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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

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29th September

Live Cookery Theatre with Joudie Kalla

Live Cookery Theatre with Joudie Kalla

Leith's School of Food and Wine trained Joudie Kalla has been a chef for over 16 years -at restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay's Pengelley's, Daphne's and Papillon and latterly asan acclaimed supper club host. Joudie's food is inspired by her Palestinian family heritage - vibrant, healthy ...

Saturday 29th September 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Live Cookery Theatre with Masterchef Winner Simon Wood

Live Cookery Theatre with Masterchef Winner Simon Wood

In less than a year of existence WOOD Manchester, the eponymous First Street restaurant of 2015 Masterchef winner Simon, has made quite a stir, culminating in it making the shortlist for Best Newcomer in the 2018 Manchester Food and Drink Awards. The Chadderton born former data manager fulfilled a childhood ...

Saturday 29th September 14:15 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Live Cookery Theatre with Jack Monroe - CANCELLED

Live Cookery Theatre with Jack Monroe - CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO SICKNESS JACK MONROE HAS HAD TO CANCEL HER DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY 29TH SEPT. 

Saturday 29th September 15:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

6th October

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Enjoy a real treat from the North West as Living Ventures senior operations chef Dave Critchley, joins forces with Colin Woodall of award-winning Woodall’s Charcuterie to illustrate the delicious versatility of their range and its history within the region. You will get to sample the delights of proper British ...

Saturday 6th October 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

 Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard  and Emma Thackray

Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard and Emma Thackray

Fancy making your own kimchi sauerkraut or kombucha? Julia Goddard from Altrincham Market's Plucky Pickle and Emma Thackray from Booch and Brine will show you how. Julia specialises in widely available small batch pickles and ferments with fresh ingredients and no additives; Emma, who got into wild fermenting while ...

Saturday 6th October 14:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

Have you ever wondered what's so special about tuna in the world of sushi? Chef Omar Rodriguez of Umezushi will be sharing his experience and knowledge on one of the most sought after sushi ingredients. The Gran Canaria-born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in ...

Saturday 6th October 15:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

The Creameries in Chorlton showcases hand-made farmhouse cheeses, wild meats, seafood and  locally grown vegetables, alongside fresh bread baked on the premises. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy  it is to make your own curds at home, whilst  head baker, Chris Cahill, demonstrates the ...

Saturday 6th October 16:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

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