TV chef Rick Stein has showcased Bury Market in an episode of his new BBC series "Rick Stein’s Food Stories".

The series follows Stein visiting different cities and counties across the UK and sampling the local cuisine.

In the Manchester episode, the programme starts with him at Bury Market, stopping off at the Chadwick’s black pudding stall.

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He said: “I’ve been told that the best place to find some great northern grub is at Bury Market.”

Stein mentioned that the market was voted Britain’s best market in 2022.

While at family business Chadwick’s, Rick spoke to Tony Chadwick about the interesting foods that he sells on his stall, including tripe and cow heel as well as trying the black pudding.

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Stein said: “I think that in the north of England, black pudding, tripe, cow heel are all much more a part of the local culture.”

Replying, Tony said: “I think (it is) because industry started in the north West, so there were little slaughter houses and the butcher would slaughter everything and not throw anything away, hence the tripe, cow heels and everything else.”

Stein also sampled the delights of the the cheeses at the Cheese Plus stall and the cakes at Harry Muffin.

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He added: “I’m really enjoying Bury Market because you can feel food history here.

“It’s also about the feeling of belonging in a community, that’s what markets are really special for.”

Stein also visited the Northern Quarter in Manchester in the episode and made some classic dishes like a ploughman’s lunch.

Meanwhile, data from last year revealed that 1,119 coaches brought shoppers to the market, up 15 per cent from 2022.

November was the busiest month with 162 coach arrivals recorded, and November 22 was the busiest day with 26 coaches arriving.

The increase came despite 49 stallholders being given an urgent notice to shut on Thursday, October 26 after the discovery of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in the roof.