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Tom Kerridge: I'm the worst toast maker at home... I burn it

He may run a two Michelin star kitchen, but all Tom Kerridge really wants is fish, chips and a can of Lilt

By Lauren Taylor

Tom Kerridge is on a mission to help people lose weight and still eat delicious food.

His BBC Two show, Lose Weight For Good, helped 13 people transform their diets with his low-calorie recipes, many of which can be found in his new cookbook of the same name.

Kerridge, who runs the UK's only pub with two Michelin stars (The Hand and Flowers in Marlow), has himself lost an incredible 12 stone, so he can completely relate to anyone looking to shift a few pounds.

But what does a Michelin star chef eat? We caught up with him to find out the important stuff.

Your ultimate death-row, last-night-on-earth meal, would be...

Fish, chips and a can of Lilt.

The thing you still can't make is...

I'm pretty rubbish at making toast, not at The Hand and Flowers, but I'm the worst domestic toast maker. I burn it.

Your favourite store cupboard essential has to be...

English mustard.

The kitchen utensil you can't live without is...

A good knife and chopping board.

If you get hungry late at night, the snack you'll reach for is...

Cheese, grapes and crackers.

Preferably your eggs will be...

In an omelette.

Your favourite childhood dinner was always...

My mum's sausage roast.

For dinner last night you ate...

An omelette funnily enough, with avocado and bacon and salad on the side.

Your takeaway of choice is...

A curry - every time.

Your signature dish?...

Vanilla creme brulee - it's on The Hand and Flowers menu.

Lose Weight For Good: Full-Flavour Cooking For A Low-Calorie Diet by Tom Kerridge is published by Absolute, £22

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