New TV show for Mary Berry

In a new six-part TV series, Mary Berry draws on her wealth of cookery know-how to share a selection of her ‘foolproof’ recipes.

The first episode of ‘Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking’ airs on BBC2 at 8.30pm on Monday January 25.

In each 30-minute show, the TV presenter and food writer shares recipes and technical tips for the novice and expert cook alike, as well as sharing some of her memories of her life, family and friends.

Mary also gets out and about visiting suppliers and producers all the way along, giving help and advice to the viewers, whether they are looking for dinner party suggestions or a quick weeknight dinner.

In the first programme, Mary cooks five dishes suitable for ‘those special days when you are having people around for dinner or simply want to treat a loved one at home’. To start, Mary prepares salmon fillets with herbs and red pepper with a ‘foolproof’ side of spiralised vegetables.

Mary visits Ventnor in the Isle of Wight where she meets lobster-fishing expert Ed Blake, who shows her how to catch the delicacy. She then returns to the kitchen to make lobster tails with aioli and asparagus.

Next, Mary prepares a vegetable dish for all tastes – ‘posh roast vegetables’ – before visiting Rules restaurant in London, which has been open since 1798 and is renowned for its beef wellington. Here, Mary enjoys a meal with her friends before returning to the kitchen to create her own version of this dinner party favourite, followed by latte panna cotta.

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