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Revealed: Our home cook finalists

PUBLISHED: 16:03 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:03 01 August 2016

Six creative cooks will battle it out at Bradburys Kitchens for the title of Devon Home Cook 2016

Six creative cooks will battle it out at Bradburys Kitchens for the title of Devon Home Cook 2016

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Six creative cooks will battle it out at Bradburys Kitchens for the title of Devon Home Cook 2016. The official countdown has begun. In a few months’ time, these six people will be competing for the title of Devon Home Cook of the Year.

Their menus won them a place in the finals which will take place at Bradburys Kitchens showroom in Exeter over the weekend of 8 & 9 October. They will each demonstrate their cooking skills by cooking their menu in front of a panel of judges. The winner will then be announced at the Devon Life Food and Drink awards gala evening in November.

For the first time this year, the person who walks away with the Devon title will also be automatically guaranteed a place in the final of the South West Chef of the Year 2017.

Our finalists:

Emy Mordue from Broadclyst, a finalist in  the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competitionEmy Mordue from Broadclyst, a finalist in the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competition

Emy Mordue from Broadclyst

Breaded Sharpham Brie with candied bacon, beetroot micro greens and blackberry and balsamic sauce.

Chargrilled chicken breast with wild mushroom Marsala cream sauce, roasted garlic fondant potato and cavolo nero.

Pink elderflower crème brulee with elderflower sugar, honeycomb shards and pistachio.

Jack Ferrett from Broadsands, a finalist in  the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competitionJack Ferrett from Broadsands, a finalist in the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competition

Jack Ferrett from Broadsands

Pan-fried Brixham scallops with crab claws and crab meat sauce.

Clannaborough Barton pan-fried and roasted Red Ruby beef with tarragon jus, tender stem broccoli, roasted cauliflower, steamed peas and potatoes.

Whortleberry soufflé with whortleberry jus and clotted cream.

Chris Davis who has a farm on the Blackdown Hills is a finalist in  the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competitionChris Davis who has a farm on the Blackdown Hills is a finalist in the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competition

Chris Davis from the Blackdown Hills

Hot smoked Devon sea trout, beetroot salad, pickled shallots and horseradish creme fraiche.

Sirloin of Devon Dexter beef, roasted radicchio, butternut squash fondant, blackberry and balsamic sauce.

Vanilla panna cotta, caramelised roasted cox apple and shortbread crumb.

Karen Walker from Paignton, a finalist in  the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competitionKaren Walker from Paignton, a finalist in the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competition

Karen Walker from Paignton

Rolled Brixham sole with Brixham crab, lemon drizzle and cockles.

Creedy Carver duck breast, spiced ginger jus, potato rosti, stuffed courgette.

Devon apple mini trio of shortcake, crème brulee and fudge.

Lucinda Ellicott from Marldon is a finalist in  the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competitionLucinda Ellicott from Marldon is a finalist in the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competition

Lucinda Ellicott from Marldon near Paignton

Goat’s cheese and dill soufflé.

Grilled cod in mussels with garlic butter, asparagus, red pepper and sugar snap peas.

Surprise fruit baskets.

Minna Gibbs-Nicholls from Ashburton, a finalist in  the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competitionMinna Gibbs-Nicholls from Ashburton, a finalist in the Devon Home Cook of the Year 2016 competition

Minna Gibbs-Nicholls from Ashburton

Squash, ginger and orange soup.

Roasted vegetable and lentil lasagne with crispy sweet potato and salad array.

Apple and blackberry crumble cake.

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