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Series looking for the country's best young cook. Four cooks take on John's poached pear, before making some of their favourite dishes including chocolate lasagne.

Another four cooks must wow MasterChef judge John Torode, and food blogger and cook Donal Skehan, to win a quarter-final place. Can they prepare John's poached pear to perfection? Whose plate will pack the sweetest punch?

Then they make their favourite dishes including mussels marinieres, chocolate lasagne, and mango ginger crumble. This creates another enticing dilemma for the judges.

First shown: 4:30pm 15 Nov 2012
Available until Sat 1:10pm
Duration 25 mins