The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a brand new BBC cooking competition series where families compete to be the best home cooks. In
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each episode, two teams consisting of three family members, who compete in three cooking challenges. At the end of the three rounds, the judges select a winner for the quarter finals where they will face winners from other episodes.
The presenters of the series are Zoe Ball (Strictly Come Dancing) and Nadiya Hussain (winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015). The judges of the series are Giorgio Locatelli (Italy Unpacked) and Rosemary Shrager (The Real Marigold Hotel).
The Quadrangle Trust in Shoreham, Sevenoaks, the building was transformed into a competition kitchen for the show and featured prominently in the series.
Chefs Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are back on Channel 4 with their third series of Friday Night Feast packed to the brim with show stopping recipes, serving dishes with the help of celebrities and the relaunch of their fight against food waste.
The series is based in Jamie and Jimmy’s Café in Southend and in the last episode of the series, the team visit The Quadrangle Trust in Sevenoaks for a mini food festival.
Also in the episode, actress Anna Friel learns how to cook Balinese stew, Jamie makes mega-meatball subs, and Jimmy Doherty shows how to prepare mozzarella using a few simple ingredients and a cafetiere. The duo also tries to save “ugly” fruit and vegetables from the bin and get them into the nation’s fridges.