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Scripps Networks UK, EMEA prepares “The Big Eat”

In its largest series commission to date, Scripps Networks UK and EMEA have combined forces for The Big Eat. (Pictured: chef Lisa Faulkner)
October 6, 2014

In its largest series commission to date, Scripps Networks UK and EMEA have combined forces for The Big Eat.

Consisting of 40 x 30-minute episodes hosted by a number of key Food Network chefs, the series – set in the newly created Food Network Kitchen – will include plenty of Christmas fare in its content.

Host Jeni Barnett kicks off the format on November 3 with the 12 Chefs of Christmas… with Jeni Barnett.

Some of the show’s participants include the team of Andy Bates and John Whaite, who will cook up classic, hearty British dishes with a twist, while Ching-He Huang tackles Asian cuisine.

Chef Lisa Faulkner (pictured above) and Matt Tebbutt will also co-host 10 shows to create the ultimate family menuEach show will feature a minimum of three recipes.

“Not only is this our biggest commission to date, but in creating a concept based around our Food Network kitchen, it also give us a regular home for The Big Eat with the ability to be flexible and reactive to the changes in trends and seasons as well as continue to develop future series,” said Scripps Networks UK & EMEA’s VP of commissioning, Gareth Williams, in a statement.

Sarah Freethy and Nicky Davies of Sweet TV – which is making the series – serve as executive producers of The Big Eat.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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