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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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