BBC Factual has ordered 6×30’  Nadiya’s Simple Spices (w/t), produced by Wall To Wall Media, coming to BBC Two and iPlayer later this year.

Commissioned by Catherine Catton, BBC Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment and Events and Commissioning Editor Patrick McMahonTV, chef Nadiya Hussain is on a mission to simplify spices for the nation. Blending the Bangladeshi influences of her childhood with some cherished British favourites, Nadiya will hero eight simple spices and one secret spice mix to transform everyday dishes into something sensational.

Each week, Hussain will cook four recipes, with every episode showcasing how a single spice, or a combination of her trusted eight, can create dishes from breakfast right through to dessert. She will divulge tricks, tips, and hacks to demonstrate how cooking at home can be tastier and thriftier than splashing out on a takeaway, offer a faff-free way to cook for your family and effortlessly impress at a party.

There will also be an exploration of diverse range of spices from around the world, in dishes brought to life by chefs, cooks, and bakers across the UK. Their creations will help to uncover the context and history of the spices they use, and how they’ve been inspired by them in the kitchen.

Host Nadiya Hussain says “It’s been incredible to film a series where I can draw on all the ingredients and techniques that were used in my family kitchen whilst growing up, fusing my British and Bangladeshi heritage together to create unique but simple recipes that highlight how fantastically simple using spices is in day-to-day home-cooked dishes. I can’t wait to share Simple Spices with BBC viewers.”

Katy Fryer, Executive Producer for Wall To Wall Media, says “I’m so thrilled to be working with Nadiya again on this timely new series. Nadiya’s sharing the secrets of her spice drawer with us to create a whole host of fun, delicious and useful recipes.”

Patrick McMahon, BBC Commissioning Editor says “I’m delighted that Nadiya is returning to our screens with another mouth-watering new series. The dishes she has in store for us are packed with flavour, and so simple and affordable to create – viewers are in for a treat.”

Nadiya’s Simple Spices is a 6×30’ series for BBC Two and iPlayer and made by Wall To Wall Media. The Executive Producer is Katy Fryer and the Series Producer is Jessica Parrish.

Photo credit: Chris Terry


Pippa Considine

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