Stars cook in Louth

The popular BBC Celebrity MasterChef 2011 series is down to the wire and this week viewers will see the final series of programmes deciding the eventual winner. 

The popular BBC Celebrity MasterChef 2011 series is down to the wire and this week viewers will see the final series of programmes deciding the eventual winner. 

lAST WEEK’S was filmed in MID-Louth, with assistance from Fáilte Ireland.

Presenters John Torode and Gregg Wallace challenged the celebrity finalists to cook lunch for the workers on Patrick Howard’s Farm at Bellewstown.

They prepared three local recipes each for the hungry workers - all of which must contained the majestic potato, including desserts!

The celebrity finalists then travelled to Farmleigh House in Dublin, original home of the Guinness family, and indeed home to both President Obama and the Queen on their recent state visits. Having devised their own menus, the celebrities will have three hours to prepare lunch for five of Irelands leading contemporary writers - Sinead Moriarty, Eoin Colfer, John Boyne, John Connolly and Jane Alger. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote Ireland and Irish food on one of British television’s most watched programmes, said Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Shaun Quinn.

The winner will be announced on Saturday 22nd October in the final episode on BBC One at 5.25pm.