●     Manchester Food and Drink Festival take over United We Stream Greater Manchester for a live ‘hangover’ themed cookery show

Sunday 17th May, Noon – 5pm

●     Manchester’s top chefs guide viewers through the perfect post-party comfort food. 

● All live via the United We Stream GM channel – showcasing the city’s world-class talent.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival is hosting a live cookery show on Sunday 17th May on the city’s world-leading cultural streaming channel, United We Stream GM.

With a little help from Manchester’s top chefs including Mary-Ellen McTague, Robert Owen Brown and Andrew Nutter, MFDF will be providing an all-day hangover-themed food festival to provide much-needed comfort food tips following United We Stream GM’s all day party on Saturday (Sticky Heat streaming for 11 hours from 1pm)

The all-day cook-along session will take place at Stretford Foodhall at Stretford Mall and will feature a stellar line up of cookery stars, all in aid of the United We Stream cause – raising money for Greater Manchester’s night time economy, cultural organisations and charities.

The line-up includes… 

Mary-Ellen McTague – The multi-award winning chef proprietor of the Creameries and Co-Founder of the excellent new fundraising initiative Eat Well, will be cooking up her favourite hangover recipe live on the channel.

Rachel Stockley – The award-winning woman behind the acclaimed Baratxuri in Ramsbottom will be creating a Basque Tapas BBQ and showing you how to cook up a storm on the flames. 

Robert Owen Brown – the return of one of Manchester’s most beloved chefs… Robert Owen Brown will be making a rare appearance especially for United We Stream & MFDF. Chef, author and the creator of Spam Fritters, Rob’s trademark no nonsense, seasonal and local approach to cooking will be applied to creating the perfect hangover dish.

Andrew Nutter – The legendary and award-winning Andrew Nutter of Nutters restaurant in Rochdale showcases his innovative style of cooking for a hangover feast fit for a Nutter!

David Fox – Co-founder of one of Manchester’s longest standing & best loved restaurant groups, Tampopo, David will show viewers how to use Pan Asian flavours as the perfect hangover cure with simple ingredients that you’re likely to have at home.

Maurizio Cecco – Chef proprietor of one of the region’s best-loved Italian food brands, Salvi’s, Maurizio will be showing viewers how to create the ultimate comfort food from scratch with whatever you have in the cupboards… PASTA. His virtual pasta masterclass will draw, as ever, on Maurizio’s passion for his native region of Campania.

Robyn Marsh, Herbivorous – Famed for serving up the very best vegan street food around, Herbivorous is currently operating a takeaway only service at the Foodhall. Founder Robyn will be bringing us a plant-based post-party feast showing viewers how to create the ultimate meat and dairy-free hangover-worthy comfort dish. 

Alberto Mombelli – Music-agent turned Pizza Maker Alberto makes authentic, sustainable (and delicious) Neapolitan pizzas and will be creating a special hangover pizza to recreate at home. Basilico is currently operating a takeaway only service from the Food Hall

It’s all live on the United We Stream platform from 12noon on Sunday – it’s free, MFDF just ask that you buy a ‘virtual ticket’ for whatever price you want, to enjoy the channel.

United We Stream was founded in response to the COVID-19 crisis by Sacha Lord, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), and local and national partners, to broadcast a diverse blend of entertainment and creativity on one free online platform.

The channel is set up to support Greater Manchester’s night-time economy, cultural organisations and charities. The channel will also be used for positive public service announcements and messaging regarding safety and social distancing.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival has given over all their online platforms to create a portal to promote the local hospitality industry during the COVID-19 crisis. A new MFDFTV You Tube channel is currently acting as the city’s virtual food festival until the real thing, which the team hope to stage in the Autumn. The 2020 Festival dates have been announced as 24th September – 5th October.

All income from the stream goes directly to a relief fund, with 8% of funds raised donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, 22% donated to the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Charity, and 70% of all funding generated going specifically to support Greater Manchester’s night-time economy, including music venues, restaurants, bars, freelancers and cultural organisations who are unable to work, or operate their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations to United We Stream can be made via the website, or by texting ‘MUSIC’ to 70140 to donate £5.


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