By Tiki Chris
Fortunately for those nervous as to whether or not their cooking would stand up to public scrutiny, the contest is no longer accepting entries, but why not go down and pretend to be a food critic for the day? London foodies are invited to sample the contest entries and vote for their own favourite, which will then be given the 'People's Choice Award'. Doors open to the public at 12pm and the professional judging begins at 12.30pm, with public sampling from 1.30pm.
So if you know your jalapenos from your scotch bonnets, your kidney beans from your, well, any other form of bean, then head down to All Star Lanes this Thursday and show those yanks that Britain really can handle the heat.
By Caroline Roddis
The cook-off takes place this Thursday, 2nd July, doors open to the public at 12pm. All Star Lanes, 95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL