Twitter burst into spontaneous virtual applause today with the news that the BBC has commissioned Jack Monroe for its newest cookery programme. Following weeks in which Jack's legions of fans urged The Beeb to bring the author, famous for her budget-conscious recipes, to the screen it seems the corporation has finally taken note.
After a bit of a hiccup yesterday, when Jack herself broke the story a day earlier than the press embargo, the
Are you ready for nine delicious weeks in front of the TV with BBC2’s Great British Menu? To whet your appetite, here’s a round-up of the London chefs involved in this year’s children-literature-themed competition, the British regions they’re representing, and the restaurants where you can try their food.
Almost a decade after its last episode aired, TV cookery show Ready Steady Cook is coming back.
The BBC this week announced it'll be broadcasting a new series on BBC One Daytime in 2020, hosted by Celebrity MasterChef finalist Rylan Clark-Neal.
They've also published a list of chefs taking part in the new series, two of which have London restaurants.
You may have been aware of the fact that James Corden is currently in London filming for The Late Show. But if you were lucky enough to have been staying or eating at the Northall restaurant at the Corinthia this week, you might also have got to appear on the show.
Corden brought his friend Chris Hemsworth to the restaurant just off Trafalgar Square for a waiter battle. He and Chris would see who could be the best
If you're inspired by this year's Great British Menu to try some of the chef contestants' food, here's our guide to the London restaurants with chefs taking part this year and what to order when you get there.
25/2/19 - updated with Asma's charity details
We've known for quite a while that London's very own Asma Khan was going to be the star of the upcoming Netflix TV series but were sworn to secrecy until Netflix deemed it time to go live with the info. And, honestly, we just couldn't be more pleased. Asma's rise to star restaurateur and chef status hasn't been an easy one, as she tells us below, but it's most
Updated 30/2/19 with the menu
We've just passed week two of My Million Pound Menu, where London stalwart Baba Gs came top (and you can visit them right now at Pop Brixton or Camden Market).
But that's not all that came out of the
The winners of this week's My Million Pound Menu has been revealed - and this time it's the turn of Pilgrim, made up of Dave Bone (head chef) Jamie Duffield (front of house), and Anthony Power (marketing).
You may well have come across them in their previous pop-ups, where they cooked up a menu of
In the second week of My Million Pound Menu, where Fred Sirieix and others are handing out wads of cash to promising restaurant start-ups, London stalwart Baba G's has come out top. At the end of the programme, both Jamie Barber and Atul Kochhar were bidding for them, but Kochhar came up top with his £300k
Last year's Million Pound Menu was a big success - so much so that BBC is bringing it back for a new series due next year (with the added "My" in front of the name).
If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it sees Fred Sirieix mentoring restaurants with a view to getting investment from
OK - how good does this sound? The lovely Fred Sirieix, fresh from another series of pairing up romance-searchers on First Dates, has just announced his latest TV show.
He and chef (and the original co-founder of Leon) Allegra McEvedy - are going to be the hosts of Restaurant Dream Team. But this is no primetime show - it's actually going to be on CBBC.
In a post on Instagram today Fred said: "we are on the hunt for the “Restaurant Dream
Update 20/11/18 - the whole series is now available on Netflix right here (assuming you're signed up). Episode 3 is the UK one and yes, the American host's understanding of current British cuisine isn't exactly what we hoped for. Tell us what you thought in the comments below...
If you're inspired by this year's Great British Menu to try some of the chef contestants' food, here's our guide to the London restaurants with chefs taking part, what to order and how much it costs to dine there.
Episode one of the BBC's new business series Million Pound Menu - think Dragons' Den meets First Dates - saw two 20-somethings picking up a whopping £750k-£1m from backer Atul Kochhar for their English restaurant venture. Hot Dinners caught up with Ruth Hansom and Emily Lambert of to find out what happened next.
Right now it looks like everyone's talking about Britain's Best Chef, the TV show about to air featuring Mary Berry, Chris Bavin, Claudia Winkleman and former Duck and Waffle Head Chef Dan Doherty. But here at Hot Dinners we're more excited about Million Dollar Menu - the BBC's new restaurant show.
Headed up by none other than First Dates (and Galvin at Windows Maitre d') Fred Sirieix, this new show gives 12 budding restaurateurs the chance to win
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