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Mary-Ellen McTague at Aumbry. Photo by Chris Payne.

“Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

December 6, 2017 No Comments

Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.

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Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

There’s finest Iberican ham on the menu at the Dog & Partridge in Didsbury where once there was none.

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La Vina

Review: La Viña, Deansgate, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

Firstly, full disclosure. I’m not one of life’s natural tapas fans.

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Review: Christmas Igloos at The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

When you think of an igloo does Pingu spring to mind?

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Ox cheek Pie, Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes by Huw Gott and Will Beckett is out now published by Preface, £30

Recipe: Hawksmoor’s Ox Cheek Cottage Pie

November 28, 2017 Comments Off on Recipe: Hawksmoor’s Ox Cheek Cottage Pie

Hawksmoor has become something of a restaurant institution.

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Ashas restaurant Manchester

Review: Asha’s, Manchester

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

In India, Asha Bhosle, now 84, is much adored as a legendary playback singer – that is, a vocalist to whose performance a Bollywood actor mimes – in more than 1,000 Hindi films dating back to before the Second World War.

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Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

Let me say from the outset that my memory of the events I am about to recount is a little hazy.

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Vegan ma po tofu, Wing Yip

Celebrate World Vegan Month with an Oriental twist from Wing Yip

November 13, 2017 Comments Off on Celebrate World Vegan Month with an Oriental twist from Wing Yip

In a new series, Wing Yip, the Oriental grocery store, shares its expertise with yummy, easy-to-make recipes.

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Review: Tattu, Manchester

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Tattu, Manchester

Depending on your point of view, this is either the best name ever for a restaurant or a bit weird.

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Hilton Deansgate - Cloud 23 afternoon tea

Review: Afternoon Tea at Cloud 23, Manchester Hilton

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea at Cloud 23, Manchester Hilton

Rejoice! There’s an afternoon tea offering in Manchester that eschews crustless cucumber sandwiches and dry scones. It’s the autumnal-themed tea at Hilton Deansgate.

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