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“Grand Tour” star James May to plate culinary series at Amazon Prime

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video has commissioned a seven-part culinary series that will see automotive expert and The Grand Tour star James May trading in his parking space for a spot at ...
July 30, 2020

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video has commissioned a seven-part culinary series that will see automotive expert and The Grand Tour star James May trading in his parking space for a spot at the kitchen table.

Produced by Plum Pictures and May’s prodco New Entity, James May: Oh Cook (pictured) will provide culinary recipes from the perspective of “someone who can’t really cook.”

The 7 x 30-minute Amazon Original cooking series will document May as he attempts to plate some of the 60 recipes he has had to learn for his forthcoming cookbook, Oh Cook!: 60 Easy Recipes That Any Idiot Can Make, to be published by Pavilion Books on Oct. 1.

Each episode will feature three recipes under a “specific cuisine theme” – including cakes, pasta, pub classics, Indian food, and roasts – alongside a handful of quick fix recipes.

James May: Oh Cook will launch exclusively on Prime Video later this year in more than 200 countries and territories.

“I’ve arrived at the age where I spend most of my day thinking about my next meal, so I made a TV series about it,” said May in a statement. “Cooking your own curry is so much more satisfying than ordering a take-away, even though it won’t taste as nice.”

James May: Oh Cook will join Amazon Prime’s stable of unscripted TV shows and documentaries, including such Amazon Original series as The Grand Tour, All or Nothing: Manchester City and the forthcoming All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur.

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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