The broadcaster said: ‘In this six-part, half hour series, Mary will explore some of the most exciting places that have mastered or inspired the very best of speedy cooking. This adventure takes her abroad to cities she’s never visited before, along with places closer to home that we don’t normally have access to. Entwined in these travels is Mary cooking some of her most delicious quick recipes that take no time at all – some in a kitchen and some perched on rooftops, in food trucks or tiny cafe kitchens.’
From Marrakech’s medinas, and the cobbled back streets of Rome, to Londons’s China Town kitchens and Camp Bestival, Mary will experience the flavours and spices of cuisines that have inspired some of her quick recipes.
Mary said: “Being in a rush will never be a problem again. If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, I can show you a world of delicious, quick dishes to tempt any taste buds.”
BBC head of commissioning, popular factual and factual entertainment David Brindley commented: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be welcoming Mary back to the BBC with this exciting new series. Everyone wants to know how to make the most delicious food in the shortest possible time – and who better to show us than the doyenne of home cooking? This series promises some unforgettable moments – Mary venturing to Rome, Marrakesh… and ending up on stage with Rick Astley as his drummer after cooking up a storm at a music festival. As if you couldn’t love her any more…”
Alongside the series, BBC Books has published the ‘Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking’ book, which contains more than 100 recipes.