UKTV’s Good Food channel is adding another new series to its line up. The channel has announced a new 13 episode series hosted by popular Irish cook Rachel Allen which will combine a passion for food and a need for thrift. The series, titled Rachel Allen’s Everyday Kitchen, is a co-production with Irish public broadcaster RTÉ.
Rachel Allen’s Everyday Kitchen will feature Rachel as she prepares meals with thrift, health and a little kitchen cunning in mind. Designed to help viewers get the most out of their lives, shopping budget and ingredients, each recipe will demonstrate how to make money and food go further. The series will also provide a unique insight into Rachel’s life through a combination of observational documentary segments and set-piece cooking. Rachel will be filmed throughout different days in her life, whether it is time spent with her family or flying to London to meet her book publishers. Recipes featured on Rachel Allen’s Everyday Kitchen will also be published on Good Food’s website. The 13 episode series is being produced by Sweet TV with Nicki McDermott and Brian Walsh serving as executive producers for UKTV and RTÉ, respectively.
This is not the first series on Good Food to feature Rachel Allen, she has previously presented Rachel Allen: Bake!, Rachel Allen: Home Cooking and co-productions Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries, Rachel Allen’s Dinner Parties and Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals, all of which appeared on the UKTV owned channel.
“I’m so pleased to have Rachel back on Good Food for what will be the tenth series”, Said Good Food’s General Manager Clare Laycock. “Rachel’s warm, intimate and relaxed style combined with her simple but delicious recipes always appeal to our viewers.”
UKTV’s Acquisitions Executive Nicki McDermott, who negotiated the co-production deal, commented: “Following the success of Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries and Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals, we’re really looking forward to working with both Rachel, and Sweet TV once more. At a time when people are conscious of making both food and their money go further, this series will resonate with our viewers.”
While David Nottage, Head of Content at Sweet TV, added: “This is the third series that we have brought to UKTV for Good Food and we’re thrilled the channel is co-producing Everyday Kitchen with RTE. Rachel is Ireland’s favourite home cook and we’re looking forward to filming her both cooking and as she goes about her daily life, to provide viewers with a unique insight into her world.”