Reading Time: 2 minutes Romy London is the show's only vegan contestant (Photo: Supplied to Plant Based News. Do not use without permission)
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A major new Channel 4/Netflix cookery show will feature a vegan contestant.

Romy London, a lifestyle blogger, is the only vegan who will appear on the six-part food competition, Crazy Delicious, which see contestants cook on an edible set.

The program, presented by comedian and foodie Jayde Adams, will see three contestants use commonplace ingredients to make tasty and aesthetically pleasing food each week. Their dishes will be judged by Heston Blumenthal, Carla Hall and Niklas Ekstedt, and the winner will be presented the ‘Golden Apple’.

‘Fearless chefs’

Speaking about the show, judge Heston Blumenthal said: “In Crazy Delicious we’re asking for dishes that not only taste great but are also visually spectacular, emotionally powerful and nostalgic so it’s incredibly tough.

“They say fortune favors the brave and to be truly creative requires bravery and a willingness to fail big time. The cooks in Crazy Delicious were certainly fearless. I’ve spent my career trying to perfect these kinds of dishes and I know from experience that creativity and perfection do not always sit comfortably together.

“I was amazed at how ambitious some of the cooks were. During the judging process, Carla, Niklas and I got to try some spectacular looking dishes that provoked different emotions and memories for each of us, which made making a final decision even more difficult at times!”

‘Real privilege’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Romy London said: “It’s a real privilege and I am very excited to be part of a cookery show like Crazy Delicious. Cooking for Michelin star chefs is a chance you don’t get very often – especially when it’s vegan cuisine. I can’t wait for everyone to see the vegan dishes I created in the show – and also the stunning edible set.

“I kind of feel that I’m representing all vegans and I hope that I can prove that everything is possible in vegan cooking. I loved taking on the challenge of being the only vegan contestant on the show and competing with other creative chefs to win the Golden Apple.

“I want my dishes to look mouth-watering, as I believe this can help inspire more plant-based dishes to be made in kitchens all over the UK and beyond.”

Romy London’s episode will broadcast on February 25 at 8pm on Channel 4. It will air on Netflix worldwide.

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.