New book and TV show from Mary Berry

‘Mary Berry Cooks’ is the brand new official tie-in to Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry’s much anticipated six-part BBC2 series of the same name, due to hit the small screen in the Spring.

New book and TV show from Mary Berry

The book, due for release on February 27, features a collection of 100 new recipes, including Mary’s menus for each episode of the show, from a kitchen supper or a Sunday roast to a Summer buffet or afternoon tea. There are dinner party staples such as Slow-Roast Shoulder of Lamb or Cottage Pie with Dauphinoise Potato Topping, special summer lunches such as Fiery Red Rice Salad and Summer Pudding, and of course, her trademark cakes and bakes. Series 5 of The Great British Bake Off will be filmed through the Spring.

Meanwhile, Mary Berry has been named Oldie of the Year at a ceremony in London. The awards, organised by The Oldie magazine, celebrate the contribution of mature people.

The 78-year-old cookery writer received the main honour, while the broadcaster Nicholas Parsons was recognised for his longevity in show business. Actress Anne Reid, star of BBC series Last Tango in Halifax, was awarded the pin-up of the year prize.

This year’s judges were Sir Terry Wogan, Channel 4 anchorman Jon Snow and broadcaster Libby Purves, alongside The Oldie magazine’s founder Richard Ingrams.

Mary Berry’s Oldie of the Year predecessors include entertainer Barry Humphries, Sir David Attenborough and actress Joanna Lumley.

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