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Aumbry: Literature And Food Matching Night

Lottie Moore eats words

Written by . Published on June 25th 2013.


Aumbry: Literature And Food Matching Night
 

CHEF Mary Ellen McTague of Aumbry read A Legacy by German-born author Sybille Bedford and was shaken and stirred. 

So she got together with writer Sherry Ashworth for Prestwich Book Festival. 

The food matched the readings. Pine and musk scents for example were placed on the table to add to the atmosphere. 

The result was an event at Aumbry presented by Sherry Ashworth with three extracts read by Coronation Street actor Julie Hesmondhalgh (‘Hayley Cropper’).

The reader and the writer

 

The reader and the writer

McTague dreamt up food inspired by the food imagery in the book. 

The extracts were read beautifully by Julie, who admitted to staying up half the night to work on her pronunciation. 

I still can't get my head around that paragraph of big French words she nailed, and suggested that all French people from now on should speak their language with a touch of Lancashire in their accents.   

The chef

 

The chef

The food matched the readings. Pine and musk scents for example, were placed on the table to add to the atmosphere.

The food courses matched scenes in The Legacy. 

Pastoral life at Feldon: Home Smoked Boar, plums with Sweet Cloudy Wine

50th Birthday Party: Crayfish, asparagus & soft boiled gull's egg

South of France: Wild Seabass baked in salt crust, fennel, rosemary bread, butter & olive oil 

Sacher Torte. Turkish Delight.

It was a lovely evening that also raised money for Manchester's Children's Hospital. Food and literature are a beautiful blend.

Aumbry is at 2 Church Lane, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AJ. 0161 798 5841

You can follow Lottie Moore @greedychops

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Paul CarterJune 25th 2013.

God I love Aumbry

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MaggieJune 25th 2013.

I love that you love Aumbry cos I also love Aumbry xx

AnonymousAugust 3rd 2013.

I love it too.

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