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Joe Hurd

Joe Hurd


Yorkshire born and Italian bred, Joe describes himself as a blue collar cook. An accomplished food and recipe writer, experienced TV Presenter and live events and radio host. Joe believes in authentic and honest Italian cooking the way it was meant to be, minimal fuss but with the best quality ingredients.

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Upon leaving University Joe was hand picked to become the face of ITVs cooking show The Munch Box a children’s cooking game show. Ever eager to develop his cooking skills, Joe went to work with Francesco Mazzei at his restaurant L’anima for several years where he learnt the tricks of the trade. Since then Joe has gone on to work with other notable chefs including Jose Pizarro and Claud Bosi.
Joe travelled Europe on the hunt for the Travel Channel, to find his ‘Five Best Things’. A regular on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, his work and recipes can be found in Delicious Magazine, BBC Good Food and the Radio Times, as well as his website

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