Are you Northumberland’s – or Britain’s – best home cook?

Mary Berry.
Mary Berry.
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A TV production company is looking for applicants for a new programme which aims to find Britain’s Best Cook.

During the summer, BBC One announced that it is launching a new cookery competition as Mary Berry leads the charge to find the country’s finest cook in a series presented by Claudia Winkleman.

This series will test the real-life expertise of truly great home cooks and will celebrate the food people make for their loved ones every single day.

Over eight episodes, the 10 contestants will need to demonstrate skill under pressure and individual flair, as they’re asked to serve the most perfect version of dishes that define modern British home cooking as well as create their special take on well-loved classics.

The judges will be looking for dishes that define a new benchmark of excellence, whether it’s roast beef with the perfect roast potatoes, an ingenious twist on chicken curry or an irresistible chocolate pudding.

KEO Films, producers of River Cottage and Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast, is behind the show and given the county’s growing foodie scene, the company thought there may be some passionate and talented home cooks from Northumberland who may wish to apply.

Anyone interested can get an application form by emailing cooking@keofilms.com or texting 07474 578089.