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With the new series of MasterChef starting next week, we ask past champions, including Thomasina Miers, Steven Wallis, Mat Follas and Shelina Permalloo, to share their winning recipes

Thomasina Miers, 2005 winner: chicken, foie, quince and cobnut ravioli

I was immensely proud of this when I produced it for the final of that first year of the new-look MasterChef. I practised making ravioli for the first time the night before – rather different from the discipline the finalists demonstrate now.

The recipe is classic Italian with an English accent, combining textures of silky pasta, smooth mousse and the light crunch of sweet cobnut with the moreish flavours of fried sage, English spicing, quince and foie gras. Cobnuts aren't in season right now – you'll have to wait until August to get your mitts on this most English of ingredients – but blanched chopped hazelnuts make a pretty decent substitute. And as for the foie gras, »

- Thomasina Miers, Mat Follas

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