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Irini Tzortzoglou is the wonderfully charming winner of MasterChef 2019.  Throughout the competition, she successfully used a variety of traditional Greek ingredients in dishes which consistently impressed the judges as well as guest chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux Jr. 

In the competition final, her take on classic Greek dishes which she elevated to a new level in her uniquely playful style won over judges, John Torode & Gregg Wallace and she was crowned the popular winner.

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Irini was born in a small village on the island of Crete and was the youngest of three.  Her early memories of life are of a scarcity of luxuries but an abundance of fresh, home-cooked food in a loving home full of people. Treats were rare and usually home-made, delicious and created with produce the family grew, were given or sourced. Being raised in a culturally mixed environment - Irini’s mother originated from Crete and her father f...

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