It's the ultra-fashionable, must-have food gadget everyone from Samantha Cameron to Millie Mackintosh is using.

And now even Mary Berry, the doyenne of traditional cooking, has succumbed to the spiralizer.

The Bake Off judge demonstrates the device - which transforms vegetables into ribbons which are used in place of spaghetti or noodles - in her latest TV series, which starts tomorrow.

Deploying the spiralizer in the first episode of her new BBC series Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking, she describes the technique as 'a bit like sharpening a pencil.'


Mary also shows off her classic Beef Wellington - a fillet topped with a mushroom mixture, baked in puff pastry.

But in an aside that will shock those who've witnessed her dedication to the finer details in The Great British Bake Off, Mary admits her secret ingredient is shop-bought pastry - declaring 'life's too short to make puff pastry'.

Meanwhile, Mary has been given the ultimate accolade for a national treasure: a rose bred in her honour, putting her in a select group including the Queen and Princess Diana.

The rose is to be launched at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in May.

Mary said: 'My rose is a very pale lemon, not unlike Chandos Beauty. It has the most beautiful scent.'

Recipes extracted from Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking will be exclusively serialised in The Mail on Sunday's You magazine next weekend.

- Daily Mail