Food Programmes Galore – Great British Bake Off, Masterchef, Hairy Dieters

I’ve been seeing lots of tweets here and there about food programmes, some adverts, and it turns out there is  A LOT of food programming on in the next week and continuing for a couple of months, brilliant!

Despite being one of the biggest cynics I did get very addicted to the Olympic coverage, and so I am very happy there is now something to filled that swimming pool sized (geddit? sorry) void I have in my TV watching. *

Celebrity Masterchef
I missed the first one yesterday but fully intend to catch up on it this evening as soon as possible, I hear TV presenter from our teens Jamie Theakston is on it. 6.30pm every weekday for 6 weeks, BBC2.

Simply Italian
This has been on for a couple of weeks now,  hosted by TV newbie Michela Cappia. Despite the slightly annoying presenting style (and over pronunciation of things in an Italian accent in an English sentence) the recipes on here look really interesting and I’m keeping a mental note of a few to try soon. Mondays, 8.30pm, Channel 4.

Great British Bake Off
Back for a third series, one of my favourite programmes, is back on tonight. I’ve seen a few bloggers saying they are applying for it so I hope to recognise one or two of the contestants, or at least their blog names. Tuesday, 8pm, BBC2.

Lorraine Pascale – Fast, Fresh and Easy (don’t snigger)
I watched this last night, it was ok, maybe it is aimed at beginners? I liked the idea of the Aussie Damper Bread but really a re-hash of the soda bread she made in a previous series. I would like to visit the street food truck she helped at though. Mondays, 8pm, BBC2.

Hairy Dieters
I love the Hairy Bikers, I really enjoyed their tour of Europe in their last series but I was having worries about the sheer amount of food they were eating and wondering if they really did eat like that! Turns out they do, or did. Apparently Dave Myers has lost 3 stone since they started filming it, some good recipes here, particularly as I’m trying to cut down on treats myself, and also, as always, quite fun to watch. Thursday, 8pm, Channel 4.

Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure
Featuring Ken Hom and super smiley chef Ching He-Huang, I need to catch up with this on iPlayer, thanks to Ireena for the heads up.

Also, Nigella is back in the Autumn for more totally over the top programming which will no doubt set Twitter on fire with comments, I do look forward to the pantomime nature of her TV shows. I’m sure River Cottage will be back with something too and I think Jamie Oliver is filming.

So there we are, void filled! How I am going to keep to a diet I don’t know.

* Of course there is the Paralympics too and I will be watching that as well!

3 Comments on Food Programmes Galore – Great British Bake Off, Masterchef, Hairy Dieters

  1. TheFastestIndian
    August 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the name check! Good thing we have twitter really as I wouldn’t have known about the China programme either otherwise!

  2. The Secluded Tea Party
    August 22, 2012 at 10:20 am (8 years ago)

    You Can’t beat a bit of Nigella, I love her! And her food porn will help us all to indulge in the winter months! hehe…. As for The Hairy Bikers, what an Inspiration!…. they inspired a recent blog too and their recipes are fab for my own fat fighting, so bring on their Cambridge Corn Exchange Pit Stop in a few weeks time, I am booked and can’t wait to see them cook and chat live : )
    Thanks for the heads up on all the others Deepa, I have been spending too much time on my bike… I need to get in front of iplayer ; )

  3. Ino
    August 26, 2012 at 10:41 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve started watching the Great British Bake Off, which I love. Someone at work was talking about Exploring China, and I’ve been recently saying that I need to learn how to cook Chinese food as I love it so much, so that’s on my list. And thanks for all the other links too, there is a lot of fresh pasta recipes on the Simply Italian, so I’m very tempted!


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