A MONMOUTH woman is currently wowing culinary experts on a Channel 4 cookery programme.

Dixie Innes, 26, is one of the contestants on The Taste, in which cooks attempt to impress celebrity chefs Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lufubvre.

She lives in Leyton in London but grew up in Monmouth, where her father Tom runs the Fingal-Rock wine shippers and merchants shop, based on Monnow Street.

The former Monmouth Comprehensive School pupil did an arts and crafts foundation course at Cardiff Metropolitan University in ceramics and then decided she wanted to cook professionally.

The show is on at 9pm Tuesdays on Channel 4.