Brooklyn Beckham defends himself after cork in Bolognese leaves fans baffled

The budding chef was criticised after fans spotted a cork in his cooking pot

English model Brooklyn Beckham arrives for the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, October 15, 2022. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Beckham's cooking has come under fire again. (AFP via Getty Images)

Brooklyn Beckham has hit back after he was slammed for having a cork in his pot as he cooked one of his dishes.

The budding chef – who is the eldest son of Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria and football star David Beckham – often shares culinary videos on Instagram but many have been criticised by fans.

His latest effort, spaghetti bolognese, also sparked debate when his baffled followers spotted that a wine cork had been left in the pot.

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“Is the cork added flavour?” wondered one confused fan, while another asked: “Why are you cooking the cork for bro?”

Brooklyn Beckham defended his cork technique. (Brooklyn Beckham Instagram)
Brooklyn Beckham defended his cork technique. (Brooklyn Beckham Instagram)

However, the star has refused to take it lying down and has shared a snippet of an article on his Instagram Story, which suggests the cork trick is a real technique.

“More research ensued and we found information that the addition of wine corks added to the cooking liquid ensured a more tender dish,” it said.

Beckham, 24, also shared a message telling his followers how he felt about cooking.

A fan asked if he was a chef, and he replied: “Nope, but food is my passion.”

Celeb chef Gordon Ramsay has previously defended Beckham, saying that he "didn't ask for that level of intrusion from having famous parents".

Ramsay, who is a friend of the family, told MailOnline that he was happy that Beckham was pursuing cooking.

Photo by: KGC-254/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 9/3/19 Brooklyn Beckham, Victoria Beckham and David Beckham at the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, England.
Brooklyn Beckham with his parents Victoria Beckham and David Beckham. (KGC-254/STAR MAX/IPx)

“Even as a 12-year-old, whilst playing football, Brooklyn was always excited about food," said the cook and TV star.

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"So I'm pleased that he has gone down that road and he's found something he really enjoys doing."

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