Proper Local Food Day
The hotly contended cook off between Robert Owen Brown (ROB) and Andrew Nutter was THE top billing for the Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) proper local food day, challenging The Mark Addy and Nutters chefs respectively to deliver three courses in 30 minutes using only ingredients from the attendant local producer’s stalls. Each entering with their own entourage, Nutter’s bedecked in Union Jack flags and ROB flanked by a cowboy and cave girl (?!), our two local lads were in it to win it.
With banter, bad jokes and improvised commentary from festival director Phil Jones, the cook-off wasn’t polished but it was fricking entertaining, with the chefs scrabbling around the marquee to grab produce from Bobby’s Bangers, The Bury Black Pudding Company and The Chocolate Café, all beacons in the local food scene and thankfully open following the show-down to lay your mitts on their…
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