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Ian Harvey and Amy Seton

Finally, an event for wine lovers to savour

Birmingham's first major wine festival takes place this weekend. Co-organiser Ian Harvey tells Mary Griffin he hopes the festival will educate drinkers and inspire the city's restaurateurs

Authentic ingredients the secret to Don Diego's success

Owners of Don Diego in Sutton Coldfield, Fonzie and Emma Yufera-Ruiz
As Sutton Coldfield launches its new restaurant quarter, Mary Griffin speaks to the owners of the town’s only Michelin-accredited venue on their passion for Spanish food

The making of the Michelin man from the council estate

Top chef Glynn Purnell pictured at his restaurant Purnells on Cornwall Street in Birmingham for the launch of his new book Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales.
Birmingham's original Michelin-star chef, Glynn Purnell, has released his first cook book. The self-professed "Yummy Brummie" talks to Mary Griffin about his unswerving local pride, his continuing fascination with the food of his youth and his outright refusal to follow the fashion.

Barbecue battle is a rib-tickling night

Birmingham foodies are flocking to Rib Nights, a competitive barbecue event.
Dozens of hungry Brummies have been taking on a meat feast of Man vs Food proportions. Mary Griffin goes carnivore at the city's latest food phenomenon, Rib Nights.

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