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The Stinky Chef: Risotto di Zafferano (saffron risotto)

July 2, 2020 No Comments

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul? In our current cookery series, James Gingell from The Stinky Chef deli in Rawtenstall, Lancashire shares a selection of delicious recipes.

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How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? By Lianne Bell

eBook Review: How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? by Lianne Bell

July 2, 2020 No Comments

Sustainability is the latest buzzword. From organic skincare and ‘conscious’ fashion collections to bamboo toothbrushes, it seems everybody and their dog (yes, really) is advocating for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But it can be difficult to know what’s useful and what’s simply greenwashing (the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound).  

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Erst Manchester

Takeaway Review: Erst, Manchester

June 22, 2020 No Comments

One of the great pleasures of writing for Northern Soul is being able to review many of the best restaurants in Manchester.

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pond in may

Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

June 22, 2020 No Comments

Last year I noticed we had a frog in the front garden. I would often see it at night while I was watering and would say ‘hello’ as it sat looking up at me.

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Socca

The Stinky Chef: Chickpea Flatbread

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Chickpea Flatbread

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

Northern Scran: Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Scran: Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

During lockdown our writers and pals have been cooking up a storm.

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Sea Bass in Crazy Water

The Stinky Chef: Sea bass cooked in ‘crazy water’

June 14, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Sea bass cooked in ‘crazy water’

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Comma Press

Are independent publishers surviving? We talk to Northern presses

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Are independent publishers surviving? We talk to Northern presses

Are you reading more than usual during lockdown? Are you consuming books at a rate of knots?

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Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia

The Stinky Chef: Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Bread

June 7, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Bread

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Cottage pie

Northern Scran: Easy peasy cottage pie

June 3, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Scran: Easy peasy cottage pie

During lockdown I’ve found that it’s even more important to make an occasion of meal times.

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