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Saturday, 4 April 2020

BBC One daytime announces Daily Kitchen Live, to help viewers through lockdown


BBC One daytime is launching Daily Kitchen Live from Cactus TV, the makers of Saturday Kitchen, to screen each weekday on BBC One this month for two weeks.

Chef Matt Tebbutt will entertain and inform audiences, from the familiar surroundings of the Saturday Kitchen Live set. He’ll be joined by Jack Monroe, the journalist and author of Tin Can Cook and Cooking On A Bootstrap, who will provide inspiration for people struggling at home with limited food resources.

The series will be live each weekday morning and will be responding to lockdown challenges facing viewers such as cooking on a budget and providing insights into how to make a little go a long way. Staying true to the entertainment values of Saturday Kitchen Live, it will also be reflecting the constantly evolving challenges facing people at home.

Daily Kitchen Live will dish up healthy, wholesome and accessible meals in each episode, using ingredients we know are available in the shops, accompanied by tips for cooks of all levels. Viewers will be able to pose questions and also offer up their own advice. There will also be an opportunity to challenge Matt and Jack to come up with ideas using what they have lurking in their cupboards, and show their own efforts.

Daily Kitchen Live will hook up with the Food Heroes who are stepping up to the plate to help others and will celebrate everyone in the food chain, doing their best to keep the nation fed.

There will also be some tasty treats from the BBC food archive.

To ensure the safety of staff and presenters the production will ensure strict social distancing rules are complied with both on and off screen.

Matt Tebbutt says: “I am really excited to be hosting this new show for the BBC. It’s going to be a great way to share some fun each morning with the viewers, while also sharing our ideas for quick and simple recipes that will get the whole family cooking.”

Jack Monroe says: “The way some of us cook has changed dramatically over the last few weeks, and rustling up nutritious, no-nonsense dinners in the current climate can be a challenge - but it's incredibly important! I'll be giving simple ingredient swaps, conjuring up recipes from whatever you may have in your cupboard and taking questions from viewers. I can't wait to get started!”

Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak says: “Through Daily Kitchen Live, viewers will be able to tool themselves up with the knowledge they need to adapt to the challenges of isolation. Our talented experts will not only be dishing up healthy and achievable meal options but will be calming and cheering company when we need it most.”

Daily Kitchen Live (10x45’) is a Cactus TV production. It was commissioned for the BBC by Carla-Maria Lawson, and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Alex McLeod. The Executive Producer for Cactus TV is Amanda Ross.

Daily Kitchen Live will air each weekday at 10am on BBC One for two weeks from Monday 13 April.

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