Travel inspires cooking princess

Leigh Sexton and Jennifer Evans are the winners of the third series of My Kitchen Rules.
Leigh Sexton and Jennifer Evans are the winners of the third series of My Kitchen Rules.

TRAVEL is the secret behind Jennifer Evans' grand-final-winning success on My Kitchen Rules.

The 25-year-old cook, dubbed "the princess" of the competition, said travel inspires her imaginative menu creations.

"I travel a lot," she said.

"I love travelling; I love eating; I love trying different food."

So when it came to setting their five-course menu for last night's grand final, Evans and her team mate Leigh Sexton just had to ask themselves one question.

"It's like 'what do we want to eat?' and people will feel the same," she said.

"We cook from the heart… we want our food to be representing us."

Their modern twists on congee, quail and Wagyu beef ribs won over the judges, with Karen Martini calling it a "contemporary, full-flavoured menu".

More than 2.8 million viewers tuned in to last night's grand final winner announcement, with an average audience of 2.198 watching the two-hour cook off - that's more than the peak audience of last year's final.

But runners up Nic Mazzone and Rocco La Bella are not wasting any time kicking off their food careers.

Even before last night's grand final was over the pair had their new website up and running.

The talented duo are offering cooking classes, including several showcasing La Bella's passion for intricate desserts.

Cooking products and desserts for order are also available on the site.

Applications for the fourth series of My Kitchen Rules are now open.

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