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Chef shares Italian culinary secrets

Giuseppe Iaconi demonstrates his cooking to guests (left to right) Stephanie Swan, Kate Steel and Cathy Malin

Giuseppe Iaconi demonstrates his cooking to guests (left to right) Stephanie Swan, Kate Steel and Cathy Malin

A Midlands restaurant owner and chef is disclosing the culinary secrets of his native region of Italy in a series of cooking demonstration evenings.

Giuseppe Iaconi who runs the canalside pub restaurant The Plum Pudding in Armitage is running a series of cooking demonstration evenings showcasing the food of his homeland in the Le Marche region of Italy on the Adriatic side of Umbria and Tuscany.

The evenings are held in the middle of each month and the next one will be on Wednesday, May 15. As well as an Italian cooking demonstration, guests get a three course meal for £15.95.

The Plum Pudding, in Rugeley Road, Armitage, on the banks of the Trent and Mersey canal has been serving Italian cuisine for more than four years after being taken over by owner and chef Giuseppe Iaconi.

He said he wanted people in the region to sample the fine foods of his homeland in Italy.

“Although I’ve lived in England for a long time I am very proud of the food of my homeland, which is peasant inspired, using the finest fresh ingredients. I am keen to pass on my style of cooking so that my guests can try the dishes at home,” he said.

Giuseppe Iaconi was born and raised in the small hill town of Ripatransone between the Adriatic and the Apennine mountains. He spent his life immersed in the region’s cooking.

Booking for the monthly demonstrations – which begin at 7.00pm – can be done through the Plum Pudding’s web site at www.ilmarchigiano.co.uk or by ringing 01543 490330.