Every day the Dish Up website will feature brand new stress-free recipes to get you dishing up fresh food that’s good for you. Expert advice comes in the form of a web series where Dish Up cooks Lisa Faulkner, Donal Skehan and Shelina Permalloo team up with some of Britain’s best loved celebrities to prepare step by step dishes which anyone can master.
TV and Radio presenter, Denise Van Outen joins Junior Masterchef judge Donal Skehan to get some top tips. The mum-of-one reveals that she has previously tried her hand at learning cooking skills before, but it didn’t quite go to plan: “I haven’t had any kitchen disasters really, but I did go on a cookery course once in Italy with a friend. We were there for a week, but after each recipe we were given homemade limoncello to drink, so we couldn’t really remember any of the recipes when we got back to England.”
Former X Factor contestant and I’m a Celebrity finalist Jake Quickenden cooks alongside Lisa Faulkner. He confesses: “I find whenever I look in a recipe book it’s just got loads of stuff I’ve never heard of, so I end up wondering around the supermarket for hours because I don’t know what I’m looking for, and then I leave with nothing.”
Actor and Presenter Joe Swash, who is paired with Shelina Permalloo, thinks Dish Up is the perfect way to learn new skills: “Healthy cooking can make you happy in your mind and in yourself. It can also bring back happy memories of when you were a kid. My Mum and Nan are great cooks whenever we all get together there’s good food.
“I’d like to be able to cook something that you don’t just put in the oven, something that’s a bit daring.”
Throughout the campaign the BBC Dish Up website will give people access to tools to help them along the way, including a handy Recipe Starter Kit where you can find recipes tailored to your lifestyle. The kit generates four recipes based on who you’re cooking for, how much time you have and how much money you want to spend. A great and fun new way to find recipes that will fit perfectly into your life!
Executive Producer of Dish Up, Helen Foulkes says: “Dish Up is a site for everyone whatever their level of skill. You could be just starting out in the kitchen or want to do a bit more home cooking. It has simple recipes, top tips and step by step guides all with the hallmark of BBC Food.”
A new BBC One cookery competition, The Box, will hit our screens at 4pm on Monday (May 25) as part of the Dish Up campaign. Hosted by James Martin, the show will challenge contestants to make the most of simple ingredients to create inventive, tasty dishes.
From July, CBBC will dish up exciting recipes and food based challenges, as part of the Dish Up campaign. The CBBC Dish Up Summer will run during the summer holidays and each day, for 45 days some new foodie fun will be released online, encouraging the audience to learn basic kitchen skills, discover amazing facts about different cultures and join in with activities.
Alongside bespoke content from popular brands like The Dumping Ground, Dish Up will also feature two online-only ‘mini-series’ at bbc.co.uk/cbbcshowcasing the best of UK school dinners and celebrating culinary diversity within the UK.
BBC Learning will also be holding a major event around Dish Up during the Summer, further details to be announced.