The great British adage, ‘keep calm and carry on’, couldn’t be more relevant to our times, and we can count on TV Chef Jamie Oliver to uphold the mantra in his new cooking show, Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On.
The series, which was impressively created in just a matter of days, offers easy-to-follow recipes and cooking tips and hacks tailored to the current times. The series will be aired exclusively in the Middle East on Fox Life and Star World every weekend on Friday and Saturday, two episodes back-to-back, following a deal with the global producer and distributor Fremantle.
We can expect the usual cheeky bants and down-to-earth approach from the 44-year old British chef and restaurateur as he shows us how to make the most of our kitchen staples and how to be more creative with whatever ingredients we have at home, on any budget. From ingenious ideas for frozen food to recipes drawn entirely from the store-cupboard, Oliver will be showing home cooks how to make nutritious and delicious food using simple ingredients. For those of us feeling a little more ambitious, the series will showcase how easy it is to make simple bread dough and pasta from scratch with ingredients on hand – perfect for these isolation days.
Oliver said: “Cooking nutritious meals for yourself and your loved ones has never been more important. This show will be packed with easy and delicious recipes that the whole family can enjoy, plus loads of tips, tricks and hacks for simple swaps and ways you can make the recipes work with what you’ve got. Let’s big up those store cupboard and freezer faves and hero recipes you can take lots of ways.”
Zoe Collins, Chief Content Officer at the Jamie Oliver Group, commented: “I’m extremely proud of our team who has responded to this challenge to turn around a brand-new series in a matter of days. The show is a direct response to thousands of requests we have been receiving from people who are looking for some inspiration and assurance to help them through this difficult time – and Jamie is a trusted voice to deliver that. We intend the show to be uplifting and very, very useful.’
The new 20 part culinary series premieres on FOX Life and Star World on May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM UAE time/4:00 PM KSA time.