Food Glorious Food
Published: Mon 25 Feb 2013
Anyone with a passion for cooking has a favourite dish that they love to cook, be it something they created themselves, or a recipe passed down through the generations.
Now, in this delightful new series for ITV, a team of expert judges have scoured the country for Britain’s best loved recipe, with the winning dish earning a place on the shelves of Marks & Spencer and a £20,000 cash prize.
Presented by Carol Vorderman, the series will see contestants up and down the country bringing their dishes to be sampled.
The judges, Stacie Stewart from the Beehive Bakery, food writer and editor Tom Parker Bowles, food connoisseur Loyd Grossman and vice chairwoman of the WI Anne Harrison, will be tasting the dishes and choosing their favourites to go through to the next round.
From pasties to pastries, jellies to jalfrezis and cakes to casseroles, any dish is welcome as this colourful series celebrates food, glorious food for the nation.
This is a show that is not on the lookout for the next British super chef but just one brilliant home cooked recipe that the nation can fall in love with, and anyone and everyone is in with a chance.
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This week Carol Vorderman and the experts Tom Parker Bowles, W.I Top Brass Anne Harrison, Stacie Stuart, and guest Judge Andi Oliver throw open the competition to the lovely folk of the North West.
In their search for the best recipe they munch through hotpots, pies and much more - and just as enjoyable as the food are the big characters behind the recipes.
There are cream horns made by a Town Crier who received inspiration from beyond the grave; a sticky toffee pudding owner who has proof theirs is a true original; an inspiring home baker who delivered a cake to a stranger every single day for an entire yea, and an am-dram enthusiast who at the grand age of 81 has reinvented the classic cheesecake.
All are jostling for a rosette and a chance to compete for the ultimate culinary prize; £20,000 and a place on the shelves of Marks and Spencer.