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Banking on the Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Manchester

June 29, 2014 Comments Off on Banking on the Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Manchester

It was a blisteringly hot Manchester Day day when I went to the Miller & Carter Steakhouse with the editor of Northern Soul.

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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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Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

June 9, 2014 Comments Off on Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

Manchester’s first Caribbean restaurant is loud, lively and a place for, as Wiganer Karen Connolly might say, ‘a right rum do’.

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Aumbry and Great British Menu Chef Mary-Ellen McTague talks to Northern Soul

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Aumbry and Great British Menu Chef Mary-Ellen McTague talks to Northern Soul

The smell emanating from the kitchen at Aumbry when I arrive on a damp, grey Manchester day almost defies description.

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Aiden Byrne at Manchester House, The Avenue, Manchester

Aiden Byrne talks Restaurant Wars, food critics and chasing the Michelin man

April 28, 2014 Comments Off on Aiden Byrne talks Restaurant Wars, food critics and chasing the Michelin man

Manchester hasn’t had a Michelin-starred restaurant since the year I was born. I’m 40 next month.

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Red's True Barbecue

Red’s True Barbecue: Let There Be Meat

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Red’s True Barbecue: Let There Be Meat

James Douglas and Scott Munro are messiahs of the low and slow barbecue. Red’s True Barbecue is their church.

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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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Grand Pacific: high tea without being high brow

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Grand Pacific: high tea without being high brow

Grand Pacific is the lighter-bite little sister of Australasia. Nestled in Manchester’s Spinningfields behind the huge Versace emporium and having only opened six months ago, this neat, sweet Colonial-shabby-chic eatery is fun, friendly and filling.

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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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Freemasons at Wiswell: a night to remember

November 17, 2013 Comments Off on Freemasons at Wiswell: a night to remember

There are some foods that I never expected to let past my lips. Kangeroo and crocodile were on this no-no list until, ten years ago on a trip to Australia, I sampled both delicacies. Well, it seemed rude not to.

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