PIPPA Middlehurst swapped her lab coat for an apron and went on to win Britain’s Best Home Cook.
Here’s everything you need to know about the aspiring chef and research assistant…
Pippa Middlehurst is the winner of Mary Berry’s BBC series Britain’s Best Home Cook
Who is Pippa Middlehurst?
Pippa Middlehurst, 28, is from Salford.
She is an oncology research biobank assistant and a finalist on Britain’s Best Home Cook.
The aspiring chef learned to cook from her grandmother who made comforting home-cooked meals.
She’s got her own cookery blog Pippy Eats on which she writes, “By day I work in cancer research, by night I am an obsessed Asian food enthusiast.”
Why does Pippa Middlehurst like cooking Asian dishes?
Pippa’s grandfather used to take her to a Dim Sum restaurant with an Asian supermarket underneath which she would explore.
On her blog she writes, “I used to love trying all the new and exciting things – my brother really hated the egg drop soup, but I loved all the unusual textures.
“Underneath the restaurant was an Asian supermarket, full of strange and alien ingredients- this is where my obsession with Asian cooking began.”
So far she has impressed the judges with cooking, especially her spicy pan-fried red gurnard which Mary Berry described as a “delightful dish”.