A TOP Peruvian chef is heading to Haworth as the village celebrates a milestone.

Martin Morales, of London restaurants Andina and Ceviche, will be giving a demonstration and signing copies of his cookbooks.

His appearance is part of two days of activities marking the 10th anniversary of Haworth’s twinning with Machu Picchu, in Peru.

There will also be an official signing of a new agreement between the two villages, as Haworth Twinning Group and its Peruvian counterparts re-affirm the bond and pledge to further strengthen links – particularly between the schools.

Among those at next Friday’s (Aug 30) ceremony – in the Old School Room, near the Bronte Parsonage Museum – will be local parish council chairman Councillor David Mahon, who will carry out the signing with Machu Picchu mayor Darwin Baca via a direct link.

“Advancements in technology for Machu Picchu’s young people mean that close friendships can be built between the two communities that were not possible when the original agreement was signed ten years ago,” said a spokesman.

“There are plans to bring the communities together in a way which would see a real benefit for both villages – offering an opportunity to learn about each other’s language and culture, share ideas and experiences, and explore long-term plans such as a teacher exchange.”

Award-winning Mr Morales – who is widely credited as introducing Peruvian cuisine to the UK – will give his demonstration of Peru-style cooking during an open event at the Old School Room on Saturday, August 31, between 1pm and 4pm.

He will also sign books and talk about his life and the Peruvian charity Amantani, of which he is a trustee, which works to improve the lives of children and young people in the Andes.

Other attractions at the event will include alpacas, courtesy of Thornwood at Oxenhope.

And it is hoped to have a live link-up with people in Machu Picchu.

Celebrations will end with an evening party, featuring live music from Peruvian trio Keiffer and the Andean Beats.

Several projects have been staged during the past decade as part of the twinning, including a visit to Peru by opticians to provide donated spectacles and the funding of basic kitchens for schoolchildren in rural areas.