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Stir it up magazine October 2015

SIGNATURE DISH by Kimberly Wyatt My signature dish >> Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt whipped up the ‘purr-fect’ pudding to scoop this year’s Celebrity MasterChef title. The singer and dancer, who found fame with the US girl group, fended off tough competition from Rylan Clark and Sam Nixon to be named winner of the hit BBC show – much to her own great surprise. “I haven’t felt this a really long time! been one of the gr experiences of my “I wanted to learn how to cook and I decided the best challenge was to throw myself in at the deep end but I didn’t think I would win – not in a million years!” she explains. “I thought as long as I get through the first round I would have done a good job but as I kept continuing I did think it might be a possibility.” Kimberly has lived in the UK for three years, after marrying supermodel Max Rogers. The couple have a baby daughter, Willow. It was only after starting a family that the judge on Sky TV’s ‘Got to Dance’ decided she wanted to learn how to cook. She says: “I haven’t always been into cooking but my friends and I grew up in the Martha Stewart generation and so I was inspired by her. Coming to this country, Jamie Oliver was a huge inspiration to me cooking for my family. “I have found a real passion for food and making people smile when they taste the meals I have made. I really enjoy it and would compare it to how I felt about dance. When I won MasterChef 22 OCTOBER 2015 I felt like I did when I won my first dance competition so this could be the new thing to sink my teeth into.” She adds: “I haven’t felt this good in a really long time! This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. The whole reason for being in MasterChef was because I am a new mum, and to create something for my little Willow to look up to, and I think that’s what this represents!” MasterChef judge John Torode said: “There’s a Pussycat who got her claws firmly into this competition and didn’t let go! Kimberly was daring, she pushed and she always did something that was a little bit on the edge. Kimberly’s food has changed to stuff which is refined, really interesting and very elegant.” A cookbook and TV show about cooking for the family are now being mooted, and will hopefully include lots of inspirational recipes, like her winning Sinatra Cheesecake. She adds: “I wanted to make a cheesecake that was going to impress and wanted to put my stamp on it so I flipped it on its head and put the cheese as the base! It tastes lighter and isn’t as rich and heavy as normal cheesecakes.” MasterChef judge John Torode said: “There’s a Pussycat who got her claws firmly into this competition and didn’t let go!”


Stir it up magazine October 2015
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