Search

Forest Gate foodie sets his sights on MasterChef glory

17:30 30 April 2014

Michael Sanders (third left) with his fellow competitors and MasterChef:The Professionals finalist 2013 Adam Handling (centre)

Michael Sanders (third left) with his fellow competitors and MasterChef:The Professionals finalist 2013 Adam Handling (centre)

Archant

A foodie from Forest Gate will compete in the knockout stages of MasterChef this evening.

Michael Sanders hard at workMichael Sanders hard at work

Michael Sanders will be pitted against four other amateur chefs in tonight’s episode for a chance of going forward to Friday’s challenge - and win a place in this year’s semi-finals.

But speaking to the Recorder, Michael admitted that cooking hasn’t always been his forte.

“I’ve always liked eating but it was only when I moved to London about eight years ago and I was living on my own that I learnt to cook, because I had to,” he explained. “I always had an interest in food but I never really cooked anything until I moved out of my parents’ house.

“In London you are exposed to all types of cuisine from all over the world which is great. I quite enjoy the craft of it as you can genuinely see yourself getting better when you practice.”

Find out how Michael gets on by watching MasterChef on BBC1 at 8pm tonight.

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 18:15
Newham Council said the rates had not increased for five years

Business owners have warned that hundreds of jobs could be lost after a “diabolical” rise in unit costs.

Newham Council
Yesterday, 15:55
Police took four teenagers to an east London police station where they currently remain. Picture: PA images

Four teenagers aged between 14 and 16 remain in custody following an alleged stabbing on Barking Road.

Yesterday, 14:08
Young mayor of Newham Alex Jarrett is filmed by mental health campaigners Saif and Faz

Young Mayor of Newham, Alex Jarrett, 15, wants to provide advice and counselling about mental health as part of her year’s manifesto. She was interviewed by TNG (The New Generation), a group of young mental health campaigners, who are making online support videos as part of their Stay Alive campaign.

Newham
Yesterday, 13:11
The Beat the Street campaign to get children active launches at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ashmi Fernando, age 10 with Charlie Gordon

How far can you walk or cycle across east London?

Elizabeth Olympic

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe