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.

“It was a tremendous honour to be asked by Highways England to create a special dish as a tribute to Spaghetti Junction. I also took it very seriously as it means an incredible amount to me as a proud Brummie. “I use the road at least four to six times a day and for me it is more about traffic, it is symbolic of Brummies and their sense of humour which comes across in the name of the road. "I’m proud to have a restaurant in Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction is an essential part of helping to get daily produce here to the restaurant from places across the country such as Cornwall." >

Glynn Purnell
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