You could be first British king of the grill

Organisers of the French barbecue championships have challenged British cooks who see themselves as king of the grill to have a go.

All the foreign winners of the event so far have been Belgian or German, with no Brits, Americans or Aussies.

The Championnat de France de Barbecue is held each year at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on the Camargue coast.

Jean-François Dupont

Chairman Jean-François Dupont (pictured, left) said: “The only entry qualification is for at least half of the team to be resident in France. We would love to see some Brits take part.”

This year’s national finals to be Grill Master de l’Année are on June 29-30 and there will be more than 100 smoking grills in use.

Teams of between one and four members, plus a coach – more than that and it gets a bit crowded around the grill – have two-and-a-half hours ...

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