A FORMER intensive care nurse who rose to fame cooking dishes on Masterchef has had one of her dishes named as the best in the show's history.

Sara Danesin Medio gave up nursing to run a dining club and cookery class from her York home, after finishing as a runner-up out of 22,000 people for the 2011 series.

Almost 3,000 people have now attended Sara's dining club since she appeared on the series, and speaking this month as part of the tenth anniversary of Masterchef, judge John Torode said Sara's home made tagliolini with red mullet ragout was his favourite dish in ten years of the series.

Sara will appear on the show at 8pm on Wednesday to judge the latest contestants' dishes.

For more information on Sara's dining club and cookery classes go to saradanesinmedio.com