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Is there a Northern delicacy that tingles your taste buds? Then you’ll probably find it here. In a new series, Northern Soul writers wax lyrical about such things as Wigan Kebabs, Black Puddings and Cheese and Onion plate pies. If you have a hankering for a special Northern meal, let us know.

Potato cakes

Scran: Grandma’s Potato Cakes

February 9, 2018 No Comments

This little gem of a recipe was originally one of my Grandma’s favourites.

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Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

I’ve realised that when I read cookery recipes in the weekend papers, about 75 per cent of the time I can’t get through the whole thing before something makes me say “oh, fuck off” and I know I’m never going to cook it.

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Grandma's Parkin

Scran: Grandma’s Parkin

February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Grandma’s Parkin

I own a very few recipes which are precious, and all of them came from my grandmother.

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Scran: Cheese and Onion Plate Pie

August 29, 2015 Comments Off on Scran: Cheese and Onion Plate Pie

Lots of things differentiate North from South.

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Pease Pudding

Pease Pudding: a Northern delicacy

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Pease Pudding: a Northern delicacy

Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold,

Pease pudding in the pot nine days old,

Some like it hot, some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot nine days old.

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courting cake-mum

Courting Cake: a Northern tradition

January 18, 2014 Comments Off on Courting Cake: a Northern tradition

Sometimes of an evening I trip down to the local corner shop for wine and cake.

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Wigan Kebab

Lifting the Lid on The Wigan Kebab

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Lifting the Lid on The Wigan Kebab

In the first of a new series on traditional Northern scran by the Northern Soul team, Karen Connolly reminisces about The Wigan Kebab. 

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