth mille-feuille.

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Home-grown goodies

August 27, 2013 Comments Off on Home-grown goodies

CHEF TONY SAYS: The joy of this recipe is that all the vegetables and herbs can be grown in the garden or on your windowsill.

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View across lake at Chorlton Water Park

A-Foraging We Will Go

August 6, 2013 Comments Off on A-Foraging We Will Go

Forget BBQs, the true art of eating outdoors is sticking your hand in a nettle bush and eating what you pull out.

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Delicious Desserts

July 29, 2013 Comments Off on Delicious Desserts

It’s been a bit, er, rainy of late but the weather men are promising more sunshine by the weekend. With that in mind, here’s how to make a classic dessert and a frozen cocktail.

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