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Shrimp and Duck

Award winning chef Glynn Purnell delves into the history of King's Lynn's old fishing yards, before challenging the fastest shrimp peeler in town. He also goes out with the tide in Morecambe Bay to fish for brown shrimp the old fashioned way on a rusty old tractor.

The Aylesbury duck is one of our oldest breeds but Masterchef presenter John Torode discovers just how close this ancient bird is to disappearing for good. At a south London school, he shows some budding young chefs the delights of cooking with duck and in the revival kitchen sets out to prove there's more to this tasty bird than a Chinese takeaway.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Mar 2013 00:20

Glynn Purnell

Glynn Purnell

Birmingham native Glynn Purnell is one of the country’s culinary rising stars. He's also been a major influence in putting his home city firmly on the culinary map. Glynn is chef-proprietor of Purnell's, in Birmingham's financial district, which was awarded its first Michelin star in January 2009. He was previously head chef at Jessica's restaurant, where he helped earn a Michelin star in 2005.

John Torode

John Torode

Australian-born John began his career in London, where he worked at several restaurants in the Conran Group, eventually becoming head chef. John has been credited with introducing Australasian food to the UK in the mid-1990s and is an enthusiast of rare-breed meat and organic food and farming. His restaurants in London are dedicated to serving top-quality meat and poultry; as such, he has built relationships with many small farmers across the UK who supply the very best produce to his restaurants. John is also a well-known food writer and TV presenter.


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerBridget Boseley
Series ProducerToni Williamson
PresenterGlynn Purnell
PresenterJohn Torode


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