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Hit TV series Masterchef comes to Yorkshire

Carlton Towers
Carlton Towers

TV and food fans will know that this week is Finals Week of Masterchef 2018 and viewers were delighted to see the show come from an historic Yorkshire venue last night.

The final five travelled to Carlton Towers in rural North Yorkshire, a Victorian gothic country house which is home to Lord and Lady Fitzalan-Howardand family.

Here, the five amateur cooks cooked for the lord and lady as they hosedt a lunch for some of Yorkshire's finest local producers and farmers, including author and shepherdess Amanda Owen, rhubarb farmer Robert Tomlinson and Simon Eyles MD of Yorkshire tearooms Bettys.

The special lunch was overseen by one of the UK's most impressive young chefs, Tommy Banks. In 2013, at the age of just 24, Tommy became Britain's youngest chef to hold a Michelin star. Tommy has devised an exceptional five-course tasting menu for the guests at Carlton Towers using the best local produce, and with just four hours to recreate his complex and beautiful dishes, the finalists face their biggest challenge yet.

The finalists then returned to the MasterChef kitchen, where they were are faced with the challenge of creating one dish inspired by a place they love, and they had just two hours to showcase all they have learned. Their one dish needed to demonstrate to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have what it takes to go the distance.