Michelin-starred chef pays tribute to Spaghetti Junction

Credit: Highways England

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell has paid tribute to Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction with a special dish.

It was created to mark 50 years since work began on building the road, officially named Gravelly Hill Interchange.

The dish, called ‘Truffled A38’, is made entirely from ingredients which are delivered to Glynn's Birmingham restaurant via the iconic structure.

It is comprised of celeriac, Maris Piper potatoes, double cream, fresh parsley, Berkswell cheese, garnished with truffle and seasoned with salt and ground ginger.

Glynn, affectionately known as the ‘Yummy Brummie', says he uses the road four to six times a day.

Work started to build Spaghetti Junction in 1968. Credit: Highways England

The recipe for Truffled A38:


  • Celeriac - Quartered

  • Maris piper potato - 1 large, peeled and washed

  • Double cream - 300ml

  • Fresh parsley - 1 tablespoon chopped

  • Berkswell Cheese - 30g grated

  • Truffle

  • Salt and ground ginger to season