Masterchef star John Torode vows to cook "best steak in the world" at Bolton Food Festival

John Torode

John Torode

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

MASTERCHEF star John Torode has laid down the gauntlet — by saying he will cook “the best steak in the world” at his demonstration at Bolton Food and Drink Festival today.

The Australian chef, who judges the hit show with Gregg Wallace, has arrived in Bolton to appear at the festival for the first time.

He will host a Ready, Steady, Cook style competition between Aiden Byrne, the star of BBC show Restaurant Wars, and Bolton chef Mike Harrison.

John will then take to the kitchen himself, to show the audience how to cook steaks properly.

The 49-year-old said he was delighted to be in Bolton, and that he had been here a few times in the past.

He said: “I like it, I think it is great place. The great thing about it, is that it is one of those areas that a lot of stuff that comes into it, and a lot goes on in the surrounding areas.

“It is an interesting place, but this is just brilliant.

“The whole food festival thing is incredible, and few places actually have the guts to turn around and say, look how good we are, and set up all their streets and bring out all the people, it is going to be a nice day.”

John said that he hopes his demonstrations will leave the audience with a few simple tips to improve their cooking.

He said: “What I do on Masterchef is I am there with people and I follow them on a journey for a very long period of time.

“What I try to do at a place like this, is to try and teach people a few basics, just a few basics about things that are really fun and good, and will help them to cook a lot better, so in the long term they can do things themselves.

“All I want people to understand from me is how to cook a steak properly. If they can do that, then I will be really really happy.

“People might say a steak will be boring, but you are about to see the best steak in the whole world.”

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7:09pm Sun 24 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Cut it's horns off and wipe it's arse, job done.
Seriously, most people murder a good steak by cooking it to death leaving a tasteless lump of rubber.
Cut it's horns off and wipe it's arse, job done. Seriously, most people murder a good steak by cooking it to death leaving a tasteless lump of rubber. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 2

11:08pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Little Lever Kerry says...

My sister is telling me that he used to be in Neighbors and was called Mr Mangle or something. I've had a few vodkas and I'm not sure if she's winding me up or not.
My sister is telling me that he used to be in Neighbors and was called Mr Mangle or something. I've had a few vodkas and I'm not sure if she's winding me up or not. Little Lever Kerry
  • Score: -1

11:39pm Sun 24 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Little Lever Kerry wrote:
My sister is telling me that he used to be in Neighbors and was called Mr Mangle or something. I've had a few vodkas and I'm not sure if she's winding me up or not.
Wind up lol
[quote][p][bold]Little Lever Kerry[/bold] wrote: My sister is telling me that he used to be in Neighbors and was called Mr Mangle or something. I've had a few vodkas and I'm not sure if she's winding me up or not.[/p][/quote]Wind up lol mr.mark.c
  • Score: 0

10:41am Mon 25 Aug 14

Terry McC says...

Why can we comment on a steak but we are not allowed (freedom of speech) to comment on stories that matter BN dont like it if we speak the truth
Why can we comment on a steak but we are not allowed (freedom of speech) to comment on stories that matter BN dont like it if we speak the truth Terry McC
  • Score: 3

11:11am Mon 25 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

The 49-year-old said he was delighted to be in Bolton,






He's the ONLY Person who is Delighted to be in Bolton.
The 49-year-old said he was delighted to be in Bolton, He's the ONLY Person who is Delighted to be in Bolton. mrs philainsy
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