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The great Watercress Cook-Off

Forget The Great British Bake-Off-you could become the Watercress Cook-Off Champion. The Watercress Alliance has launched a competition to find Britain’s best dish using the peppery leaf-during the Victorian era, it was so popular that street vendors sold bunches to be eaten like ice-cream cones. Upload your recipe to, email it to or post it to Jessica Archard, Mustard Communications, 6th Floor, Regal House, 70, London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3QS. Three finalists will enjoy a weekend in Alresford, Hampshire, and the champion, who wins £2,000, will cook their dish at the Watercress Festival (home of the World Watercress Eating Championship) on May 19.

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