One of the UK’s best known chefs, who owns food outlets across Wiltshire, has launched a series of online lessons.

Marco Pierre White, who picked up the keys to Corsham's Rudloe Arms Hotel in 2012, is taking part in BBC Maestro, in partnership with BBC Studios.

His digital tutorials will allow aspiring cooks to indulge in their passion for food from the comfort of their own home.

White said: “It’s not about recipes. This is about food. The understanding of food.

"How to take something as simple as a potato and take it somewhere it’s never been before.

"It’s impossible to cook three-star food at home without a team, but what I can do is impart that three-star understanding and show people how to introduce it into cooking at home.”

Michael Barnes, general manager of the Stones Hotel in Salisbury, added: "At a time when the country is in lockdown, this is a great way for people to learn some new skills from arguably the UK’s best-ever and most influential chef so it’s great to see Marco pass on his knowledge.

“Marco often talks about how going out for a meal provides a little bit of escapism so despite us not being able to go out and eat, Cooking a delicious meal for loved ones or even yourself, is a great way for aspiring cooks to take their minds off the current situation.”

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