Gurdwara welcomes bake-off star

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Glasgow Gurdwara welcomed British Bake-Off star, James Morton and father, Tom Morton to The Glasgow Gurdwara last weekend to kick off National Langar Week.

Gurdwara general secretary Charandeep Singh explained the ethos behind the celebration.

Bake-off star has a go at making chapatis

Bake-off star has a go at making chapatis

He told The Extra: “Langar enables people from all backgrounds to come together, eat and share food and by simply doing so, promotes a oneness and equality amongst all people.

“It is a revolutionary concept and lets people from all backgrounds eat, learn and share together and promotes equality between all.

“Here at the Glasgow Gurdwara we serve up to 3,000 meals a week — all cooked by local volunteers using local ingredients, acting as an opportunity to carry out Seva, Selfess Service in the community.

“We hope more people will join us for food in the future.”

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Designed by inspirational founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak set out to uphold the principles of equality, justice and humanity between all people regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender or social status.

James Morton, Great British Bake-Off finalist said: “Having visited the Glasgow Gurdwara today, I have left with a new found passion for how different communities use food.”

Tom Morton, food blogger and radio presenter said: “The Glasgow Gurdwara is an impressive building but inside it is even more so. I was fascinated to see how food is used by the Scottish Sikh community.

“And the food tastes great.”