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Family impress on Cooking Showdown

 Published on: 7th November 2018   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A family from Ruislip reached the final four in the second series of the BBC Two’s Family Cooking Showdown.

Over three weeks, 16 family teams battled it out in the Showdown studio kitchen and faced a series of challenges based on the realities of family cooking.

The Gohil and Al-Sheik family reached episode 11 of 14 of the popular programme, before judges/presenters Tommy Banks and Angellica Bell decided their Salmon feast wasn’t up to scratch.

The Ruislip family consists of Gemini and Pinki, along with Gemini’s husband, Waleed. Gemini and Pinki both grew up eating traditional Indian food, most of which was vegetarian. 

Waleed, an IT consultant, found his passion for cooking much later in life, only properly learning to cook a year and a half ago when his and Gemini’s daughter was born.

Towards the beginning of the competition, Gemini said: “What makes our families food unique is that we’ve got different cultures. 

“Pinki and I, for example, are both Indian. And the same with Woody (Waleed) being Mediterranean – that brings in something different.”

Following their exit from the competition, Waleed said: “We’re disappointed but still proud of how far we’ve come, but it ends here for us.”

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