Win a €3,000 trip to Paris for two! First, you just need to stir up a DELISH meal 7 months ago

Win a €3,000 trip to Paris for two! First, you just need to stir up a DELISH meal

Brought to you by Le Crunch French Apples.

Gals, we’re on the hunt for Ireland’s Best Home Cook.

In particular, a cook that can whip up something extraordinary using... apples!

You see, we’ve teamed up with Le Crunch French Apples to give a lucky reader an outrageous prize — a trip to Paris worth €3,000! (YAAASSS.) Just picture the two of you sipping on an espresso in the most chic of Parisienne cafés. (The dream.)

To get your mitts on the Paris getaway, it’ll take just a little bit of thought and you'll need to choose (and let us know below) what it is you’ll be cooking to show off your wonderful skills in the kitchen.

When you, our readers, have sent us in the recipes you want to make, we’ll choose the 12 we think have the most potential. These 12 contestants will be joining Chef Adrian (yep, the celebrity chef from Cavan) and our very own Gillian Fitzpatrick to go head to head at Cooks Academy, Dublin, on March 16.

We promise it’ll be oodles of fun.

Remember, the recipe you send us below needs to contain apples. After all, they’re highly nutritious and they make for great dishes and desserts — sweet and savoury — whether cooked or raw.

From here, one very lucky winner and their plus one will be touching down in Paris for a getaway wholly deserved.

Le Crunch French Apples include Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Fuji and Golden Delicious apples — so no doubt you already have your hands on them. And by the way, if anyone is opting to be that bit healthier in 2019, by all means tuck into those apples!

Their high fibre content and ability to make us feel full is ideal for managing weight, plus they play a key role in preventing cardiovascular disease because they actually limit the absorption of sugars and fats. Apples are even great for the gym as they’re 85 percent water and they reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes — who knew?

So, now that we’ve essentially confessed our undying love for apples — it’s time to send us your recipe and join us in our cooking extravaganza on March 16.

Now, to win that title and glorious getaway! (If you cannot see our form or its 'submit' button, please click here.

Brought to you by Le Crunch French Apples.