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Apprentice Runner Up Hired For Dorset County Show

Nick Holzherr Whisk 1

11:52am 17th August 2012

The runner up of the latest series of The Appearance will be showing he can take the heat in the kitchen at this year's Dorset County Show.

Nick Holzherr will be compering the foodhall, and with the help of his sous-chef and business part Craig Edmunds will be cooking up a medley of dishes.

Nick is currently looking for local recipes for his new project  Whisk, that brings together internet shopping and online recipes.

He might not have been hired by Sir Alan Sugar but he's still managed to secure a £170,000 to launch his company.

In addition to Whisk, the Organisers of the Cookery Theatre, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Dorset AONB), is showcasing the wide variety of food in the area by selecting some of the finest talent from Dorset kitchens.   On Saturday 1st September will be Karl Bashford, Chef and Owner of the Three Horseshoes in Powerstock. Karl, who has been living in the south west for 15 years, enough time for him to consider himself a ‘local’, honed his culinary skills in London , Bristol, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands before settling permanently in West Dorset.

Karl’s aim is to deliver his guests British Pub Food but made with local ingredients. ‘We grow and forage wherever possible but what we don’t cultivate and pick with our own fair hands, we buy from strictly local producers – snails from Blandford, oysters from Portland Bay and hand dived scallops from West Bay. Karl’s demos will reflect the dishes that often feature on his menu at the pub. These include Wild Boar Scotch Quail egg, crispy pig’s ear, Portland Oyster Fritters, Macaroni Cheese with Dorset truffles and Garden Berry Pavlova.

Other Dorset Chefs to feature in the demo kitchen include Jack Mackenzie from The Acorn Inn,  Evershot, Brett Sutton from the Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne and artisan baker, Aiden Chapman from the Phoenix Bakery in Weymouth. Full details are available on the Dorset County Show Website at www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk.

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