BBC Studios’ Science Unit is cooking up a four-part series for UK pubcaster Channel 4, starring Prue Leith (The Great British Bake Off) and Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor’s Kitchen.
Cook Clever, Waste Less with Prue & Rupy (pictured) will offer viewers at home inspiration to shake up their mealtimes and tackle food waste.
The series, sponsored by Hellmann’s, showcases the journey of four typical British families from “food wasters to waste warriors.”
Each week, the cooks will team up with a different family to understand how food is wasted in their respective households, and to teach them recipes for meals using store cupboard staples and budget-friendly planning.
Cook Clever, Waste Less with Prue & Rupy was commissioned for Channel 4 by Deborah Dunnett, commissioning editor for features and daytime.
The executive producer for BBC Studios is Paul Overton, with Eileen Inkson serving as series producer.
Overton said in a statement: “The series is packed full of genius food facts, big reveals about our most wasted foods, and top tips and recipes to make use of leftovers. Food expert, Prue Leith, and founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen, Dr Rupy, make a brilliant pairing to deliver these useful facts and hacks that audiences can take home to help reduce the amount of food that we waste.”