Great British Menu 2021 episode 14 – North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Mains and Dessert: The three chefs are halfway through their heat, and the competition couldn’t be tighter. Again, they each serve up their own interpretation of the brief to honour British invention and innovation.
For their main courses, one chef is showcasing fallow deer in their dish celebrating the invention of cats eyes, while another pays homage to the imposing Humber Bridge with a dish that draws on the best ingredients to be found in the counties at either end of the bridge’s span: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The final chef is paying tribute to a miners’ lamp that saved many lives in the pits of the North East of England with a dish centred around mutton. Whose inventiveness in the kitchen will veteran judge Simon Rogan rate the highest?
Only two will proceed to Friday’s judging and have a chance to represent the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber at the regional finals.
Great British Menu 2021 episode 14 – North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Mains and Dessert
Along with Masterchef, Great British Menu is a cooking show that has been running so long it is basically a national institution by now. However, even after all these years, Great British Menu manages to keep fresh with new ingredients for season 16 – former judge Andi Oliver is now presenter, with cook, writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo taking her place on the judging panel.
It’s a very formidable line-up – so can the chefs impress with a menu based on innovation to celebrate thirty years of the world wide web?
Oliver Peyton is a renowned restauranteur and founder of cafe and restaurant service Peyton and Byrne, and was awarded an honourary OBE in 2012. He has been a judge on Great British Menu since it began all the way back in 2006, and has released two cookbooks: The National Cookbook: Recipes from the National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery and British Baking.
Matthew Fort – Great British Menu 2021 episode 14
Food writer and critic Matthew Fort was the Food and Drink Editor of The Guardian for over ten years, and has also written for Esquire, The Observer, Country Living, Decanter, and Waitrose Food Illustrated. He has also written several books on gastronomy, and been awarded Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year, Glenfiddich Restaurant Writer of the Year, and The Restaurateurs Association Food Writer of the Year.
Fort has also presented TV shows such as UKTV Food’s Market Kitchen, and has been a judge on Great British Menu since the show’s beginning.
Rachel Khoo – Great British Menu 2021 episode 14
Rachel Khoo’s breakthrough came through the BBC series The Little Paris Kitchen, which along with the cookbook of the same name brought critical and commercial acclaim. She has since released six bestselling cookbooks and toured the world making cookery shows for the BBC, Food Network UK, and other international broadcasters.
This will be her first year as a judge on Great British Menu, taking over from Andi Oliver who is now host.