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For those of you who are looking for some foodie inspiration over the next couple of weeks, we have put together a selection of cooking shows to keep you fueled with new ideas and recipes as we cope with the ongoing UK lockdown.

Jamie Oliver's Keep Cooking and Carry On, All 4

Jamie Oliver, presenter of “Keep cooking and carry on” lifts the lid of a steaming saucepan.

In Jamie Oliver's new show, he shares easy-to-follow, super-flexible recipes with lots of useful swaps and tips to help you feed yourself and your loved ones in these unique times. Celebrating freezer faves, and store cupboard essentials, Jamie gets creative with whatever there is to hand.

Cooking in the Doctor’s Kitchen, BBC iPlayer 

Dr Rupy Aujla cooking in his kitchen, with his blender on the worktop

A short series which shows you how to make balanced plant-based meals. Presented by Dr Rupy Aujla, each ten minute episode is easy to cook a long to, with different dishes such as chickpea kofta burgers, carrot and sweetcorn fritters, and vegan mac and cheese. 

 

Pioneer Woman, Daily, Food Network

Award winning blogger and former city girl turned ranch woman Ree Drummond shares her special brand of home cooking, from thrown-together meals to elegant creations. 

 

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course, My5

In this series Gordon Ramsay strips away the complexity of cooking and demonstrates how to make amazing food with ease. He creates a variety of recipes that cater for all cooking abilities - so whether you want to get into cooking for the first time, or try out some new techniques there is plenty to learn. 

 

Lorraine’s Fast Fresh and Easy Food, BBC iPlayer 

Lorraine Pascale smiles at the camera with a blurred background

Lorraine Pascale’s mission with this series was to encourage us to embrace fresh ingredients, and stop relying on jars, packets, or ready meals. So if you are finding yourself with more time free to spend in the kitchen, this series could be a good place to start. Lorraine shows us how to make classics such as roast chicken, or apple pie, alongside dishes you might never have thought of trying such as a butternut squash lasagne. 

 

Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live, All4 

Okay so it is not live, this was first shown a few years ago, but if you are looking for a fun challenge, then you are in the right place. Each episode sees Gordon and a celebrity guest teach us how to make a different three course meal. So if one of these evenings you fancy cooking an angel hair pasta starter, a duck breast main, topped off with a tiramisu - well then Gordon has got you covered.

 

Liam Bakes, All4 

Liam Charles holds up a pastry to the camera

One of our Bake Off favourites Liam Charles, shares his playful recipes in this fun series. Liam blends pop culture, nostalgia and his Jamaican heritage to create dishes such as cola cream and cherry eclairs, bread and butter pudding with a tropical twist, and his own take on the perfect chip shop sarnie.

 

Ainsley’s Mediterranean Cookbook, ITV Hub

Ainsley Harriot sits with his legs in a swimming pool enjoying a glass of wine

National treasure Ainsley Harriott takes us on a journey around the mediterranean showing us how easy and enjoyable it can be to make fresh, healthy meals. Journeying through Spain, Sardinia, Morocco, and Jordan, Ainsley shows us the diversity of mediterranean culture and how the food links to each area.