Dame Mary Berry is to present a new series for BBC Two, Love To Cook.

Commissioned from BanijayUK’s Sidney Street, the six-part, half-hour series is due to transmit later in the year.

In the show, Mary searches out kindred spirits with their own remarkable passions, shares their stories, and together with imparting her favourite recipes, “inspires the country to fall in love with cooking, growing and producing food.”

Mary Berry said: “Love to Cook is me in a nutshell! My cooking is all about sharing what I know and love, teaching and inspiring everyone to enjoy cooking as much as I do. Over the past year many have had unexpected time on their hands at home and have found a love of cooking to be comforting and healing in very difficult times. Love to Cook is all about celebrating just that, with wonderful characters as I travel the British Isles in a quest to meet and share in our passion for food.”

Catherine Catton, BBC Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, said: “We are delighted to be working with Mary again and very much looking forward to sharing new recipes that she loves to cook.”

Mary Berry: Love To Cook follows her previous six series also produced by Sidney Street: Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts, Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites, Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking, Mary Berry Everyday, Classic Mary Berry and Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking.

Karen Ross, Managing Director of Sidney Street, said: “This series shows Mary at her best. Mary’s understanding of food and cooking outshines everyone, and her desire to pass on decades of experience in a plate of mouth watering food is a joy to watch!”

Mary Berry: Love to Cook, a 6×30’ series for BBC Two and iPlayer, is made by Sidney Street. It was commissioned by Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, and the Commissioning Editor is Ricky Cooper. Karen Ross and Martha Delap are Executive Producers with Dave Crerar and Sarah Myland as Series Directors.

Jon Creamer