All posts tagged television

River Cottage Bread Making Mini Vids

Channel 4 will be running a series of River Cottage short films focussing on different aspects of bread making, starting from Monday 20th September.

Over a series of 5-minute “bites”, River Cottage Chefs, Gill, Gideon and Nonie offer step-by-step guides to the joys of baking homemade bread:

Lunchtime Baking : River Cottage Head Chef Gill demonstrates how to make the perfect soft white rolls for lunch time, while River Cottage Chef Gideon rolls out a simple but delicious oat cake recipe.
20th September at 12.05

Sweet Bready Treats: River Cottage Head Chef Gill demonstrates a tasty and tempting way to combine old bread with fresh fruit in the perfect summer pudding, while River Cottage Chef Nonie gives a step-by-step guide as to how to make home made doughnuts.
22nd September at 12.05

Sourdough Baking: For anyone who wants to get into serious baking, sourdough is artisan bread-making like they used to do it for centuries. Follow River Cottage Chef Gideon as he shows how to make a sourdough starter and classic sourdough loaf, as well as a tangy sourdough rye loaf too.
23rd September at 12.05

New BBC2 Series: The Great British Bake Off


• Is baking your hobby?
• Do you enjoy making special food?
• Can you turn out a great pie, a lovely cake and a tasty loaf?

Would you like to spend some time baking with some of Britain’s best bakers?

BBC2 are making a new series about amateur bakers which will be judged by some of Britain’s baking heroes. ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is looking for people who bake with talent at home.

We hope it will be a lot of fun and in the end one person will be crowned the UK’s best amateur baker.

If you’re interested in applying to take part in the series and would like to find out more, please email or call 0207 067 4860.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th April 2010

To apply you must be over 16 on 1st May 2010. As an ‘amateur baker’ your main source of income cannot come from commercial baking and / or cooking in a professional environment and you cannot have ever worked full time as a baker. You cannot have any formal NVQ or other professional catering qualifications acquired in the last 10 years. Other T&Cs apply.

Auditions for ITV’s Britains Best Dish

What’s YOUR signature dish? Do you cook an original, mouth watering starter, main course or pudding which you believe is a recipe for success?

Do you have a unique take on a classic dish, a secret recipe that needs to be shared, or a stunning local ingredient to showcase to the rest of the UK?

Whatever your speciality come and “pitch your dish” to our panel at one of ITV’s nationwide auditions.

Britain’s Best Dish
The television talent show for Britain’s
best amateur chefs with a
£10,000 CASH PRIZE
for the winner.

Auditions held at venues across the UK this May For information, please email or call 0871 62 66 222

Do You Have The Talent To Take On The Culinary Tv Challenge Of A Lifetime

Are you an amazing cook?

Fancy a once in a lifetime chance of cooking alongside a world-renowned chef?

Then an exciting new TV series is looking for you!

If you and your family are confident, charismatic, keen amateur chefs who dream of one day opening your own restaurant – then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people with a passion for food and healthy cooking. Are you or someone you know a culinary colossus or king of the kitchen? Do you want the opportunity of learning from the nation’s best chefs? Think you can cut it in a professional kitchen?

Then please contact Cineflix for more information and an application form. Email your name, daytime telephone number and your address to:

Or write, requesting an application form and providing your address, to:
‘Chef’ Applications, Cineflix, 1 Lorenzo Street, London, WC1X 9DJ.

Please note that filming takes place from February to May 2010.
ALL applicants must be 16+ and be a UK resident currently living in the UK.

It will hopefully be a fantastic series and will give some amateur cooks a really amazing experience.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Oliver Peyton’s Eating Art

oliver_peytonLive on our screens from 7th December, Oliver Payton travels across Europe and North America on the trail of historys most prolific food artists in Eating Art. The show is an investigation on why the likes of Matisse, Dali and Rembrandt chose their subject matter, discovering how produce was eaten in their time and then working with the worlds greatest chefs to bring their artworks to life. The series sees Oliver cooking beef with John Torode, preparing chocolate with artisan chocolatier Rococo and making a cubist inspired dish with Michelin starred chef Wylie Dufresne in New York.

To get a taster of the programme click on the link below:

A passionate advocate for art, Oliver ran night clubsin the 80′s, then moved into restaurants in the early nineties to indulge his real passion for food. He is often attributed to changing the face of dining in London galleries and museums with restaurants that include The National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery, The Wallace at the Wallace Collection and Peyton and Byrne at the British Library.

This year, Oliver published his first cookbook in conjunction with the National Gallery. The The National Cookbook: Recipes from the National Dining Rooms at The National Gallery explores the best in British seasonal ingredients and one of the greatest collections of European paintings. Details from 37 of the National Gallery’s most famous works have been beautifully produced to accompany selected recipes the National Dining Rooms and introduce each section of the book. A testimony to Peyton’s passion for indigenous recipes and produce, The National Cookbook features over 100 recipes divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]