BBC One’s Britain’s Best Home Cook crowns its first winner

Pippa Middlehurst was named the winner of BBC One’s ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’ last night (Thursday June 14).

Over eight weeks – and after facing stiff competition from the nine other contestants – the 29 year old oncology research biobank technician was crowned by judges Mary Berry, Chris Bavin and Dan Doherty.

Head judge Mary Berry said: “It’s been a joy watching Pippa. She is a true home cook. She enjoys what she does and she just goes the extra mile.”

Talking to Pippa after the win, Mary added: “I think you’re an inspiration to all cooks at home.”

Pippa battled her way through to the final week with the two other finalists, as they each demonstrated s their culinary prowess, passion and expertise.

The final task was to prepare a two-course dinner. Pippa’s winning menu was an ox cheek massaman curry with jasmine rice, grilled prawns and a Thai herb salad, followed by a Mary Berry-inspired mango and raspberry cake.


Winner Pippa Middlehurst (centre) with judges and presenter Claudia Winkleman (second left)

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