Northern Soul

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MaryEllenMcTague_Aumbry1 by Chris Payne

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

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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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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Start Spreading The News

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on Start Spreading The News

‘Experience Manhattan in the heart of Spinningfields‘. So says Neighbourhood, a restaurant and bar opened in Manchester by the same people who brought BBQ specialists Southern Eleven to the city. Could they pull it off?

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‘Avin’ It At Artisan

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on ‘Avin’ It At Artisan

It’s not so long ago that a culinary night out in Manchester was a toss up between a random pizza joint and a Chinese banquet. But things have moved on, so much so that the city holds its breath over the first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.

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