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Cook’s scrudle’ has prize ingredient

PUBLISHED: 15:31 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 10:19 12 August 2010

WINNER: Margaret O'Callaghan

WINNER: Margaret O'Callaghan

A housewife is looking forward to seeing her product in the shops after winning a cooking utensil-inventing competition judged by chef Heston Blumenthal. Margaret O Callaghan, 65, of St George s Road, Bickley, wowed judges with her scrudle , a hybrid o

A housewife is looking forward to seeing her product in the shops after winning a cooking utensil-inventing competition judged by chef Heston Blumenthal.

Margaret O'Callaghan, 65, of St George's Road, Bickley, wowed judges with her "scrudle", a hybrid of a jug, ladle and a spoon.

Mrs O'Callaghan said she has been "overwhelmed" by the attention she and her invention have garnered. She said: "It's all got a bit out of control. Even when I knew I'd won I didn't expect it to be like this."

It is hoped her product will be hitting the shelves next year, with the mother-of-two expecting to receive £3 for every £100 worth of sales from Lakeland kitchenware retailers. Mrs O'Callaghan said: "There are a few changes to be made. We have made a prototype but it is a bit floppy. It needs firming up a bit. We need to sort out the colour and the shape."

Mr Blumenthal said: "Her presentation was fluent Her product was innovative, practical and something I can actually see myself using in the kitchen.


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