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Matt Townley grew up in North Wiltshire and hails from a big farming family of passionate home cooks. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Hale, continuing the tradition of food being at the centre of family life.

“After meeting my wife, Suze, we settled down in her hometown of Manchester. We have a four year old daughter Olivia and we moved to Hale, in the south of Greater Manchester, two years ago. In my spare time, I play rugby for my local team, Bowdon RUFC, spend time with my family, I work on my allotment and love to read, brew my own beers and cook for my family and friends.

Put simply, I love food and I love to cook. I have cooked pretty much every meal from scratch for the last ten years (but I won’t go into much detail about my diet of Pot Noodles and beans whilst at university). I am always looking for healthy, tasty meals that Suze and Olivia can enjoy. I love discovering foods from a particular region (at the moment I’m into the Near and Middle East) and I can turn my hand to most things.

I find cooking my favourite way to relax, and for me there is nothing better than serving something up for friends and family. I love taking my daughter to our allotment, and watching her enjoy how vegetables grow ready for the table. I find myself most at peace when I am cooking and preparing food; I love looking after people and enjoy watching others enjoying themselves.

I am an active dad and love watching my daughter grow, and have an incredible (and very hard-working) wife. I set up One Mile Bakery specifically for hard working people who would enjoy having a home-made meal delivered to their door once a week. The baking classes are a really fun, inspirational day away from the stresses of busy lives, and I unite some of my passions in classes unique to OMB Hale – check out my incredibly popular Bread & Beer class.

Loved the celeriac soup. Think it’s  the first time Oliver has ever had celeriac and he ate every last spoonful... absolutely delicious. Bread was fab too! 5 stars.
We had it eaten 30 mins after you delivered it, just getting around to telling you now!
Oliver normally had a meal in the car on a Wednesday going from school to the gym and then to his tennis lesson. Now he gets a snack to bide him over till 7.45pm till we get home. He always looks at his snack and says, “ Oh great, it’s soup and bread night”.
Not sure what that says about my cooking but a compliment for you!
Julie C.
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Manchester Confidential reviews our French Baking class

We had the pleasure of welcoming Kelly Bishop from Manchester Confidential, who was eager to learn how to make delicious French baked goods.     Suffice to say she left with a delicious bag of great bread, and has been inspired to continue at home! Have a read of her full review here.

Brewing beer at home: how to make an easy homebrew

  Lots of people who come to my classes (in particular my Bread and Beer class) ask about the beer that they taste at lunch. How do you do it? Is it easy? I love the fact that people are becoming more discernible in their beer-drinking. Gone are the days of being forced to drink
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Some foods win zero Insta points in their aesthetics, but they don't need to. Let's here it for suet puddings, bo… https://t.co/RQ66d10bXE
Thursday 15th August
Just look at this incredible loaf of bread. Made by Andrew, who came to our last #sourdough class. This is what you… https://t.co/nZtFqnN2V5
Wednesday 14th August
She isn't even being playful. This is her fast asleep. With her eyes open. Sunbathing. https://t.co/yhc0QyeSqs
Wednesday 14th August

The One Mile Bakery – Hale – 14 August 2019 20:00

Just look at this incredible loaf of bread. Made by Andrew, who came to our last #sourdough class. This is what you can achieve! 🍞💪 Our next class is on Sunday 8th September. 🙌 . . #hale #altrincham #manchester #cheshire #countrybread #giftideas #levain #artisanbread #realbread #breadlover #naturalyeast #homemade #wildyeast #sourdoughbread #bakingtime #flour #flourwatersaltyeast #loaf #bread
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