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Chef’s recipe for fun

MICHELIN-starred chef Glynn Purnell has been giving local youngsters tips on how to whip up some first-class grub.

MICHELIN-starred chef Glynn Purnell has been giving local youngsters tips on how to whip up some first-class grub.

The Chelmsley Wood cook was invited to St Anne’s Primary School to chat to pupils about cooking.

Dropping in last week, the 34-year-old was invited to an assembly and prepared some of his favourite recipes.

Glynn said: “Being from Chelmsley Wood, I like to spend some time going into local schools and talking about food.

“Growing up, food was very important in our family. We would all sit down to proper meals and I’d have the chance to experiment with cooking – baked bean concoctions were an early speciality.”

But the former Bishop Wilson pupil worries that youngsters ­today don’t get chance to test their mettle in the kitchen.

“It seems that cooking is ­being taken off the curriculum and that’s a real shame. Children now are growing up and getting to university and they don’t have a clue where to start.”

And the culinary wizard was back on the road again this week – visiting the Child First nursery in Kingshurst, where he officially opened the allotments.

 

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