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Stone cold food and 63 chickens marinating in a skip. The REAL story behind…DISASTERCHEF

16 Aug

Stone cold food and 63 chickens marinating in a skip. The REAL story behind…DISASTERCHEF

The Mail on Sunday – 15th August 2010

“Cooking doesn’t get tougher than this,” declares MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace before each episode.

Having cooked for strapping sailors crashing through waves at an angle of 45 degrees in force 7 gales in my days as a yachting enthusiast – where the dangers of a violent jibe outweighed those of a collapsed souffle – I thought I might beg to differ. But that was before I’d accepted the MasterChef challenge.

MasterChef, where amateurs battle for the coveted culinary prize, is a highly popular BBC TV show and I was competing in the celebrity version. It’s easy for critics to mock the ‘celebs’ who take part. I didn’t ask to be called one, didn’t put myself forward and hesitated before agreeing. Giving culinary pleasure to others is a joy but I’m just an averagely competent housewife who enjoys cooking and entertaining. Continue reading