About Me

Adam Purnell - Shropshire Lad

I am what it says on the tin. A lad, from Shropshire with a passion for cooking, fishing, and this beautiful county full of amazing ingredients and produce. I am a self- taught home cook who has never set foot in a professional kitchen, but aim to create innovative, inspiring dishes that are exciting and accessible.

My father is a great cook, and so from a young age was exposed to some incredible food and allowed to play with a fully equipped kitchen and an array of interesting ingredients. Pretty soon I worked out that cooking for myself and others was almost as good as the eating part, and over the years my passion for cooking accelerated.

Recently a good friend persuaded me to start documenting some of what I love to do on camera and launch a You Tube channel to share my passion with anyone interested. I have enjoyed this more than I ever expected that I would.

By day I am a Youth and Community worker, and often share my passion for cooking with the young people that I work with. Food is an amazing tool to utilise when building relationships and bringing communities together and so I utilise my skills and enthusiasm at every opportunity.

I hope you enjoy my website, and are able to take some inspiration from my dishes for your own cooking. Following recipes to the gram isn’t half as fun as taking an idea and putting your own twist on it. Cooking is a creative art, so make it your own. I would love to see what you come up with, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and share.

Have fun,