What’s cooking across the BBC this month
THE BIG FAMILY COOKING SHOWDOWN
Will the BBC’S new cookery contest be a worthy successor to the much-loved Bake Off? Zoe Ball and Nadiya Hussain are presenting with Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli judging the cooking skills of 16 families as they cook both at home and in the studio kitchens. Starts this month on BBC Two.
Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace have their taste buds tingled with culinary delights from celebrity wannabe chefs. Famous names entering the kitchen include comedian Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves), opera star Lesley Garret, World Snooker champion Stephen Hendry and pop star Rachel Stevens. Starts this month on BBC One.
There’s plenty of summer cooking inspiration this month. Guests include Great British Menu champ Tommy Banks and Saturday Kitchen regulars Paul Ainsworth and Galton Blackiston. Matt Tebbutt hosts 5 and 19 August, Ching He Huang on the 12th and Donal Skehan on the 26th. Saturdays, BBC One, 10am. Kathryn Custance