A SOMERSET chef who was the winner of a televised cookery competition is expanding her business from the Crewkerne Farmer's Market due to its growing popularity.

Demand for Mignon Johnson's Moorkhana range of home-cooked Indian meals has grown so much that it will soon be available at specialist delicatessens across the county.

Mignon, who is an Indian national, uses authentic recipes handed down through generations of her family, and she spends a great deal of time personally sourcing all of her fresh natural ingredients from local producers in the South West.

Her pork vindalho won UKTV Food competition celebrating home cooking, which aired last year and featured celebrity chefs Antony Worrall-Thompson and Paul Rankin.

Mignon said: "Farmers' markets have worked brilliantly for us and we have built up a large following of people who regularly come to see us whenever we are at one.

"But more and more we are finding people want to be able to buy our food at a time and place to suit themselves, so we have been carefully looking at local delicatessens and putting our dishes into those which offer good quality foods and maintain the highest standards for customers."

Pictured is Mignon (right) making a delivery in Taunton to Roots delicatessen assistant Terence Ryan.