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Amber masters the latkes

    Who says that humble Jewish food cannot rise to culinary heights?

    Eleven-year-old Amber triumphed this week in her heat of BBC children's channel CBBC's Junior MasterChef by offering "traditional Jewish latkes", as she explained them.

    Co-judge, actress Nadia Sawalha, cooed over the "gorgeous crunchy potatoes", which were dished up with flat Greek meatballs and inspired by Amber's great-grandfather who used to make them.

    Amber (the BBC is withholding surnames) was one of 31 nine to 12-year-olds chosen for the series out of more than 2,000 applicants.

    You can see how she gets on in today's quarter-final at 4.35pm.

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