He might be a two Michelin-starred chef but it would seem that Tom Kerridge loves Staffordshire oatcakes. And who can blame him? They're a breakfast staple for many of us here in the Potteries. In fact, the top TV chef who grew up in the West Country has links to our area and says he has a 'longstanding affinity' for the Midlands, including Stoke-on-Trent. This affinity started thanks to his wife Beth who is from Stoke-on-Trent. Tom who has a two-starred restaurant in Buckinghamshire said: "My mum is from The Black Country and my grandparents were Brummies. "And then I married a Midlander! "My wife, Beth, is from Stoke-on-Trent. "So I suppose you could say I know the Midlands pretty well".
He said: "They're delicious day or night, piled high with grated cheese and bacon.
"To this day, oatcakes are Stoke-on-Trent's finest export, even more than ceramics or Robbie Williams!"
Speaking about our county he added: "Staffordshire is a beautiful county.
"Where Beth's from, it feels as though you're edging into the north of England: buildings are made from red brick, and there's a rugged, but oddly lovely, bleakness to the countryside and moorlands."