Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 15:00

Pop superstar turned celebrity chef Paul Young will be signing copies of his new book Recipes Found on My Travels at the Eden Project on August 16 and 17.

Paul, who released four top-ten albums between 1983 and 1990, first came to fame with the top 20 novelty track Toast as part of 70s group Streetband. He is best known for songs such as Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home), which was number one for 15 weeks running, and Come Back and Stay.

His passion for food has continued throughout his career, leading Paul to appear on Celebrity Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen.

Part travelogue, part cookery book, his new book features stories and recipes from the countries that Paul has toured, including Portugal, Italy, the USA, Mexico and the UK.

Recipes Found on My Travels includes hearty breakfasts, wholesome family favourites and mouth-watering desserts, such as the South American seafood dish ceviche, Italian venison and New Orleans bread pudding. There is even a section on tequila, Paul’s favourite tipple, and a full musical biography.

The production and photography of the book took place entirely in Cornwall, using local ingredients and inspiration from local chefs. London-based Paul made the decision to create the book in Cornwall because of the excellent quality of produce and the concentration of expertise.

Christine Best, Retail Buyer at Eden, said “Paul has strong links with Cornwall and as Eden is committed to promoting local suppliers of food and drink, it seemed a natural choice for him to bring his new cookery book here.”

Paul will be signing books at Eden from 2-5pm in the main shop in the Visitor Centre, where people will be able to pick up a copy of Recipes Found on My Travels.