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Wacky American MasterChef 2011 winner Tim Anderson is to give a masterclass at Tideswell School of Food’s new teaching kitchen on Saturday, August 20.

Tim, a Heston Blumenthal-style cook, wowed the judges of the BBC show with his weird and wonderful creations to become the youngest-ever winner.

Guests will cook a two-course meal to take home using Tim’s experimental approach.

To book a place, go to www.tideswellschooloffood.co.uk or call 01298 871262.

And the village itself is to star in a BBC1 show.

It was one of six village schemes to win a £400,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Village SOS project to boost the local food economy and reconnect villagers with food.

The villages feature in a TV series presented by Sarah Beeny which starts tonight.

Taste Tideswell will feature on September 7.

JAMES Barrett is now serving Sunday breakfasts and lunches at his eponymous bistro on Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield.

From September 1 Barrett’s Bistro will also open on Tuesday nights. To book call 0114 249 1055.

FLAME-THROWERS and stilt-walkers will be drawing the crowds at a family barbecue being staged by Low Bradfield bistro, farm shop and deli The Schoolrooms on Saturday, 1-5pm.

Apple bobbing, face-painting for children and a tug of war are planned and there is to be a collection for Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s £9.95 for adults and £4.95 for children over five.

UPPERTHORPE’S Cafe Masala takeaway on Upperthorpe Road won Best in Yorkshire in the first ever English Curry Awards, staged in Manchester by meal-ordering website hungryhouse.co.uk

MILESTONE chef James Wallace is one of four of Yorkshire’s finest competing to make the Greatest Yorkshire Pudding next month.

He’s up against chefs from West, North and East Yorkshire.

But could an amateur beat the pros? Contest organisers at Dean Clough Cooking School, Halifax, are inviting Yorkies to rise to the challenge. If you reckon you can batter the chefs enter free at www.thecookingschool.co.uk by September 2, when 20 amateurs will be picked to take part in pudding-making heats. The final is in late September.

IT was destined for the chop, but now Roast Lamb and Mint is to be a permanent feature flavour for The Yorkshire Crisp Company.

The brand, based at Wales Bar near Sheffield, have just won a Great Taste Award with their Sunday lunch flavour.

Tim Wheatley of The Yorkshire Crisp Company said: “We are thrilled. It is our first non-vegetarian crisp. It was meant to be a limited edition but we are now going to make the flavour permanent.”

The awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, are now in their 18th year.