Britain’s Best Dish is back and better than ever. ITV’s nationwide cooking competition is once again scouring Britain for the country’s keenest amateur cooks to find one recipe that will be crowned the nation’s best and win a £10,000 first prize.
After weeks of auditions across the length and breadth of the country, the dishes with the most potential are invited to the Best Dish studios to take part in a series of cook-offs. The contestants will have to cook like they’ve never cooked before to impress the show’s panel of expert judges – Michelin starred chef John Burton Race, wine expert Jilly Goolden and award winning restaurateur Ed Baines.
There will be three keenly contested culinary duels in each show from Monday to Thursday - starter will be pitted against starter, main course against main course and pudding against pudding. The three winners from each day will return to take part in the regional final on Friday to decide which dishes go forward to the national finals.
Then in finals week, the field will be whittled down to just three cooks, who’ve created Britain’s Best Starter, Best Main and Best Pudding: they will then compete in the grand final to decide who will be crowned Britain’s Best Dish 2010 and win that £10,000 prize.
Award winning sports commentator and ex-England cricketer Mark Nicholas presents the series and ensures fair play for all the contestants.
The series starts in the South West and Wales and our talented amateur cooks in today’s show will be showcasing their region with such dishes as Pembrokeshire tea smoked mutton, Exmoor Queen of Puddings and Devonshire burnt cream tea. Also on the menu are butterflied mackerel, Game pie and Venison medallions.
It’s a mouth-watering line-up but the question is – who will impress the judges and get through to the next round?