UKTV’s Good Food channel and DRG have teamed up to co-commission My Swedish Kitchen, an eight episode food series fronted by British chef Rachel Khoo. “I’m excited to share my culinary adventures around Sweden and the delicious recipes inspired by them from my little Swedish kitchen”, Khoo said.
The series follows Khoo as she puts her own twist on traditional Swedish dishes in the kitchen of a ‘stuga’, an old-style wooden house. Across the eight episodes, Rachel spends time immersed in nature in the local countryside, making the most of her new way of life, as well as meeting with food producers and other local craftspeople. There’s also a sprinkling of witty anecdotes, charming stories and entertaining observations about her new homeland.
The series is being produced by DRG’s sister company Splay One and was commissioned by DRG’s Senior Vice-President of Acquisitions Mette Kanne-Behrendsen and UKTV Commissioning Editor Kirsty Hanson. It was ordered for Good Food by Channel Director Vicky Walker. DRG retains international rights and will be launching the series to international buyers at MIPTV.
“When we heard that Splay One, a sister company within the NENT Group, were talking to Rachel Khoo we were very excited. Rachel is such a fresh talent and her mouth-watering recipes, combined with the stunning Swedish backdrop, make for a compelling watch”, said Mette Kanne-Behrendsen. I could immediately see this series finding a home with UKTV’s Good Food, so was delighted that they agreed and we were able to co-commission it in partnership.”
“Having lived in Sweden for the past few years, Rachel is the perfect person to help Good Food viewers explore the country’s culture and food”, commented UKTV Commissioning Editor Kirsty Hanson. “The series is not only beautifully shot, but also the Swedish landscapes are breathtaking and escapist. A relatively undiscovered culinary history, the simplicity of the dishes really translates well on screen.”
While Vicky Walker, Good Food’s Channel Director, added: “We are always on the lookout for distinctive new cookery content for Good Food. Rachel is an incredibly watchable and accessible cook and her ability to welcome viewers in to her new life and show a rarely seen, everyday Sweden is what makes this series so special.”