Masterchef is back again, and this time it's going large. Over one hundred hopefuls, all vying to become the UK's next top chef, will be put through their paces by the judges: acclaimed chef John Torode and food writer and presenter Gregg Wallace. And if you too want to become a wizard in the kitchen, then this book is the perfect place to start. Now you too can become a Masterchef in your own home with this fabulous book to accompany the first television series. All the help you need is here at your fingertips - the practical skills, insider knowledge and indispensable hints for transforming the way you cook at home. Presenting 100 of the very best recipes from the first series, the book is underpinned by expert advice and 16 masterclasses from John Torode, plus Gregg Wallace's tips on where to buy the best ingredients. Plus there's a brand-new introduction from the 2005 winner of Masterchef, Thomasina Myers, who since her victory has gone on to become a professional chef. Illustrated with mouth-watering, full colour photographs throughout, this is the essential Masterchef guide for beginners and experts alike. Remember: if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!