If the return of The Great British Bake Off has inspired you to get cooking – then you’ve come to the right place – take a look at the best cooking shows we have on next week.
Saturday Morning with James Martin
Saturday 29 September at 9:30am
Saturday mornings used to be the preserve of Swap Shop and TISWAS. But these days, it’s all omelettes and langoustines as the two main channels take up their frying pans to do battle for the hearts and minds of the Great British viewer.
In the red corner, James Martin kicks things off with lamb cooked in hay and a hazelnut tart. Helping James in the kitchen this morning are presenter Alison Hammond, chef Jun Tanaka and mindreading duo DNA.
Saturday Kitchen Live
Saturday 29 September at 10:00am
In the blue corner, the Hairy Bikers are coming out fighting, with guests Tony Hadley and chefs Jack Stein and Pip Lacey.
Who’ll win the omelette challenge, and will Tony get his food heaven or food hell?
Sunday 30 September at 9:30am
Thank heavens for Sunday Brunch to ease us into the second part of the weekend with great food, laughs and music.
While devouring your bacon sarnie (or your blueberry and coconut smoothie) enjoy Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer cooking up a storm with guests Deborah Meaden, Nick Helm, Dermot O’Leary and Nile Rodgers. Singer-songwriter Elle King is on hand with some Sunday morning sounds.
Monday-Friday at 7pm
As the saying goes, you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cake – and that’s almost the same thing.
This week, the bakers work on creations celebrating Captain America, Charlie Brown and SpongeBob SquarePants. And with the voice of old SpongeBob himself among the judges, there had better be some pineapple in there!
Man V Food With Casey Webb
Travel Channel (Freeview Channel 42)
Monday-Friday at 3pm and 3:30pm
“Big food” really is a thing, and it’s a thing that’s explored, confronted and devoured by Casey Webb. From Grand Rapids to Palm Springs, San Diego to Seattle, Casey travels across America to take up the challenge of the most epic eats. But who will win: man or the food?
Nigella: At My Table
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday at 7pm
Nigella’s creations include Queen of Puddings and a toasted brie, Parma ham and fig sandwich. There’s also something called emergency brownies.
Indian Food Made Easy
Wednesday at 9pm and 9:30pm
Food writer and chef Anjum Anand loves to create dishes from the Indian subcontinent to please food lovers everywhere.
In this series, Anjun travels round Britain, introducing people to ingredients from the subcontinent and dishing up tasty meals like spicy lamb burgers, oven-baked chilli chicken and vegetable kebabs.
A Celebrity Taste of Italy
If you like your food served with a liberal helping of travel, jet on over to Demand 5 to catch up with this engaging series. Five famous faces – Rula Lenska, Johnny Ball, Diana Moran, Ian Lavender and Judith Chalmers – share a scenic villa in Tuscany, and learn about the culture and cuisine of Italy.