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Country show cook off – four weeks and eight chefs compete BBC2 6.30pm

Country show cook off, a new 20 half an hour episode series over four weeks.

Watch week nights at 6.30pm on BBC2.

Each week two chefs compete with contestants and are then assessed by country-show judges.

Week One – Ed Baines and Valentine Warner

Episode 1: Otley in Yorkshire

The two chefs try their roulades in the Otley Show.

Valentine Warner visits local artisan Stephen Taylor, to discuss the secret behind the success of his Parkin – a legendary Yorkshire delicacy.

Then back to the roulades and there’s no doubt that the competition will be fierce! Their finished results will come under the scrutiny of veteran show judge MK Pickles.

Episode 2: Lambeth in London

Val and Ed attend the Lambeth Country Show, where they enter the Garden Vegetable Cake category.

We visit Brixton Village Market, to meet Ning Ma and her mother Mama Lan, who cook their recipes; prawn, egg & Chinese chive dumplings.

At the country show in the converted Citroen van, complete with kitchen, the twochefs try to impress show judge Margaret Stone.

Episode 3: Brighton

From London to Brighton, that sounds familiar! This time the two chefs are entering their own Amateur Hot Sauces in the Fiery Foods UK Chilli Festival.

We visit Galia Orme who is a local food producer, Galia owns Choc Chick, supplying chocolate making kits across the UK.

Our professional chefs are taking on each other and the locals. This time there are four judges who know their chillis!

Episode 4:  Stokesley

Today Ed and Val will compete in the ‘Packed Lunch for Two’ category in the Stokesley show.

To night we meet Barry and Derek, who at Fortune’s Smokehouse, a fifth generation family run fish smokers.

Four different items to prepare and to compete against each other and the local population entries. The judge to impress is Christine Tenant.

Episode 5: Nidderdale North Yorkshire

Final day for our top chefs Ed Baines and Val Warner as they reach the end of the road on their country show competitions, arriving in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire.

The entries incude their Date and Walnut scone entries at the Nidderdale show.

A visit to see Susannah Vickers, who runs a mobile baking service and shares her passion and teaching others to bake delicious bread. She’s got some hints and tips for our two professionals too… (Paul Hollywood’s new series Bread starts Monday 18 March 2013).

Then four scones each will decide who wins, with judge Julie Clarke passing the final verdict.

Week Two – Jun Tanaka and Galton Blackiston

Jun Tanaka and Galton Blackiston take their turn on a culinary road trip to compete in cookery contests around the UK.

Episode 6: Hawkshead Cumbria

The two chefs prepare home-made pates at the Hawkshead Show in Cumbria, and are judged by Mark Whitehead. The prize-winning angler Les Mason provides a fishing lesson.

Episode 7: Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

On the second day of the competitions, Jun Tanaka and Galton Blackiston visit cheese producer David Hartley. The chefs in their kitchen, cook up savoury tartlets for the Wensleydale Show and the judge Pat Hesketh officiates.

Episode 8: Glendale, Northumberland

Jun and Galton visit the Maxwells, local farmers who have diversified into the production of award-winning artisan cheeses and ice-cream.

Then fruit tarts are prepared for the Glendale Show, where the judge is Sue Burston.

Episode 9: Clovelly, Devon

We visit the fishing village of Clovelly in Devon, and the nearby Blackberry Farm to meet Lizzi Kirby and her prize-winning cattle.

The kitchen is set up to prepare a seafood picnic for Clovelly’s Lobster and Crab Feast, where they have four local food judges to contend with.

Episode 10: Henley, Oxforsdhire

Jun Tanaka and Galton Blackistonare are at the end of their week and culinary road trip in Oxfordshire where they make decorated cakes for the Henley Show.

A visit to  a small organic farm to meet Tamsin Borlase, who supplies local restaurants.

 

New Cookbooks published Feb 2013 on

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New cookbooks published from February 2013 to early 2014…

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Glorious British Grub  Tom Herbert 28 Feb 2013
Rachel’s Irish Family Food: A collection of Rachel’s best-loved family recipes Rachel Allen 28 Feb 2013
The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries The Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave 28 Feb 2013
MasterChef Cookery Course 1 Mar 2013
Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar 14 Mar 2013
Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts Gizzi Erskine 28 Mar 2013
Delia’s Cakes Delia Smith 28 Mar 2013
Food Lovers’ London Jenny Linford 15 Apr 2013
Chocolat: Seductive Recipes for Bakes, Desserts, Truffles and Other Treats Eric Lanlard 13 May 2013
Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian Sat Bains 15 May 2013
A Passion for Baking Jo Wheatley 16 May 2013
Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity Meryl Streep 16 May 2013
Arabesque: Modern Middle Eastern Food Greg Malouf 1 Jun 2013
Food and Wine Annual Cookbook 2013 (Food & Wine Annual Cookbook) 10 June 2013
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction Bobby Flay 20 June 2013
Istanbul Rebecca Seal 1 Jul 2013
At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart Michela Chiappa 27 Feb 2014?
River Cottage Fruit Every Day! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 12 Sep 2013
Rachel Khoo’s Museli and Granola Rachel Khoo 12 Sept 2013
The Key Ingredient Michael Caines 30 Oct 2013
Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection Mary Berry 10 Oct 2013
Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches Mary Berry 7 Nov 2013
Bill’s Everyday Italian Bill Granger 10 Apr 2013
Great British Bake Off 2013 Linda Collister 7  Aug 2014


Gordon Ramsay’s cookbooks – a list also USA Canada and UK links

For everyone Gordon Ramsay’s cook books:

A list of Gordon Ramsay’s 20+ cook books for the UK.
Amazing man, the real chef!!

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on cook book – watch TV episodes recipes full guide  with UK, USA and Canadian links

In the USA a selection of his best cook books:

In Canada:


The Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets Wednesdays BBC2 programme guide recipe links

The Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets – started Wednesday 30th January and runs for 6 weeks.

This new series – coming fast on the heels of The Hairy Dieters ( Hairy Dieters How to love food and lose weight recipes) and the boys Mississippi Adventure. This time we are going to dine gourmet style but without the expense. An apt idea for austere times like this.

We can look forward to:

  • family feasts
  • dinner party dishes
  • luxury lunches

As Si and Dave say “Gourmet food is a feast on the eyes and the appetite” .

Read more on The Hairy Bikers website and see below for recipe links and watch the programmes again.

“We are creating mouth-watering recipes without blowing the weekly budget. You don’t need to be minted or a Michelin starred chef to make great food.”

“We find out which ingredients are worth spending that little extra cash on and when it’s worth going for a bargain, taking tips from some of the country’s best chefs and putting all that we learnt to the test for people who really deserve a treat.”

“Join us on our quest to show how you can cook dishes of exceptional flavour for next to nothing- the art of making every day gourmet.”

So join Si and Dave on BBC2 each Wednesday at 8.00pm.

Also remember the Hairy Biker’s new cookbook: read reviews and comments: The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries published 28 February 2013 and see blog The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book

The Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets – guide and links

Episode 1 : 30 Jan 2013 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets: 1. Weekend Treats

The Bikers learn money-saving secrets at the UK’s only two Michelin star pub.

Recipe clips:

Episode 2: 6 Feb 2013 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets: 2. Dinner for Two

The Bikers show how to create an inexpensive dinner for two that is fit for a king.

Episode 3: 13 Feb 2013 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets: 3. Indulgent Entertaining

The Bikers show that indulgent entertaining doesn’t have to be costly to be spectacular.

Episode 4: 20 Feb 2013 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets: 4. Party Food

The Bikers show how to create a gourmet party in lean times.

Episode 5: 27 Feb 2013 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets: 5. Luxury Lunches

Episode 6: due 6 March 2013


Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 5 one pan wonders Friday 9 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Dish of the Day: 5/8 one pan wonders Friday 9 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.
Nigel Slater

This evening seven more simple, creative recipes. Just imagine the wonderful meals you can make with the recipes from Nigel. Use the weekly shop to your advantage, by turning mundane ingredients into exciting and delicious new flavour combinations.

The new cookbook by Nigel Slater is The Kitchen Diaries II, click to read reviews and book information. To see the best offers for the Nigel’s new cookbook, Kitchen Diaries II offers for new books and for used copies used copies of Kitchen Diaries II.

A Taste of My Life – 10 episodes

The fifth program in the series has the following recipes:

Watch this episode on BBC1, Nigel Slater Kitchen Diaries – 5

Nigel Slater page at Amazon and new cookbook Eat, due September 2013 Eat – The Little Book of Fast Food: (Cloth-covered, flexible binding)

Read about the previous episode’s recipes:

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 1 Making the most of it Friday 12 Oct 2012 BBC1 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 2 Unsung Heroes Friday 19 Oct 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 3 do yourself a flavour Friday 26 Oct 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 4 simple treats Friday 2 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

 

Next week  16 Nov 2012 Children in need will be on BBC1, to click to donate to Children in Need.

Show continues on 25 Nov 2012, with SERIES 1 – 6. EVERY LAST BIT, 6/8. The food writer turns the contents of his weekly shop into seven more meals, showing how to make ingredients go further – from getting the most out of a cut of ribs to using every last vegetable peeling. Dishes include butternut squash soup with crisps, rib ragout and cherry chocolate iced rice.

Nigel Slater page at Amazon and new cookbook Eat, due September 2013 Eat – The Little Book of Fast Food: (Cloth-covered, flexible binding)

Read blog Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day.

Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II Observer Food Monthly Sept 2012

Note: Nigel Slater is one of our best-loved food writers, and has written his second volume of the Kitchen Diaries – a beautiful and inspiring companion volume to his best selling Kitchen Diaries. His articles feature in the Observer Food Monthly and the Guardian. See Nigel Slater’s recipes in the Guardian.

The Kitchen Diaries II “For years now I have kept notebooks, with scribbled shopping lists and early drafts of recipes in them. These notes form the basis of this second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. More than a diary, this is a collection of small kitchen celebrations, be it a casual, beer-fuelled supper of warm flatbreads with pieces of grilled lamb scattered with toasted pine kernels and blood-red pomegranate seeds or a quiet moment contemplating a bowl of soup and a loaf of bread.”

About : A Kitchen Chronicle. My latest book and the second volume of The Kitchen Diaries.

A collection of notes, essays, jottings and recipes compiled over the last three or four years. As you might expect from the title, this is a very personal book, written and photographed in my own kitchen. Not a television tie-in, but many of the recipes are those from the BBC1 series Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking.

 

Jamie Oliver’s new TV show, 35 weekday episodes.

Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver watch tv episodes 1 – 35 recipes full guide

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 3 do yourself a flavour Friday 26 October 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Dish of the Day: 3 do yourself a flavour Friday 26 October 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.
Nigel Slater

This evening seven more wonderful meals from Nigel, based on the weekly shop, by showing how to turn mundane ingredients into exciting and delicious new flavour combinations.

The new cookbook by Nigel Slater is The Kitchen Diaries II, click to read reviews and book information. To see the best offers for the Nigel’s new cookbook, Kitchen Diaries II offers for new books and for used copies used copies of Kitchen Diaries II.

A Taste of My Life – 10 episodes

The third in the series tonight has the following recipes:

Watch this episode on BBC1, Nigel Slater Kitchen Diaries – 3

Read about the first episode’s recipes (7) Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 1 Making the most of it Friday 12 October 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Next week  2 Nov 2012 at 7.30pm BBC1,  4/8 Nigel cooks seven more meals and shows how even the basic of shopping ingredients can be transformed.

Read blog Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day.

Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II Observer Food Monthly Sept 2012

Program guides, recipes links and information for each episode…..


Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 2 Unsung Heroes Friday 19 October 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Dish of the Day: 2/8 Unsung Heroes – Friday 19 October 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.
Nigel Slater

Nigel shows how the shy cook can excel by cooking recipes that make the cook shine.

The new cookbook by Nigel Slater is The Kitchen Diaries II, click to read reviews and book information. To see the best offers for the Nigel’s new cookbook, Kitchen Diaries II offers for new books and for used copies used copies of Kitchen Diaries II.

The second in the series tonight has the following recipes:

Watch this episode on BBC1, Nigel Slater Kitchen Diaries – 2 Unsung Heroes

Read about the first episode’s recipes (7) Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 1 Making the most of it Friday 12 October 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Next week 26 Oct 2012 at 7.30pm BBC1,  3/8 Do yourself a flavour Nigel cooks seven more meals and shows how even the basic of shopping ingredients can be transformed.

The dishes next week include:

  • ricotta beefburger
  • sesame seed salmon with mirin
  • lemon and thyme cake

Read blog Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day.

Nigel Slater page at Amazon and new cookbook Eat, due September 2013 Eat – The Little Book of Fast Food: (Cloth-covered, flexible binding)

Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II Observer Food Monthly Sept 2012

Program guides, recipes links and information for each episode…..


James Martin Saturday Kitchen 20 October 2012

Saturday Kitchen – James Martin BBC1 Saturday 20 October 2012

James Martin hosts this Saturday’s show, with chefs Madhur Jaffrey and Theo Randall and film and television actress Michelle Ryan faces her food heaven or hell.

Includes excerpts from Rick Stein, Great British Menu and Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen.

With more from Rick Stein, the Great British Menu and Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen.

Rachel Khoo Paris shopping guide YOU magazine Sunday 19 Aug 2012.

Madhur Jaffrey has 30 years of experience of bringing the delights of Indian food to the UK and is very well known as the UK television’s most-loved Indian chef.

She is back with a new TV series for the first time in 17 years and a new cookbook, the new series will be broadcast on the UKTV Good Food Channel at 9.00 pm on Sunday 4 November 2012. It will consist of 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. 

For reviews and more information see Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook.

Theo started with a four year apprenticeship working with Max Magarian of Chez Max, and then went to work at the river Thames restaurant near to Hammersmith Bridge called The River Café.

Theo Randall is a expert on Italy, his restaurant is Theo Randall at the Intercontinental Park Lane, London.

His book Pasta is a best seller. Theo’s recipes on the BBC.

Read more at The BBC Food Saturday Kitchen website.

Recipes this week include: see the BBC website for details

  • Pansotti with ricotta and fennel and walnut sauce
  • Whole roasted masala chicken and potatoes
  • White chocolate, bourbon and raspberry cheesecake
  • Singapore chilli king crab with egg fried rice

Wines selected include:

  • Gavi Montiero 2011, Italy, Majestic From £6.99
  • Villa Maria Private Bin Gewürztraminer 2011, New Zealand, Sainsbury’s £6.65
  • Late Bottle Vintage Port, Portugal, Waitrose £9.99
  • Finest Tingleup Riesling 2011, Australia, Tesco £9.99

Wine – The same excellent deals – wine by the case delivered to any UK address! Great case deals, fantastic special offers and expert advice.

 

100 recipes to stake your life on – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course.


The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook: Vivek Singh

The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook by Vivek Singh

This cookbook contains over 80 wonderfully inventive recipes for cooking fish. Specially tailored for the home cook.

This text is one of many cookbooks by Vivek Singh:

Chefs from the Cinnamon club who contributed to the book, includew Ravesh Ravindran Nair and Hari Kumar.

The finely produced book includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Fish and Seafood in India
  • Basics
  • Canapes
  • Starters
  • Main Courses
  • Indian Classics
  • Accompaniments

Vivek introduces the cookbook by explaining how he read Marco Pierre White’s White Heat when in Calcutta and it struck a chord with how Vivek felt -in fact it changed his life.

In December 2000 Vivek arrived in London and became the head chef of the Cinnamon Club. His source of fish was of course Billingsgate market. What a variety of choice he had.

In a very interesting book, we learn how to buy and prepare fish. How to prepare bacis ingredients, mixes and pastes that will be used in the recipes that follow.

Then it is off on a culinary adventure through the wonders of Indian textures, flavours and ingredients.

How to cook whitebait with garlic in a batter, Bengali – style fishcakes and chargrill grouper.

Beautiful images and clear recipes guides us through the culinary or is it a spritual experience.

Starters include, Carpaccio of cured salmon, spiced shrimp and potato cake and Keralan lobster soup flamed with brandy.

Mains of cod, sea-bream and red snapper, Indian Classics of hake in a Bengali dopiaza sauce, Hyderabadi- style fish Korma and silver pomfret filled with shrimp.

Hyderabadi biryani of vegetables in a pumpkin shell

Crisps, mash and dips complete an excellent book.

Vivek’s Curry cookbook is also reccomended and his new cookbook Cinnamon Kitchen: The Cookbook – is published 8 November 2012.



The Great British Bake Off Masterclass Oct 2012 recipes and 3 episode info

Episode One: The Great British Bake Off Masterclass: 7.00 pm BBC2 + BBC HD Monday 22 October 2012

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry present the follow up to the Great British Bake Off.

In this three part series, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry work closely together showing how the technical challenges from The Great British Bake Off (series three) should be completed.

In the first episode, Mary and Paul show us every step of the first five technical recipes of the series, tackling treacle tarts, rum babasClassic crème caramelhand-raised chicken and bacon pie and Paul’s infamous eight-strand plaited loaf.

All Paul Hollywood’s recipes on the BBC and all Mary Berry’s recipes.

By going through each step of the first five technical recipes of the series, they show exactly how to avoid the mistakes some of the competing bakers made.

Episode Two: The Great British Bake Off Masterclass: 7.00 pm BBC2 + BBC HD Wednesday 24 October 2012

In the second episode, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry demonstrate how the next set of  technical challenges from series three should be completed. Tonight we will see the step-by-step instructions on how to make a Queen of Puddings, chocolate teacakes, jam doughnuts, a fraisier cake and fondant fancies, again pointing out the best way to avoid the mistakes made by some of the contestants.

Episode Three: The Great British Bake Off Masterclass: 7.00 pm BBC2 + BBC HD Thursday 25 October 2012

The third episode reveals the signature bakes that Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with their experience – would have chosen if they had been contestants. Again showing each detail, they prepare their sponge puddings, flat breads, Wellingtons, sweet buns and tarte Tatins.

Well worth watching and perhaps reviewing again, to learn the steps as Mary and Paul provide a guide through every step of their recipes.

A link to the BBC Food website and information about this three part special, The Great British Bake Off Masterclass.

Paul Hollwood is a baker and celebrity chef, he has been head baker at a number of five star hotels around the UK. He now provides artisan products to the main UK speciality stores. Paul has a book on baking the new how to Bake cook book by Paul Hollywood.

Link to Amazon to see the new book and reviews:  Great British Bake Off: How to Bake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets (Great British Bake Off TV Tie in).

Mary Berry is a widely respected and long serving UK cookery writer and broadcaster with a total of over 40 cook books to her name, more details on Mary Berry’s cook books.

A really nice idea to follow up the 10 part series with detailed steps by step guides. They love their art – the art of baking. It is a worthwhile study, relaxing and fulfilling!

Enjoy!

 

Follow The Great British Bake Off Series Three final, and the previous 9 episodes- here:

Browse recipes from Series One and Series Two of the great British bake off.

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