Culinary quest to kick off in the Dales

Alex adding hops to the brew.
Alex adding hops to the brew.

A food fan is launching a year-long culinary adventure travelling across the globe – kicking off his journey in the Dales.

Alex Nazaruk is on a mission to discover the best recipes from working in 52 different foodie jobs.

The 25-year-old used to work at Thornbridge Brewery in Ashford-in-the-Water so decided to start his challenge there.

He said: “It’s a fantastic start to the project celebrating one of Britain’s greatest culinary treats – beer – especially at such an acclaimed brewery as Thornbridge.”

Alex said he is living a lifelong dream, learning about the best produce and cuisine on the planet.

He added: “The majority of my childhood was spent round the dinner table listening to many a story from my parents’ ten years abroad. Growing up, my hunger for adventure was met with an increasing passion for food.”

During his time at Thornbridge Alex had many jobs including emptying and cleaning the malt house and labelling kegs.