Worcester woman cooks up winning dish in recipe-sharing website contest

Spud-tacular: Jill Jessop.

Spud-tacular: Jill Jessop.

First published in Business Daily

JILL Jessop of St Johns, Worcester, has been awarded the accolade of West Midlands Favourite Potato Recipe by manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk and celebrity chef James Martin, in a national quest to find Britain’s best potato dish.

Earlier this year, Ms Jessop uploaded her Potato Latke Brunch with Bacon, Mushrooms and Cheese dish to recipe-sharing website manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk for the chance to win a starring role in a national TV advert and a luxury family farm stay.

From the hundreds of potato dishes entered, hers was selected and crowned West Midlands favourite. She joins nine other regional finalists from across Britain, all selected by a panel of serious foodies, including Saturday Kitchen star James Martin.

Ms Jessop said: “The best thing about potatoes is that they don’t take very long to cook and go with just about anything and everything I have in my kitchen cupboards.

“I still can’t quite believe that my dish was taste tasted by James Martin and went on to make it through to the final. I’m overjoyed.”

James Martin added: “This competition offers budding chefs like Jill all over Britain the chance to not only share their favourite recipes with the nation but also, hopefully, inspire even more people to cook with potatoes. Potato Latke Brunch with Bacon, Mushrooms and Cheese recipe is a great example of this.”

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