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Glynn Purnell started his career doing work experience at the Metropole Hotel. Since then, he has worked with various notable chefs, including two-star Michelin chef Claude Bosi who he regards as his mentor. Whilst Head Chef at Jessica's, he was awarded Birmingham's first ever Michelin star. He has successfully made the transition into television and has taken part in the Great British Menu, winning twice and then appearing as a mentor.
If your palate has become a trifle jaded then this is the book for you. Time to take the family meals up a notch and experiment with some new techniques. This is an inspirational guide for home cooks introduced in Glyn Purnell’s jaunty and well recognised style. ~ Sue Baker Like for Like Reading Kitchin Suppers by Tom Kitchin Tom’s Table: My Favourite Everyday Recipes by Tom Kerridge
The yummy Brummie returns! Glynn's first book, Cracking Yolks and Pig Tales, shared behind-the-scenes stories and exciting dishes from his Michelin-starred restaurant, Purnell's. Now he's back with an enticing selection of recipes inspired by the success of Purnell's Bistro. The menu here is described as 'rustic home cooking with an eclectic twist', and with dishes such as Confit Lemon and Vanilla Pork Belly with Salt Baked Pineapple and Grilled Szechuan-style Chicken Skewers, there's plenty to explore. Kick things off with a Scorched Lemon and Vanilla Margarita, impress with Duck with Spice Plum Jam and Watercress, and finish with a Poached Summer Fruits in Basil and Cardamom. Written with Glynn's trademark cheeky wit ('Big, juicy, spicy plums! Oo-err missus!') and packed with tempting recipes, this is a great choice for anyone who wants to get creative in the kitchen.
Dishes with names such as Beef Carpaccio with Red Wine Octopus and Sweet and Sour Onions may seem like they belong firmly in the world of classy restaurants, but in this book Glynn Purnell breaks down the kitchen door, sharing his secrets with the home cook - then invites you to stay for the after party. He guides you through an array of dazzling dishes, including Mackerel and Potato Pakora, Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Chocolate and Passion fruit Dome - all using affordable ingredients and accessible methods - in between sharing mischievous anecdotes detailing his exploits with his fellow chefs once the kitchen doors are closed. Illustrated with stunning photography throughout, it'll ensure you never look at a cucumber in the same way again.