MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire to cook at 2019 New Forest Show
Jane Devonshire, winner of MasterChef 2016 will be cooking live for visitors at the 2019 New Forest and Hampshire County Show on Wednesday 31st July at 1.30pm in the Local Produce Market.
Jane will be taking centre stage at The Kitchen sponsored by Chewton Glen.
In 2016, mother-of-four, Jane Devonshire won the hearts of viewers and the tastebuds of the judges to become the winner of MasterChef. Eagle-eyed viewers would have noticed that nearly all of Jane’s dishes on MasterChef were gluten free – a skill honed from 14 years of inventive family cooking to accommodate her youngest son’s autoimmune disease.
In her debut cookbook, Hassle Free, Gluten Free, Jane challenges the assumption that gluten-free food is difficult or inaccessible by offering 100 delicious and easy-to-make recipes, guaranteed to make you feel good, and wow family and friends. Published in time for their 50th anniversary, the recipes have been checked by Coeliac UK, the charity for people who need to live gluten free.
In chapters such as ‘nibbles, small dishes and lunches’ and ‘dinner, supper and food for guests’, Jane delivers recipes full of flavour and texture, including minestrone soup, spiced almonds, quails egg arancini and harissa mac and cheese, while classic flavour combinations such as cod and chorizo are explored in the ‘souping it up’ chapter. Desserts include the showstopper peanut butter cheesecake, while Jane also includes chapters on ‘cakes, muffins and pancakes’ and ‘breads and doughs’ (notoriously tricky for those on a gluten-free diet) covering movie night brownies to sweet and savoury muffins and everything in between. Recipes are accompanied by helpful tips from Jane, and beautiful photography by Mike Cooper appears throughout.
With coeliac disease estimated to affect 1 out of 100 people, and a rise in gluten-free living, Hassle Free, Gluten Free proves that you don’t need a cupboard full of different flours or obscure ingredients to achieve a gluten-free diet, and that gluten-free food can quite simply be good food.
Sarah Sleet, chief executive of Coeliac UK said, ‘Jane is a fantastic supporter of the charity and we’re thrilled to have worked with her on her cookbook, which will be a wonderful source of inspiration for many people who need to live a strict, gluten free diet for life.”
About Jane Devonshire
Since winning MasterChef in 2016, Jane has taken the bull by the food horns and tested herself further by working with a number of top chefs including Marcus Wareing, Atul Kochhar, Jason Atherton, Michel Roux and Michael O’Hare at their restaurants.
Jane has presented at numerous food and drink shows around the UK, including the BBC Good Food Show. Her travels have taken her from Edinburgh to Brighton, in the course of which she has developed a love for presenting her recipes and chatting to people about food.
Jane has appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes including BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, South Today and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
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