Great British Menu episode 24 2020 – North East – Judging: The two highest-scoring chefs from the north east of England go head to head to cook their six-course menus again. But will they take on board their veteran’s advice as they serve the panel of judges and an esteemed children’s author?
The chefs need to impress the formidable judges, food writer Matthew Fort, restaurateur Oliver Peyton and broadcaster and cook Andi Oliver, as well as a guest judge – one of Britain’s most successful authors. Today, they are joined by bestselling children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson. She has written over 100 novels since she started writing book at nine years old.
Great British Menu episode 24 2020 – North East – Judging
This week, the chefs are specifically tasked with honouring the theme of realism in children’s literature, as well as heralding books and authors from their region. Samira is making a Secret Garden-inspired starter of potatoes, alliums, egg and caviar. Ruth makes her first Railway Children-inspired dish, comprising traditional north east delicacies – stotties and pease pudding. Meanwhile, Josh’s black and white pasta starter is an ode to Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses, and Alex’s veggie starter is inspired by Herb the Vegetarian Dragon.
The fish course sees the bar raised even higher. The four chefs create imaginative dishes inspired by The Railway Children, Flat Stanley, Ted Hughes and The Kingdom by the Sea, featuring sardines, langoustines, brill, crab and turbot, but which will wow renowned fish chef Tom?
With some quality dishes that receive good scores, who will be tipped out of the competition early and not get to cook their entire menu? The pressure is on for the chefs to deliver from the get-go.