BBC Factual has ordered a new show from Outline Productions for BBC Two and iPlayer, in which TV chef and restaurateur, Andi Oliver, “discovers the spirit, culture and history of Glasgow by sharing delicious home-cooked meals with the people who live there.”

Andi Oliver’s A Taste of Home (w/t, 1×60’) sees the chef travel to Glasgow to spend time with three very different households across the city. There she accompanies them to their favourite neighbourhood food suppliers where they choose their ingredients, before cooking up a range of fantastic dishes to celebrate festive family get-togethers that reflect Glasgow’s vibrant diversity.

Andi Oliver says: “I think the best way to connect with people and places properly is often through their food. Whenever I’m somewhere new, spending time in markets, and visiting traditional shops and provisions suppliers always gets me right to the heart of a place. In this show I’ll also have the joy of being with knowledgeable locals preparing feasts for their friends and families to really give me insight into how a city changes and thrives based on its food culture. Heaven!!!”

Patrick McMahon, Commissioning Editor, says: “We are hugely excited about this treat of a show for BBC Two and iPlayer. With her passion for people, travel and good food, we couldn’t ask for a better guide than Andi, and I look forward to seeing what delights the people of Glasgow cook up for Christmas.”

Helen Veale, Creative Director, Outline Productions adds: “We are thrilled to be working once more with Andi and the BBC to create a mouth-watering Christmas treat for viewers. Glasgow is the perfect location for Andi Oliver’s A Taste of Home with its fantastic tradition of hospitality and the rich mix of cultures across the city.”

Andi Oliver’s A Taste of Home (1×60’) is produced by Outline Productions for BBC Two and iPlayer. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director, Factual, Arts and Classical Music Television and Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Executive Producers are Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale, and the Commissioning Editor is Patrick McMahon.

 

Jon Creamer

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