She is the star of BBC2’s ‘Nadiya’s British Food Adventure’, which makes its debut at 8.30pm on Monday (July 17).
In the eight-part series, Nadiya travels across the country to meet the growers, producers and pioneers behind ‘the best of modern British food’ and creates new recipes using their produce.
Commenting on the show, Nadiya said: “Our country’s regional cuisine is much more than tried and tested traditional dishes – there are quirky and clever food producers out there who are reinventing British food in unique and exciting ways.
“I can’t wait to meet these local food heroes, to find inspiration in the most unusual food stories and unlikely ingredients, and then come up with some brand new recipes in the kitchen, adding my own special twist.”
In the first episode, Nadiya kicks off her tour close to where she lives, in the Home Counties. She starts with one of the first things she learnt to make as a child – cheese scones – which she serves with chive butter.
Nadiya then visits an asparagus farm on the outskirts of Oxford and receives a crash course in harvesting before preparing a meal for the farming family and the pickers, using the asparagus in an Indian five-spice stir fry.
Her next stop is Milton Keynes, where she meets a former fireman who now runs a cooking school dedicated to teaching people how to smoke their own food.
He shows Nadiya how to build her own cold smoker and smoke some haddock in it, before she then cooks smoked haddock welsh rarebit, served with a chicory and radish salad.
Her final Home Counties recipe is an Eton Mess cheesecake that marries a cheesecake base with the dessert, which features candy-striped mini meringues and chocolate swirled strawberries.
Nadiya rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off’ in 2015.