Category Archives: Masterchef

MasterChef Champion 2017 Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed

Congratulations to Saliha!!

Masterchef 2017 Final Week Alison, Giovanna, Lorna, Saliha, Steve

Started on BBC1 9.00 pm on Monday 8 May 2017 – the final of Masterchef.

There are five contestants: read about each one and see the @MasterchefUK twitter feed for videos of the show…






Who will win, the judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode have to decide.

See the final episodes Wednesday 8.00 pm, Thursday 8.00 pm, Friday 8.30 pm.


Some new books worth a look:

Masterchef The Finalists 2013 Natalie Coleman, Dale and Larkin cookbook

Masterchef The Finalists 2013 cookbook and recipes from the three finalists.

With Natalie Coleman, Larkin Cen and Dale Williams.

This fine book will be published on 24 Oct 2013

Featuring the three finalists of the 2013 MasterChef series have developed their recipes into a wonderfully flavourful set of 90 recipes, fine dishes that you can try at home.

There are 15 recipes from each finalist that they created during the programme and a further set of 15 new recipes from each contestant. Read about the background and profile of the talented contestants, as well as their journey to the final of the prestigious amateur competition. Every delicious recipe is beautifully photographed in what is surely the best ever tie-in to the MasterChef TV series.

After Natalie won the competition – she has landed a role in Marcus Wareing‘s prestigious restaurant The Berkeley in London’s Knightsbridge. Well done Natalie!



James Martin Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 TV Saturday 27 April 2013 at 10.00 am.

Saturday Kitchen with James Martin on BBC1 TV Saturday 27 April 2013 at 10.00 am.

On Saturday Kitchen – guests this week are the chefs Shaun Rankin and Monica Galetti.

Actress Bonnie Wright faces her food heaven or hell.

Shaun Rankin was the Michelin-starred chef of the Bohemia restaurant in St Helier, Jersey, but has opened a new restaurant called Ormer in St Helier. See more at Shaun’s website Shaun Rankin.

Monica Galetti, is sous chef at Le Gavroche.  Read about the staff at Le Gavroche – The Team and an interview by the Independent My Secret Life: Monica Galetti, chef, 35

Resident wine expert Olly Smith selects drinks to complement the recipes.

Additional clips incude Celebrity MasterChef, Rick Stein and Raymond Blanc.

Recipes from 27 April 2013:

Click to access previous episodes’ recipes

James martin’s cookbooks:

2 day summer diet recipes free with Daily Mail 20-26 April 2013

Michel Roux Jr Recipes from the master chef free booklets Sunday Telegraph Feb 2013

Michel Roux Jr Recipes from the master chef free with the Daily Telegraph Feb Sat 2 and Sun 3 2013

An amazing two set booklet free this weekend with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.

Master chef presenter and Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr is featured this weekend in two booklets that will be free inside The Telegraph on February 2 and 3, 2013. Michel is presenting 40 of his favourite recipes.

>>>    Food & Drink new BBC2 TV series 8.00 Monday 4 Feb 2013 with Michel Roux Jr

The booklets show dishes cooked in Michel’s restaurants – the recipes are easy to follow for those cooking at home. Recipes include starters, mains and desserts.

Part One:

  • Squash and Shrimp soup
  • Tunisian grilled vegetable salad
  • Soft-boiled egg with smoked salmon, asparagus and caviar
  • Spicy raw beef and quails eggs
  • Beetroot salad
  • Leek sala egg vinaigrette
  • Roast gilt head bream with citrus fruit vinaigrette
  • Gnocci and wild mushroom gratin
  • Cockle risotto with parsley
  • Roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic
  • Roast rib of veal glazed with a herb crust
  • Monkfish stew with garlic
  • Chiken with honey and rosemary baked in a salt crust
  • Cheese and ham pie
  • Lamb tajine
  • Pears in red wine
  • Lemon pie
  • Roasted peaches with pistachios
  • Berry soufflé
  • Vanilla doughnuts
Part Two:
  • Smoked eel and carrot salad
  • Spicy aubergine salad with coconut
  • Baked egg with ham and truffle
  • Spicy octopus salad
  • Lettuce soup
  • Savoie salad
  • Roast John Dory artichoke barigoule
  • Roast guinea fowl with chickpeas and olives
  • Lobster with garlic butter
  • Coq a la biere
  • Pumpkin and swede crumble
  • Veal blanquette
  • Braised shoulder of spring lamb
  • Tagliatelle with green olive paste and Bayonne ham
  • Grilled mackerel with mustard
  • Almond and orange cake
  • Fried bananas and rum
  • Vanilla flavoured creamed rice with stewed peaches
  • Tarte au pommes
  • Oreillettes

Read about Michel’s book – Cooking with The Master Chef: Food For Your Family & Friends (UK link – for USA and Canadian book links – please see below) – Michel’s compilation of favourite recipes, both from his personal collection and from Le Gavroche restaurant, where he was head chef.

You can enter a competition for the chance to win dinner for two at Roux’s legendary restaurant, Le Gavroche.

Follow the Daily Telegraph website for more of Michel Roux Jr and the booklets, see a video related to the free books

Recipe booklets from the Master chef, Michel Roux Jr

Win a copy of cooking with the Master Chef

Michel’s new paperback with 200 recipes –

In the UK                               USA                                Canada


Cooking TV programmes 12 Jan to 19 Jan 2013

Cooking TV programs 12 Jan to 19 Jan 2013

Saturday 12 Jan 2013

BBC1       10.00am Saturday Kitchen Live –       James Martin, Peter Lloyd and Adam Byatt

BBC1       11.30am The Good Cook         A Pasta Dish

BBC2       12.00am Indian Food Made Easy 2/6                 Anjum Anand

Sunday 13 Jan 2013

BBC2       9.30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites      James Martin

Monday 14 Jan 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Swedish Meatballs    Jamie Oliver

BBC2         9.05pm MasterChef the Professionals

Tuesday  15 Jan 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Green Tea Salmon                 Jamie Oliver

Ch5         7.00pm Great Northern Cookbook 2/4    Sean Wilson

BBC2         9.05pm MasterChef the Professionals

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Grilled Steak           Jamie Oliver

BBC2         9.05pm MasterChef the Professionals

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Pork Steak   Jamie Oliver

BBC2         9.05pm MasterChef the Professionals

Friday 18 Jan 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Rosemary Chicken           Jamie Oliver

Ch4         12.35pm River Cottage Veg Heroes      Stir fry           Hugh Fearngley-Whitingstall

UK Cooking TV shows August 25 – 31 2012

Preview of UK Cooking TV shows August 25 – 31 2012

Sat 25 Aug
Lorraine‘s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food 2/6 repeat 11.30am BBC1

The Hairy Biker‘s road tour of Britain 5.45pm repeat BBC2
The guys visit the National Motor muesum in Beaulieu and cook traditional Hampshore dish. They also compete against a Michelin starred chef Alex Aitken

Sun 26 Aug
Ken Hom and Ching He Huang Exploring China a Culinary Adventure 8.00pm BBC2
The final episode of the show when they visit their family connections.
They start off in Guangzhou, birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, sample Dim Sum.
Ken goes to Hong Kong and cooks for relatives he hasn’t seen for 23 years. Ching goes across the Taiwan strait toTaiwan.
A final meal in Hong Kong.

The Hairy Bikers Mississippi Adventure episode 2 9.00pm UKTV Good Food channel

Mon 27 Aug
Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2
Series 7. Jenny Eclair, Diarmund Gavin, Rebecca Romero, Michael Underwood join the team.

Lorrainne’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food 3/6 8.30pm BBC2
Classic dishes with Lorraine’s unique version.

Tues 28 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with Jane McDonald of Loose Women.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

The Great British Bake Off 3/10 Series 3 8.00 BBC2
10 bakers left with Paul Hollywood and Linda Collister and the challenges to night include tart tatin, a Mary Berry treacle tart and fruit tarts. The technical challenge is an intertwined lattice pastry top.

Hells Kitchen USA Gordon Ramsay 9.00pm ITV2
NEW Gordon Ramsay is putting 12 young chefs through their paces as chefs.

Wed 29 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with TOWIE star Gemma Collins.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

Thurs 30 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with a recipe for linguine puttanesca.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

Fri 31 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with a dish of chicken, mushroom and ice cream?.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

Celebrity Masterchef new series 7

New series of celebrity master chef, begins BBC2 6.30 this evening at 6.30pm.

John Torode and Gregg Wallace host the competition.


Stars from show business, sport and music backgrounds will compete to win the coveted award, won by Phil Vickery last year.

This year you can follow the fortunes of :

Jamie Theakston, Anne Charleston, Javine Hylton and Steve Parry.



See more details at the BBC2 website and a series guide for previous series.

New Series 4 of Masterchef -The Professionals BBC1 2011

We are now on Twitter @cook_bookreview, you can 

New Series of Masterchef -The Professionals BBC1 Series 4

Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace – see BBC website

Ten chefs must deal with the pressure of an elimination round and be observed by Michel Roux’s sous chef Monica Galetti as the hunt begins for Britain’s next culinary superstar.

Monday 7th November 8.30 pm and BBC1 HD 9.00 pm. 2011!


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