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Pray That Chefs on ‘Great British Menu’ Don’t Think Children’s Literature Is Just Harry Potter

The BBC cooking show returns for series 15 with a new theme and a new presenter

Great British Menu judges Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton, and presenter Susan Calman Optomen

You’re a chef, Harry

Great British Menu returns to the BBC in Spring, with judges Andi Oliver, Oliver Peyton, and Matthew Fort asking some of the U.K.’s best chefs to cook a series of dishes inspired by children’s literature. Really rinsing the format, the new series adds an amuse-bouche and a pre-dessert to the starter, fish, main, dessert formula, putting more pressure on a competition that London chefs James Cochran and Tom Brown won — with Cochran “champion of champions” in 2018. Last year, Tom Anglesea of Hackney’s The Laughing Heart and Luke Selby, formerly of Hide and soon to open a new central London restaurant with his two brothers and the founders of The Barbary, made it through to the final. Expect a hell of a lot of Harry Potter dishes. That’s the only book anyone has ever read, right?

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