A TOP chef at a Monmouthshire restaurant has played a key role in assembling a list of the world’s best dishes.

Matt Tebbutt, owner of the Foxhunter in Nantyderry, led a panel of six chefs which included Shelina Permalloo, the Masterchef 2012 winner, and spice guru Anjum Anand, to create Around the World in 80 Plates.

The list was compiled on behalf of the kitchen appliance brand Kenwood and aims to inspire food lovers to sample more world dishes. It includes step-by-step recipes to make the dishes from scratch at home, as well as the best restaurants to go to for certain dishes.

Apple strudel from Germany was ranked the best dish followed by moules et frites (Belgium) and the UK’s Beef Wellington. The Cornish pasty came fourth and steak and cheese pie was last.

Mr Tebbutt has trained with many of the UK’s leading chefs, from Marco Pierre White to Alistair Little and Sally Clarke. He said: “It’s been a fascinating project to work on, and between us we have been able to draw on our past experiences to come up with the definitive list.

“Working alongside the rest of the panel introduced me to recipes I hadn’t tried before, so I’m sure there is going to be something for everyone to try for the first time. Dishes that I brought to the table include the classic New York cheesecake, chocolate brownies, and homemade gravlax and rye bread – but I was disappointed Welsh rarebit didn’t make the cut.”

The booklet is available to download from www.kenwoodworld.com/uk