Just an intense bout of cooking and a divine three-course meal stands between the finalists and victory.
Giovanna, Saliha and Steve each have their own styles of cooking, but to give you a flavour of the kind of thing you might expect, it was a menu of winkles, cockles and parsley on toast, an Indian-inspired roast lamb and a delicate take on rhubarb and custard that won Jane Devonshire the title of MasterChef in 2016. “Stunning” was John Torode’s verdict on her main course; “A piece of modern art” was how Gregg Wallace described her dessert. So she’s a tough act to follow, but the contestants this year have certainly reached a formidable standard.
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