Neil Buttery is a chef and food blogger from Leeds, living in Manchester who specialises in British food from a historical perspective, cooking familiar favourites, forgotten dishes as well as food that has unfairly acquired a bad name. It all began with Neil Cooks Grigson, a blog on Jane Grigson’s book English Food started during his PhD in 2007, British food became an obsession and he set up his second blog British Food: A History whilst living in the USA, it was cooking for his American friends that he decided to make food his business and set up The Buttery in 2012 back in Manchester. He now sells-out regular Pop Up Restaurants and Pud Clubs at Buttery HQ (i.e. his terraced house), as well as offering services as a personal chef for private dinner parties and gatherings. He regularly has stalls at various artisan markets in Manchester. This year he was invited to take part in a cookery competition in The Telegraph as well as a Jane Grigson tribute for BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. He also set up Levenshulme Market CIC in 2013 which was nominated for a BBC Food & Farming Award in 2015.