Nottingham teacher wins competition to see homemade recipe published in Kwoklyn Wan cookbook

A primary school teacher in Nottingham will see a recipe published in a new cookbook after winning a charity competition.

Jeremy Putman, 30, who is also a food blogger, started creating his dish ideas during lockdown when he couldn’t visit any restaurants.

Now the meal – the tamarind chicken burger from Jeremy’s Food Tours – will feature in a new book launched by Help Us Grieve, a Newark-based charity for child loss.

The teacher at South Wilford Endowed Primary School said: ‘I’m really excited because it’s a stepping stone to getting work published.

“It’s something I wanted to delve into a bit more and in the future I want to make my own cookbook.

“I will continue to submit recipes to newspapers and magazines to build my reputation and increase my published work.”

The cookbook will be released in October 2022, with the help of professional chef and TV personality Kwoklyn Wan – Gok’s brother – as well as five new entries from the public.

The father-of-one added: “My absolute favorite is Kwoklyn Wan’s grated crispy chilli beef – I love it because it fits all the areas I value in food: crispy, sweet yet spicy .”

Mr. Putman started his food blog 10 years ago and now has nearly 5,000 followers on his Instagram page, Jeremy’s Food Tour.

He visits restaurants in an effort to support the city’s culinary culture.

He also thinks it’s important to support both independent businesses and big chains to build strong relationships and promote his work.

And he has already worked with well-known restaurants in Nottingham on meal ideas.

He added: “I worked with the owners of Cosmo to give feedback on new menu ideas, took cooking classes at a few restaurants and also worked at Cod’s Scallops to show what it’s all about. was to work there and to support them.”

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