Mary Berry’s fantastic feasts: what the BBC cooking show is about, air date

Former Great British Bake Off host will share her recipes with home cooks

<p>Roman Kemp, Mary Berry and Tom Read Wilson smile in the kitchen. (BBC/Rumpus Media)</p>
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Pastry icon and old Great British Bake Off host Mary Berry returns to our screens to offer his advice to home cooks who want to prepare a very special meal for a loved one – but don’t know where to start.

Berry fans have been waiting for BBC One show Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts to air for over a month as the original air date was delayed from March due to the channel’s coverage of the channel. war in ukraine.

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But now the wait is almost over.

So what can viewers expect from the show and when will it air? TV?

Here’s what you need to know.

What is Mary Berry’s Fantastic Holidays about?

The show follows Mary Berry as she comes to the aid of desperate newbie cooks who want to surprise a loved one with a big meal.

Berry chooses the meals the three cooks will prepare and gives them tips on how to create each dish.

Along the way, she gets help from famous faces who oversee what’s going on in the kitchen and whip up extras to go along with the main courses being created.

What is the first episode of Fantastic Feasts of Mary’s Berry about?

During the first episode, Berry meets and helps firefighter Mark, educator Callum, and boxing instructor Thaer.

They all want to create a special tea party to say thank you to Soraya, who runs a local charity for young people, but they don’t know where to start.

Mark said: “I’ve never followed a recipe in my life. I can put fries in the oven, but that’s about my limit I’d say.

Callum said, “I’m just lousy at multitasking, and when there’s too much going on, my brain freezes a bit and things start to burn.”

Berry decides to make red pepper, cheese and chive tarts, mini scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and a four-tier clementine cake.

What is Mary’s Berry’s Fantastic Feasts Episode 2 about?

In the second episode, Berry helps Rima, her mother-in-law Diane, and her best friend Noreen, who all want to throw a surprise 30th birthday party for Rima’s husband, Mark.

The recipes chosen by Berry for the birthday banquet are blinis, salmon en croute and chocolate ganache.

Who else is hosting with Mary Berry?

In the first episode, Berry is joined in the kitchen by Capital One Breakfast host Roman Kemp and Celebs Go Dating’s Tom Read Wilson.

Kemp tries his very first cup of tea as he tries to find one worthy of the party, while Read Wilson visits the Women’s Institute to make the perfect jam for scones.

In Episode 2, Berry’s celebrity kitchen helpers are Janette Manrara of Strictly Come Dancing and presenter Scarlett Moffatt.

The couple went to the shops to buy Mark’s favorite thing, cheese.

When does Mary Berry’s Fantastic Holidays air on TV?

The first episode of the series will air on Wednesday April 13 at 8 p.m. on BBC One.

It will then be available to watch shortly after it airs on BBC iPlayer.

The second episode is scheduled to air on Monday April 18 at 8 p.m. on BBC One, and will also be available shortly after on BBC iPlayer.

Each episode lasts one hour.

Who is Mary Berry?

Dame Mary Berry, 87, is one of the UK’s most well-known and respected food presenters and writers.

She was trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and at the Bath School of Home Economics.

Berry, often referred to as the queen of cakes, has published more than 75 cookbooks since 1970, including her best-selling Baking Bible in 2009.

She has hosted several TV series and one of her most famous roles was as a judge on BBC One’s The Great British Bake Off from its launch in 2010 until 2016 when she was transferred on Channel 4.

On January 25, 2017, Berry won Best TV Judge at the National Television Awards for Great British Bake Off.

She was also made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2020 Anniversary Honors for her services to broadcasting, culinary arts and charity, and received this honor on 20 October 2021 at Windsor Castle.