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GREAT BRITISH MENU RETURNS TO BBC TWO FOR BRAND NEW SERIES

Great British Menu is back with a new series, hosted by Chef and TV presenter Andi Oliver and Judges, Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge with a total of 3 stars, restaurateur and broadcaster Nisha Katona and comedian and foodie Ed Gamble.



Episode 1: Four chefs compete for north east England with canapes, starters and fish dishes inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics, all hoping to cook at a banquet to wish Team GB athletes luck as they head for Paris 2024.



The dishes are judged by veteran chef Aktar Islam and include a Jerusalem artichoke 'winner's medal', an Olympic flame brought to life by an aubergine puree and a kohlrabi white rose with brill and champagne sauce. But who will be leaving the competition?


Episode 2: The three talented chefs from north east England are halfway through their heat and the pressure is mounting. Once again, they each serve a unique take on the brief celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic Games.




The dishes are judged by veteran chef Aktar Islam and include a ras el hanout venison dish, a celebration of ancient Olympic olive wreaths combining yuzu curd ice cream, olive oil tuile, buttermilk snow and candied green olive, and an edible tennis ball cheesecake. But who will be leaving the competition?



Episode 3: The two highest scoring chefs from north east England must go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. They need to impress a panel of exacting judges: Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, chef and top restaurateur Nisha Katona, and comedian and food podcaster Ed Gamble.


The guest judge is Team GB’s first-ever sport climber, Shauna Coxsey. How will she judge dishes celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic games? Only one of the chefs will triumph and go through to represent north east England at the national finals.



Great British Menu returns Tuesday 23rd January at 8pm on BBC Two.

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