Mary Berry fronts BBC Two cooking series in the New Year

BBC Two has commissioned a new cookery series starring Mary Berry for transmission in the New Year.

‘Mary Berry Everyday’ follows the baking queen’s previous BBC Two series, ‘Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites’ and ‘Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking’.

The broadcaster said the new show sees Mary ‘celebrate the food and ingredients she turns to most, as she proves that you don’t need an exotic larder or a chef’s repertoire to create delicious dishes every night of the week’.

Across six episodes – and to celebrate some of the recipes that have formed the cornerstone of her cooking over six decades – Mary travels to her mother’s childhood home, Scotland, to enjoy their venison, salmon and whisky; dons a white suit to try her hand at bee-keeping in search of some honey; pursues the history of the British pie; and returns to her own childhood when she learns to milk a goat and make her own goat’s cheese.

BBC Two added that the recipes range from ‘healthy and wholesome ideas, easy-to-make crowd pleasers and her best family classics, to those dishes which are just a little bit more indulgent, as well as some exciting ways to push the boat out when you want to show off.

‘With her short cuts and secret tips, Mary shows how easy it is for the food you cook every day to be elevated, pushing the ordinary into something extremely special’.

Patrick Holland, channel editor of BBC Two, said: “I’m thrilled that Mary is returning to BBC Two to share her magic. Her everyday recipes are inspirational and delicious and her series will be a real treat for the audience.”

‘Mar Berry Everyday’ will be executive produced by Tom Edwards, commissioning editor of formats and features, who added: “It’s wonderful to share Mary’s own much-loved, ‘go to’ dishes with a BBC Two audience, each one suffused with a personal perspective or story. Who wouldn’t want a little bit of Mary Berry magic, everyday?”

BBC Books will be publishing the accompanying book in January 2017, which follows on from the previous bestsellers ‘Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking’, ‘Mary Berry: Absolute Favourites’ and ‘Mary Berry Cooks’.

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