Tear­ful Pippa crowned the best home cook in Bri­tain

Daily Express - - DAY & NIGHT -

ASIAN food en­thu­si­ast and keen blog­ger Pippa Mid­dle­hurst was named Bri­tain’s Best Home Cook in a tense fi­nal last night.

The 29-year-old med­i­cal re­searcher from Sal­ford, Greater Manch­ester, was crowned the win­ner of the BBC One show af­ter sur­viv­ing eight gru­elling weeks against nine other con­tes­tants.

Fight­ing back tears, she said: “I never thought I could win this. I’m only here be­cause of my boyfriend Chris­tian. It means a lot be­cause he be­lieved in me and I didn’t be­lieve in my­self.”

Dur­ing the fi­nal Pippa and two other fi­nal­ists, Dipa Jakhu, 44, and Philip Friend, 48, were asked to pre­pare a two-course din­ner for judges Mary Berry, Chris Bavin and Dan Do­herty.

Pippa’s win­ning meal fea­tured an ox cheek mas­saman curry with jas­mine rice, grilled prawns and a Thai herb salad.

Head judge Mary de­scribed Pippa as “an in­spi­ra­tion to all cooks at home”.

Pic­ture: GUY LEVY / BBC

Blog­ger Pippa Mid­dle­hurst with head judge Mary Berry

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